Ever been to the Adventure Travel Show? If not, it’s worth a look. It’s a whacking great big assembly of travel industry professionals and experts, and plenty of punters looking for inspiration for their next trip. Anyway, we were there as well, showcasing our pick of the best travel accessories of 2019 and encouraging visitors to our stand have a play around with them.
While the items we brought along all had really good responses, there were a few that really seemed to peak the interest of the people stopping by. So I guess you could say these were the best of the bunch…
Lifesaver’s first ever products were big water filters that could be sent to areas faced with humanitarian crises following natural disasters and this, the Liberty, is the manifestation of their move into the hiking market. It’s a serious expedition-style filter designed to block out absolutely everything. That’s including viruses – something smaller filters like Lifestraws aren’t able to do. The filtration process involves just a few pumps on one end, and then a flick of a switch results in clean water squirting out the other end.
Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter
With these clever pack-it sacks from Eagle Creek you’ll have luggage that even professional space saver Marie Kondo would be proud of. Available in a number of different shapes and sizes, and made using a lightweight, ripstop fabric, they’re great for organising your kit and packing efficiently. Start using some of these and you’ll never again find yourself emptying your whole pack at the airport just to find your phone charger. For a useful backpack to use these with, check out Eagle Creek’s Global Companion.
This had a very interesting response at our stand at the Adventure Travel Show. There seemed to be 50/50 split between those who saw it as the answer to all their problems and those who saw it as a complete extravagance. Coffee, it’s a divisive thing I guess. Long story short, this is an espresso maker. You stick a little teabag like capsule inside it, pour in a little bit of boiling water , pump it like you would a bike pump then press a little button and hey presto, you’ve got yourself a proper shot of espresso.
Primus PrimeTech Stove
If you’re living the #VanLife or living the #van-rented-for-a-week-long-holiday, this is a great bit of kit to bring along with you. First of all, the Primus PrimeTech comes with two 1.3L pans, so you can easily cook for a small group of friends or your family while on the go. Secondly, what we like about it is that it’s designed for efficiency, with a fuel consumption that’s supposedly half that of traditional camping stoves, ultimately meaning you’re not going to have to keep seeking out shops to find more gas.
Craghoppers Axel Coat
Alright we know this isn’t an accessory, but we thought it was worth including to highlight the tech this jacket carries. Apparently there are pickpockets out and about these days that are not, um, picking pockets. Instead they’re carrying around contactless RFID scanners to rob you digitally. Strange modern world we live in eh? To address this, Craghoppers have started adding materials to their jacket pockets that are able to completely block out these scanners and keep your invisible money safely tucked away.}