Enjoy the great outdoors with our Country Kit.
Our managing editor Zanél Jordaan has found 9 essential gadgets and gear for your next adventure.
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These handy guides from Penguin Publishers make for great companions on outdoor adventures.
Goodbye to plastic
Don’t travel without your Dopper bottle and Ecoffee cup. It’s a simple and easy way to help save the planet. You can buy your reusable 400ml ECoffee cup online for R201 and a 490ml solid steel Dopper bottle for R399. Did you know some places offer discounts on takeaway coffee if you bring your own cup?
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Wonderbag, the proudly South African non-electric slow cooker, has expanded its traditionally African shweshwe-inspired bags to include some vibrant new colours. It’s not only money-saving and planet-loving but a convenient portable cooker and fridge ideal for outdoor adventures. There are various sizes available with prices starting at R206 for a small on wonderbagworld.com.
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The new Mac-in-a-Sac Polar Jacket is just the thing to take on the cold. Made from duck down and eco-friendly waterproof material, it’s ultra-light. The puffer jacket is reversible and folds into a small sack that you can stuff into your handbag or backpack. Available from Trappers at R1 499.
Ravus Quest boots are all-rounders. They’re waterproof, rustproof, lightweight, flexible and made for any terrain. These versatile hiking boots are part of the Hi-Tec Outdoor Crossover collection. Pick up a pair for R1 399 from Hi-Tec.
Got your boots? Then try one of these Drakensberg hikes.
Hot and steamy
The classic Stanley flask keeps your coffee hot and beverage chilled for 32 hours. Quench the whole family’s thirst with this 1.9-litre, leak-proof flask. Available from Outdoor Warehouse R999.
Turn camping into glamping with the Cobb Premier portable cooker. You can grill, roast, smoke, fry and bake in it. All you need are a handful of briquettes. Available from Outdoor Warehouse for R1 899.
A wee dram
The Clemengold Gin Mini Me (40ml) is just the thing to slip into your pocket for sundowner time. Pick up a bottle for R360 at citrusgin.co.za.
Power on the go
The GoalZero Sherpa 50 Solar Power Kit is light and easy to carry, and recharges quickly with a wall plug, car port, or the sun. Available from Sustainable.co.za Online Eco Store for R6 581.
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Words Zanél Jordaan