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Travel gear: this month’s reviews

Bench Atlass Insulator Jacket (RRP EUR134.95): Sometimes you need a jacket that offers warmth and shower resistance without being bulky or heavy. The sporty Atlass Insulator Women’s Jacket has a sleek design and good quality. Its a great shape for women and is superbly lightweight while still offering considerable warmth. It has a high collar with … Continue reading

August Gear Reviews: Ortleib Dry Bag & Skip Hop Zoo Packs

Skip Hop Zoo Packs: These are a great accessory for days out or holidays with small kids. They have been designed to appeal to children and to be easy for little ones to use unaided. Children will love the colourful characters making it a perfect back pack to nursery, school, on holiday or days out. Reassuringly … Continue reading

Kids can roam free this summer!

TravelSim offers free SIM cards for kids this summer so mums and dads can relax on holiday and forget about rip-off roaming charges. TravelSim is offering a free pre-loaded SIM card for all kids this summer. A family’s holiday check list is a bit different these days, and love it or hate it, just as important as … Continue reading

July Gear Reviews: Go Pro, Bolle and Zamberlan

Go Pro HD Hero2: This is a versatile, durable, and simple to use HD camera, particularly good for shooting HD video and wide-angle stills outdoors. It’s tough and a wide range of mounts and accessories are available making it idea for use during sporting activities and adventure travel. It can be encased in tough housing that … Continue reading

Park & Go app makes UK airport parking easy

These days clever technology is making all aspects of travelling increasingly simple and convenient. Airport parking has never been easier thanks to a clever new app on the iPhone. The discount airport parking company Park and Go launched the free app a couple of months ago to make pre-booking airport parking simple, cheap and convenient across … Continue reading

Gear Review: Macpac Traverse women’s jacket

We tested this jacket on a very wet hike along the Pinnacles Walk on New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsular. It certainly kept us dry and it’s so lightweight you barely know you’re wearing it. It also looks good and packs down deftly so that it takes very little room in a backpack, as most women would … Continue reading

Gear review: Macpac child carrier

Macpac’s award-winning Possum child carrier lets you get off the beaten track and take your child along for the ride. The carrier is based on the very well proven Macpac system for climbing and trekking backpacks, meaning it is both durable and very comfortable. It features a fully adjustable harness, a 15 litre zipped pocket … Continue reading

Gear Review: Lifeventure Dakar 30 Daysack

Made from recycled fabrics, this is a great daypack for city travelling or shorter walks. It has a built-in raincover and good range of pockets – including one ideal for an mp3 player, a zip away bottle pocket and a ‘hidden’ zippered passport pocket. The strapping system is comfortable and the breathable mesh back panel … Continue reading