Magazine article Geographical

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Magazine article Geographical

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Geographical selects the best gadgets and goodies

PACK A PANAMA

Floppy and chic, this simple paper panama from Sandra Phillipps is practical too, as it rolls up into its own small carrying bag. The hat costs 15.50 [pounds sterling] loose, or 19.99 [pounds sterling] with a bag. Call 01892 750592 for stockists.

KNOW YOUR PLACE

By using radio signals from satellites 19,000 kilometres above the Earth, the GPS III Personal Navigator from Garmin calculates your position with near pinpoint accuracy, any time of the day and in any weather. For stockists, call 01794 519944.

SCALING NEW HEIGHTS

In their attempt to scale Tibet's 6,950 metre-high Sepu Kangri, Sir Chris Bonington and his team are sporting sunglasses and goggles from manufacturer Bolle. Fashionable and functional, Bolle sunglasses feature polycarbonate lenses that are three times lighter than glass, yet 20 times more impact resistant, and provide 100 per cent UV protection. Call 0181 770 1 766 for stockists.

APACHE PACK

Jack Wolfskin is well-known for its stylish yet hard-wearing outdoor clothing and accessories. We particularly like the teardrop-shaped Apache daypack, which costs 38. …

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