Travel gear

Camper van kit, bike laser light for blind spots and inflatable snowshoes


Ququq Camper Van Kit
The romance of the camper van lives on somehow. However it’s doubtful the lure of the open road is enough to get many to invest in their own RV here. The motorways of continental Europe tell a different story, however, where trains of camper vans can fill the slow lane. Cue a small German outfit that has launched this phonetically-
challenging camper van kit to turn a regular passenger MPV, like a VW Candy, into a fully equipped camper for two. There’s a wooden chest for cooking equipment, water storage, space for luggage and camping chairs, and a fold-out double foam mattress.

Blaze Laserlight
A common bike accident, and the one that causes a large percentage of cyclist fatalities, is when a vehicle turns left across a bike that is in its black spot. This new UK design tackles the problem by incorporating a laser which projects a bright green bicycle icon out about five metres ahead of the cyclist. In other words, into the black spot. It’s a state of the art LED torch as well, with an internal magnetic switch which keeps it powered off when out of the handlebar bracket. It’s rechargeable by USB, waterproof and will give up to 13 hours of use in Blaze’s recommended mode.
€150 from, due to deliver in March.

Small Foot Inflatable Snowshoes
There’s no sign that we’ll need these in Ireland this winter. Yet. But Small Foot’s inflatable snowshoes offer a good alternative for the experienced snowboarder or skier who wants to get off into fresh powder. They’re light and inflatable and will fit virtually any footwear.

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