Ortlieb Back-Roller Pro Plus Review

gear review Jan 17, 2020

Finding a pair of panniers can be like finding a life partner. At least, we hope that you'll keep your panniers for life if you find the right match! For long distance cycle tours, it can be as important as finding the right rucksack for a multi-day expedition. Sure, you might not have to carry panniers on your back, but they'll be keeping all your worldly belongings safe on the trip. For a few days you can put up with things. After weeks, you become acutely aware of what's working and...

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Powertraveller Tactical Extreme Solar Charger Review

gear review Dec 18, 2019

The Powertraveller Tactical Extreme looks like an adventurer's solar charger kit of choice. It almost looks too good to be true on paper: a durable charging kit that can refuel anything from SLR cameras to headtorches. 

This review is based on 6 months of testing, mainly through daily use on the Rhine Source to Sea Cycle: some 3 weeks and 1700km from Switzerland to London. I have also taken the power pack to Slovenia for 5 days of alpine mountaineering and the whole setup for 2...

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