We bring you some of the latest products available for campers and caravanners.
Weird Fish epitomises coast and country living with its range of well-made, casual clothing made for relaxed holidays.
We tried the ladies Fairlead, a printed cotton canvas mackintosh-style jacket. New to the Weird Fish range this lined jacket features a generous hood with brim and draw cords, storm flap with popper fasteners and two deep front pockets with flaps. Although this head-turning jacket isn’t waterproof, it will ward off the odd spot or two of rain and our tester welcomed its protection on our recent, rather windy, beach photoshoot.
She said: "This jacket is very stylish and felt comfortable to wear. I love the roomy hood with peak and the nice touches such as the rope draw cord. I think it's ideal for holidays, whether enjoying a walk along the seafront or to the pub."
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If your holiday activity involves nothing more strenuous than a stroll along the beach Weird Fish could fit the bill.
The men’s Para Overhead Cagoule jacket got the thumbs up from our tester, who said: "I love the casual style of this jacket, it's comfortable to wear and lightweight and came in handy for our stroll across the very breezy beach."
He liked the easy to wear pull on style of this casual canvas jacket and in particular, its large front pouch pocket. The jacket also has two hidden side pockets, a generous draw string hood, a short zip opening at the neck with a button over flap and gusseted sleeves that can be worn tight or loose. Choose from five muted colours.
For availability, colours and sizing visit the Weird Fish website.
The eco-friendly sock brand Teko has revamped its classic hiking product.
The M3rino.XC hiking range now features the Achilles Wrap System that anchors the sock securely around the heel-instep area of the foot. This helps prevent the sock from slipping or rubbing the foot to minimise blisters and is backed by Teko’s 100 per cent customer satisfaction guarantee.
Other features of the midweight sock include a cushioned footbed and seemless toe area.
Teko uses chlorine-free Merino wool that its makers say “doesn’t itch, shrink or stink”.
Our tester said: “They performed well during a day on the hills in the Lake District. What I hope for with both walking boots and hiking socks is not to notice them. That suggests to me they’re doing their job of keeping your feet comfortable and protected. And the colour’s funky too – I liked the charcoal and red.”
The M3rino.XC midweight hiking sock is available for women in sizes S, M, L in plum and cranberry. And in a unisex/men’s version in S, M, L, XL in charcoal/red and charcoal/green.
If you thought Britain had few surprises left in store for adventure seekers, think again.
Published in June, Wild Ruins is a guidebook for those seeking cultural adventure in the shape of once great buildings, now in a state of beautiful decay. Pitch at a nearby Club Site and go and explore…
Get off the beaten track this summer and discover the nation’s extraordinary history through its beautiful lost ruins, from crag-top houses to crumbling castles and relics of industry.
Wild Ruins: The Explorer's Guide to Britain's Lost Castles, Follies, Relics and Remains is written by Dave Hamilton.
To see some of the beautiful ruins featured in the book, visit our gallery.
We’ve teamed up with Wild Things Publishing to offer an exclusive 30 per cent discount off Wild Ruins, with free UK delivery, priced £11.99. Click on the link above and remember to use 'Camping' as your coupon code at the checkout.
Now you can discover even more of the nation’s heritage treasures - and the nearest Club Site - through our partner organisation, Britain Explorer. The website aims to list ‘everything of interest’ and that means attractions from a world-famous castle to a little known stone circle.
Every destination has been well researched and features an interactive map, detailed street address and ‘nearest postcode’ that can be entered directly into most satellite navigation systems.
Information from the Britain Explorer database is being added directly into the Club’s destination finder and members are invited to visit Britain Explorer to make the Club membership experience even better.
I've found Go Travel's Cup Boiler invaluable when I'm travelling on my own with an electric hook-up, writes Candy Evans.
There's no need to fire-up the stove just for a quick cuppa, simply pop it into the mug of water and plug in.
Many years ago I inherited an old version of this product from my grandmother but it was a basic immersion heater and the element became frighteningly hot. This new model has a protective guard around the heating element, making it less likely to burn a surface when you put it down after removing it from the liquid. However, it's a little top heavy so you need to position it carefully to avoid the mug tipping over, keep watch as it doesn't turn itself off, put it on a heat-proof surface and leave it to cool down safely after use. Nevertheless, as long as you follow the safety precautions, this is a great little product.