Any bit of random string will probably do, however, the Sea To Summit Lite Line Clothesline is a better solution with additional features. The Clothesline has “two parallel cords with rubber 'beads' that can slide along the cords. Hang the clothesline by wrapping each end around a convenient suspension point, then hooking it in place.” It's 3.5m (12.5 ft) long and comes with a small nylon carry pouch.
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Simple and innovative. Something you never thought you’d need. The Matador Toothbrush Cap protects your toothbrush when travelling. The cap slides over the toothbrush, it’s made from a food safe silicone, and safeguards the bristles from damage and contamination. Two caps per pack.
Lightweight at only 1450 g. Available in three sizes. The X-MART inner lining can be removed and is washable. Cheek pads include the X-HIDRO system to attach a tube and mouthpiece from a hydration bladder. Tinted inner sun visor. Aggressive styling. The Nexx X.WED2 Carbon Helmet.
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Short range, low speed motorcycles, especially in the moped category, are highly suited to electric powertrains and the current battery technology. The just announced 2022 CAKE Makka is a perfect example of this. Designed as “light and convenient urban shuttles, for short-haul commercial transportation as well as for commuting needs”, the Makka will be available with a variety of add-ons, like camping bags, surfboard rack, carry basket, or child seat, to support different use cases. Top speed of 45km/h (for the flex model) and a range of 25 to 50 km, depending on the model.
For 2022, Honda’s middle weight, road centric ADV bike gets an array of performance improvements with a big focus on suspension and braking. Up front there’s new “Showa 41mm Separate Function Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks” along with dual disc front brakes and radial-mount calipers. The 2022 Honda CB500X also gets a redesigned front wheel, lighter radiator, better headlight LEDs, and repositioned front indicator lights. And new fuel injection settings “improve engine character”.
Featuring a zip top closure with YKK aqua guard water repellent zippers, the new Wolfman Luggage Zip-R Bags WP provide easy access to your gear while keeping water out. The bag’s material uses “Radio Frequency Welding (RF Welding) technology and custom 840d TPU fabric”. And side straps, buckles, and top tie down straps secure your luggage.
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The latest model has an array of improvements including Euro5 compliance thanks to a new 2-into-1 exhaust system, that features a high mount silencer, and new high compression pistons. For stopping, the 2022 Ural Gear Up has a new rear brake system with a two-piston Brembo caliper and the mechanical parking brake has a standalone caliper. There’s also a new forged aluminum front swing arm, new centre stand, and "updated intake manifolds with barbed vacuum ports".
For 2022, Honda have updated their litre ADV bike with luggage carry and rider improvements. The rear mount carrier is now standard and the bike “now features refined Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) settings for even smoother handling in 1st and second gears”. The 2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin also features a graphics logo update.
Featuring “off-the-bike, all-day walking comfort”, the new Alpinestars Honda CR-X Drystar Riding Shoes work well on and off your motorcycle. A waterproof and breathable membrane provides for all-weather use. And there’s TPU ankle discs for additional ankle crash protection.
The Acerbis Jet Aria Helmet is an open face jet design. There's a removable sun visor with an adjustable and removable upper visor. A micrometric strap with quick release. Overall, the helmet has a modern urban feel with an angular, slightly aggressive aesthetic.
A handy multi tool for camping and, also, surviving a zombie apocalypse. A full tang hatchet design with four hex sockets in the axe head. Other features include a hammer head, pry bar, and nail claw. And there’s a glass breaker, seat belt cutter, and 120 decibel whistle too. The Survival Frog Zombinator Survival Hatchet.
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A lightweight, 3-season shelter for one. Packs small thanks to an inflatable ‘air pole’ that means no need to pack long, aluminium poles so great for bike and motorcycle touring. The Alpkit Aeronaut 1 also has side-entry doors and three internal pockets to store stuff.
You have a sore tooth and you're on a mountain track in the middle of nowhere. Good thing you planned ahead and brought along the My Medic Dental Medic Kit. Supplies include basics like floss, tooth picks, and cotton, and more advanced components such as an oral anesthetic, temporary cavity filling mixture, and dental wax.
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You’ve had an idea or remembered something important, and you’re out and about, the Rite In The Rain Index Card Wallet Kit has you covered. Designed to hold index cards for your notes. The weather resistant wallet is an on-the-go writing surface to hold and access your index cards, and an all-weather pen is also included.
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Waterproof and breathable with a solto-TEX membrane, the IXS Tour Boot Light-ST protects your feet from the elements. A soft accordion stretch instep and heel area provide for flexible movement and a three step-less adjustable Velcro closure system secures the boot. And there’s plastic inlays on the ankle and shin for additional crash protection.
Entering the middleweight, dirt capable adventure market, the 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 brings Aprilia style and some impressive technology. The bike has an “APRC system complete with traction control, cruise control, engine map and engine brake”, four riding modes, and ABS that can be deactivated. Other features include a tubular steel frame and an 80 HP parallel twin engine. Dry weight is 187 kg.
The Mechanix Wear X 100% Original Gloves provide workshop level hand protection. A collaboration between the two brands, the Wear X has ultra-grip, high abrasion resistant material on the finger tips, along with 60% more coverage on the high wear areas, and a “form-fitting stretch Spandex and a durable microfiber palm“.
Featuring a waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane, in a sport rider design, the new Alpinestars Headlands Drystar Jacket provides aesthetically clean and minimal yet functional upper body protection. There’s multi-panel, multi-material construction with a 600D polyfabric main shell. And for warm weather riding you can simply remove the thermal liner.
Featuring a Vibram Megagrip sole, open-cell PU foam footbed that’s 95% breathable, and a 200 denier ripstop nylon and microfiber synthetic suede lining body. The new Triple Aught Design Ghostwing TRS Mid-Top Shoes drawn on jungle boot design to produce a modern technical hiking / general outdoors shoe.
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Colourful, functional, and made to carry enough gear for a day trip, especially if the trip involves rivers, lakes, or the sea. Special features include mesh sides to store "swim trunks, towels or UNEEKs to dry in transit”, a cinch top closure with top and side compression straps, and two large front zippered pockets. The Topo Designs X Keen River Backpack Tote.
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Featuring an analogue compass and thermometer, the tiny Brunton Tag-Along 9045 Chill Eco Compass is a handy, go-anywhere hiking instrument. Easily attached to your bag or even your car keys, the compass weighs only 16g (0.55 oz) and is made from recycled and reclaimed acrylic.
If you’re prone to cutting yourself the My Medic MedPacks microMend Cut Kit might be a good investment. microMend uses “Microstaple technology to anchor the device safely to the skin and protect the incision site afterward. A fast and easy way to treat cuts that require wound closure.” The kit comes with two microMend bandages, gauze pads, and a BZK antiseptic towelette.
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The Salewa Litetrek II Camou Tent has a double wall construction with a semi-geodesic design. It’s self-supporting and easy to pitch. Made for lightweight trekking in alpine terrain. There’s a tear-resistant 50D ripstop polyester camouflage flysheet. And there's enough room for two plus gear.
Designed as a lightweight, frame mount pannier solution, the Enduristan Monsoon Evo Bag provides up to 34 litres of luggage carry capacity. Other features include a water, dust, mud, and snow proof 3-layer fabric design, a high visibility red lining, mounting designed for industry standard 18mm diameter racks, four compression straps, and extra cargo loops for attaching additional gear.
Casual, urban styling, and a motorcycle technical construction. The new ICON Airform Jacket doesn’t look like your typical motorcycle jacket. It features a hood and a clean, relaxed-fit design. Technical features include a “420D polyester chassis with internal reinforcements”, back, shoulder, and elbow D3O impact protectors, and a centre AirFly mesh vent.
Limited to 2000 pieces, the Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 Wristwatch offers a traditional analogue watch in a 45mm DLC-coated titanium case and a green dial with an additional yellow hand for a second time zone. Drawing on military wristwatch functionality, the Avenger Automatic has a rugged bezel and special grip-pattern on the crown that affords easy use when wearing gloves.
Designed for touring cyclists, the Nemo Equipment Dragonfly Bikepack Tent meets the need for a two person, lightweight, three season functional mobile shelter. Key features include poles with shortened segments to ensure packed size is small, a roll-top stuff sack small enough to mount the tent package on your bike, and a vestibule with adequate space for dry storage of your kit.
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Compact, foldable, portable, and height adjustable thanks to a Hi-Low-Za System. Hi is for normal chair seating position, low for mid height seating, and Za (referring to Japanese Zataku low height table) for sitting on the ground. Easy to adjust with an aluminium alloy frame that provides strength and rigidity. The Montbell Multi Folding Table.
The iconic monkey bike has received a bunch of performance upgrades focusing on the engine and gearbox. Now EURO5 compliant, the 2022 Honda Monkey 125 has the MSX Grom engine with an array of modifications to the air intake, airbox, and exhaust / muffler. A new wide ratio 5-speed gearbox replaces the old 4-speed model. And there’s suspension refinements where the rear shocks feature a two-stage spring setup and revised damper rubbers.
The 2021 CAKE Kalk AP electric motorcycle is a modified version of their standard model designed for African anti-poaching tasks. This is a limited edition model of 50 bikes featuring drivetrain and suspension modifications to reduce maintenance and align performance with the type of riding needed in anti-poaching activities. Sold as a combo where the purchaser gets one Kalk AP and a twin bike is supplied, along with a solar power station and solar panels, to the Southern African Wildlife College.