Top 5 Father’s Day Ideas

Who doesn’t love a made-up holiday designed to perpetuate gender stereotypes and sell merchandise? It’s that time of year again and Father’s Day is upon us. Still it fun giving you dad something, be it tickets to the ballet, a new CD player or just a hug. And it you’re looking for something for someone … Continue reading Top 5 Father’s Day Ideas

Gear yourself up for a summer of camping

If you want to get away from it all, take yourself off in a tent (or a camper or caravan if you prefer). Whether you’re off with the kids, heading to a music festival or just looking for the cheapest holiday option, there are a few new gadgets designed to make your camping adventure that … Continue reading Gear yourself up for a summer of camping

Camping? Festivals? A few little extras to make life easier

When I headed off to Suffolk to test out Vango’s Airbeam tent, I also took a few little extra goodies to try out. We’re quite keen on recycling in this house, so I always like to take a look at anything that suggests it is ‘eco’. The Eco-Can is an amusing little number. Not only … Continue reading Camping? Festivals? A few little extras to make life easier

Blown out of all proportion? The Vango Airbeam tent

“An inflatable tent? You’re taking an inflatable tent?” “What if it blows away?” “It might spring a leak!” Just some of the comments I got when I planned to head off to Suffolk with Vango’s latest innovation, the Airbeam tent. Yes, you do get a pump, and yes you do blow it up – but … Continue reading Blown out of all proportion? The Vango Airbeam tent

Overboard: Water water everywhere, so keep your gadgets dry

We’ve got not one, not two but three camping trips planned over the summer holidays – and while I keep frantically checking up on the weather, muttering about how wet it’s been recently so surely it’s going to be fine when we’re away, and making sacrifices to the great sun god at the bottom of … Continue reading Overboard: Water water everywhere, so keep your gadgets dry

Eton Raptor: Taking the ‘ruggedness’ out of camping!

The arrival of summer – even if it has turned slightly sour, at least up north anyway – beckons us into the open air. If you are heading to a music festival , or camping with the kids, or trekking in the Alps, or whatever your outdoor activity is this summer, being able to charge … Continue reading Eton Raptor: Taking the ‘ruggedness’ out of camping!

Review: Bright Light Ranger and Eton Scorpion

If you go camping, boating or fishing, or indeed need a light at the bottom of the garden, the low-energy ultra-bright LED Bright Light Ranger lamp has been designed for you. Now don’t think this a torch that you can slip in your pocket – it’s a bigger piece of kit – around the size … Continue reading Review: Bright Light Ranger and Eton Scorpion