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Matt Jones

Matt Jones

With stints working for both the Ramblers and the Scouts under his belt, Matt knows one or two things about walking and camping. A highly experienced outdoors writer and editor, he contributes regular features and gear reviews to various leading magazines and websites, including Outdoors Magic. Matt's passions are for wild camping, long-distance backpacking and climbing mountains. Originally from Kent, he's now based in Snowdonia, which is the ideal backyard for testing outdoor kit to its limits.

Recent Articles By Matt

Group Tests and Best Buys

Best Ultralight Backpacks Reviewed 2021

Top multi-day packs for fast and light backpacking trips

Best Ultralight Backpacks 2021
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Best Thermos Flasks 2021

Top performing flasks rated and reviewed, plus an in-depth buyer's guide

Best Thermos Flasks 2021
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Best Backpacking Water Filters Reviewed 2021

Whether you're travelling the globe or hiking a long-distance trail, these are the top portable backpacking water filters to carry in your pack

Best Backpacking Water Filters For 2021
Tents

Best Family Tents Reviewed 2021

Here are our top picks of the best family tents, ideal for families and large groups

Best Family Camping Tents For 2021
Waterproof Jackets

Columbia Omni-Tech Ampli-Dry Shell | Deep Dive

We take a look at the new waterproof tech from Columbia

Columbia Omni-Tech Ampli-Dry Shell | Deep Dive
Group Tests and Best Buys

Best Winter Coats Reviewed 2021

The best outerwear options this season, according to the OM team

Best Winter Coats 2021 | Warm and Windproof Jackets For Cold Weather
Waterproof Jackets

Best Value Rain Jackets Reviewed 2021

Protective and durable rain shells at prices that won't break the bank

Best Value Rain Jackets 2021 | Budget Hardshells For Under £100
News

Game-Changing Gear | A Decade Of Columbia Omni-Heat

Ten years on, Columbia’s patented thermal-reflective technology is still the benchmark for lightweight warmth

Game-Changing Gear | A Decade Of Columbia Omni-Heat
How To Guides

Gear Tips | How To Take Care Of Your Tent

Leaky tent? Read our essential guide to tent care and maintenance.

How To Take Care Of Your Tent | Essential Advice
How To Guides

Gear Tips | How To Break In Your Walking Boots Properly

There's way more to it than just walking up and down the stairs a few times...

How To Break In Walking Boots | Essential Advice
How To Guides

Do I Pop It? | How To Prevent And Treat Blisters

We’ve pulled together all our hard-earned hiking knowledge to give you a wealth of information on how to prevent, treat and (if you have to)...

How To Prevent Blisters | Advice For Hikers And Runners
Outdoor Features

The Greatest Adventurers of the Last Decade

As the decade draws to a close, we look back at the adventurers who have taken on the most epic challenges and expeditions of the...

The Greatest Adventurers of the Last Decade
How To Guides

Wild Camping Tips | Key Ways To Keep Warm Overnight

Nifty tricks that'll make a big difference

How To Stay Warm While Camping | Advice
How To Guides

How To Patch And Repair A Hole In A Down Jacket

Been sat too close to the campfire again? Caught a branch? Here's what you need to do...

How To Patch And Repair A Hole In A Down Jacket
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