World Backpacker | Blog

04/06/2018

Vango: Brand Review

Innovative camping gear since 1966 Established in the West of Scotland in 1966, Vango has remained at the forefront of outdoor innovation. Inspired and encouraged by the Scottish Highlands, they’re constantly pushing boundaries when it comes to creating powerful, effective outdoor equipment. At World Backpacker, we’re big fans of Vango and we know that our customers love their range of camping equipment and accessories – but how much do you know about this famous brand? We’re delving deep into the history of Vango, from the beginnings of their journey to... Read More

16/04/2018

Tent Buying Guide

Whether you’re buying your very first tent or you looking to upgrade to another model, there’s a lot to consider! From the size of the tent to its ability to withstand different conditions, the right tent should be perfectly suited to your needs, whether you’re wild camping, heading to a festival or embarking on a family camping trip. In this guide we’re going to look at what you need to ‘know before you go’, to help you choose the right tent for your trip and the tent brands you should... Read More

14/03/2018

Easter Family Camping Guide

Easter is a perfect time to spend time with the family and where better to do it than camping under the stars in the great outdoors? If you’re thinking about getting your family together for an Easter camping trip, we’ve put together a handy guide that covers everything you need to consider before you head out into the wild. From the ultimate camping checklist to delicious recipes that you can cook from your very own camping kitchen, it’s time to give little explorers the adventure of a lifetime as you... Read More

08/03/2018

How to choose a waterproof jacket

The key to choosing the right waterproof jacket is to understand exactly what features are best for you. Whether you need a jacket for your morning commute or you’re heading out on a hike or even mountain climbing, there’s a jacket that’s ready to face any challenge. Without a waterproof jacket, you’re fully susceptible to the elements, non-waterproof clothing will quickly become saturated in a downpour – soaking your inner layers and leading to lost body heat. Not the best situation to be in when you’re trying to enjoy the... Read More

24/01/2018

How to choose a down jacket

When you’re heading out into the great outdoors, there’s nothing better than a down jacket to keep you protected against the cold. In this guide, we will look at how to find the best down jacket for your needs and answer some of the most common questions about fit, fill and durability. Let’s get started! What is a down jacket? Down is a natural insulating later that’s found on ducks and geese, it helps keep their bodies warm when they’re swimming in cold water. Down jackets are insulated with these... Read More

Welcome to our new site

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers. Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process. We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products... Read More