A tankard for trekking and an air bed for your boot

Travel Gear: A soft roofbox alternative is also among this week's must-haves

Monsoon Roofbox Bag

Monsoon Roofbox Bag

 

Stanley Classic Insulated Stein

Stanley Classic Insulated Stein
Stanley Classic Insulated Stein

A bottle of water is all very well after a tough day on the trail, but what about the prospect of deliciously cold beer to quench the thirst? Old-school outdoors brand, Stanley (no relation to the toolmaker) has just the hardware: a Classic Vacuum Stein. Steel-bodied like its famous flasks, the tankard will keep your drink cold for up to nine hours. It’s got a sealable lid to keep the contents airtight – and carbonated. And mixing my measures, it holds just over a pint at 700ml. In any colour as long as it’s Hammertone Green.

€54 from cotswoldoutdoor.com

Drive Travel SUV Air Bed

Drive Travel SUV Air Bed
Drive Travel SUV Air Bed

Improvise your camping come festival time with this air bed for SUVs or estates. With side and back panels that fold up for comfort, there’s a join in the base to accommodate where the back seat folds down. It comes with an electric pump that runs off 12V car power and a sealed air inlet. The flocked surface is soft if you’ve forgotten your sleeping bag, and the whole lot will inflate in a couple of minutes. Toss it in the back, and you’ll always have a bed for the night.

€80 from gearbest.com

Monsoon Roofbox Bag

Monsoon Roofbox Bag
Monsoon Roofbox Bag

Designed as an alternative to hard shell roofboxes, Monsoon’s Bag is 100 per cent water- and dust-proof. Made from tough nylon, with sonically sealed seams, it comes with a removable flat base to take storage boxes if needed. Otherwise just pack it up, roll the top closed and use a pair of Stratchits from Monsoon to lock it down. These are like stretchable ratchet straps, a cross between bungee and ratchet belts, which clip on and can be tightened. It’s not huge at 90L, but makes for flexible, additional storage on your carcation.

€149 from frontrunneroutfitters.com, with Stratchits extra.

@tomtomkelly

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