Field testing adventure products for Backpacker Magazine, whilst on the River Gambia Expedition 2012

The Gear Editor over at Backpacker Magazine,where Florio is a contributor, are giving us a whole bunch of outdoor gear for all the River Gambia Expedition team to ‘field test’ for them – from Outdoor Research ‘Sentinal Hats’;

Outdoor Research ‘Sentinel’ Hats

ExOfficio ‘Halo Shirts’ and ‘Ziwa Pants’; Hennessy Hammocks ‘Deep Jungle’

Women's Insect Shield® Halo™ Check Long-Sleeve Shirt

Women’s Insect Shield® Halo™ Check Long-Sleeve Shirt

Hennessy Hammock Deep Jungle

Grand Trunk Goods ‘Mozzy Nets’ & ‘Skeetbeeter’ mosquito hammocks; Lawson HammocksSleep like a rock, not on one‘ – ‘Blue Ridge Camping Hammock’

Lawson Hammocks – ‘Blue Ridge Camping Hammock’

Buff ‘Insect Shields’Insect Shield® UV Buff® headwear blocks 95% of UV rays* and is infused with an odorless insect repellent that’s effective against many biting insects.’; Insect Shield ‘Crew Socks’ & ‘Wicking’  T-Shirts.

Thanks to Backpacker Magazine, we’re really looking forward to putting the gear to the test – whilst we are trekking and paddling along the River Gambia in West Africa. We’ll also be photographing all the products in situ, down there. Watch this space…

Thanks for stopping by

The Florios (Helen & Florio)

Watch Florio on YouTube talking about the expedition and his fine art prints ‘exchange’

Please click on the image to view


About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) (under 'Projects') 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km
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