When you’re travelling foreign lands and there’s a lack of decent shopping outlets for that item that you can’t live without, then this list is for you.

We have all been there and made that mistake, be it a special lead for your camera, that incompatible charger cable for your phone as it dies on the best sunset picture ever, and in hindsight,  the mosquito net that would of worked at that £2 per night beach bungalow, but you end up having to pay £15 for another guest house because you haven’t got one, the below are our must have’s for every trip.


Rav Power portable battery back-up charger

This great piece of kit will keep all your electronics fully charged and running, from phones, Ipads, kindles, and for my electronic cigarette. With 2 Usb sockets and a flashlight, this is small enough for your daypack, and with 6-8 charges for your devices, is a travel essential.


Buff head scarf

This versatile head wear covers most eventualities you will encounter on your travels. With at least 12 different ways to wear a Buff, the most popular uses include a hat, headband, balaclava, bandana, pirate-style cap and hair band, or just as a scarf.


Lifesystems double box mosquito net

This double box mosquito net will definitely save you some bucks on your travels, and from seeing  some on offer at various accommodations, this will save you being bitten. Comes in a handy carry bag that packs down to a small size for transporting around with you.


Caribee sky master 80 backpack with wheels

This backpack is what we use for all our excursions, and is ideal as a backpack with it’s bio-form harness system with padded hip belt and lumbar support. Also has a zip off detachable day pack with multiple pockets and storage space, ideal for side trips and for carry-on luggage. Other highlights include a separate shoe and laundry compartment, and additional handles on the sides and top. It also has excellent Heavy duty SBS #10 size  lockable zippers for security, and multiple internal zip pockets and compression system that keeps your gear secure. With it’s high end build quality and robust design this should last a lifetime of journeys.


Microfibre Travel Towel

These micro-towels come in various sizes and colours, and come in their own carry pouch. They’re light-weight and quick drying, and can be used as a beach towel or in the bathroom and ideal for any trip.


Lifeventure stainless steel 0.5L Flask

These are excellent flasks that come in various sizes for keeping drinks hot for 8 hours or cool for up to 24 hours. They have a vacuum sealed wall and a Stainless steel lid that can be used as a cup. They Fit great in a day-pack side pocket/net for cool drinks on the go. A must have product.


Kindle Paperwhite

This is always one of the first items on my packing list. It’s lightweight, works in the dark, and best of all holds around 4000 books, so more than enough to see you through travel delays or that lazy afternoon or two on the beach.


Go Pro Hero 4 Silver

A must have item to capture all of your travels with superb video and photograph capabilities. Combined with numerous additional attachments, this makes it adaptable and can be fixed to almost any part of equipment/body parts thrown it’s way.


Blue tooth wireless travel speaker

Great little travel speaker with blue tooth connectivity and a must have item for any trip. Also takes micro SD cards and comes with a charging cable with up to 5 hours playback from one charge.