Topo Designs are good a producing bags that stand out from the crowd and the Daypack is no different, it is available in nine bold designs with Navy, Olive, Khaki, Clay, Ex-Pac Black/Ballistic Black, Navy/Brown Leather, Red/Khaki Leather, Storm/Khaki Leather and Ballistic Black/Black Leather. With so many colours to choose from you can pick something subtle or go for one of the brighter more colourful options.
Outdoor clothing & products reviewed
The new Deckvest Vito from Spinlock has just come on the market with a harness release system, this offshore 170N hammer lifejacket and has been based on their design work for the Volvo Ocean Race. Spinlock have tried to create a new design that crews wanted to wear more frequently, to start with it has a slim profile which allows you to maintain a full range of movement and for an extended life span it has been constructed from durable rip stop fabric.
Millican design backpacks aimed not at the tourist, but the traveller. With the environment in mind, they include build and repair service from excessive wear and tear, helping to extend the life of the bag - therefore reducing wastage and saving you money. Smith the Roll Pack (18L) has a rather unique and minimalist design created to ensure you can go further and travel for longer. Measuring up at 50 (H) x 28 (W) x 15 (D) cm and weighing 850g when empty, it is a good size and reasonably light.
Feuerhand was founded way back in 1893 in Germany and have been making the iconic hurricane lanterns ever since, the Feuerhand hurricane lantern Baby Special 276 has been produced since 1989 as the only model. We received the galvanised storm lantern Baby Special 276 by Feuerhand in bronze, this lantern has an almost cult like status, even if your lantern never sees a flame it looks amazing and will make a great focal point in any house.
ROKA was formed in Austin, Texas in 2011 by two former Stanford All-American swimmers with the mission being to build the world’s fastest wetsuit. Over the years, they have branched out into fashionable eyewear alongside their wetsuits and goggles, thanks to their experience and love for the great outdoors.
If travelling light is a key element to your outdoor adventure, then consider the Deep Jungle Zip XL as a replacement for the humble tent. This hammock from Hennessy Hammock is for serious trekking - we are talking deep amazon jungle escapades, not a weekend in your local woodland, although it would work for that too.
One of the traditional benefits of having a tent over a hammock is that you can cram more people into a tent, that was until hammocks cottoned on and upped their game. The DoubleNest from Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) has enough room for two people to lay down flat, or, if you’re feeling less social, one person to sprawl out.