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TomTom Rider 550 sat nav review

TomTom sat nav is still a ‘must-have’ for bikers with a sense of adventure and a love of two-wheel touring

LAST summer my friend Steve and I ventured beyond the UK’s shores on two wheels for the first time, on a week-long trip to tour the D-Day Beaches and soak up the history and nostalgia that can be found everywhere you look along the Normandy coast. The sandy beaches where today family’s play among the […]

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Quechua Air Seconds 4.1 Xl Family Camping Tent review (2)

Quechua Air Seconds 4.1 Xl Family Camping Tent road test and review

IF you’ve ever been camping and put up your own tent, you’ll know all too well the tests of stamina and endurance that doing battle with tent poles can provoke. Threading unco-operative tent poles through their sleeves to construct your tent doesn’t always go to plan, but behold, there is a solution, and it is […]

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Skiing in Decathlon ski wear in the French Alps

Decathlon skiing gear keeps you warm and dry, whatever the weather

WHEN you’re caught in bad weather, it’s never much fun, but when you’re up a mountain on a pair of skis, in freezing temperatures with poor visibility, having the right kit is never more important. Decathalon offers a range of reasonably priced, good quality but affordable sporting equipment, so whatever you enjoy, whether its camping, […]

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Decathlon jacket

Versatile Decathlon clothing ideal for wintery days out

Versatile Decathlon clothing ideal for wintery days out

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Arctic Air is your own personal space cooler.

Keeping cool this summer with a breath of Arctic Air

WITH these steamy hot summer days, stocks of fans are disappearing from our retailers rather rapidly, but this personal space cooler from JML could offer a stylish and fun alternative, and because it’s new, not many people know about it yet. It’s like your own personal air conditioner, and we loved it. You fill it […]

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AloSense Ultra breathalyser

AlcoSense could help you keep your driving licence

DRINK-DRIVING is never a good idea, and you would hope most motorists are now well enough educated to know that they shouldn’t do it, but what about the morning after? It’s a trap many fall into, having had a good night out, or a glass of vino or two at home, and then driving the […]

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Aldi’s new Family Camping range Hammock With Stand 04

Aldi’s Family Camping range is in stores and online from Sunday, June 18!

AS the temperatures rise and our long-awaited summer finally creeps over the horizon many of our thoughts turn to holidays, taking some time out and recharging our batteries. Following the recent Brexit vote and the drop in the Pound, many Brits are opting to holiday at home, and campsites have seen a boost in bookings. […]

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Vango Stelvio 200 tent packed up on Suzuki V-Strom Touring bike

Vango Stelvio 200 tent is perfect for touring on a motorcycle

TOURING on a motorcycle raises a fairly unique set of challenges – especially, if like me, you’re not very good at travelling light!
With only three boxes and a back seat however, it does tend to focus your mind on what is actually essential for a long weekend away, and the Suzuki luggage set on my V-Strom is surprisingly capacious if you pack carefully and use every last bit of space.

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