Travel Tech Review: My Legs

MikeachimLunacy, Travel7 Comments

Shadow of legs

A travel blog needs travel product reviews. So let’s start right now, with an overview of my favourite piece of travel tech.

This is a review of my legs.



Mike’s Legs


Mr & Mrs Sowden; various walking holidays, cycling expeditions, erratic keep-fit routines, etc.


42 years of food, warmth, shelter.


        • powerful  and versatile personal transportation system
        • precision-engineered (exactly long enough to reach the ground)
        • durable (4 decades and counting)
        • 6 hours of walking / 5 hours of cycling on a single overnight charge
        • suspension system and shock-absorbing hinges for a variety of off-roading options
        • comes fitted with a set of Flexible Ergonomic Extremity Tools™, free of charge.


I’ve been using my Legs for as long as I can remember. At this stage, I almost feel like they’re a part of me, so this will be a difficult review. I’ll do my best to be objective.

Usefulness: This product is by no means a necessary component for travelling the world (and anyone who says otherwise is lying to you), but you should find it a useful addition to your travel inventory. For example, in hitchhiking it’s possible to seductively uncover one Leg to entice motorists to slow down. Note: the few times I’ve tried it the traffic actually sped up,  so I can’t personally verify this.

Maintenance: After prolonged use, Legs tend to settle themselves into a comfortable rhythm and you can largely forget about them. However, they do require a certain amount of maintenance, more and more as they get older. I’ve noticed that mine have developed a slight weakness in the hinge-joints midway down, and they’re not as elastic as they once were. Certain activities (playing squash; cycling up a hill; moving a sofa) can put them out of action for 24 hours or more. It’s important to look after your Legs as you never know when you might need them.

Economy: astonishingly cost-effective, with a holistic low-fuel warning system (Hunger) that simply can’t be ignored.

Design flaws: none to speak of, although they do tend to radiate heat if they’re not properly lagged.


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Note: I’ve been informed by the manufacturers that Legs naturally come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and if yours don’t look like anyone else’s, that’s absolutely nothing to be worried about.

(For other travel tech reviews, many of them a lot more useful, visit Too Many Adapters – or check out founder Dave Dean’s new book on the subject, which is FREE on Amazon until Saturday.)

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