There is nothing that has quite the same impact on the quality of your day as a bad night’s sleep and the last thing you need when trying to participate in what should be an enjoyable hobby is to be ruined by a semi-deflated air bed or lumpy uncomfortable foam liner. The SP C-Tech Bedchair from Solar Tackle has been created to provide you with a comfortable space to sit whilst fishing and then sleep comfortably in the great outdoors when you haven’t managed to catch anything for over five hours.
Outdoor clothing & products reviewed
Firstly, I found the Senz Automatic to work exactly as I thought it would, with the one button opening mechanism working perfectly, with no problems at all. Despite mine working perfectly, there are a few reviews I had seen stating that sometimes when the umbrella is opened it would turn inside out, regardless of wind. So I decided to put that to the test, and opened and closed it many, many times, and not once did it turn inside out.
Now not everyone would find themselves fawning over a camera bag but the Protactic BP 450 AW II is as beautiful as much as its name is boring. If you are into your photography chances are you have some pretty expensive gear so ensuring it is protected on the go is an absolute must. Not only is the 450 AW II gorgeous, it is also high-performing and functional, it has a modular design, weighs 2.84kg when empty, and can hold up to a 15-inch laptop, 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, 360 camera, DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom or DJI Osmo+.
Joshu+Vela was founded in 2010 by Noah Guy who, after working for years with major design companies, began designing his own bags. With an intention to place functionality at the heart of every product and ensure only the best natural materials are used, Joshu+Vela strive to create products that last a lifetime. The Stone Backpack, a name inspired by Noah’s father’s photographic project titled The Stone Journey, is available in either a Natural or Black finish, both with a black fastening.
The first thing you will notice about the Load Up 22” Carry On from 5.11 Tactical is the exceptional build quality, it looks like a premium product but more than that you can tell it has been carefully crafted with the best of materials. It has been specifically created to protect your belongings whilst travelling by plane; the compact size means it is suitable as carry-on for most international and domestic flights.
These rather attractive boots from Haix have been designed for walking in mountain and undulating terrain suitable for stalking and still-hunting. The Nature One GTX are available in both men’s and women’s versions and come in sizes 6-15(M) and 3-9(W) with half sizes available throughout both ranges.
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.
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.