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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 Winter Coats Reviewed 2022

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

Best Winter Coats Reviewed 2022
Waterproof Jackets

Best Value Rain Jackets Reviewed 2022

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

Best Value Rain Jackets 2022 | Budget Hardshells For Under £100

TRIWA Ocean Plastic Sub Outdoor Watch | Review

A fun and funky yet practical dive watch with a serious message...

TRIWA Ocean Plastic Sub Outdoor Watch | Review

The Most Sustainable Sleeping Bags on the Planet

Sleeping bags have long lagged behind other outdoor gear when it comes to sustainability. That’s finally starting to change...

The Most Sustainable Sleeping Bags on the Planet
Group Tests and Best Buys

Best Electric Cars For Adventure Lovers 2022

Vroom Vroom (but quiet and eco-friendly)

Best Electric Cars For Adventure Lovers 2022
Walking Equipment and Accessories

The Toughest Outdoor Watches For 2022

The most durably rugged quartz and mechanical outdoor watches out there

Toughest Watches 2022 | 12 Durable Wrist Watches For Outdoor Use
Walking Equipment and Accessories

G-Shock Mudmaster GWG-2000 Watch | Review

G-Shock's new Mudmaster is an improvement on its predecessor, but remains unapologetically committed to the 'function over form' design philosophy.

G-Shock Mudmaster GWG-2000 Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Hamilton Khaki Mechanical Bronze Watch | Review

The metal will darken and age, so that eventually the watch on your wrist will tell a story of all the epic trips, voyages and...

Hamilton Khaki Mechanical Bronze Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Sternglas Taiga GMT Field Watch | Review

A sleek and stylish looking timepiece that feels light and comfortable on the wrist, largely thanks to its robust but lightweight build and slim profile.

Sternglas Taiga GMT Field Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Shoreham Monmouth Automatic Dive Watch | Review

A watch with subtle vintage dive watch styling but modern functionality

Shoreham Monmouth Automatic Dive Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Nixon Regulus Expedition Watch | Review

Powered by a custom digital module, this unique effort from Nixon is surprisingly robust and has remarkable amount of functionality.

Nixon Regulus Expedition Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Nezumi Baleine Automatic Dive Watch | Review

There’s no denying the Baleine has a real romance, and it boasts some impressive specs alongside its striking, vintage look.

Nezumi Baleine Automatic Dive Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Nodus Sector Field Watch | Review

The Sector Field has a lot more going on than most field watches

Nodus Sector Field Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Briston Streamliner Adventure Watch | Review

This feels like a watch with attitude – but it doesn’t take itself too seriously either

Briston Streamliner Adventure Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Elliot Brown Bloxworth 3HD Watch | Review

There's no cooler colour for time piece than Power Orange

Elliot Brown Bloxworth 3HD Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

RZE Resolute Watch | Review

Incredibly durable yet lightweight

RZE Resolute Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Luminox Bear Grylls Survival MASTER Series 3745 Watch | Review

An intentionally overbuilt and eye-catching watch

Luminox Bear Grylls Survival MASTER Series 3745 Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Victorinox I.N.O.X. ‘Autumn Spirit’ Watch | Review

A watch that prioritises function over form

Review | Victorinox I.N.O.X. ‘Autumn Spirit’ Watch
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Best Thermos Flasks 2022

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

Best Thermos Flasks 2022
Group Tests and Best Buys

Best Ultralight Backpacks Reviewed 2022

Top multi-day packs for fast and light backpacking trips

Best Ultralight Backpacks 2022
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Best Backpacking Water Filters Reviewed 2022

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

Best Backpacking Water Filters For 2022
Tents

Best Family Tents Reviewed 2022

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

Best Family Camping Tents For 2022
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