This Solar Roller hat is everything the name suggests - it's great for using in sunny conditions, with it's 50+ UPF rating, and it is totally flexible so it can be rolled up….Read More
This Oasis Sun Sombrero hat from Outdoor Research isn't really for the fashionistas, but seeing as The Mud Life is more about enjoying the outdoors than swanking about town, this hat has been designed with you, the hot weather tourist, backpacker, hiker and adventurist, in mind….Read More
I was at a trade show recently when I came across this handy little product. It was something that I didn't know I needed (I didn't even know it existed), but has since become a vital piece of my travelling equipment, and also something that is regularly used in our house….Read More
The Viva Zipper is a continuation of Frio’s wallet range which are designed for holding medication that need to be kept cool (eg insulin), so it’s brilliant for taking on trips where access to fridges can be sporadic, or just for keeping your medication cool in hot cars…..Read More
Do you overheat as soon as the sun begins to shine?
Do you have hot flushes?
If you said yes to either question then these Cool Bands from Frio are just the thing for you.
Worn on the pressure points of the wrists, these bandsRead More
I looked forward to packing for our first overnight foray more than I really should have. In the main compartment I put a couple of shirts, a pair of trousers, sturdy boots and underwear, they all seemed to be lost inside. After I used the compression board to, well, compress everything, I placed….Read More
On the outside there’s 2 oversized wheels that are designed to work on all surfaces. I’ve already mentioned the very sturdy V-Tubing telescoping handles, but what I didn’t say is that it’s very easy to use and has a button built into both sides of the non-slip grip and slides up and down into the locked fixed position smoothly……Read More
Like all Thule products, someone has sat down and actually thought about its design, and subsequently, the Subterra Attaché is a brilliant piece of kit for anyone who has to carry a laptop around, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
Starting at the front, unzip the full width pocket and you will find enough space for an iPad or a diary. There’s 2 mesh pockets that are attached toRead More
As a bloke, I like to keep things simple and uncomplicated, I have 1 pair of trainers, 1 pair of boots and 1 pair of dress shoes, and so on, nice and simple.
So I was quite pleased when I came across a range of gentleman's grooming products going by the name of Scaramouche + Fandango who claimed that instead of having a selection of complicated and confusing grooming products, they opted instead for….Read More
I thought it was about time I reintroduced you to a couple of Millican products that have been well used over the years, namely Jim The Holdall and Peter The Wash Bag. Although they’ve been with me for quite a number of years now, 2016 has been quite a busy year for them, as well as regular-ish trips to the gym, they’ve been living the high life…..Read More
I’ve been using the Kata 3n1-33 camera backpack, and although it fulfilled most of my needs, I found it quite cumbersome, especially when walking around crowded shows. What I really wanted was something that I could carry over the shoulder in a messenger bag kind of way, which was tough and water resistant.
Cutting a long story short, I found that Thule aren't just renowned for supplying….Read More
We have all seen a lots of re-usable shopping bags popping up since the 5p carrier bag charge was introduced in the UK. There are plenty of big jute, canvas or plastic bags-for-life about and all are great for their purpose when heading off to the supermarket, but when you are wandering out and about and end up buying something……..Read More
I bought the factor 15 version (there's also a factor 30) as I wanted to get a reasonable tan and with 30 versions of other creams my skin has stayed the same hue (which, according to my husband's skin cancer doctor, is really what you should aim for as he says no amount of tanning is truly safe), and really you want at least a little colour to make co-workers jealous……Read More
The Frío Insulin Cooler Duo Wallet is the best product I have found for keeping insulin cool in hot countries….. not long after being put on insulin, I was really worried about my insulin going off. These were the days before fridges were ubiquitous in hotel rooms, and with blistering hot forecasts I thought…Read More
There was a time, when spending a few days away from home, that I'd chuck all of my toiletries into a plastic carrier bag and think nothing of it. This however embarrassed Muddy Madam, and for a birthday present I was bought a ‘proper’ wash bag. Although an expensive 'fashion' brand, it didn’t take long for it begin falling apart.
Then, along came ‘Peter……Read More
I’ve owned Millican's Jim the Holdall for a long time now, in fact he’s been used almost every other day for the last 5 years. He gets stuffed with damp and smelly gym kit, he’s been thrown in the back of my 4x4 for camping trips, and he still looks smart enough in an L405 Range Rover for posh weekends away. For press events in foreign climes, Jim also fits most airline restrictions for hand luggage and has …..Read More
Up until around 6 years ago I'd been using a variety of different camera bags for different situations. They were all good, but I wanted one that would do everything. My demands weren't that exhaustive; I wanted a bag that would fit my Pentax K20, three lenses of various sizes and….Read More
I’ve always liked the car cleaning kits that I’ve had from Muc-Off, especially their Uber Wax, that stuff is amazing. Anyhow, although Muc-Off are famed for their aforementioned car, motorbike and bicycle cleaning kits, but they also have a lifestyle range…..Read More