Tag: travel kit

How to Care for your Travel Backpack

It’s the travel companion that stays with you, no matter where your journey takes you. Enabling you carry all of your clothes, essentials and other important travel accessories from hostel to hostel, so it’s important that you give it some TLC during your gap year…We’re of course, talking about your trusty travel backpack! Travelling can

Caribee Jet Pack 65 Travel Backpack Review

Caribee describe the Jet Pack 65 backpack as a lightweight and versatile travel pack, loaded with features found in more expensive packs. This certainly makes the backpack sound appealing to travellers wanting quality features, without breaking the bank…but how good is the Jet Pack range? Well, we’re about to find out! First Impressions Ok, first

Top Security Accessories for Travellers

When travelling it is important to keep both you and your gear safe. Now there’s no point going overboard here, as bags covered in locks are bound to draw the attention of thieves, but there are a couple of handy accessories on the market that can keep you and your stuff more secure. Cable Locks

What are the Standard Features of a Sleeping Bag?

When it comes to buying a sleeping bag for travelling, it’s best to do a spot of research first to ensure you’re familiar with the standard features that are expected of most sleeping bags. Then there are the handy additional extras that can come in useful during your trip, which are commonly found on sleeping

Vango Planet 150 Sleeping Bag Review

This week I decided  to take a closer look at the Vango Planet 150 sleeping bag from their award winning Planet sleeping bag range. The sleeping bag comes with anti-bacterial and mosquito protection and even features a mosquito net in the hood, but is this sleeping bag worthy of it’s award winning status? In this post I will discuss

Brazil Survival Guide – Safety Tips & Advice

Brazil is the largest country in South America, spanning across more than half the continent and is the 5th largest country in the world! Although notorious for it’s high crime rate throughout it’s major cities, over 150,000 British nationals visited Brazil in 2012 and most of these visits were trouble free. This South American gem

Lifeventure Travel Towel Review

We sell a number of travel towels including ‘softfibre’ and ‘microfibre’ options and with so many options available, how can you possibly know which one is right for you? I decided that this week, I would review Lifeventure’s softfibre & microfibre towels and talk through the key features to help you make a more informed decision,

A Guide to Mosquito Nets for Travelling

Mosquitoes present a whole host of problems for travellers, from painful and itchy bites to much more serious, life-threatening diseases. So whether you’re visiting a country with a high risk of Malaria or often find yourself the main course on an insect’s menu, ensuring you have taken steps to prevent bites and insect-borne disease is essential to keeping

An Introduction to Travel Sleeping Bags

It’s well known that travellers need to keep the size and weight of their gear to a minimum, so compact and lightweight gear is the key to ensuring you can fit everything inside your rucksack or backpack! If you’re taking a sleeping bag with you, don’t fall into the trap of taking a standard sleeping

Top 10 Backpacking Essentials

When you’re living out of a backpack for several months, you need to ensure that you have all the essentials stashed away, without going overboard and packing everything but the kitchen sink! While you need to minimise on the amount of gear and clothing you pack, having certain items with you is essential. We’ve put