James Forrest, Author at Outdoors Magic

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How To Guides

Hiking Advice | How To Train For A Long-Distance Walk

Follow these quick tips and you'll be amazed at the distances you'll be able to cover on foot

Hiking Advice | How To Train For A Long-Distance Walk
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Best Walking Sandals Reviewed 2022

The versatility offered by the finest adventure sandals is unmatched

Best Walking Sandals 2022
Waterproof Jackets

Gear News | Patagonia's New Waterproof Jacket That's Made From Recycled Fishing Nets

A lightweight, packable shell - both sustainable and stylish

Patagonia Granite Crest | First Look
Group Tests and Best Buys

Best Retro-Styled Fleeces Reviewed 2022

Who can say no to a retro design? Not us.

Best Retro Fleeces of 2022
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Garmin inReach Mini 2 GPS Device Released | Gear News

The popular safety device has been upgraded and the new capabilities sound very decent

Garmin inReach Mini 2 GPS Device Released | Gear News
How To Guides

Gear Skills | A Beginner's Guide To Tarp Camping

Don't know your A-Frame from your Lean-To? Here's how to perfectly rig a tarp for a safe, stable and dry night under the stars

A Beginner's Guide To Tarp Camping | Backpacking Advice
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Gear News | Garmin Unveils Two Brand New Smartwatches

The brand new Garmin fenix 7 series has landed – plus the brand new Garmin epix is out now too

Garmin Fēnix 7 Series and Garmin Epix | Gear News
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Best Approach Shoes Reviewed 2022

Fusing the best characteristics of hiking shoes and climbing shoes, approach shoes are a versatile addition to your outdoor kit locker

Best Approach Shoes 2022 | Lightweight, Comfy And Grippy Shoes For Scrambling And Hiking
News

The Most Exciting New Gear We’ve Spotted This Month

Cutting-edge, innovative and quirky gear that caught our eye this month, including new and coming-soon releases.

The Most Exciting New Gear We’ve Spotted This Month
Walking Boots

Top 10 | Best Value Hiking Boots Reviewed 2022

And why a good pair can help you eat up those miles...

Best Value Hiking Boots 2022 | Top 10
Group Tests and Best Buys

Best Lightweight Backpacking Meals Reviewed 2021

We've cooked up a list of the best lightweight backpacking meals to fuel your camping adventures

Best Lightweight Backpacking Meals Of 2022 | Delicious Freeze-dried, Dehydrated And Ready To Eat Food Pouches For Camping And Backpacking
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Best Bivvy Bags Reviewed 2022

6 simple and lightweight options we rate

Best Bivvy Bags 2022 | Solo Shelters For Lightweight Bivouacking Adventures
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Top 10 | Best Portable Fire Pits 2022

We've cooked up a list of the best fire pits for evenings around the campfire, garden barbecues and al-fresco cooking over open fires

Best Portable Fire Pits 2022 | Lightweight Fire Pits for Outdoor Barbecues and Campsite Grilling
Reviews

Best Lightweight Backpacking Quilts Reviewed 2022

Favoured by thru-hikers and ultra-light backpackers, quilts are a popular alternative to traditional sleeping bags. Here’s 6 of the best options out there.

Best Lightweight Backpacking Quilts 2022
Mid and Base Layers

OMM Unveil The OMM Core Hoodie, ‘A New Concept In Active Insulation’ | Gear News

A quick look at the Hoodie and its fabric that supposedly brings 'near-total air permeability'

OMM Unveil The OMM Core Hoodie, ‘A New Concept In Active Insulation’ | Gear News
Buyer's Guides

Christmas Gift Guide 2021 | Last-Minute Present Ideas For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Looking for stocking-fillers and presents for the adventure-fanatics in your life? Here are a few ideas.

Best Christmas Gifts For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Walking Boots

Best Vegan Hiking Boots & Shoes Reviewed 2022

100% vegan walking boots that contain no leather, gelatin or animal-derived glues or dyes

Best Vegan Hiking Boots & Shoes 2022 | Top Quality Walking Boots That Are Cruelty-Free
News

BAM Bamboo Clothing Release Recycled And Recyclable 73 Zero Insulated Jacket | Gear News

Eco brand BAM Bamboo Clothing have released their first ever insulated jacket – billing it as “revolution in recycling”.

BAM Bamboo Clothing Release Recycled And Recyclable 73 Zero Insulated Jacket | Gear News
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Best Outdoor Watches Reviewed 2022

Find out which watch came out best in test...

Best GPS Watches For 2022
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