7 caravan accessories for 2020
Thinking about the new caravan season and want to get yourself a couple of new accessories? Here are 7 ways to help you spend your hard-earned cash!
Raleigh Stow-E-Way Folding Bike
Love them or hate them, e-bikes are here to stay, providing caravanners with two-wheel transportation.
Raleigh also has a new folding e-bike, the Stow-E-Way. Available in black or white, the battery offers 260Wh (about 30 miles) and the rear wheel motor provides 45Nm through eight Shimano gears.
It folds, in a really easy fashion, to 88cm by 80cm by 44cm, which makes it easy to stash on board under a bed.
It’s not cheap, but for the price you get a solid bike (with decent-sized 20in wheels). The price also includes kickstand, mudguards and a rear pannier rack (normally options).
Stanley Go Tumbler with Ceramivac
Switching to a reusable coffee cup is a great way to cut your plastic footprint, but the strange metallic taste and smell of stainless-steel insulated mugs can be off-putting.
The new Go Tumbler from Stanley tackles this issue by introducing a smooth ceramic lip called Ceramivac. It’s designed to make it feel like you’re drinking from a normal mug but with the vacuum insulation that will keep your drink hot while you’re on the move.
Outwell Hula Cooler
The new Hula range of cooler bags from Outwell has a durable, easy-clean outer fabric with a washable aluminium lining. The medium can hold up to 12 cans and the large will take two-litre bottles.
Water-resistant at the base and with moisture-sealed zips, each has an aluminium foil lining. Both sizes have a large zip top opening for easy access, front zip pocket, sealed zippers and an adjustable shoulder strap.
Price £36.99(M) £49.99(L)
Cello HD Traveller TV
This 22in smart TV from British manufacturer, Cello, is a good model to go for. Designed specifically for the camping market, it’s lightweight and runs off a 230V or 12V power source.
WiFi and mobile hotspot capabilities are built-in, so you can download Android apps and watch Netflix, BBC iPlayer, etc, as well as Freeview and satellite. You’ll need an aerial or satellite dish to tune in to TV but it’s fairly easy to set up and before you know it you’ll be watching Match Of The Day…
Price around £299.99
Royal Robbins Hemp Travel Socks
Founded in 1968 by climbers, Royal and Liz Robbins, Royal Robbins is a leading US outdoor and travel clothing manufacturer and retailer renowned for its commitment to sustainability.
Its clothing for men and women is now available in the UK, and the 2020 range includes a brand-new collection of hemp travel socks – combining performance with sustainability. With its odour-resistant, temperature-regulating and hard-wearing qualities, hemp is an inherently suitable material for travel socks, with the added advantage of being highly sustainable to produce.
The new range is 51% hemp, with added spandex and yak wool, and will come in a variety of styles, including the comfy Travel Crew sock.
Craghoppers Salado Hi
The Salado Hi will be the first outdoor boot on the market that features NosiLife anti-insect technology to keep bugs at bay when it goes on sale in the spring of 2020. Hidden in the tongue is the innovative Crawlerguard insect cover, which pulls out to stretch over the top of the boot opening, stopping insects crawling in at night.
The waterproof inner has been constructed using flame lamination rather than traditional glue methods, which is more eco-friendly and uses less glue, aiding breathability. The Vibram outsole and lightweight EVA midsole delivers traction with stability and support.
Price around £130
Kampa Eco-Friendly Cleaning Fluids
Kampa’s new range of environmentally friendly cleaning fluids have been designed to meet the growing calls for greener stuff. The products come in bottles with spray attachments that can be refilled from 'eco pouches' when they run out.
Kampa says this means 80% less packaging and 15% less energy to produce. But it’s not just the packaging that is eco-friendly. Nasty chemicals that are harmful to both the environment and to humans have also been removed.
And probably the most noticeable aspect of this new range is that it doesn’t feature the horrible chemical smells that are so often associated with cleaning liquids.
Price £5 to £18