Thursday 29 January 2015

Travel essentials


GorillaMobile Yogi €49.95. If you’d prefer to prop up your favourite Apple product, simply attach these sturdy and adjustable legs to it. The Yogi can twist and bend to stabilise your iPad on any uneven surface.
Bach flower remedies €8.95. These natural remedies are tailor-made for frightened fliers. Whether you’re worried about taking off, landing or everything else in between, rock rose, mimulus and red chestnut can help.
TrackerLock 100 €11.50
Backpacker card game €10.81
i-flx €11.70
It may be small but it packs a powerful punch, helping to tone muscles and reducing the likelihood of travelrelated deep-vein thrombosis. It comprises two flexible polypropylene plates that are compressed and can be used to stretch thigh, calf, pectoral and arm muscles.
Citizen watch €475 The Eco-Drive Red Arrows Skyhawk Chronograph is one seriously impressive gadget. It tells the time in 43 cities, is water resistant to 200m and, although its power reserve enables it to hold the correct time for up to two-and-a-half years in the dark, normal light will keep it fully charged. See for a full list of Irish retailers
Primus Express stove €34.94
This superlightweight and durable stove boasts a boil time of 3.15 minutes. From
Smart Trike Plus with sunroof €75.68
Available in pink and blue, its sunroof offers delicate skin protection from the sun and encourages budding cyclists to get outside and enjoy the ride. Available from Argos branches nationwide
SteriPen Adventurer Opti €138
An upset tummy can ruin a break, but the toothbrush-sized SteriPen Adventurer Opti — a lightweight portable purifier — can help combat them. It takes just 90 seconds for it to kill all the viruses and bacteria contained in a litre of water. It also doubles as a handy LED flashlight. From
Mini hair-dryer €24.99
You can transform your look on holidays now thanks to Remington’s My Mini range, which comprises this very cute mini dryer and also straighteners and crimpers. These tools may be small, but they pack a serious punch. Glamorous girls and guys shouldn’t leave home without them. Available from electrical retailers and pharmacies nationwide
Portable insect killer €13.99
Bugs beware! This battery-powered device just needs a cartridge and it is transformed into a mean, bug-killing machine, pumping an odourless vapour into your room for up to a week. From Snow + Rock, Dundrum Town Centre or order on
Joby Gorillatorch Switchback €59.95
This handy accessory transforms from a powerful, compact lantern to a highperformance headlamp, using a single 5-LED light array. Its smart ergonomic design makes it the perfect companion for camping, climbing or backpacking exploits. From

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