Meet the banana, excellent hill food with a serious design defect, but thanks to Bananaguard, the days of the bruised and squishy banana in your pack could be over...
Posted: 12 November 2004
Mountain food doesn't come much better than the banana - a handy
helping of carbohydrate and fructose with very little fat and a,
well, banana-esqe taste. Unfortunately bananas come with a major
design defect, they don't have hard shells.
Bruised Bananas - An International Problem...
compound the problem, there are few things more disappointing than a
blackened, bruised, weeping banana, which is where the Bananaguard
comes in. It does pretty much what it says on the box being a handy
lightweight protective case designed to fit the majority of
It's ventilated to guard against premature ripening, but otherwise
provides full protection for your 'nana allowing it to be safely
carried in your pack until the time of consumption after which you
could always use the device to pack your banana skin back out
The Banaguard is dishwasher safe and comes in a variety of funky
colours including an indispensible 'glow in the dark' variety that
should appeal to paranoid hillwalkers everwhere. At £3.95 or
£4.35 if you want luminosity it ain't cheap, but then it's come
all the way from Canada where Banaguard UK's Chris Gray discovered
the ultimate banana conserver lurking in Vancouver.
As a banana lover, Chris was captivated and is now importing the
Bananguard to the UK. You can order online at www.bananaguard-uk.com
or contact Chris by e-mail at email@example.com.
Sorry, we'll get our editorial coat ;-)
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What do you know. According to OM's news pages someone's importing the Banana Guard into the UK. I'm very disappoinrted as I'd seen these things in Vancouver after my PCT hike and was hoping to leave tgo and make my millions by importing them and flogging them myself!
Bought a couple while I was there and presented a big pink one to my mate Robert in Giggleswick who initially asked where the batteries went (calm down ladies!).
I've used mine to bring lunch to the tgo office for the last few weeks (can't afford more than a 'nana on these wages) and gotta say it's simple and it works (and it's light weight, just in case you were wondering).
I reckon it's make a grand stocking filler (with or without batteries).
Posted: 12/11/2004 at 14:03
I thought it was something else for a moment!
Best stop there eh?
Posted: 12/11/2004 at 14:07
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"The BananaGuard currently comes in 9 colours, available online:
Pretty in Pink
Glow in the Dark "
Don't they sell them in Ann Summers' shops??
Posted: 12/11/2004 at 14:32