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About Good Gear  2 GO

Travelling is in GG2G’s blood. There aren’t many places our team hasn’t been to. For the past few years much of our travelling has been for the travel sections of national newspapers, with one of our team actually writing about travel gear for a Sunday broadsheet. We’ve got walkers, twitchers, cyclists and surfers. We’ve got townies who visit the country for the weekend, and country folk who visit towns as infrequently as possible. And others who probably spend far too much time up in the air, and surfing the net. But where newspapers, increasingly under attack by the internet, are going for the cheap option, commissioning manufactures and retailers alike to write about their products, GG2G has no such conflict of interest. Nobody gets paid and nobody advertises with us.

Our reviews are based purely on what we like to take away with us – on a plane, train, bike, boat, beach, you name it. As a rule we like to keep costs – like carry-on weight – down. But sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and shell out for the best; something that you’ll love to use and that will serve you for years. What GG2G doesn’t approve of is the way online retailers are carving up the market and driving small shops and companies out of business. To that end GG2G will, wherever possible, eschew the mainstream online retailer in favour of a high street presence. And if that’s not possible we’ll put you in touch with the manufacturer directly.


BAG IT
BAG IT

Rucksacks, wheelies, shoulder bags or duffles – the right bag is essential. Is there enough room in a carry-on for a fortnight away, and what happens when you can’t find your bag on the luggage carousel because they all look alike!

 

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GADGETS
GADGETS

Whether it’s plugging into a remote and frankly weird power supply, charging your mobile on a trek, playing music on the beach, or getting that hit of caffeine off-the-beaten-track make travel easier – and more memorable – with the best high tech on the high street.

 

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OUTDOOR LIFE
OUTDOOR LIFE

Each explorer has their own essential travel kit bag; the gear they never leave home without. GG2Gs contains a flashlight, a compact ‘Monovid’ optic, a Swiss Army Knife, compact digital camera and a compass (hey, we’re old fashioned). What’s in yours?

 

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TRAVEL CLOTHES
TRAVEL CLOTHES

Thermal vests from a surf company in the south west, dapper cycling togs from London, and wax cottons from the north east – some of the coolest gear anyone can wear on the moor or in the Med. Be warm, stay dry, wear it well – but above all, look cool.

 

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