Gear

Fjallraven Splitpack Large Travel Bag Review

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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Foreign Lands

Cool Things You Must Do In Bergen, Norway

  We started our European trip by flying to Bergen, Norway. Flying there is very easy from the UK and only takes around 2 hours. After catching the Flybussen transfer bus directly outside the airport front door, we headed straight into the centre of Bergen and absolutely loved it, so thought we would share the coolest things to do when visiting Bergen.   Visit Façade of Bryggen This is an absolute must. It is a very pretty road with the…

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Gear

Coleman Twist+ 300 LED lantern and CHT+ 100 Headlamp Review

  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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Clothing

Sungod Sunglasses Review – The Best Travel Sunglasses

  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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Gear

RiutBag Crush Review – The Best Travel Daypack

    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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Camping

Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent Review and More

  Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent Review The weather has been absolutely amazing in the last few weeks so it has been the perfect opportunity to try out our new Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent. Considering the size of the pitched tent, this compacts down into a strong, zip up bag with carry handles, weighing 15.8kg and just 73cm x 30cm x 30cm in size. Sewn on the inside of the bag are the instructions for putting up the tent…

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SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding On The Cornish Coast

This is a really short little piece but I just had a few nice photos from one of this week’s SUP sessions that I’d like to share. We took my old Bodyglove SUP and my new Fatyak Samos SUP out for a splash around Maenporth Cove just outside Falmouth. If the North Coast is too big to get out for a paddle, then Maenporth is one of my go to places. Although not as exciting as North Coast beaches it…

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Hiking

Peak District Scrambling – Red Brook Valley

We really wanted to experience the best of what the Peak District had to offer and decided that while staying at the Hayfield Caravanning and Camping site, we would head up to the highest point in the Peaks – Kinder Scout. After a bit of research to determine our route, we found the perfect one. This was a scramble up Red Brook Ravine, a good ascent between the River Kinder and the plateau above. This grade 1 scramble proved to…

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Kayaking

River Kayaking In Cornwall

Normally, sea kayaking is my thing and I love nothing more than being out on the kayak fishing or adventuring. This Saturday, however, things went slightly differently to a normal kayaking trip. As we drove towards a sheltered South Coast spot, we passed the River Kennel, which comes from the beautiful Kennel Vale. The river was at a really high state of tide and rather than having a grassy flood plain on either side, the water filled the whole valley.…

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Gear

Outdoor Gadgets Tested and Reviewed In The Peak District

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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