*** Here's some gear ideal for all manner of sunshine sojourns ***

As anyone who goes rafting down the Grand Canyon, finding the right footwear for high-octane adventures can be a nightmare. Trainers get soaked, and flip-flops flip off.

This is where Chaco steps in. Since 1989 they've been making sandals using their now famous Z-Strap system and even developing their own EVA formula for their soles. They’re light, they’re comfortable (with or without socks) and if your summer holidays consist of scrambling about, lighting campfires and eating quinoa out of an enamel bowl, they’re pretty much perfect.

Saying that, you don’t have to be careening down The River Wild with Kevin Bacon to feel the benefits of these things, they're also spot on for just nipping to the corner shop for a Twix.