Compiled by Kayla Cloete
Alu-Cab Shadow Awning
Make sure that your shade doesn’t run away from you with the Alu-Cab Shadow Awning. Built in the stormy Cape, this awning is designed to stand up to strong winds and inclement weather. Its aluminium-coated canvas provides 10 square metres of the coolest shade, spread across 270 degrees (and covering both the side and rear of your vehicle). Set-up is a simple one-man operation. The unit has just four arms, each containing a tie-down strap for really serious weather (a peg bag and pegs are also supplied). It weighs in at 24kg and can be attached to roof racks or load bars.
Price: R12 995
Fork Mount Bike Carrier & Thru Axle Adapter
Tie down your two-wheeler with Front Runner’s Fork Mount Bike Carrier. The Fork Mount Bike Carrier is an easy solution to your cycling conundrums that won’t restrict access to the boot, nor leave your bicycle at the mercy of road debris. The carrier can be mounted on the Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack, using the bolt- through slat system. The kit is made from robust black powder-coated stainless steel and consists of an upright twopiece carrier and a rear wheel channel with a Velcro strap. The twist locking brace for the front fork keeps it securely locked in place and it fits almost all size bicycles.
Tel: 011 466 0155
Lights, Clutch, Action!
HELLA Value Fit 7-inch LED Driving Light
As a quality manufacturer, Hella lights will ensure that your off-road adventures are experienced in high definition for longer. The 178mm long x 106mm wide x 199mm high 20W driving light puts out up to 2700 raw Lumens and 1077 effective Lumens, and is both dust-and water-resistant.
Fiamma Pack Organiser
Make sure you utilise every square centimetre of packing space inside your 4×4 with the Fiamma Pack Organiser. This 43 x 66 x 2cm organiser conveniently fits onto the back of most drivers’ and passengers’ seats, freeing up leg room on your off-road adventures. The organiser is made of strong UV-resistant polyester in order to survive the wear-and-tear of long journeys.
Tel: (011) 395-1020 | (021) 577-3863
The Campmor Pop-Up Gazebo
Prefer shade that can move with you? The new Campmor Pop-Up Gazebo has an easy-to-erect dual push-up roof construction with an easy push button locking system that makes for speedy set-up. The bottle green gazebo with UV reflective backing is available in a standard 3m x 3m version and a double 4.5m x 3m version. Side walls are available for both sizes.
Standard Price: R2395
Double Price: R3300
Locked in the Dark
Coleman BatteryLock Flashlights
Nothing could be worse than a dead battery in your emergency flashlight when Eskom decides to turn the lights off. The Coleman BatteryLock technology ensures that even when the device is switched off, the battery will not be drained of power. Not only does this preserve battery life, but it also reduces toxic battery corrosion. Coleman BatteryLock Flashlights are available at Cape Union Mart and Campworld stores across South Africa.
Coleman Flashlights From: R299
Coleman Headlamps from: R499
Human Traffic Light
Petzl Actik Headlamp
Safety is always a priority – especially when mucking about in the dark. The Petzl Actik headlamp from Trappers has a red light function (which prevents blinding other members of the group), a reflective headband (which makes you visible to passing traffic), and is equipped with an emergency whistle just in case you’re ever in need of rescue. The Petzl Actik comes with three standard batteries, and is also compatible with the Core rechargeable battery.
* Prices are subject to change without notice. Items may not be available at all Trappers Stores.
Full Charge Ahead
40A DC to DC Battery Charger
Maximise the charge to your auxiliary battery with the new Ironman 4×4 DC to DC 40amp boost, three-stage battery charger. Using a boost technology that automatically senses voltage drops, the charger increases the voltage to ensure the batteries are maintained at 100%. The Ironman 4×4 charger is encapsulated in a weatherproof polymer and has been designed to cope with under-bonnet heat and vibration. Its unique heatsink also maximizes cooling and efficiencies. A neat little dash-mounted LED indicates the charge status of the battery. The charger has the ability to charge all types of batteries, including Flooded Cell, AGM, Gel and Lithium.
Tel: (011) 634 7600
Large Folding Table
Camping tables might seem like an inconsequential purchase – until one of the legs on your cheapo deal gives way and sends your steak sliding into its sandy grave. Campworld offers a sturdy solution to your flimsy table troubles. Their 70cm long x 60cm wide x 64cm high collapsible table has a sturdy aluminium construction with melamine top for easy cleaning, which makes this a tough and practical surface for all your outdoor adventures.
TJM Air Tec Snorkels
Not only do they assist with water crossings; their primary purpose is enabling clean air induction when the vehicle is immersed in dust. This has a number of benefits: air quality at roof level is cleaner and cooler than air travelling via the bonnet, so this means both greater fuel efficiency and less clogging of air filters. These are very important factors, particularly when four-wheeling on dry, dusty roads.
Price from: R6995
Tel: (011) 634 7600
SmartStraps RatchetX Range
Designed to withstand the toughest outdoor conditions, the SmartStraps RatchetX Range of straps offers you a quality solution to all of your towing, camping and loading needs. The straps come with oversized aluminium die-cast handles, sewn in loops for motorbikes and similar loads, and polymer-coated hooks that won’t scratch fragile surfaces. Available from 340kg to 4.5 ton capacities.