When unfurled it holds a seriously impressive 120litres, this means it has ample space for not only a couple of weeks clothes, and it’s highly likely you’ll also be able to bung in your activity gear minimising the amount of bags you’ll have to take.Read more
The knife has good serrations on it but it makes hard work of fine slicing due to its thickness; the fork similarly is sharp enough at the pointy end but it too feels clumsy when stabbing your errant cherry tomatoes; and the spoon feels big in the mouth somewhat like an enlarged baby spoon.
Nevertheless they seem to be strong enough to do the job and you don’t feel at risk of breaking or bending them on a particularly well done sausage or resilient lump of cheddar.
Lifeventure state that it will absorb 6 times it’s weight in water. It weights 180g, so that’s (quick sum…) around a kilo of water sucked off you. That should be enough to dry all but the hairiest of bodies and thickest of manes enough to pass muster.Read more
All in all, the Altai 65 is one of the best traveller’s backpacks I’ve ever encountered. I think 65L is the perfect size for travel, being manageable and not anti-socially large. The build quality and materials are excellent, and the comfort and practicality are both spot-on. If I were going travelling again, this would be the bag I’d take.Read more
As a Thermal Mug Jacket it keeps your already roasting-hot drink hotter for longer. And as a pouch for glasses it works just as well. Bloody tough construction, cast-iron attachment system and a great styling.Read more
This washbag has a chunky double-zip opening, and a webbing carry handle, and is finished in a tasteful grey and orange so you can retain some of your man-points as you stride into the bathroom in your Washbag Man guise. It actually looks pretty good, with an assymetrical design and very modern ‘outdoorsy’ look.Read more
At £15, this isn’t for everyone. As a reader pointed out on the Go Travel review, you could weigh your luggage by subtracting your own weight on a simple bathroom scale. But, if you are in the market for a handheld scale for luggage, or any other reason (I use it to weigh GWA test items) then these are undoubtedly well-made, easy to use and simple.Read more
The top of the Thermal Mug unscrews to house a teabag. But it also serves to allow pressure to dissipate as your drink cools. Lifeventure describe it thus ” Expansion chamber with pressure release valve in lid”. It’s also the perfect place to stash a Murray Mint.Read more
Very good. Available in five sizes (‘face’ to ‘giant’) and five different colours it does what you want it to, dries fairly quickly and is as light as 135g of feathers (large). Just make sure you take care of it and give it a dunk in the sink now and then or it’ll run away and join the circus.Read more