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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 2021 | Delicious Freeze-dried, Dehydrated And Ready To Eat Food Pouches For Camping And Backpacking
News

Gear News | Primus Improves Lite Plus Camping Stove With Eco-Friendly Upgrade

The Primus Lite Plus personal cooking system has been a bestselling model for many years – and it's just been upgraded for 2021

Primus Lite Plus Camping Stove 2021 Update | Gear News
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Helly Hansen Gobi APS And Okapi ATS Trail Shoes | Preview

A quick look at Helly Hansen's new lightweight and versatile all-terrain trainers

Helly Hansen Gobi APS And Okapi ATS Trail Shoes | Preview
Buyer's Guides

Backpacking Backpacks | Buyer’s Guide For Multi-Day Trekking Packs

Essential facts and the features to look for if you're buying a backpack for multi-day trekking or backpacking adventures

Backpacking Backpacks | Buyer’s Guide For Multi-Day Trekking Packs
News

Game-changing Gear | The Amphibious E-Tricycle You Can Sleep In

This might just be the wackiest mode of adventure travel out there.

Zeltini Z-Triton | Game-changing Gear
News

Game-changing Gear | The New Gemini Ultralight Camping Stove By Optimus

Weighing just 790g, the award-winning Optimus Gemini is perhaps the first dual burner camping stove light enough for backpacking

Optimus Gemini Dual Burner Camping Stove | Game-changing Gear
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Best Bivvy Bags Reviewed 2021

6 simple and lightweight options we rate

Best Bivvy Bags 2021 | Solo Shelters For Lightweight Bivouacking Adventures
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Gear News | Merrell Adds New 'Hybrid Hiker' To Its 20 million-selling Moab Footwear Line

Our first look review of Merrell's new Moab Speed GTX fast and light walking shoe

Merrell Moab Speed GTX Hiking Shoe | First Look
Buyer's Guides

Camping Stoves | Buyer's Guide For Backpacking And Bikepacking

Essential facts and the features to look for if you're buying a camping stove for backpacking and wild camping adventures

Camping Stoves | Buyer's Guide For Backpacking And Bikepacking
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Game-changing Gear | The Qaou Beluga 6-in-1 Tent Made From Recycled Plastic

A tent, tarp, hammock, shelter and much more...

Qaou Beluga 6-in-1 Tent | Game-changing Gear
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Game-changing Gear | Somewear Global Hotspot

The little device that transforms your phone into a two-way satellite communicator

Somewear Global Hotspot | Game-changing Gear
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Best Approach Shoes Reviewed 2021

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

Best Approach Shoes 2021 | Lightweight, Comfy And Grippy Shoes For Scrambling And Hiking
News

Gear News | Craghoppers’ New Award-Winning Waterproof Jacket

Craghoppers’ award-winning Dynamic 12000 waterproof jacket is made from recycled plastic bottles – and wearing it "improves your well-being"

Craghoppers Dynamic 12000 Waterproof Jacket | Preview
News

Game-changing Gear | Elan Voyager Folding Skis

Folding skis have been done before...badly. Here's a brand that reckon to have cracked the problem.

Elan Voyager Folding Skis | Game-changing Gear
Walking Boots

Top 10 | Best Value Hiking Boots Reviewed 2021

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

Best Value Hiking Boots 2021 | Top 10
News

Gear News | Fjällräven’s New 100% Recycled Waterproofs

The lowdown on Fjällräven’s new High Coast Hydratic Jacket and Trousers

Fjällräven High Coast Hydratic Jacket And Trousers | Preview
Walking Boots

Best Vegan Hiking Boots & Shoes Reviewed 2021

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

Best Vegan Hiking Boots & Shoes 2021 | Top Quality Walking Boots That Are Cruelty-Free
News

Gear News | Outdoor Brands Stop Shipping To The UK Amid Brexit Chaos

Websites temporarily shut down as popular outdoor clothing and equipment brands do battle with "complex" and "frustrating" Brexit bureaucracy

Outdoor Brands Stop Shipping To The UK Amid Brexit Chaos | Gear News
Walking Boots

Game-changing Gear | Naglev's Kevlar Walking Boots

Is the incredibly strong bulletproof material the key to long-lasting boots?

Naglev Unico Combat Waterproof | Game-changing Gear
News

Gear News | Keen's New 'Energy-Efficient' Hiking Boot

A quick look at Keen's new Ridge Flex WP and Tempo Flex WP walking boots

Keen Bellows Flex Walking Boot | Preview
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Best Outdoor Watches Reviewed 2021

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

Best Outdoor Watches 2021 | Durable GPS Options For Hiking, Running and Cycling
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