Having broken my fair share of coffee plungers on the road, I hunted for something more robust. I tested seven plungers; here are the winners.
Gear Reviews: Gear tests
We’ve put a variety of travel gear – boots, tents, backpacks, cameras, gadgets, you name it! – to the test so you can make an informed decision in buying your next batch of goodies. You’ll find the best value buys, in-hand evaluations and insightful advice. Drop us a line if you’d like the lowdown on a particular product.
Many torches do the job – shine brightly and last the holiday – but few truly light up my life.
Get your cookware right and campsite cooking goes from mediocre to moreish.
Next year, SA’s oldest, and most popular, hiking trail turns 50. I completed the Otter Trail for the first time last year, and it definitely won’t be the last. This is the gear I’ll pack again.
Hydration packs have changed the way we carry our most important asset – water. We tested seven to help you find the right one.
A good table can transform a camping trip. We tested eight and chose these five options.
Protect your feet when kloofing or rock-pool exploring. We found the best aqua shoes for summer adventures.
Because outside is the best side – spoil loved ones with the best camping gear. We know because we tested it all this year.
A good soft cooler bag must be lightweight, collapsible and east to pack. We put eight to the test.
Strap these two essential items to your bike before your next offroad adventure.