REVIEW: Snugpak Jungle Bag Sleeping Bag

We’ve been selling the Snugpak Jungle Bag sleeping bag for a number of years, as this was one of the first ‘anti-mosquito’ bags available. But with so many newer additions to the sleeping bag market, including the Vango Planet & Highlander Voyager ranges, why should you consider the Jungle Bag when choosing your travel sleeping […]

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 […]

5 Must Have Travel Wash Accessories

Backpacking means travelling light, so there really isn’t room to pack all your toiletries & hygiene accessories from home when you’re heading off on your gap year! What if you’re unable to find shampoo and shower gel when you reach your destination? This is unlikely in most countries, but in remote areas you certainly won’t find […]

Top 10 Backpack Accessories

Once you’ve chosen the travel backpack you want to take with you on your gap year, you may want to consider buying some accessories to accompany it. From security products such as locks to keep it safe and secure through to covers to keep your backpack dry in the outdoors and damage-free during flights, backpack accessories can […]

Reasons to Buy a Sleeping Bag Liner

When it comes to buying all the essential items for your trip, you may think that a sleeping bag liner is overkill…but these little beauties aren’t purely used as a removable lining for your sleeping bag, and there are a number of reasons why you should consider buying a sleeping bag liner for your gap […]

Best Backpacks for Travelling

*Disclaimer – this is an old post, related to our best backpacks in 2014 – check out our best travel backpacks for 2018 here.* Trying to choose the best backpack for travelling around the world can be tricky, do you want a hiking rucksack, side opening backpack or wheeled bag? Obviously your choice will be dependent […]

Top 10 Gap Year Gadgets

When it comes to packing your bags for your gap year, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got all your clothes, medication, tickets and other backpacking essentials to keep you going during your trip. Once you’ve got all the essentials checked off your list, you may want to consider investing in a couple of handy travel […]

Gift Ideas for Travellers

Have a friend or relative who is lucky enough to be heading off on a gap year? If the answer to this question is yes, then you are most likely planning on buying them a gift for their trip…but what is the best present to buy a traveller? We’ve put together a list of useful items, […]

What to Pack for Interrailing in Europe

Due to the increase in flight costs in recent years, many travellers are choosing to spend their gap year in Europe, and with the huge list of countries on the interrail route, travellers often find themselves spoilt for choice when selecting their next destination! If you’ve decided that interrailing sounds like a good fit for you, you’ll be wondering what […]