If your planning a trip away and looking over insect repellent options then new to the market is a slow release DETT based repellent from Lifesystems. Marketed as the the longest lasting repellent available it’s been developed with 3M.
The cream is specially formulated cream to slow the evaporation of the DEET from your skin, so you stay protected for longer. Protection lasts for up to 12 hours and repels all sorts of bugs from mosquitoes, midges, horseflies, sandflies, gnats, fleas and ticks.
The bottle comes in 60ml tube which means it’s allowed in your hand luggage on a plane. You pick up the new Expedition Endurance insect repellent from Cotsworld Outdoor for £9.00
It is extremely important to have the right clothing to take part in outdoor pursuits of any kind from walking to climbing, canoeing to potholing or skiing. Clothing should be regarded as an essential piece of equipment when preparing for an outdoor pursuit and should be purchased and maintained as an essential piece of equipment.
Clothing for outdoor activities does not have to be heavy or bulky, in fact modern textile technologies and production techniques ensure that outdoor clothing is light and compact but still meets all the requirements. It is best to dress in layers for outdoor activities, thin layers such as under-armour or thermal underwear, layers retain heat and help to remove moisture from the body. Perhaps also a fleece layer for warmth and comfort and then a waterproof and windproof outer layer, again this keeps the water out, and the heat in. Investment should be made in good quality footwear and there are numerous types of socks that can be bought for particular activities, hats are also important when outdoors to ensure heat is retained, safety headgear is also essential for some activities.
Specific activities such as skiing will require particular items of clothing such as boots, ski suit hat etc, but activities such as walking, trekking and climbing have equipment and clothing that is multifunctional and can be shared. Initial outlay on clothing for outdoor pursuits may be quite high but the clothing will be good quality and should last a long time. The right clothing could save a life if something unexpected happens when outdoors, hypothermia could set in very quickly if someone is injured when walking or climbing, also good footwear will ensure better grip and tread when walking, trekking or climbing. Weather conditions can change very quickly so it is essential to have the right clothing available.
Yes, another great little offer on at the moment with 10% off first orders at Craghoppers. We’ve recently had the pleasure of reviewing Craghoppers gear and if your planning on travelling soon this is a great time to grab a little discount.
All you need to do is follow the link below and enter the code CE04 when ordering. The offer ends 14/04/2011 so there’s plenty of time to find a product for you. However with any orders before Monday 21st 2011 at midnight you’ll also get FREE standard UK P&P, so just over 24 hours on that offer!
If you looking to grab some gear here’s a good chance to get a discount over at millets. 3 separate offers are currently on, jackets, Rucksacs and footwear. We’ve picked out three products from each offer all with great discounts
Peter Storm Men’s Flite Jacket – £24.99 – was £37.99
Berghaus Jalan 60+10 Rucksack – £89.99 – was £99.99
Berghaus Women’s Explorer Ridge Boots – £59.99 – was £124.99
As ever with such offers stock volumes are limited so best get in quick to avoid dismantlement.
The North Face have released a Facebook game where the winner will collect gear worth £1000. The game, called Basecamp, essentially is a check in game, the more checkins you gain the higher you climb up a virtual mountain. Whoever is ontop of the mountain on 17 April, 2011 at midnight will win £1,000-worth of North Face gear.
Extra points can be gained by checking into a North Face store around the Uk. So if you fancy getting your hands on some North Face gear then head over to http://www.facebook.com/thenorthface
We’re a big fan of staying in unusual places in the outdoors and the other day we came across Wigwam holidays. Similar to the camping pod’s we’ve staying in, Wigwam Holidays have slightly larger cabins which sleep more people.
Some cabins have electricity hook up which means TV’s, fridges and plug sockets to charge any electrical gear. Benches turn into double beds for a great nights sleep! There’s locations all around the UK with plenty in Scotland and the Lakes.