Tag: review

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,

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

REVIEW: Osprey Meridian 75 Wheeled Backpack

*25/08/16 – Disclaimer* – This review is for the 2015 version of the Osprey Meridian 75, which has since received a specification update! See the latest Osprey range here. This week I’m reviewing the latest (and long overdue) addition to our wheeled travel backpack range, the Osprey Meridian 75. If you’ve done your research on

REVIEW: Snugpak Travelpak 2 Sleeping Bag

We currently stock three different brands of ‘anti-mosquito’ sleeping bag, including the Highlander Voyager and Vango Planet ranges. However, the Snugpak Travelpak was the first sleeping bag of this type that we introduced to our range. In this review I’m going to take a closer look at the Snugpak Travelpak 2 model, discussing its key

REVIEW: Caribee Fast Track 75 – 2016 Model

The Caribee Fast Track was introduced back in 2005 and has been a firm favourite with the Gap Year Travel Store team and our customers for a number of years. 2016 sees the introduction of the 4th generation Caribee Fast Track, which has just landed at GY HQ. Caribee have made a few minor tweaks to

Caribee Wheeled Backpacks: Fast Track vs Skymaster

One of the most common questions asked by our customers is ‘What is the difference between the Caribee Fast Track and Caribee Sky Master?’. While both are top of the range wheeled backpacks for travelling, they have some key differences that set them apart. In this post we will discuss these differences and hopefully shed

REVIEW: Pyramid Trek Ultra Mosquito Repellent

Back in 2016, Pyramid introduced their Trek Ultra repellent (formerly Repel Ultra). This micro-encapsulated DEET formula provides the same long-lasting protection as their now withdrawn Trek 100 repellent (97% DEET), while using only a third of the DEET. I got the chance to put Trek Ultra to the test on a recent trip to Southeast

REVIEW: Pacsafe Venturesafe EXP65 Travel Backpack

Pacsafe was founded by two Australian travellers back in 1998 and has since become the leading manufacturer of anti-theft backpacks and travel accessories. Their Venturesafe EXP65 travel backpack is arguably one of the best anti-theft backpacks for travelling and also includes several comfort and organisational features, making this a good all-rounder for any trip. First Impressions

Vango Purple Freedom 60+20L Travel Backpack Review

*DISCLAIMER – The Vango Freedom has received an updated since this review was published. Read the review of the Vango Freedom II here.* This week we’re looking at the Vango Freedom 60+20 travel backpack in purple, giving you our thoughts on the popular travel pack from leading outdoor brand Vango! First and foremost, it’s probably

REVIEW: Eagle Creek Global Companion 65 Backpack

A leading brand in the travel pack world since the 1980’s, Eagle Creek know their stuff when it comes to creating quality backpacks with useful travel-related features. Their new Global Companion 65 backpack is no exception, combining the structure and technical features of a backpack with the organisational features of a suitcase, resulting in a