Thursday, 22 August 2013

Stylish, co-ordinated camping and picnic wear from Olpro

Aren't we lucky?  We get lots of lovely things to try out and this is one of my favourites for it's beautiful design, practicality and because it so perfectly suits our lifestyle.


Just as we are getting into camping, we are discovering that a lot of outdoor gear can be...how shall I put this...?  Utilitarian?  Dull?  Khaki?  Boring?

Well, enter OLPro with their beautifully designed co-ordinated ranges like this one The Witley with its repeat pattern of badgers, trees and tents it's perfect for a forest-loving family like ours.

The seven-pole windbreak has been put through it's paces over the past few weeks and had performed brilliantly both on grass and sand - it even did a reasonable job at staying up on a pebble beach in Normandy.

It's generous 18ft length means you can adjust it to cover several angles, keeping the elements out and giving you some shade and privacy, or even setting it up in the round to make a cover-all changing area - perfect for the Old Man who likes to whip his kit off and go wild swimming at the drop of a hat!

The cotton fabric is rot-proof and is guaranteed for 2 years, the ends of the poles are steel tipped to prevent the wood splitting as you hammer it into the ground and there are clever little clips to keep the fabric in place.

Check out Mammasaurus' blog where she's giving away the five-pole version of these beauties currently.

To compliment the range, is a gorgeous melamine dinnerware service perfect for camping or picnics.  Available in a set of 16 pieces (for 4 people) or 8 pieces (for 2 people) or as individual items - great for families like us who tend to lose things!  Check out Stressy Mummy's blog review of the melamine ware in their other design - Berrow Hill.


For cosying down under canvas, there's the snugly sleeping bag with it's poly-cotton inner lining and microfibre filling to keep you warm but not sweaty.  It's a zip-up type too, not one of those that you have to wriggle about like a dying caterpillar to wrestle into, and for those who like to snuggle, two can be zipped together to form a double.



So there you have it, if the dullness of gear is putting you off camping, go check out OLPro. They have a great range of tents too and you can read reviews from Thinly Spread here and Mamasaurus here.

Disclosure:  We were sent the windbreak free of charge for the purposes of this review.  All opinion is my own.  No financial reward was given.




30 comments:

  1. How great that they have thought to add a steel over to the poles, ours are terribly split were we have whacked them with a mallet.

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    1. I think they've pretty much thought of everything, split poles is really annoying.

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  2. We really needed this at the weekend - our first camping trip was VERY windy and even broke a tent pole!
    I love the style of this range.

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    1. It was a campsite near us but just had a really windy day.

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  3. How have I never heard of these guys before??? Lovely stuff!

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  4. I've never seen such lovely camping and picnic gear!

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    1. And you the queen of style Mol! x

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  5. I keep thinking about getting a couple of these for when we camp, nearly got blown away at some points at Camp Bestival this year! Love the badgers too!

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    1. Badgers are very topical - I'm very much in the loving badgers camp x

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  6. I love their stuff, the windbreak is just gorgeous! :)

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  7. You do know that now I'm running straight over to Annie's blog to try and win one. I do like the colours. Thank you for this great review as I'd not heard of them before.

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    1. Glad to help, good luck in the giveaway x

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  8. The windbreak looks stunning and very sturdy! Much more so than the breakers we used to use when I was younger. Must start looking into camping gear for next year - fab holidays for kids :)

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    1. Oh yes, remember those horrid stripey nylony efforts!

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  9. The more i see posts like this the more I want to go camping.

    Yet I hate camping

    But I love pretty things

    Ahhhhhhhh

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  10. I'm not a camper but I LOVE that print x

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  11. ooooh looks great, my family keep trying to get me to camp :-)

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    1. You should! We're off again this weekend!

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  12. This is all way to pretty for a camp site. Love the design and the bold colours x

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  13. They look funky and more appealing than the norm x

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  14. i just love that pattern and as we are going to embark on more camping I think I'l need to look into all their gubbins!

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  15. Love this pattern. Just won a giveaway for the melamine set and have chosen Witley - that windbreak is gawgeous!

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