Life in the outdoors

Life in the outdoors1930

Bike odometer

Long before GPS trackers were introduced the bike odometer let enthusiasts keep track of how far they’ve biked. The bicycle market in Sweden exploded in the early 1900s, and from 1920 to 1950, the number of active cyclists rose sharply. (From the catalogue 1933.)

Life in the outdoors2000

Heating foil

Wrapping yourself in a heating foil makes sleeping outdoors far more comfortable, regardless of the season. The foil reflects the body’s own heat back to the sleeper. (From the catalogue 2007.)

Life in the outdoors1940

Kerosene stove

Trangia’s small, iconic kerosene burner was developed in 1951. But Swedish camping kitchen were already world-class before that. The Primus soot-free spirits burner was used by adventurers Andrée and Amundsen during their Polar explorations around 1900. (From the catalogue 1945.)

Life in the outdoors1930

Crude rubber boots

The fisherman’s best friend lets you angle for fish that are really far out. (From the catalogue 1932.)

Life in the outdoors2000

Dome tent

A good tent should be easy to mount and light to carry. The dome tent fits both criteria. (From catalogue 2006.)

Life in the outdoors1950

Air mattress

Got time so lay around?  Do it on your air mattress. (From catalogue 1951.)

Life in the outdoors1930


Rudders have been used by sailors since at least the 1200s, though this model was for more modern amateur boat builders. (From the catalogue 1939.)

Life in the outdoors1990

Bike computer

The digital watches of the 1980s took the world by storm. As soon as they became easy to produce, other industries followed with their own versions. The digital bike computer became the status symbol of the day, both in school yards and bike clubs. (From the catalogue 1990.)

Life in the outdoors1930

Berry picking kit

Speed up your berry picking, just scoop them up. (From catalogue 1931.)

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