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Kit Focus – 361 Degrees Nemesis 2 Stability Running Shoes

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In it for the long run. The 361 Nemesis 2 are stability running shoes designed for experience runners who want extra support and cushioning for long endurance runs. I have been testing them out over 300 kilometres of mixed surface running and have found them to be one of the most supportive and comfortable pairs of running shoes I have used to date. I have had a great experience with the 361° brand over the last few years; using their Yushan trail shoes to complete my first off-road marathon, as well as training for many miles on the road in the Strata 3 road running shoes. The Nemesis 2 comes from good company therefore, and I was excited to see how they performed on longer endurance runs, primarily on the road. The 361° Nemesis 2 is a stability shoe suitable for runners that have a high tendency to overpronate. It is a proven classic; with the original 1.0 model a popular everyday trainer; with the extended medial post providing a secure and supportive ride for mid to long-dist

Kit Focus – Stanley Master Unbreakable Trigger Action 0.35L 16oz Insulated Travel Mug

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I have a bad habit of breaking Thermos flasks… throwing them out of bottle cages; dropping them on slipways; knocking them about in kit bags. The result is that I have wiped-out at least four in the last year of adventuring and expeditions... A thermal insulated mug or flask is a fantastic companion for all kind of cycling, kayaking, sailing, and hiking adventures though; letting you take a comforting hot drink (or ice-cold beverage) with you when you head out into the wilderness. That drink could save you from hypothermia or heat-stroke, if things get really out-of-hand. In the pursuit of an unbreakable thermally insulated mug, I turned to the heritage brand Stanley. Known worldwide for their range of bombproof lunchboxes, mugs, and flasks; Stanley looked to have the answer to my quest… The Stanley Master Unbreakable Trigger-Action Insulated Mug is my new adventure companion. Made from thick food-grade stainless steel—it is rugged and rust-proof, and built to last. Using Stanley&#

Kit Focus – Voited Picnic Beach Blanket

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The Voited Picnic and Beach Blanket is a new release from the brand; designed to be a lightweight, packable and super durable blanket for summer adventures. Constructed from a quick drying and highly absorbent micro-fleece top, then an abrasion and waterproof Oxford Taslan fabric bottom; the blanket offers the best of both worlds – with comfort and practical protection against spills, stains and sand. Super packable, the Picnic and Beach Blanket packs into itself, with a neat carry handle loop on the resulting bag. It is ideal for trudging down to the beach, or keeping in the car for impromptu picnics. As with other Voited blankets , the Voited Picnic Beach Blanket is a versatile multi-purpose product; snapping together to make an easy changing robe for extra privacy on the beach. It could also double up as an insulating layer for cold weather adventures. Other neat features include webbing straps on the corners for easy drying or securing the blanket down in a breeze. There

Kit Focus – Review 361º Strata 5 Running Shoes

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I have been using 361 trainers for several years now, and they continue to impress me in their support, cushioning, speed, and longevity. My previous pair of 361 Strata 3 trainers lasted over 800 kilometres before being retired, and during that time they delivered a number of PBs. So, when the time came to replace them, the obvious choice was the new 361 Strata 5. Here is my review… The Strata 3 is a long-distance road running shoe. The soft upper mesh offers maximum breathability, while the new anatomically shaped tongue adapts to your foot to avoid pressure points. The lacing system has always been a highlight of 361 trainers for me; the Morphit system provides a secure and adaptable lacing system; which combined with the Ortholite insole offers impressive support against pronation. For long distance endurance running comfort, the 361 Strata 5 trainers use a Qu!kfoam midsole and a weight-optimised footbed made from Qu!kspring+ EVA foam – this combination creates a responsive r

Kit Focus – Voited CloudTouch & Fleece Blanket Review

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The Voited CloudTouch and Fleece blanket are the ultimate camp blankets—if I had one as a Scout, I would have been the envy of the entire troop. Insulating, water and stain resistant, packable, and machine washable; they are the most versatile and comfortable camp kit I have used in a long time. The Voited CloudTouch 4-in-1 PillowBlanket is a luxurious outdoor blanket that is built to last. It uses recycled 50D Ripstop REPREVE® fabric on one side, and luxurious CloudTouch™on the other. CloudTouch™ is a 100 percent recycled high-loft insulation fabric that is soft and fluffy, with the feel of real wool; yet it is eco-friendly (made from recycled plastic bottles), lighter, lower bulk and faster drying than traditional sheep's wool.  The Voited Fleece PillowBlanket™is another innovative 4-in-1 product: acting as a blanket, pillow, sleeping bag or poncho. It uses the same 100% Recycled 50D Ripstop on one side, then a soft and moisture wicking Polar Fleece fabric on the other. Both of t