On test: walking gaiters reviewed

Gaiters provide extra protection for the legs and feet in wintry or muddy conditions. But which pair is right for you?...

17 April 2017

PHD's Expedition Double Suit 'biggest down suit innovation for 45 years'

If you’ve ever wondered what sort of clothing enables mountaineers to stay comfortable or even to survive in the death zone above 8,000m, specialist brand PHD has given an insight, with its latest radical product.

26 March 2017

Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight pack tops Outdoor Industry Awards

A trimmed-down lightweight rucksack was judged top product in this year’s UK Outdoor Industry Awards.

19 March 2017

Don't get in a flap: Fjällräven adds snug trekking tights to its Abisko range

Scandinavian outdoors brand Fjällräven’s latest innovation should stop walkers getting in a flap.

02 March 2017

Gore-Tex expands range of brands using its new Shakedry material

One of the best known outdoor brands is expanding the range of manufacturers using its revolutionary Shakedry technology.

31 January 2017

PrimaLoft's new ThermoPlume insulation 'mimics natural down' in outdoor jackets

Major clothing insulation brand PrimaLoft will unveil what it calls a groundbreaking new synthetic material at an upcoming trade show.

16 January 2017

The great big grough guide to Christmas gifts for your outdoor fan

Christmas is fast approaching, and the search for last-minute prezzies for the outdoor person in your life can be fraught.

07 December 2016

On test: winter gloves reviewed

Gloves are an essential piece of kit for anyone venturing out on to the hills in winter, or even taking a stroll in the countryside during the cooler seasons.

03 December 2016

On test: sleeping bags reviewed

A good, comfortable sleeping bag is essential for getting a sound night’s sleep in your tent, whether it’s on the campsite or the mountainside.

02 November 2016

New Montane drone service offers outdoor fans delivery straight to the hilltop

A UK outdoors brand is promising its fastest ever delivery service, thanks to a new high-tech innovation.

01 April 2017

On test: Primus Micron Trail Stove reviewed

Price: £60 Weight: 86g (plus 10g storage bag) Fuel: propane/butane Country of manufacture: EU This new backpacking stove from Primus fits in the palm of the hand when folded, and tips the scales at less than 90g.

24 March 2017

Patagonia enters sleeping bag market, 45 years after founder's first model

Some projects take a while to fruition, and a new sleeping bag from Patagonia is a case in point. The brand’s founder Yvon Chouinard made himself...

14 March 2017

On test: insulated jackets reviewed

An insulated jacket is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills during winter. Temperatures can drop markedly as you ascend, and ...

28 January 2017

Want to feel a bit chirpier? How about a Yumpa energy bar, with added crickets

Price: £19.99 for nine bars Weight: 54g (45g ℮) Energy per pack: 198-202 kcal per bar If you thought eating insects was only for c-list celebrities in the Australian jungle, think again.

25 January 2017

On test: Hoka One One Speedgoat shoes reviewed

Price: £120 Colour: black/green Weight: 582g/pair (size 9) Construction: fabric/synthetic uppers/Vibram outsole Waterproofing: none Country of manufacture: Vietnam Sole stiffness: 2/10 Sizes: men’s 6½-13½ (40-49⅓); women’s 3½-9½ (36-44) The curious name of these trailrunning shoes comes from the Utah skyrunning race organised by Karl Meltzer and his input is also central to the design of this footwear.

22 December 2016

Nordic children's outdoors brand Reima takes over Finnish Baby Box company

A Nordic brand that has recently launched its children’s outdoor clothing range in the UK has expanded with the acquisition of a specialist baby goods supplier.

13 December 2016

On test: HJ Hall Extreme ProTrek socks reviewed

Price: £13.75 Country of manufacture: UK Weight: 108g/pair Colour: green/blue/grey Material: 42 per cent merino wool; 42 per cent acrylic; 11 per cent polyamide; 5 per cent Elastane Sizes: S-XXL, for shoe sizes from 3-15 Wash: 30C These British-made walking socks from Leicestershire-based company HJ Hall are part of the ProTrek range and have a high merino wool content which helped keep down odour during our prolonged tests.

12 November 2016

On test: Teva Arrowood Lux shoes reviewed

Price: £100 Country of manufacture: Vietnam Weight: 732g/pair Colour: brown Sizes: men’s 6-13; women’s 3-9 The Arrowood Lux shoes are the latest development from Teva based on its Float-Lite midsole and outsole combination.

24 September 2016


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