Other Guides of Interest
As a traveller, there are several items you may need that can be found in other sections of our website – these include sleeping bags from our camping section and packs from our hiking section. Advice on buying these can be found using the links below:
In our travel section you will find a great selection of products designed to improve performance, provide comfort and keep you safe whether you’re camping over a weekend or on an expedition in some far-flung corner of the globe.
We have a broad range of essentials that include technologically advanced products such as GPS systems, performance monitors and water purification devices, to simple yet exceptionally well made items like torches, towels, knives and mosquito nets. These items aren’t called essentials for nothing, make sure you’re kitted out for any and every eventuality.
A must have for anyone that likes their gadgets, modern performance monitoring tools enable you to navigate by compass, view altimeter readings, measure heart rates, check weather readings using a barometer and even tell the time!
With an excellent range of compasses, maps, GPS products and accessories we can offer the traditional or technically minded hiker exactly what they need to find their way. If you get a GPS we do advise carrying a map and compass as back up in case the batteries or the device itself fails.
A reliable and lightweight light source is a really useful thing to have, and over the next few pages you will find some of the best products by brands like Black Diamond, Petzl and Maglite. The emergence of better LED technology has revolutionised torches, headlamps and lanterns, making them smaller, lighter and more powerful. From the hands-free option of a head torch to a tent illuminating lantern we’ve got what you need to get you out of the dark ages.
With luggage/pack space often at a premium, our selection of hygiene products provides everything you need at a fraction of the size. For example the trek towels are lighter, more packable and quicker drying than standard beach towels, while a small bottle of universal soap can be used to clean you and your clothes.
If you’re planning to spend some time outdoors in places prone to bug infestation, then it’s a good idea to protect yourself by using a good insect repellent or mosquito net. We have a selection of repellents of varying strengths for adults and kids, as well as nets of different sizes, to keep you bite free.
After a hard day climbing, hiking or travelling it’s important to have a good meal. If you’re camping you’ll need a stove and we offer a wide range, from cartridge fuel to multi-fuel stoves. Make sure that you have a maintenance kit as spares may be hard to find in less populated areas.
If you have a stove then you’ll also need to have extras such as pots, pans, knives and spoons. We have a good selection of high quality products, including many made using strong and lightweight titanium.
Food & Drink
You don’t have to eat poorly when you’re hiking or camping. With the right stove, cookware and utensils, you’ll be able to whip up a welcome feast at the end of the day. We have a comprehensive range of dried and pre-cooked meals, as well as a great selection of energy bars, gels and drinks.
The human body suffers when dehydrated, and the instant you start feeling thirsty you are already dehydrated. It is vital that you drink little and often to maintain the best levels of performance, and carrying water at all times is essential. The simplest way to carry water is by using a bottle, however hydration systems such as Camelbak allow you to carry your water supply on your back keeping your hands free.
Access to clean and safe water is vital on any trip as a stomach bug can quickly ruin the trip of a lifetime. A reliable and effective water purifier is a must in certain parts of the world, as it will allow you to make any water supply drinkable.
Whether you’re planning a weekend camping trip or a full-blown Himalayan expedition, a first aid kit could prove to be the most important piece of kit you take with you. From headaches to cuts and sprains, we have a broad range of kits that contain the supplies you need for your trip.