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A wearable tent for your self isolation staycation

A wearable poncho tent may look eccentric, but what better way to spend a night under the stars in glorious self isolation? Even if your staycation has to play out in the back garden. Hikers and cyclists already have the option of wearable waterproof sleeping bags, but the poncho appears to be the first tent that can be worn as…

Grab a hammock and daydream of better days to come

If you have two metres or so of space, you can sling a hammock. And in these days of social distancing and self isolation, what better way of whiling away your leisure time? Snooze, read a book or daydream about better days to come. The word hammock originates from the Taino people of Central America who used the word hamaca…

E-scooters, electric bicycles, speed pedelecs and the law

The government has acknowledged that emerging technologies such as e-scooters are ‘ripping up the rule book’ and will consult on the rules required to allow the new technology to operate safely. Under plans announced by the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, e-scooters will initially be allowed in a series of ‘future transport zones’: Portsmouth and Southampton; the West of England Combined Authority…

Cyclo Knitter to the rescue

Dutch design student George Barratt-Jones has a novel approach to keeping rail commuters warm while they wait on a draughty platform. He has built a pedal-powered knitting machine that can conjure up a scarf in five minutes. According to Barratt-Jones, “It gets you warm by moving, you are making something while you wait and in the end you are left…

Commuter coffee to go

On especially cold mornings, why not swap your bidon for a freshly made coffee? We have a Commuter Javapress worth £30 to give away. The 15fl oz Commuter Javapress offers freshly pressed coffee in an easily transportable travel mug that fits in a standard water bottle cage. A sliding inner carafe presses the coffee to the bottom of the mug, allowing…