Sleeping-bag brand Snugpak unveils range of reusable face coverings

An outdoors gear manufacturer has introduced a range of masks as the need to wear face coverings becomes more widespread.

20 July 2020

Footwear brand Keen's range of reusable face masks goes on sale

Footwear brand Keen is using one of its factories to manufacture face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

03 July 2020

On test: AKU Serai mountaineering boots reviewed

Price: £380 Country of manufacture: Italy Weight: 1,862g a pair (size 44/9½) Colour: black/grey/silver Construction: Kevlar/nylon/microfibre uppers plus Liba Smart PU Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Sole stiffness: 10/10 Women’s version: no Sizes: 5-13 (38-47½) Crampon compatible: yes, with automatic locking models, B3 These mountaineering boots from AKU are designed for full-on Alpine and altitude use.

20 February 2020

Gold award for Houdini jacket that uses innovative Polartec eco-friendly fabric

A jacket that uses an eco-friendly fabric developed by Polartec has won a gold award at a major European trade show.

25 January 2020

On test: 40-70 litre rucksacks reviewed

If you’re heading out on a multi-day walking trip or wild camping on the hills, you’ll need a rucksack that’s big enough to take all the necessary gear.

26 October 2019

On test: lightweight backpacking tents reviewed

Our tent test was for lightweight models capable of being carried on a backpacking or multi-day trekking trip.

22 August 2019

On test: two- to three-season walking boots reviewed

The boots we’ve put to the test for this review are suitable for use outside of the winter months, in more benign weather.

12 May 2019

Kathmandu's Gore-Tex wedding dress takes away the worry from outdoor brides' big day

Brides who want to celebrate in the great outdoors on their big day can now keep dry if the weather turns, with the launch of a wedding gown featuring waterproof Gore-Tex fabric.

01 April 2019

Bird charity benefits from sales of Country Innovation Avocet jacket

The founder of a West Country brand has pledged to donate £10 to a bird conservation charity from each sale of a jacket aimed at birdwatchers and photographers.

22 February 2019

On test: Rab Skyline mountain-running clothing reviewed

Rab’s Skyline range is a lightweight series of outdoor gear aimed at mountain runners. The brand says it uses no-compromise design and materials ...

17 July 2020

On test: Rab Mythic Ultra sleeping bag reviewed

Price: £550 Weight: 429g including stuffsack Packed size: 23cm x 17cm diameter Fabric: outer and inner, 7 denier ripstop nylon Insulation: hydrophobic goose down Colour: black Country of manufacture: UK Rab’s Ultra sleeping bags are a new addition to its Mythic range and are designed and manufactured to offer good insulation at the lowest possible weight.

25 June 2020

On test: walkers' ice-axes reviewed

An ice-axe is an essential piece of safety equipment for anyone wanting to walk during winter conditions on the UK’s mountains.

18 February 2020

On test: walking trousers reviewed

Choosing the right pair of trousers for your jaunts in the great outdoors will enhance your days out.

14 December 2019

On test: Leatherman Free P2 multitool reviewed

Price: £164.95 Weight: 250g Country of manufacture: USA This Leatherman multitool is part of the Free range the USA brand unveiled this year.

25 August 2019

On test: Osprey Katari 7 backpack reviewed

Price: £70 Weight: 534g Colour: grey/green Rated capacity: 7 litres Country of manufacture: Vietnam The Katari 7 is a slimline pack aimed at mountain bikers, cyclists and runners.

04 July 2019

On test: headtorches reviewed

A headtorch should be in every outdoor enthusiast’s kit. The ability to light your way when it gets dark could mean the difference between gettin...

02 April 2019

Bridgedale launches Polarity Fusion science to end mystery of socks lost in wash

Leading brand Bridgedale has come up with a technical solution to that age-old problem faced by walkers: losing a sock in the wash.

01 April 2019

On test: Danner Mountain 600 Weatherized insulated boot reviewed

Price: £178.89 Weight: 1,208g/pair Construction: full-grain leather uppers Country of manufacture: Vietnam Waterproofing: Danner Dry Insulation: PrimaLoft Gold 200g Sole stiffness: 5/10 Women’s version: yes, one width only Sizes: men’s medium width 7-14; wide 7-13; women’s medium width 3-8½ When we tested the version of Danner’s 600 boot without insulation, we were impressed by the performance of footwear that doesn’t look that technical but actually worked really well on the hill.

07 February 2019


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