1. The Commute: AKG K495 NC
These noise cancellers offer superb sound and also work as “normal” headphones once the battery’s died. Thus, you can still block out the sound of wailing as you enter your 17th hour stuck in a tunnel.
Price: £350 | Link: AKG
Bright red faces, neon white legs: yes, summer is finally here. Some of you will be jetting away to the Caribbean, others will be getting the wellies out for the festival season. All of us are likely to be getting in some serious barbecue action in the coming months.
It pays to be well equipped for a British summer, and whether you're looking for a great badminton racquet with which to ruin a serene garden party, the ultimate kit for a long-haul flight or the best beach-proof headphones, we've got every summer situation covered within this list. Except for umbrellas - we're naturally optimistic, and we fully believe it won't rain again until late September at the earliest.