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Group Tests and Best Buys

Top 8 | Best Trekking Poles Reviewed 2019

And why a good pair can make your days out a whole lot easier...

Best Trekking Poles 2019 | Top 8
Walking Trousers

Top 10 | Best Walking Trousers Reviewed 2019

10 of our favourite options available on the market in 2019

Best Walking Trousers Reviewed 2019 | Top 10
Walking Boots

Top 10 | Best Walking Shoes Reviewed 2019

We'll often thing about the weight on our back but not on our feet, and some lightweight kicks can really make a difference

Best Walking Shoes Reviewed 2019
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Top 11 | Best Lightweight Sleeping Mats 2019

Options from Therm-a-rest, Exped, Sea-to-Summit and more

Best Backpacking Sleeping Mats 2019 | Top 11
Buyer's Guides

Down And Synthetic Insulated Jackets | Buyer's Guide

Going shopping for a nice warm down or synthetic jacket this winter - here's what you need to know from hoods and pockets through to...

Down And Synthetic Insulated Jackets | Buyer's Guide
Buyer's Guides

How To Choose The Best Tent For Backpacking

We cut through the jargon of tent technology to help you make an informed decision on your next tent purchase.

Hiking and Backpacking Tents | Buyer’s Guide
Outdoor Features

The 10 Finest Walks In the Brecon Beacons

OM's Will Renwick picks out his favourite walks in the national park

Best Walks in the Brecon Beacons | 10 Mapped Routes
Outdoor Features

Bikepacking Scotland | We Took On The 321km Badger Divide

Easily accessible from Scotland's central belt (and its train stations and airports), this adventure must be on the bucket list of every bikepacker

Bikepacking The 321km Badger Divide | Inverness to Glasgow
Outdoor Features

The Outdoor & Adventure Podcasts We've Been Listening To

There's a lot out there at the moment. Here are the ones to make a beeline for.

The Best Outdoor & Adventure Podcasts
How To Guides

Ultra-Distance Running | How To Survive A Multi-Day Trail Race

We headed out to Sweden for a three day trail race... here are the things that helped us survive

How To Survive A Multi-Day Trail Race | Advice
How To Guides

Watch | How to Light a Fire Using a Bow Drill

Fire with your own bare hands? It's easy when you know how...

How to Light a Fire Using a Bow Drill | Bushcraft Tips
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