Kit & Caboodle Reviews: Products for Caravanners - June 2018
Kick-start your caravan touring season with these superb accessories, available to win in our competition.
See how to enter at the bottom!
Kampa Easy Awning Pulley - Win
Erect an awning single-handedly and avoid any start-of-tour family conflict ("Pull!" "Not yet!" "This way!" "Wait!") with this clever device for drawing your porch through the awning rail on your caravan. Kampa's Easy Awning Pulley slides into the channel and then attaches via a carabiner to the awning beading.
It's then a simple task to use the pulley system to slide the awning into place. You'll still have to assemble the poles or inflate the beams, though, once the awning is attached. Test to follow.
Komperdell walking poles - Win
Take the weight off your ankles, knees and hips, and boost your balance and stability with a pair of walking poles. If you need any convincing of the benefit of poles, stand on a set of bathroom scales and note the difference when you lightly rest your arms on a set of poles.
Then multiply that difference by the thousands of steps you'll take on a decent walk – you could spare your joints tonnes of weight in just a few miles. The Komperdell Hikemaster Compact poles feature a padded strap and a new, slimmer grip specifically designed for walking comfort.
Their three-part design collapses to 58cm and extends to 90cm-120cm so you can adjust to precisely the right length for you.
Sprayway Saul and Akka Fleeces - Win
Gear up for spring and summer with a pair of superb lightweight fleece jackets from Sprayway. Perfect for caravanning, the Saul (for men) and Akka (for women) use a 100-weight fleece fabric, and are ideal for slipping on in the morning and evening, or wearing below a waterproof when the weather turns wet. The half-zip version is convenient, and both versions feature a zipped pocket.
Maxview Remora 40 - Win
Never miss a big match, watch the latest films or simply add variety to your viewing with this satellite dish that affixes neatly to your caravan.
The compact, 40 cm dish attaches by suction to any flat, vertical surface, so there's no drilling or installation required, and at the end of your tour just pack it back up into its protective storage bag.
It's powered directly from your satellite receiver or TV with built-in satellite receiver (neither are supplied), so no separate electricity supply is required.
Trav O Safe Lithium-Free Powerbank - Win
Go caravanning off-grid with this neat power storage device. Pre-charge it at home or when you have a hook-up, and then when you're away from the mains you can use the Trav O Safe power bank to recharge your mobile devices.
The battery measures just 10cm x 6cm x 2cm, takes five hours to charge, and carries enough juice for 1.5 full charges of a smartphone. Lithium-free battery packs are considered safer than lithium batteries, and are flight-approved by airlines.
Lock 'n' Level
Levelling a caravan using air might seem fantasy – but it's very real. We've been putting Lock'n'Level to the test; it's a system of air bags which laterally levels your caravan and enables you to fit both AL-KO Secure wheel locks on a twin-axle caravan. Don't miss our full review next month.
Price from £119.95
Halfords Guaranteed Sun Tent - Win
Boost your pitch space (and evict your teenager from the caravan) with this funky tent. Thanks to its hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials, the tent fabric creates a sunshine pattern that beams into your tent when it rains.
It's the perfect solution (delusion?!) for soggy touring, packs up small, weighs just 1.5kg, and, as it takes just five minutes to erect, delivers sunny smiles all around. Expect to see zillions of these tents at UK music festivals this summer.
To win the marked prizes above, all you have to do is answer one simple question and enter your details. We pick one winner at random each month.