Outdoor clothing & products reviewed
The Beanie X is a rechargeable LED head torch built into a beanie, and as both a torch and a beanie, it’s fantastic. The first thing I noticed when testing the Beanie X is that the narrow beam setting is extremely bright, at 200 lumens. (Don’t look directly into it when you first turn it on!) The six settings are easy to click through: in total, there’s a narrow beam, a high, medium and low wide beam, and a flashing or steady red beam.
This stylish Codex carrying case is designed for Apple’s MacBook 15 inch. Made out of soft vegan leather, it features a weather-resistant coating for when it rains. The Viscotex memory foam cushions your device while helping protect the MacBook Pro from shocks and bumps. The clamshell design enables you to use your MacBook without removing it from its case for added convenience. A soft microfibre inner lining protects the device from any scratches. It is aeroplane friendly and weather-resistant to all weathers.
The Urban Access 13 Backpack features the meticulous construction and high-quality materials we are so used to seeing from ThinkTank, it has external measurement of 12.2 x 18.9 x 9 inches, with internal dimensions of 10.2 x 13 x 5.5inches, there is an integrated 13inch laptop compartment that measures up at 9.2 x 13 x 0.8inches and the whole bag weighs 3.7 lbs when empty.
We received the Peak Design Travel Dufflepack 65L in the Sage design (also available in Black) which looks rather unique whilst remaining discrete about the precious and expensive equipment it embraces. Offering out a minimum of 45L up to a whopping 65L of space when expanded so you don’t need to compromise on which gear you decide to take with you, whilst the ergonomic padded backpack-style adjustable shoulder, waist and sternum straps ensure even the heaviest loads are support comfortable across your body.
The Wrkshp Kellett is a tough 25L backpack from Dakine, constructed from a four-layer lamination sailcloth, 210D nylon and polyester with ripstop face and durable water repellent finish making it suitable for exploring everything from the city to more rugged environments. The Kellett measures up at 21 x 12 x 6" and comes with its very own removable accessory case (8 x 5.5 x 2") which can be used to store headphones, snacks or toiletries.