James Forrest, Author at Outdoors Magic

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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
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
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Game-changing Gear | The Inflatable Tow Raft For Cross Country Swimming

The new product that transforms any rucksack into a raft...

The RuckRaft By Above Below | Game-changing Gear
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Top 10 | Best Portable Fire Pits 2021

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 2021 | Lightweight Fire Pits for Outdoor Barbecues and Campsite Grilling
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Gear News | Is This The Perfect Watch For The Modern Day Adventurer?

Our deep dive on the ultra tough and ultra reliable Holton Automatic from Elliot Brown

Elliot Brown Holton Automatic | The Perfect Watch For The Modern Day Adventurer?
News

How Polartec Will Stop Your Next Fleece Polluting The Environment

This pioneering new material overcomes the 'plastic problem' associated with synthetic fleece

How Polartec Will Stop Your Next Fleece Polluting The Environment
Walking Equipment and Accessories

HONOR Watch GS Pro Smartwatch | Review

James Forrest tests out the new HONOR Watch GS Pro: a rugged, adventure-ready watch promising a 25-day battery life

HONOR Watch GS Pro Smartwatch | Review
Advice

Advice | Wild Camping In The Lake District

Our team bring you five great areas for wild camping in the Lake District National Park

Wild Camping In The Lake District | Where To Go
Tents

Wild Country Helm Compact 3 Tent | Review

"Near-premium performance for a less-than-premium price"

Wild Country Helm Compact 3 Tent | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Jack Wolfskin Trail Mat Air | Review

We test out Jack Wolfskin’s brand new sleeping mat – the Trail Mat Air

Jack Wolfskin Trail Mat Air | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Merrell MQM Flex 2.0 GTX Hiking Shoes | Review

James Forrest tests out the new Merrell MQM Flex 2.0 GTX shoes on trails near his home in the Lake District

Merrell MQM Flex 2.0 GTX Hiking Shoes | Review
Walking Boots

Top 10 | Best Value Hiking Boots Reviewed 2020

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

Best Value Hiking Boots 2020 | Top 10
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