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Writing the blog for one of the biggest online adventure travel companies is a great job. But when it comes to deciding the Top Travel Gadgets of 2011 and narrowing the contenders down to just ten, it wasn't easy!
As backpackers, travellers, and wanderers, we look for qualities not found in regular products. Durability, survivability, reliability and adaptability are just a few of the 'abilities' I considered.
In the end, I managed to mix some obvious big hitters with more obscure innovators in a post that is attracting the page views - and more than a few emails from the brands mentioned.
Here it is, in all it's glory. And if I missed something that you just can't travel without, let me know.