Posts Categorized: Kit Guides

Wheeled vs Backpack

Chicken or Egg? City or United? Wheels or Backpack? All eternal questions that require wheely careful consideration (see what we did there), but for now let’s just deal with the travel question. There are so many backpacks out there that can help you lug around your belongings, that the number of options can be quite daunting. When most people…

Cold, wet, hot and dry. Don’t be surprised if you experience all of these conditions on a single trek especially on the mountains and hills. When you are walking your body will create a lot of heat when you stop you will cool down rapidly. Here are some top tips for temperature control and protection...

Choosing a Waterproof

Personally, I don’t pack a waterproof I take a Poncho like the Expedition, but then I love the versatility. Most outdoor shops offer a bewildering selection of waterproofs and it can often be difficult to understand which is the best for you. How do you judge? All will claim to be 100% waterproof, the days...

Choosing the Right Boots

We've spent decades trekking and travelling worldwide. Here we offer our 10 top tips on choosing the right boots for backpacking or expedition travels. 1. Forget getting new boots at all if you have not got the time to feel totally comfortable with them. Go with your old trusted pair and pack something spare just...

Expeditions You'll be lugging a lot of kit so a large and comfortable pack is essential. A top-loading rucksack distributes weight very evenly while convertible travel bags are easy to pack and unpack. Daysack/waist pouch If you're trekking with your main pack, a waist pouch is handy for keeping small bits and pieces to hand....