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Trail and Scramble Shoes

Hoka One One Speed Instinct | First Look

Scoop early user impressions of Hoka One One's light, fast and cushioned trail running shoe designed to appeal to runners who don't like Hokas...

Hoka One One Speed Instinct | First Look
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Merrell All Out Crush Shoe | Review

A trail shoe designed to perform on seriously muddy and tough terrain, supporting the foot, preventing slippage on slick mud and draining water.

Merrell All Out Crush Shoe | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Saucony Xodus 6.0 Shoe | Review

This trail shoe is designed to get the runner off the tarmac and into the wilds with a light and flexible construction.

Saucony Xodus 6.0 Shoe | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

adidas Kanadia Shoe | Review

A world-renowned entry-level trail running shoe built for off-road running with added breathability and traction.

adidas Kanadia Shoe | Review
Waterproof Jackets

Arc'teryx Norvan SL Jacket | Review

Radical new Canadian-made lightweight running waterproof uses the innovative new Gore-Tex Active fabric with 'Permanent Beading Surface', the lightest, most packable and, claimed, most breathable...

Arc'teryx Norvan SL Jacket | Review
Waterproof Jackets

Berghaus Hyper Hydroshell Jacket | Review

The world's lightest full-zip waterproof jacket - probably - at an implausible actual 77g weighed for a medium, it's tiny, beautifully made and the ultimate...

Berghaus Hyper Hydroshell Jacket | Review
Waterproof Jackets

Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket | Review

New for autumn 2015, Fjällräven's Keb Eco-Shell jacket is an all-round waterproof mountain jacket designed for hill and mountain walking and basic mountaineering.

Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket | Review
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Alpkit Filoment Jacket | Review

New 2016 version of Alpkit's lightweight duck down jacket is warmer and better fitting than its predecessor making it a great packable insulation option particularly...

Alpkit Filoment Jacket | Review
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Rab Nebula Jacket | First Look

Bright new Rab jacket uses fill that's claimed to perform like 600 fill power down, but with synthetic resilience and damp resistance.

Rab Nebula Jacket | First Look
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Alpkit Filoment Vest | First Look

Lightweight down-filled vest from online outdoors specialist does affordable without being nasty.

Alpkit Filoment Vest | First Look
Softshell Jackets

Fjällräven Skogsö Jacket | First Look

Oddly attractive yellow jacket made from Fjällräven's waxable G1000 fabrics arrives.

Fjällräven Skogsö Jacket | First Look
Softshell Jackets

Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody | First Look

New ruffty tuffty do-it-all non-membrane soft shell hoody from Candadia tech-masters Arc'teryx.

Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody | First Look
Softshell Jackets

Montane Extreme Jacket | Review

Classic pile-Pertex combination, super-warm, soft-shell jacket that's brilliant for proper, full-on winter conditions.

Montane Extreme Jacket | Review
Walking Trousers

Berghaus Light Hike Hydroshell Overtrouser | Review

The Light Hike Hydroshell Overtrouser is a lightweight, packable waterproof pant made from the brand's own Hydroshell waterproof fabric.

Berghaus Light Hike Hydroshell Overtrouser | Review
Walking Trousers

Mountain Equipment Odyssey Pant | Review

New for Spring 2016, the Odyssey Pant is a fully waterproof shell trouser made from a sturdy feeling three-layer ME fabric.

Mountain Equipment Odyssey Pant | Review
Walking Trousers

Berghaus Ortler Waterproof Pant | First Look

Soft shell trekking trousers on the outside, waterproof and stretchy on the inside.

Berghaus Ortler Waterproof Pant | First Look
Walking Boots

Arc'teryx Acrux AR Boot | Review

We take a closer look at the revolutionary new lightweight double mountaineering boot from the Canadian product engineers.

Arc'teryx Acrux AR Boot | Review
Walking Boots

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX Boot | Review

Salomon's latest 3-season walkign boot complete with waterproof Nubuck leather for the uppers.

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX Boot | Review
Walking Boots

Salomon Evasion Mid GTX Boot | First Look

New mid-height Salomon hiking mids split the difference between shoes and full mids.

Salomon Evasion Mid GTX Boot | First Look
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Hoka One One Speed Instinct | First Look

Scoop early user impressions of Hoka One One's light, fast and cushioned trail running shoe designed to appeal to runners who don't like Hokas...

Hoka One One Speed Instinct | First Look
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Merrell All Out Crush Shoe | Review

A trail shoe designed to perform on seriously muddy and tough terrain, supporting the foot, preventing slippage on slick mud and draining water.

Merrell All Out Crush Shoe | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Saucony Xodus 6.0 Shoe | Review

This trail shoe is designed to get the runner off the tarmac and into the wilds with a light and flexible construction.

Saucony Xodus 6.0 Shoe | Review
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Arc'teryx Carrier Duffle 50 | Review

Light, minimalist, surprisingly tough and water resistant too - Canadian precision engineering meets the outdoors duffle...

Arc'teryx Carrier Duffle 50 | Review
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Osprey Tempest 30 Womens Pack | Review

Osprey's lightweight all-round women's-specific equivalent to the Talon put through its paces by Jody Appleton.

Osprey Tempest 30 Womens Pack | Review
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Osprey Atmos 50 AG Pack | First Look

New pack uses radical 3D mesh back system intended to combine cooling, comfort and support.

Osprey Atmos 50 AG Pack | First Look
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Jöttnar Uller Yak Wool Base Layer | Review

One of the best winter baser layers we've used, desgined with a blend of Tibetan yak wool and polyester.

Jöttnar Uller Yak Wool Base Layer | Review
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Mammut Trovat Pro Half Zip Base Layer | Review

Bae layer made from Polartec's Power Wool - for next-to-skin comfort, while having fast wicking and drying capabilities.

Mammut Trovat Pro Half Zip Base Layer | Review
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Montane Primino Crew Neck Tee | First Look

Primino is a new baselayer mix of merino wool and Primaloft fibres used exclusively by Montane, how does it work?

Montane Primino Crew Neck Tee | First Look
Sleeping Bags

Western Mountaineering HighLite Sleeping Bag | Review

US down specialist's HighLite is their ultra-lightweight sleeping bag aimed at adventure racers and mountain marathoners.

Western Mountaineering HighLite Sleeping Bag | Review
Sleeping Bags

Mountain Hardwear HyperLamina Spark Sleeping Bag | First Look

Zoned construction ups the ante for MHW's benchmark 'lightest and warmest synthetic bag on the market'.

Mountain Hardwear HyperLamina Spark Sleeping Bag | First Look
Sleeping Bags

Therm-a-Rest Mira Sleeping Bag | First Look

Ingenious women's-specific down sleeping bag and mat combo from Therm-a-Rest arrives.

Therm-a-Rest Mira Sleeping Bag | First Look
Tents

Vango Air Away Sapera Tent | First Look

Vango's inflatable AirBeam system makes an ideal basis for a spacious camper van awning.

Vango Air Away Sapera Tent | First Look
Tents

Rab Ridge Raider Bivi | Review

Minimalist, bottomless sleeping teamed with hooped one-person bivvy shelter gives a great balance of lightness and acceptable comfort.

Rab Ridge Raider Bivi | Review
Tents

Vango Velocity 300 | Review

We test out the new Vango Velocity 300 with its AirBeam technology in fierce Lakes conditions.

Vango Velocity 300 | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Alpkit's New Transmitter Bike | First Look

We have an early go on the new Sonder Transmitter, the first of Alpkit's incoming new bike range - we liked it so much we...

Alpkit's New Transmitter Bike | First Look
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Ordnance Survey OS Maps App | Review

New OS Maps app is neatly designed and easy to use, but so far limited in scope.

Ordnance Survey OS Maps App | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer 2 Charger | Review

Super-rugged waterproof mobile charger gives handy power back-up on the hill.

Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer 2 Charger | Review
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