In this weeks guest journal we hear from Alexs Smith from A Bonnie Travelers Inside Guide.
Based in Glasgow, Alexs started her blog to document her travels and experiences around Scotland. Her website has a load of inspiration for your next Scottish adventure – check it out here: A Bonnie Travelers Inside Guide
It’s true what they say, Scotland is one of the best destinations to truly immerse yourself in the outdoors and enjoy an array of unparalleled scenery. It’s also true what they say about the weather, but chat to any local and they’ll tell you that Autumn is actually the best time to visit Scotland.
Autumn is my favourite season to head out hillwalking, the crisp, cool air and autumnal colours make even the toughest of summits much more enjoyable. Popular spots that are usually crammed are generally a lot quieter and more peaceful, plus you get those spectacular summit views all to yourself.
Taking advantage of a crisp, Saturday morning, I headed out to test the Cabin Multi-hold rucksack from Montrose Bag Company. It’s one of their more versatile bags, ideal for short breaks or even as hand luggage, for when going abroad again isn’t so complicated. It’s also within the exact Ryanair cabin bag allowance sizes. The rucksack comes with two sets of handles, so can be used either as a backpack or as a hold-all – which is perfect for me. I will never be a live-out-of-rucksack-kind-of-girl. I like my things organised and neatly packed whilst also not giving my-self a sore arm trying to lug my life around in one big bag, which is very handy given that it holds 38 litres, so there’s plenty of room to carry your essentials for a Scottish adventure.
The rucksack also comes with a lid zip design to allow the product to be more versatile for different uses, it also ensures that none of your items end up blowing out your bag or escaping when you’re reaching into grab something quickly. The bag material, inside (and out) is completely waterproof and easy to wipe down, there’s also handy pocket storage inside for things like your phone, chargers, etc to keep secure and dry.
Montrose Bag Company have also launched some new designs in their Clova collection. I brought along the new Clova Bloom Wash Bag and Packing Organiser which is game changing when you want to pack away your muddy clothes whilst keeping everything else clean and dry.
Whilst on the outside, it looks like a plain black rucksack, to me, I’d argue it’s a game changer and the perfect bag for travelling. It’s versatile, lightweight and secure and my new favourite adventure accessory.
Images: Fraser Craig Photography
Find the new Bloom Collection here.