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25L Day Pack

Numinous GlobePacs 25L DaySac - Ideal for days out and laying by the pool while travelling

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55L Anti-Theft Backpack
55L Anti-Slash Rucksack

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55L Travel Pack

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GlobePacs 25L DaySac to
increase the volume to 80L

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65L Anti-Theft Backpack
65L Anti-Slash Rucksack

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65L Travel Pack

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GlobePacs 25L DaySac to
increase the volume to 90L

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80L Anti-Theft Wheeled Luggage
80L Anti-Slash Wheeled Luggage

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Wheeled Luggage

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GlobePacs 25L DaySac to
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1. Beware of the Thai Buckets

In Thailand the glass has taken a backseat to what many of us would consider a child's toy at the beach or something you put your mop water in. In Thailand however a large sized bucket is a drinking utensil! With a wide variety of drinks on offer for your bucket, the most famous and widely drunk is Samsung buckets, Samsung is a very strong Thai whiskey, usually mixed with ice, Red bull and a can of coke! And is the fastest way to get from sober to legless!

Advice

Ease yourself in gently if you're keen to drink a bucket then the best advice is to share one, keep yourself in check, and beware of drinking more than one! They take a while to hit you, but when it does it might already be too late and you won't be remembering anything the next morning!

2. Be strong with street vendors

The shouts of "Alright governor" and "Oi delboy" are very common throughout the cities of South East Asia, and the amount of people trying to sell you a new suit or tickets to a lady boy or ping show never seem to end!

Advice

Be strong and try not to engage with the street vendors too much unless you like having the same conversation over and over again! It'll end up taking you an hour to walk 15 meters down the road! Just politely say no thank you and keep moving! Never stop, you'll be there for hours and end up walking away with a suit you never asked for!!

3. Bartering is essential

Bartering is a way of life in South East Asia, you can barter for anything from street food to rooms in a hostel.

Advice

To get a good deal always looked shocked when they tell you the price and give them a counter offer at half the price and work your way from there, if they don't meet you at an acceptable price then never be worried to walk away, you'll often find they chase you down the street saying they accept your offer!!

Visit Koh Tao

and do a diving course Koh Tao is an absolute Numinous favourite, the small Thai island of Koh Tao is a divers paradise, book a diving course and get free accommodation! Stunning beaches, chilled nightlife with fire shows and beautiful beach side bungalows!

Advice

Just GO, we're confident it'll be your favourite place! And like most you'll find it very hard to leave the island and continue your travels!

5. Beware of the Chang Over!

Throughout Thailand and South East Asia the local and most economical beer to drink is Chang but the morning after a night on the Chang and you will certainly know about it and you'll often hear the phrase "I've got such a bad Chang over!"

Advice

If you're going on a night out, try to avoid purely drinking Chang, try to mix it up a bit with some of the other local beers or buckets (just not too many! See point 1!) Ignore this advice at your peril!

6. Keep your belongings safe!

When travelling in foreign countries your always more at risk of theft, opportunist thieves target tourists as an easy option. Losing your belongings and money can be a real downer but it's nowhere near as bad as losing your passports, travel documents or Visa's!!! This can really cause you problems!

Advice

There are several Anti-theft bags on the market but none geared up more for backpackers than Numinous Packs! Numinous incorporates 4 Anti-theft features in their packs including Anti-slash technology™ (stops opportunist slashing into your packs to remove your belongings!) Anti-Puncture zips (stops thieves breaking into your packs through the zips), TSA zipper locks (means you need no additional padlocks, everything is built into the bag) and the Numinous Shield combination lock (This is a great feature which allows you to use a retractable wire system to lock your pack to a fixed object i.e a bunk bed or a radiator in a dorm room, giving you peace of mind that you can go out and enjoy yourself without the threat of someone stealing your entire bag!!)

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7. Full moon party accommodation

No doubt if your planning a trip to South East Asia you will tie up your dates so you arrive on Koh Phagnan for one of the world famous Full moon parties!!! 20k+ people partying on haad rin beach until the sun comes up!! It's an absolute must to experience at least once in your life!

Advice

Koh Phagnan is a small Thai island and has limited accommodation, don't expect to be able to just rock up and find somewhere to stay 2 days before the full moon party, unlike most places in south east Asia it is certainly advised to book a room a good few weeks before you expect to arrive or you could be partying with your backpack and sleeping in the sand! On a similar note just before and just after the full moon the small neighbouring island of Koh Tao gets very busy so if you plan to tie these 2 islands together its worth also booking your accommodation for Koh Tao!

8. Arriving in Bangkok

Arriving in one of the craziest cities on the planet and for many the first introduction into the backpackers life can seem daunting at first, the pure heat and humidity hitting you as soon as you leave the air conditioning of the airport and hundreds of taxi drivers approaching you.

Advice

Go to one of the airport taxi counters inside and book a taxi to Khao san road which is like a mini backpackers town in the heart of Bangkok, here you'll find plenty of cheap accommodation, just rock up and ask for a room and them get onto Khao san road (the street that never sleeps) and start mingling with other backpackers, or find a street bar and wait for other travellers to approach you! This is the best place to find out other travellers experiences, the best things to do and the best places to stay!

9. Tuk Tuk madness

Tuk-Tuks are the backpackers' favourite form of transport for getting from A to B, they are everywhere!! The sheer rush of zooming through traffic (sometimes on the wrong side of the road and sometimes not on the road at all) moments from disaster quickly highlights the fact you are no longer at home! The drivers seem to know what they're doing and it seems to work!

Advice

Try to avoid rush hour in a Tuk Tuk as you'll end up getting a face full of fumes and feel like you've just shaved 20 years off your life!! But the most important advice we can give you unless you're a real adrenalin junkie is never tell a Tuk Tuk driver your in a rush! You'll be going round corners on 2 wheels!

10. Just do it!

Lots of people dream about travelling the world with very few actually getting on that plane! Time is now!!! In the age of cheap airfares and before the explosion of capitalism which is due to hit South East Asia now is the time to get out there and explore before the 5* hotels start taking over and making the region less genuine and less natural!

Advice

Why are you still here? Order your Numinous Backpack, book your flights and go!!!

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Buy Numinous Backpacks at Go Outdoors

30/04/15

We are pleased to announce that Numinous Anti-Theft Backpacks are now being stocked in Go Outdoors for our UK followers. Happy travels!

Outdoor Retailer Market Anti-theft Backpack

22/03/15

SNews TV interviews Jason Lowe at the Outdoor Retailer Market 2015 in Las Vegas. Find out more why our anti-theft backpacks outstrip our competitors. http://www.snewsnet.com/news/snews-tv-at-or-meet-jason-lowe-at-numinous-packs

Gap Year Backpack with secure features

15/03/15

This gap year backpack encompasses the Numinous layered security system, which includes our Anti-Slash technology, TSA zip locks, anti-puncture zips and our Numinous Shield system which allows you to securely fix your rucksack to a dorm bed or fixed object. These features combined gives you all round peace of mind and keeps travel documents and personal belongings safe at any stage of your journey. For more details about this gap year secure backpack click here: http://numinous-packs.com/travel-backpacks

Gap Year 2015 backpack for worldwide travel

15/03/15

Selecting the ideal backpack to travel around the world can be one of the most important decisions a gap year student can make. This is why we believe the Numinous anti-theft backpack is the ideal choice with 4 enhanced security features: Anti-slash material, Anti-puncture zip, TSA secure locks and Numinous Shield protection. Click here to view our 65 litre anti-theft backpack: http://numinous-packs.com/travel-backpacks

Gap Year 2015 anti-theft backpack

15/03/15

Planning a gap year in 2015? The Numinous anti-theft backpack is the ideal choice for any gap year traveller looking for a secure travel companion. Click here to view our 65 litre anti-theft backpack http://numinous-packs.com/travel-backpacks

Anti theft backpack TSA instructions

05/03/15

Click this link to view how to use the TSA lock on the Numinous anti theft backpack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QRVpL1cj-4

Anti theft backpack guide

05/03/15

Still looking for a great anti theft backpack, check this video out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAZywLdOxSs&feature=youtu.be

110 Second Guide - Anti-theft Travel Backpacks!

05/03/15

Everything you need to know about Numinous Anti-theft Travel Backpacks! Numinous Packs Anti Theft Adventure Travel Rucksacks Featuring Anti-Slash Technology Anti-Puncture zips Numinous Dual shield wire locks Check out the video and enjoy: https://www.facebook.com/video?v=347352228805315&set=vb.167768313430375&type=2&theater

Anti-theft backpack

02/03/15

Looking for an anti-theft backpack that is secure & ground breaking. The way to travel, protecting valuables, passports & travel documents at any stage of your gap year holiday. View our 55 litre backpack; http://numinous-packs.com/travel-rucksacks

2015 International Travel Goods Show

02/03/15

See Numinous Backpacks in the flesh at the 2015 International Travel Goods Show Las Vegas

Grant Olsen review on Numinous Pack 65L

24/02/15

Grant Olsen recently reviewed the Numinous Backpack 65L for the top winter outdoor products. Check out his review here: http://www.ksl.com/index?nid=1288&title=9-winter-outdoor-products-that-make-the-grade&s_cid=queue-1

Anti-theft backpack technology

03/02/15

Our Numinous backpacks are brimming with the latest Anti-theft technology to help protect those important travel documents and belongings. Click here to learn about our anti-theft backpacks. http://numinous-packs.com/technology

TSA Approved Backpack video

26/01/15

Watch the video on instructions how to use the TSA Approved backpack, click here http://youtu.be/3QRVpL1cj-4

Anti-theft Backpack - Watch the video

26/01/15

You can now view Numinous Backpacks advert live on You Tube, click here to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHfEzpUsk_A

Anti-theft Backpack - The adventure starts here

26/01/15

Looking for a great anti-theft backpack, look no further. Available in 4 different sizes, our backpacks are suitable for short and long-term trips. The ideal gap year travel companion, click here to view our 65 litre anti-theft backpack http://numinous-packs.com/travel-backpacks

Anti-Theft Backpack - Watch our video

06/01/15

Choosing the right anti-theft backpack can challenging, check out our video and see the full features of the Numinous Anti-Theft Backpacks. Backpacks designed by backpackers! https://www.facebook.com/video?v=331673233706548&set=vb.167768313430375&type=2&theater Enjoy!

Backpack winners

06/01/15

Congratulations to @Christy Illman and @Catherine Sydenham, on being the 2014 winners of the ‪Christmas‬ ‪Giveaway‬! A set of Numinous Packs are winging their way to you!!! The girls won the competition by Liking our Facebook page and shared the competition post and won‬ a 65L and 25L Anti-theft travel backpack!! with a value of �269! Keep up to date with our backpack competitions at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SMASHiiRucksacks

New Back Pack review from Flying Dutch Girl

05/01/15

We are delighted to have a new review from the Flying Dutch Girl about our 65 Litre and the 25 Litre Back Pack. Check out there review for Gap Year travellers, it may just get you tempted. http://flying-dutchgirl.com/blog/review-giveaway-numinous-anti-theft-backpacks/

Happy New Year to all gap year travellers

05/01/15

Happy New Year to all you gap year travellers. We hope you have a great trip in 2015 and please let us know what your highlights have been during your travels. Numinous Backpacks' team

Gap Year Backpack

19/12/14

Numinous Backpacks the essential Gap Year backpack that provides unrivalled security for Gap Year backpackers, avoiding every traveller's nightmare of being thousands of miles away from home with nothing but the clothes they are wearing.

The Numinous Backpacks offers Gap Year Travellers a layered security system which will deter potential thieves stealing the bag or removing the contents, leaving Gap Year travellers to explore and enjoy their travels, safe in the knowledge all their documents and personal belongings are completely safe. Read more http://numinous-packs.com/article?id=8

Numinous Backpacks Review

16/12/14

Numinous Backpacks was developed to keep gap year travellers belongings safe and secure whilst globetrotting! And the idea behind the backpacks was conceived on ;The beach; Koh Phi Phi whilst on a gap year! The backpacks encompass the Numinous layered security system, which includes our Kevlar Anti-Slash technology (stops people slashing into your packs), TSA zip locks (stops people unzipping your backpack), anti-puncture zips and our Numinous Shield system which allows you to securely fix your backpack to a dorm bed or fixed object. These backpack features combined protect you against: Dorm room theft Pickpockets Pirate busses People tampering with your backpack before border crossings! Believe us the last thing you want is to have your passport and visa stolen in south East Asia!

Backpack for Gap Year Travelling

15/12/14

Finding the right Gap year backpack has to be a must for a sabbatical of travelling, adventure, education and lots of overseas life experiences. Lets face it, you don't want to be dragging a suitcase around whilst exploring the Daintree Rainforest in Australia or the bustling streets of Bangkok. Your thinking needs to be more ruthless than it would be for a package holiday to Ibiza for example, be prepared with a gap year backpack from Numinous! Read more .... http://numinous-packs.com/article?id=7

Anti-Theft Backpack

02/12/14

Our Numinous backpacks are bulging with the latest Anti-theft technology to safe guard your important travel documents and belongings. Recent research shows that we carry £1,400 worth of electronics and smart devices when travelling abroad. Numinous Backpacks have a devised a unique complimentary security features ensuring everything is protected against theft at all times, leaving you more time to enjoy your adventures whilst away from home! For more information about our anti-theft features, please click here; http://numinous-packs.com/technology

The Numinous backpack - enhanced security features

02/12/14

The Numinous backpack is a new range of backpacks with enhanced security features, available for the security conscious gap year traveller, adventure traveller or backpacker, with the aim of reducing the risk of crime or loss of possessions alongside the traditional role and features of a trusted backpack. Check out our biggest secure backpack for those long distant traveller. http://numinous-packs.com/wheeled-luggage

Secure Backpacks now available at Amazon

28/11/14

Numinous secure backpacks are now available online at Amazon. Order your backpack today ready for Christmas 2014. Click here to Amazon; http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=bl_sr_luggage?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Numinous+Packs&index=luggage&search-type=ss

Rucksack, the adventure starts here

23/11/14

We have found ourselves in an interesting variety of situations whilst experiencing the world; some good and some bad. Numinous Rucksacks are designed to combat the darker side of travelling, leaving you to truly enjoy what the world has to offer. Numinous Rucksacks protect you from the dreaded pirate buses, electronic identity theft, dodgy dorm room theft, shady smugglers at border crossings, and everyday street pickpockets. http://numinous-packs.com/article?id=6

Rucksack mission statement

23/11/14

Our mission is to provide gap year students, global travelers and adventure seekers with high quality, fashionable, safe and secure rucksacks which meet their specific needs. We aim to prevent our co-travelers from victim of crime and the loss of their possessions - read more at http://numinous-packs.com/article?id=5

Numinous Anit-Theft Backpacks Reviews

22/11/14

Numinous anti-theft backpack; Is this the most secure backpack ever? This backpack review is for all the backpackers and adventurous travellers out there. Read more: http://numinous-packs.com/article?id=4

80 Litre wheeled Rucksack

22/11/14

The 80 Litre wheeled Rucksack is our largest rucksack which encompasses TSA approved locks and secure anti-puncture zip protection. The 80 litre Rucksack also provides Kevlar Anti-Slash by protecting your belongings alongside and Numinous shield combination lock system allowing the rucksack to be strapped to a solid post or bed. Attach the Numinous 25 Litre DaySac to increase the volume to a whopping 105 litres. For more information about our 80 Litre wheeled rucksack http://numinous-packs.com/wheeled-luggage

Numinous 55 Litre Rucksack

22/11/14

The Numinous 55 Litre Rucksack features Numinous Kevlar Anti-Slash technology with the Numinous shield combination lock system alongside TSA approved zip locks. There is also the option of attaching the Numinous 25 litre DaySac to increase the volume of the rucksack to 80 litre. For more information http://numinous-packs.com/travel-rucksacks

25 litre Daysac

22/11/14

The Numinous 25L DaySac features Kevlar Anti-Slash technology supported by Numinous shield combination lock system and TSA approved zip locks. A great travel companion for city breaks, the daily commutes, or day trips whilst on holiday. For more information, check out http://numinous-packs.com/day-packs

Numinous and African Children's Fund

16/11/14

Numinous have joined with UK charity African Childrens Fund to help support and donate to the great work they are doing in Africa. For every Numinous purchased we will be donating school dinners and breakfasts.

Numinous in North America

16/11/14

Numinous plans to unveil the new GlobePacs range to the North American market with the help of US Distribution group Easy Earth. Numinous Packs will be exhibiting at the Winter Outdoor Retailer show between the 21st and 24th of January 2015! Visit us at Booth BR322

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