Lonely Planet Travel Gear Reviews: Get Ready for Adventure in 2017

February 20, 2017

Lonely Planet Travel Gear Reviews: Get Ready for Adventure in 2017

Lonely Planet Travel Gear Reviews: Get Ready for Adventure in 2017

Lonely Planet

With the new year well underway, it’s time to overhaul your travel kit for any upcoming adventures in 2017.

In our latest gear reviews, we cast an eye over a selection of clothing and equipment, from boots tough enough to scale slippery glaciers to a jacket impervious to the elements.

For active travel in cool climates Thunderbolt jeans tick all the boxes © David Else / Lonely Planet For active travel in cool climates Thunderbolt jeans tick all the boxes © David Else / Lonely Planet

Thunderbolt Sportswear jeans

For active travel in cool climates Thunderbolt jeans are an excellent choice. Despite the ‘jeans’ tag, they’re not denim, but a technical fabric which is wind-resistant, water-resistant and dirt-resistant on the outside while comfortable on the inside thanks to its soft lining and four-way stretch. So you can wear them all day, sightseeing in the city or hiking in the hills, and they still look good when you go to a bar in the evening.

When testing these trousers, we found the material in front of the fly zip did not hold its shape; depending on your build and waistline, a belt may be required.

  • Plus points: durable, comfortable, weather-resistant; male's sizes only
  • Worth noting: one rear pocket has a hidden security zip, useful to guard against pickpockets
  • Cost: $200
  • Rating: quality 9/10; practicality 9/10; value 8/10
  • More info: thunderboltsportswear.com

 

Manufacturers supplied Lonely Planet with test products for review. We do not accept freebies in exchange for positive coverage.


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