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Personal hygiene may not seem to be something at the forefront of every mountaineer or traveller's mind, but perhaps it should be.

Normal products for keeping you, your food and your clothes clean are often not as user friendly in the field as they are at home, and in fact some can be seriously damaging. To enable you to keep clean and healthy, and also to be kind to your surroundings and pack weight at the same time we have collected together a number of useful items. So stay in this section of the catalogue for:

  • biodegradeable soaps for all uses,
  • lightweight, compact, quick drying towels,
  • sensible wash kits and bags,
  • universal sink plugs and
  • pegless clothes lines, among other things.

Basics first, soap! We have three different kinds from Life Venture. The versatile All Purpose Soap comes in a handy bottle and can be used for washing people, clothes and food. As the name suggests Fabric Soap is intended specifically for washing clothes and towels, but the star of the show is without doubt Life Venture Dry Wash. This can be used without water absolutely anywhere, and saves you the glacial melt water dip Chris is enjoying in the picture. It is absolutely perfect for washing sweat, dirt and general muck off your hands before lunch, and it'll evaporate away leaving you dry and clean.

Life Venture also provide us with travel clothes lines, sink plugs, and luxourious but light Trek Towels. A small range of foot hygiene products from Care Plus and lightweight pocket mirrors from Coghlans add to the collection. Gentleman adventurers seeking to plug their electric shavers into exotic sockets will benefit from the LifeSystems Worldwide Travel Adaptor, and ladies who spend long, bladder-straining periods in Expedition Down Suits, salopettes, caving suits, or kayaking dry suits will find the Shewee very helpful indeed. Combined with a Nalgene bottle, they also provide an ideal system to avoid leaving your warm, dry tent for a midnight wee.

Store all your hygienic joys in a Lowe Alpine or Life Venture wash bag for easy access too.

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Birch Hand Sanitiser


70% Ethanol with Aloe Vera hand sanitiser gel. Alcohol based gel kills 99.99% of germs, bacteria and viruses fast. Gentle and non-irritating.Ethanol (70%), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Aloe Vera, Water. Certificated and compliant to the EN1500 European Standard.

£4.00 inc. VAT £3.59 inc. VAT

Bubel Bubel Beach Towel


Quick Drying, Lightweight Travel Towel, perfect for the beach. Coming in very stylish and cool designs and exceptionally soft to touch.Dimensions: 180 x 95cm Compacted dimensions: 28 x 30 x 2cm Pack size: 28 x 30 x 2cm Anti-bacterial: Yes Material: Softfibre Weight: 310g

£39.95 inc. VAT £34.82 inc. VAT

Care Plus Foot Powder


Foot care product that can help to eliviate and prevent problems such as blisters, sores and other skin irritation.Contents: 40 grams Dries the feet and helps to prevent blisters. Cools the skin and absorbs moisture. Reduces and prevents a burning sensation on the feet.

£7.00 inc. VAT £6.19 inc. VAT

Deuter Wash Bag Lite II


Deuter Wash Bag Lite II. Travel Bag for alpine, bike and flight trips, is minimalistic and lightweightWeight: 30 g Volume: 0.75 litre Size: 12 / 20 / 1 (H x W x D) cm

£12.50 inc. VAT £11.17 inc. VAT

Deuter Wash Bag Tour III


£22.00 inc. VAT £19.67 inc. VAT

Lifeventure All Purpose Soap

From £3.50 inc. VAT

Lifeventure Dry Wash


Perfect for your travels or even UK camping. You can use this as a dry 'body wash', a hand sanitiser or even just for a 'kiddy's' clean up on your adventures.Wash your hands without water Antibacterial formula Easy-to-use flip-top lid Biodegradable and pH balanced Weight: 120g Dimensions: 60 x 30 x 110mm Capacity: 100ml

£4.00 inc. VAT £3.50 inc. VAT

Lifeventure Fabric Wash


A travel must have as part of your travel hygiene kit. Perfect for traveling with little ones or even just away for a few weeks. A really gentle cleaner that works with natural, synthetic and technical fabrics. Concentrated fabric wash Suitable for most fabrics Biodegradable Phosphate-free Weight: 125g Dimensions: 60 x 30 x 110mm Capacity: 100ml

£4.00 inc. VAT £3.54 inc. VAT

Lifeventure HydroFibre Ultralite Towel


Lifeventures 'ubber' ultra lightweight towl that is quick drying and compact making it ideal for you adventurers with limited weight and space. Really is an ideal travel towel.HydroFibre - lightweight soft-feel fabric Ultra lightweight, super compact and absorbent Treated with Polygiene® permanent odour control Dries 15x faster than a standard beach towel Absorbs 5x its own weight in water Comes in a lightweight ripstop carry case Dimensions (unpacked) Pocket: 37 x 37cm - 24g Large: 110 x 65cm - 98g X Large: 130 x 75cm - 130g Dimensions (packed) Pocket: 10 x 10 x 1.5cm Large: 14 x 9 x 2cm X Large: 17 x 10 x 2cm

£22.00 inc. VAT £19.60 inc. VAT

Lifeventure Silicone Flight Bottle Set


Lifeventure Flight Bottle Set- Silicone perfect for airport and travel containers for liquids, under the maximum allowed to take on planes.Weight: 205g Dimensions: 210 x 130 x 45mm No-mess dispenser with flip-top cap

£14.99 inc. VAT £13.14 inc. VAT

Lifeventure SoftFibre Advance Printed Trek Towel


£19.99 inc. VAT £17.53 inc. VAT

Lifeventure Travel Bath & Sink Plug


Lifeventure's Travel Bath/Sink Plug has a diameter of 6.4cm which is the size of a standard sink plug so will fit most sinks and baths in hostels and hotels worldwide.Standard fitment to most baths / sinks worldwide Coated metal ring-pull for removing the plug Dimensions: 64 x 64 x 22mm Weight: 28g

£2.99 inc. VAT £2.58 inc. VAT

Lifeventure Travel Bottle Shower


A screw-in shower head which transforms a normal narrow necked water bottle into a constant flow shower. Ideal for travelling, camping and at the beach.Weight: 36g Dimensions: 250 x 160 x 35mm Fits all normal narrow screw-lid water bottles worldwide. Loc-top storage bag and hanging chord included

£10.99 inc. VAT £9.64 inc. VAT

Lifeventure Travel Clothes Line


Lifeventure's Travel Clothes Line packs up small and doesn't require pegs! Perfect travel companion with its diverse attachments to suck, clip or loop around where needed.Compact elasticated cord line Twisted cord - no need for pegs Hooks and suction cups on ends Includes compact carry case Weight: 41g Dimensions: 1220mm (unstretched)

£5.99 inc. VAT £5.24 inc. VAT