Trip & Travel Gear Guide

Welcome to CarProductsTested.com Road Trip & Gear Guide – Reviews of all things cool in the world of road trips, travelling and the outdoors!

Here at CarProductsTested.com we all the above mentioned! The products and gear needed are an essential part of that – and we’re here to review it all!

What kind of stuff will be reviewed?

First off, let’s be clear – we most definitely aren’t about reviewing picnic sets, string driving gloves and tartan blankets – oh no! We’ll bring you guides to the coolest, most excellent gadgets and equipment around – and it’ll all be surrounding our ‘Trips, Travelling and the Outdoors’ theme. We’ll make sure you know which products actually work properly. We put everything through real-life tests to make sure it’s all up to scratch, so you don’t waste a penny on stuff that’ll only ever end up consigned to the loft.

We’ll test gear…

… that you actually want to read about – things you’ll drool over and desire so badly you’d contemplate selling granny, or the family pet! All CarProductsTested’s reviewed gear will look stunning, possibly involve bits of carbon fibre and shiny things and will, most of all, excite you.

What qualifies us to test and review products?

You don’t exactly get a certificate, a tip of the cap and a handshake in our line of work BUT, as well as many year’s worth of an absolute love of cars, motoring and travelling, we’ve been running CarProductsTested for over two years now, and have tested a massive amount of products from a variety of manufacturers.

We’ll take that testing experience and knowledge and put it into reviewing what we’ve always been passionate about – Trips, Travelling and the Outdoors!

Cutting edge safety – Leatherman Z-Rex tested

Cutting edge safety – Leatherman Z-Rex tested

Being trapped in a car after an accident must be up there with the worst of nightmares, and if there’s no one there to help, even worse! This is where the Leatherman Z-Rex comes into play, and gets you outta there…

Nite Ize NiteDawg LED Dog Collar and Leash Tested

Nite Ize NiteDawg LED Dog Collar and Leash Tested

There are a zillion and one gimmicky dog products on the market, and people throw their money away willingly! The Nite Ize NiteDawg LED collar and leash could save your dog from being run over, and they help you see where the wee beastie has run off to on that hillside at night. Are they just another gimmick though?…

Finger Warming Goodness: We Test the Whitby & Co Hand Warmer

Finger Warming Goodness: We Test the Whitby & Co Hand Warmer

When your fingers are so cold they look and feel like iced lollies, it’s time you got kitted out with a hand warmer. This offering from Whitby & Co uses lighter fluid and really burns… safely of course.

Compact ‘n tough; We review the Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel

Compact ‘n tough; We review the Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel

The Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel is small but tough, and if you’re looking to keep a spade for winter driving in your car, the Gorge is small enough to fit in a door pocket! What are the good and bad points though? Read on…

Surviving winter driving: Our tips, plus a guide to the essential products you’ll need!

Surviving winter driving: Our tips, plus a guide to the essential products you’ll need!

Winter driving give you the shivers? Here’s our guide to what to buy and what to do to ease the pain.

TomTom VIA 135 sat nav reviewed

TomTom VIA 135 sat nav reviewed

We review TomTom’s mid-range VIA 135 sat nav unit. It’s decently-priced and boasts ‘Speak & Go’ voice recognition. Is that a good thing or bad though, and does it actually work well? Read on…

Hot Shots – Handpresso Auto E.S.E Portable Espresso Machine reviewed

Hot Shots – Handpresso Auto E.S.E Portable Espresso Machine reviewed

Sick of drinking lukewarm coffee from a flask that leaves any beverage tasting of plastic? Don’t want to have to queue for an hour just to get a shot of espresso? The Handpresso Auto portable espresso maker is the answer to all your travel-related coffee problems, and we’re here to review it. Drink up…

Victorinox Flash reviewed – Cool looks, Scalding price

Victorinox Flash reviewed – Cool looks, Scalding price

The Victorinox Flash looks cool, has their usual high-quality tools and comes with a removable USD stick. So, what’s not to like?

Hate maps? Check out the TomTom Go Live 825 sat nav instead!

Hate maps? Check out the TomTom Go Live 825 sat nav instead!

TomTom’s new Go Live 825 sat nav is a real beauty, and we love it! Read on to see just how well it works…