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British Summer Essentials

Posted by Dominic Johnson on June 5, 2020

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Photo by James Wheeler from Pexels

Despite it being the start of summer, most of the UK has seen mostly rain in June so far! With the weather being unpredictable in the UK, it’s a good idea to ensure you have all the essentials with you, so you’re not caught out by the rain or shine. We’ve compiled our top products and tips for managing the unconventional British weather!

Rain

Wheely Brella

An umbrella is a key accessory if you’re venturing out this Summer. Perfect for keeping you cool in the sunshine, and dry in the rain, our Wheely Brella also fastens onto wheelchairs to leave your hands free. It can be adjusted to any angle of your choice, with the waterproof and UV-proof material helping you to negotiate the elements.

Wheely Mac

Stay dry and cosy from top to toe, with the help of a Wheely Mac. Fully waterproof, with a cosy fleece lining, this mac is perfect for those damp and windy days, whilst the front of the mac can be fully removed if the day starts to warm up. Secure your Wheely Mac over the back of your wheelchair and the handles can still be accessed to propel your chair!

Delta Control Panel Cover

For scooter users, this Delta Control Panel Cover helps to keep both your hands and your scooter controls dry. Featuring a waterproof neoprene window and comfortable neoprene hand slots, venturing out into the rain on your scooter has never been easier. 

Shine

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Collapsible Water Bottle

With heat waves appearing out of nowhere, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially if you’re on the go. This handy Collapsible Water Bottle can attach to belts, bags and rucksacks to keep it always at hand, and it can fold down flat when empty to save space in your bag or pocket for the rest of the day.

Safe Sips

Perfect for picnics, the Safe Sips are great for keeping drinks cool in the hot weather. Their unique design prevents your drink from spilling, even when it is tipped over, and can fit easily on glasses, cups and cans. Simply pop a straw through the Safe Sip and keep hydrated and refreshed in the warmer weather!

 

Top Tips

  • Always check and double-check the forecast before venturing out!
  • Make sure you have waterproofs if it’s raining, and a hat or umbrella.
  • If it’s hot, wear sunscreen and light, floaty clothing to stay cool and shaded.
  • Be careful on slippery surfaces if you have less mobility.
  • Stay hydrated and carry water with you when it’s hot.