Essential items you’ll need for your travels
The great outdoors call for top-quality equipment. If you're doing it properly, you will need some items that will help you when you're in the wilderness.
Of course, there are a lot of items out there and it can be a minefield when deciding what's best for you. Here are our picks to help you out.
TFX Cerro Torre 65:85
This is the Ferrari of expedition backpacks, so will be of great use to those looking to do some trekking on a mountain range when abroad. It has slots for skis or walking poles, a rain cover, the ability to extend its volume and an easy to use fastening system.
The Cerro Torre 65:85 is available in a range of colours
They are available for £180 from snowandrock.com.
Vango Planet 50 Sleeping bag
When you're on the go, a compact sleeping bag is crucial. That's why Vango's Planet 50 is essential. It can shrink down to 22.0 x 15.0cm and only weighs 0.9kg. This Mummy shaped bag also has 'Insulite® Superfine insulation', which will keep the heat in on a cold night. It also has a handy internal pocket so you won't lose any items or panic when you don't know where your torch is in the middle of the night.
The Mummy model is a great insulator
The Vango Planet 50 is available from the company website is priced at £50.
Sunshaders from Field Candy
Visiting hotter climes is great fun, but a lot of people, like me, often need that little bit extra amount of protection from the sun. That's where Field Candy's Sunshaders come in. They offer 99.7% UV protection, are very strong and offer a shade for couples or families.
The Sunshader is available in other crazy designs
They cost £99 and can be bought from the Field Candy website.
Bang Bang Tents
You can buy any old tent if you want to, but it might not last your whole trip. Therefore, it's always good to buy a well-made bit of shelter. In this case, Bang Bang's collection are both excellent quality and innovative. They are 5000HH grade waterproof polyester and are PU coated. More excitingly, however, is that they also contain a 5w solar panel, a lithium solar storage bank and mobile phone/USB charging adaptors. This means you can charge away any devices you have without having to be near a power supply. Magic.
With a solar powered tent, you'll never have to worry about waking up with a low battery again
You can purchase a Bang Bang tent from Argos and they are priced at £179.
Personalised tents from Field Candy
Who says you can add a bit of fun or glamour to camping? The good people at Field Candy have been making unique tents for years now and are very popular. The 'Get a Room' option, for instance, is quite useful for signalling out your tent from others. Perfect, if you've had one or two sangrias at a European festival and need some help finding your tent.
Be sure to peruse the website for a tent to suit you
Field Candy's tents can be purchased on their website and cost £295.