Carry on kit
Wednesday 06 July 2011
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a bear in the woods, then outdoor survival expert Bear Grylls' new range for Gerber ought to unleash your inner adventurer. Products include a compact fire-starter, emergency kits (whistle, tinder, matches etc) and a rather fearsome-looking parang jungle machete.
bear.gerberuk.com; from £14.99
The latest offering from AeroBed is the durable and PVC-free PakMat. A good proposition for camping trips, active holidays and festivals, the mattress inflates or deflates in one minute and rolls up to be stored inside its hand-pump, making transportation easy. The only downside: its 2kg weight means it's not exactly feather-light.
Off in a flash
Hot on the heels of the success of its flash fashion sales, members-only sale site www.cocosa.com has launched a luxury travel division, offering discounts on anything from spa breaks in Europe to half-price hotels in Dubai. Three sales are offered each week, each running for six days.
Enhance a family day out with Batsford's Walking Guides' new series of guided walks in the Cotswolds, Thames Valley and South Downs. Each hardback book has 20 illustrated routes that range from woodland to coastline and cultural (in the footsteps of Laurie Lee or Charles II) and feature suggestions of refreshment stops, country houses and wildlife parks.
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