Putting the ‘bling’ into rambling

Imagine going for a walk in the UK: it’s wet, ferociously muddy and probably smells of cows. But now, thanks to the wonders of modern day technology, going for a walk will never be the same again. If you like luxury, admire complex solutions to problems that probably don’t exist, then you need this ‘bling’ when you next go rambling.


Breitling to the rescue
Believe it or not: some parts of the UK can be extremely dangerous to hike across. Scotland for example features the Aonach Eagach Ridge, an iconic highland walk that offers knife-end trails with steep drops. If disaster were to strike, don’t worry – for over £3,000 a Breitling Emergency watch will come to the rescue. It was the world’s first wristwatch range that features a built-in dual frequency Personal Locator Beacon that will get you rescued by emergency services fast.


Anyone for an espresso?
If you ramble for hours and need that final push to complete your journey, then most doctors would probably recommend coffee (maybe). So for under £80 get yourself an Handpresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Maker. This little machine will easily fit in your bag and deliver you a fresh espresso in minutes.

iPhone case

A bulletproof iPhone case
A short survey of people in the Explorer Travel Insurance office highlighted that one of the main worries when hiking is that we may damage our precious smartphones. As we all know, iPhones are one of the most expensive devices available, but now there is hope. A Japanese company called Marudai Corp has developed an iPhone case that can stop a .50 caliber bullet. Okay, the case will sacrifice some durability but it will keep your phone safe from the elements… and bullets.

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