‘Tis the season to get out and about. With roadsters, drones, eBikes, eScooters, summer is here with a vengeance, so complement your outdoor excursions with these great gift ideas.
Designed as an urban roadster, the D12 will handle light off-road conditions and is foldable, so you can throw it into a car or slot it away at home. At 18.5kg, it’s certainly on the lighter side of what you’d expect for an e-bike. It has 20-inch wheels, a rear-wheel 250W motor, is fitted with a Shimano 7 gear shift, and has three levels of pedal assist. The ideal partner for your daily commute.
With a rich history stretching back 110 years in Italy, Benelli initially started life in 1911 and entered the burgeoning e-bike market in 2011. Its latest e-bike, the Bravo, has three assisted riding modes, front and rear lights, a powerful motor, and a range of up to 90km. A classic designed frame, the Bravo sports 28-inch wheels and Shimano brakes. Consider it an all-rounder that performs well on all surfaces.
UNAGI MODEL ONE
The sleek, stylish, and lightweight Model One E500 is designed for people who want to keep it light and easy. Elegant and made from premium materials such as aluminium and carbon fibre, the dual-motor E500 only weighs 12kg, making it easy to carry and extremely portable. It delivers zero emissions, and can be ridden up to 25km on a single charge, eats hills for breakfast, and can reach a top speed of 25kph.
The Max is the e-scooter for on the road and off it, too, thanks to inflatable tyres that make navigating rough terrain a breeze. It has a wide deck for ultimate comfort, and four different riding modes can be activated through the app. A respectable speed of 25kph (faster downhill, we can assure you) makes it a great all-rounder and one of the most popular models on the market.
INSTA 360 ONE X2
Your powerful pocket action camera. The unique, slim design has changed the action camera market recently; the 360 camera – offering a huge 5.7K, auto stitching, excellent stabilisation, and 10m waterproofing with no extra mounting – is one of the many reasons these are proving to be very popular this year. The ultimate tool for the adventure sports enthusiast.
DJI MINI SE FLY MORE COMBO
If you’re keen to get into flying drones and you want to go with a reputable brand at an affordable price, this is a great place to start. Small and light, the DJI Mini SE takes 12MP aerial photos and shoots cracking 2.7K video. There’s plenty of flight time, too, at 30 minutes on a fully charged battery, and for beginners, the DJI Fly app offers an excellent tutorial.
ZERO-X EVO 4K
The Evo 4K shoots video in 1080p and takes 4K photos, and the drone’s camera is now on a controllable gimbal for sweeping vertical panoramas. It has increased flight times and a cool ‘follow me’ function that will have your new airborne buddy chasing you on whatever adventures you embark on, using the GPS in your smartphone.
The 5G XR 20 is one rugged phone designed for the true outdoors. It’s rated IP68, features a tough Corning Gorilla Glass Victus screen, a military standard case, and is drop-proof up to 1.5 metres.