Comfortable wellies, handy water bottle, pretty sunglasses with a mission or energising snack for a walk? Check out my reviews of the things I’ve tried in last few weeks. I’m sure you’ll find something for yourself.
Reliable & pretty water bottle
This cooling water bottle Corkcicle. Canteen from Root7 is very helpful on a walk. It holds your drink cold for 25hrs and hot for 12hrs, never spills and comes in beautiful colours. If you need a handy water bottle which will keep your drink cool, even in in the heatwave, you’ll be very happy with this product.
I wrote in the previous post that I use travel mug quite often on my walks but I’ve never thought of using a cooling water bottle until I’ve got this one from Root 7. I fell in love with it from the very first walk and I take it with me pretty much everywhere since then. I’ve got used to having a cool refreshing drink in my bag, even if it’s only tap water.
I like the look of it – Hawaiian blue just cheers me up, it does keep the drink cool for 25hrs (tested) and is just so practical. The only thing I could complain about is that it’s a bit heavy. I suppose though that if you want it to keep the drink cold or hot for such a long time, it must be built like that.
The Corkcicle Canteen is available online from Root7 in three sizes: Small (235ml) for £20, Medium (473ml) for £25 and Large (710ml) for £30.00.
Mighty city wellies (discount code)
I’ve been after stylish and waterproof wellies for a loooooooooooong time. Finally, I’m so glad I’ve got this pair of Hunter Chelsea boots from Cloggs UK. If you need waterproof but stylish boots which you can take on a festival adventure but also on a city walk, you’ll be very happy with these ones.
They do what they’re supposed to, are stylish and most of all comfortable. I have tried them on a few walks already and every time wore them for a few hours. They didn’t make my feet feel sweaty or uncomfortable.
With moody British summer they may come in handy at any time. They’re great. It’s so nice to know that even when the weather is unpredictable I can wear these boots and go for a walk without worrying that my feet will get wet. Amd the fact that they’re just above the ankle make them much more practical for any kind of activity.
They’re available from Cloggs at £79.99 and I have a special link for you to purchase them today with a discount. Simply enter code: WT15 at the checkout and you’ll receive 15% discount!
Powerful raw cocoa bars
I mentioned in the previous post about walking gear how important the food is to me when I walk. I may not each much on a walk but I like to have a snack that will keep me… walking.
Especially after long walks, I like to have a piece of dark chocolate to top up my energy. Because of that I was really pleased that I could try Ombar chocolate bars. They’re made using raw cacao which means they preserve cocoa’s key nutritional benefits. On top of that, they’re vegan, dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free and organic. They have the taste and nutritional values without making you feel guilty.
They have distinctive taste but I think that every dark chocolate eater will like them. My personal favourite is coconut and vanilla. They come in perfect size, are healthy and organic and provide you with good energy, not only on a walk but when you’re doing lots of thinking and working with your mind.
They’re easy to pack in the bag but don’t take them with you on a hot day. Otherwise, they may become more of a chocolate fondue in your bag.
They’re available from Planet Organic, Wholefoods, Ocado and independent health food stores for £1.99
Sunglasses with a mission
Pala sunglasses are not only looking great and protecting you from the sun but they also help to fund vision projects in different African countries. Sunglasses with a mission. They also come in pretty packaging that makes them different from other brands. It’s not only pretty but also all recycled (FSC approved).
I chose Neo style in transparent version and I enjoyed them from the very first moment. I know – I’m really easy to please as it may seem from all those reviews. But really, I’m quite picky when it comes to sunglasses. They need to fit my face well and also don’t fall off my head when I have them on top of it. I think the best testimony to this pair is the fact that I only got them to try for a few weeks but in fact I really wanted to keep them.
Every pair of Pala sunglasses you buy make a difference. Around 20% of the manufactured cost goes towards funding the vision projects goes towards grants awarded to eye care projects in African countries, funding the creation of vision centres and dispensaries. Those who need specs but can’t afford them can then come to one of those centres and get the glasses they need. Sometimes, they need to travel far, but it’s worth a while for them. John, the founder of the company, sent me a picture of a girl he met in Qwiha in Ethiopia a few years ago. She had to do a 500 mile round trip with her uncle to get her eyes tested. Her family had high hopes for her to get to university so the trip was essential. Funds from every pair of Pala Sunglasses her people like her.
Have you tried any of these products? Did you particularly like any of them? If so, share your choices in the comments.
I’ve received all those products for free but as you can see I’ve been very happy with all of them. All the opinions shared in this post are mine.