For years, I’ve wanted to try camping with a Bivi Bag. For those not in the know, a Bivi/Bivvy/Bivy bag (I’ve seen it spelled in every way imaginable) is basically a jacket for your sleeping bag. It is used instead of a tent and is just a waterproof bag that goes over your sleeping bag. They are brilliant for lots of reasons. Firstly, they are cheaper than tents and also a lot smaller and lighter which makes them brilliant for…

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As you will have hopefully already read about here (belt) and here (wallet), I’m a massive fan of Colville Leather and their awesome slow fashion, handcrafted wares. Matt creates all of their products from scratch, with his own bare hands and uses leather which is sourced and tanned in the UK. I just thought I’d share with you two things, firstly a really cool KickStarter campaign Colville are running to get your hands on some really tasty and desirable Oak…

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I’ve been loving my new Fjallraven Splitpack Large Travel Bag. We’ve used it on a couple trips and I’ve been using it just to haul stuff about and it’s brilliant. I did notice however, that no one seems to have written a proper review about it on the internet. Fjallraven have created a really interesting, unusual and useful design in the Splitpack and I thought it would be worth spreading the word and showing you all of it’s features. The…

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  Coleman BatteryLock Review Before I start my review of the Coleman Twist+ 300 LED lantern and the Coleman CHT+ 100 BatteryLock Headlamp, I thought that I’d write a couple paragraphs about a very useful and innovative feature that both of these products share. Coleman have called their new idea BatteryLock and it’s a very simple but effective one. I’m sure most of you can remember a time when you’ve gone to a draw to get a torch or some…

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  At the end of last year, Vicky and I each got a pair of SunGod Sunglasses, which I very positively reviewed here. These fantastic sunglasses have warn really well and are still in great condition even after us both wearing them a lot before we left and then for a whole month whilst travelling this summer. So, I thought I would do a follow up review to talk about why these sunglasses really are perfect to take travelling and…

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    Throughout the whole of August, Vicky and I made the most of our Summer Holidays and decided to go on an epic trip. We started in Norway, travelled through Scandinavia, then across mainland Europe through cities, mountains and coastal destinations, ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We knew that having the right clothing for the different climates was important, but it was essential that we had the perfect daypack to suit all of our excursions.   After lots of research,…

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I’m going to start my three gadget reviews off with the Primus TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottle it’s a chunky, rough and rugged expedition bottle. There are a couple different sizes – 0.75L or 1L. I opted for the 0.75L option as when teamed up with a 1L bottle of water (I love the classic Nagline bottle) you’ve got a great supply of drink for a day out on the mountains. As the TrailBreak EX vacuum insulated bottle is made from stainless steel of a high grade

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I’ve recently got a great new jacket by Keela called the Hydron Softshell. It’s an excellent coat that recently I’ve been wearing whenever I’ve had the chance. It’s been on several big adventures so far and has been thoroughly put through its paces. The images in this review are mainly from a climb up waterfall in the Peak District. The walk started off calmly enough. We had walked up from a reservoir, following the river as it meandered up the…

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  With these trekking Tights, Fjallraven have combined the comfort and flexibility of leggings with the ruggedness and technical features and fabrics of serious trekking trousers. I’ve not seen this type of legwear before and think Fjallraven have definitely created something new with their Abisko Trekking Tights!   A couple of times I have seen men hiking on the coastal path and in the mountains wearing tights. They were more like sports base layer style tights than these meaty, durable…

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  Nite Ize have 3 different torches in their 3-in-1 range. These are the Nite Ize 3-in-1 LED Flashlight, Nite Ize 3-in-1 LED Flashstick and Nite Ize 3-in-1 LED Mini Flashlight. It can be hard to choose between them online as they all look fairly similar and it’s hard to unpick how many lumens you need and how big or bright a torch really is. It was because of this that I decided to write this useful review and do…

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