Winter is here: warming winter gear

Posted in Gear Categories: Apparel and New stuff.

June brings the official calendar start of winter, but that shouldn’t stand in the way of adventure. We’ve found great ways to keep warm outdoors with this useful winter gear.

Travel gifts for dad this Father’s Day

Posted in Gear Categories: Apparel and Camping.

He taught you how to put up a tent, the basics of a braai and instilled that insatiable sense of wanderlust you. Just. Can’t. Shake. Get the best travel gifts for dad this Fathers Day.

6 tips for travelling with a fridge

Posted in Gear Categories: Camping.

So you’ve booked a trip to Botswana, have the rooftop tent and sussed out the best coolers to keep the beers cold. Here are some tips for travelling with a fridge to get the most out of these cool operators.

5 innovative camping chairs

Posted in Gear Categories: Camping.

In the June issue we tested six of the best camping chairs under R600, here are more of our favourite bum-holders that we couldn’t squeeze onto the pages.

Tested: 8 great travel mugs and small flasks

Posted in Gear Categories: Gear tests.

A tepid cup of coffee will irk even the most intrepid of explorers. These travel mugs have been tested for mobili-tea (I couldn’t resist) and will heat up any outdoor adventure despite the chilly weather.

6 hot water bottles for winter

Posted in Gear Categories: Camping and New stuff.

One simple piece of gear can bring you all the comfort from home on your travels – the noble hot water bottle. Warm up your sleeping bag with one of these affordable winter warmers.

Heads up: best winter beanies

Posted in Gear Categories: Apparel and New stuff.

Ever heard that up to 40% of your body heat can be lost through your head? Old wives’ tale or not, you won’t be afraid to head outdoors with one of these great winter beanies.