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Why Do Some Campers Hate Glampers?

Nothing like a sweeping generalisation to kick off an article eh? But seriously, glampers receive an awful lot of hate online. Visit any outdoors Reddit or camping forum, and even some social media groups, and if anyone dares admit to camping with an air bed instead of a self inflating mat,...
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Vango AirBeam Solaris 500 Tent Review

What We Tested Vango AirBeam Solaris 500 tent 2015 £498.95 Technical Details AirSpeed® Valve system to inflate your AirBeams with even less effort. 4,000mm with fully taped seams. Flysheet and Inner Pitch Together. Tension Band System ensures that your tent performs in adverse conditions. 3000mm HH Flysheet. Lights Out Inner Tent. Inner Pockets. Diamond Clear Windows. High and low level ventilation panels. AirBeam...
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Spiral Glow In The Dark Black Speckles OG - Review

Hello! It’s been a while since I had time to guest spot here at Camping with Style – it’s lovely to be back! Shell has very kindly asked me to review a backpack and so without further ado, I’d better tell you what I thought about it. What I Tested Spiral OG...
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Large Outdoors Lake District Walking Weekend - Review

Let’s go walking! Where We Were New members walking weekend, 24th – 26th July 2015 8 Mile Lakes & Shores Walk, Buttermere, Cumbria largeoutdoors.com The Lowdown I’ve always been ever so slightly intimidated by hardcore walkers, what with their fancy walking gear, OS maps in waterproof pouches hanging around their necks and their general air of...
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Tracker & The Woodland Trust Urge Us To Get Off The Beaten Track

The results of a recent survey carried out by TNS, reveals that Brits are exploring the great outdoors less than ever before – with over a third of the nation (35%) walking a mere 15 minutes or less a day. Over a third of the nation (35%) walk less than 1,500...
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10 Things I Love About Camping

1. The anticipation of freedom Just thinking about going camping has a stress relieving effect on me and boosts my mood. Camping means time outdoors, which never fails to make me happy, and the thought of even just a day or two in my tent, is enough to get me through...
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Madru Sleeping Mask Review

What We Tested Madru Sleeping Block , £14.99 www.madrumade.com The Lowdow Madru are a UK startup aiming to help campers, travelers, and festival goers to sleep easy in style with the world’s best sleeping mask, the Madru Sleeping Block. One of the things I like least about camping is being woken up early. I...
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Camping Gear We Never Leave Home Without

We spend a lot of time under canvas, and we’ve got a number of camping staples that we take with us every time we go away. Some of our gear certainly isn’t ‘essential’ but it makes for a comfortable camping trip, a necessity since my accident. If you are new to...
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Darwin Escapes, Talacre Beach Holiday Park - Review

Where We Went Talacre Beach Holiday Park Station Road Talacre Flintshire North Wales CH8 9RD www.darwinescapes.co.uk The Lowdown 10 minute walk across sand dunes to the fabulous Talacre Beach Modern 5 star facilities Go Active accredited Indoor pool and gym Bar and restaurant Static caravan holiday park Family friendly activity and entertainment programme Holidays start at £170 Our Visit Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015 Our Stay Having...
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Edifier MP211 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Technical Specification Bluetooth portable speaker Dimensons:  150 × 62 × 31 mm Frequency response:  200Hz~20kHz (±6dB) Power output: 2W RMS x 2 5 colours, yellow, blue, pink, white and black Aux input Micro SD slot USB charger £30 from Edifier What We Thought To be perfectly honest, i’ve tried so many mini speakers over the years, that I didn’t have high...
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Bell Tent Chandelier From Glamp My Camp

Bell tents are beautiful, but finding lighting that doesn’t look out of place can pose a problem. Modern lanterns and lighting options tend look out of place inside a traditional bell, so when we came across these beautiful metal bell tent chandeliers from Glamp My Camp, we couldn’t wait to...
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Skandika Nordland 6 Family Tent Review

Technical Specification Skandika Nordland 6 Family Tent Waterproof taped seams 5,0000mm waterproofing 3 doors Central lantern hanging point in the living area Bedroom with removable divider Sewn in groundsheet Weight: 26.7 kg Pack size: 84 x 32 x 32 cm Total side: 580 x 440 cm Dimensions of bedroom area: 210 x 420 cm Mosquito mesh on the sleeping pods Cable outlet Skandika are a...
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A Weekend of Wildlife & Family Fun With Hoseasons

This weekend saw me finally bring my 40th birthday celebrations to a close. Not bad considered i’ve managed to milk the whole birthday thing since my special snowboarding holiday back in March, right through to now, the end of June. The weekend break was perfectly timed for a triple family...
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Acorn Adventure Brecon Beacons Family Holidays - Review

Our Visit Friday 5th – Sunday 7th June 2015 Priced from £149 adult or £109 child fully catered + all activities with accommodation in the tent village Acorn Adventure Brecon Beacons The Lowdown Located a very short distance from the shore of Llangorse Lake, we stayed in one of the new glamping pods, and they...
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Gogashala Yoga Holidays

Many of you will be aware that I changed my life after going on a solo yoga and meditation retreat in Egypt a few years ago. Then, after breaking my back in a recent snowboarding accident, I turned to Yoga again to help with my rehabilitation. I’m an advocate of...
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Must Have Summer Festival Camping Gear 2015

Check out our round up of the best festival must-have gear for summer 2015. Want to see more festival tents? Check out our guide to festival tents 2015. Wondering how to keep warm when camping? Check out how to stay warm camping in a tent. Where to buy festival must haves I have no...
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New Research Finds Children who go camping are healthier, happier and do better at school

According to parents, children who camp in the great outdoors at least once a year go on to do better at school, and are generally healthier and happier too. That’s the finding of a UK study carried out by the Institute of Education at Plymouth University and The Camping and Caravanning...
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Vango Pump It Up Challenge

GET PUMPED UP FOR THE VANGO AIRBEAM CHALLENGE… Vango, the originators of AirBeam technology, are offering campers the chance to win amazing prize packages through the ‘Pump it Up Challenge.’ The competition is open to anyone, so long as you have access to a Vango AirBeam tent. How to enter Just make a video...
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Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, Twitchen House, Devon - Review

Twitchen House The open air bar overlooking the outdoor pool at Twitchen House Where We Went Twitchen House Holiday Village Mortehoe Station Road Woolacombe EX34 7ES https://www.woolacombe.co.uk Countryside location close to the UKs best beach Medium sized park (one of 4 in the Woolacombe Bay area) 20 minute walk to the beach Indoor and outdoor pools plus a steam room & sauna Climbing wall,...
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HUBi Solar Power Hub For Camping & Caravaning - Review

Technical Specification 20w Solar Panel Solar Panel Stand 2 x LUMi 12v lights and mounting hooks Main HUBi 10A unit All connecting cables Two year worldwide warranty We tested the HUBi 10k at £179 from solartechnology.co.uk The Lowdown First impressions on unboxing, is that the HUBi is a serious bit of kit. It’s intuitive and easy to set up...
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