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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
Group Tests and Best Buys

Top 10 | Best Hiking Daypacks Reviewed 2020

The options we recommended for day-long adventures (plus our overall favourite)

Best Hiking Daypacks Reviewed 2020 | Top 10
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
Waterproof Jackets

Top 10 | The Best Lightweight Waterproof Jackets of 2020

Need a waterproof jacket for fast and light adventures?

Best Lightweight Waterproof Jackets 2020 | Top 10
Waterproof Jackets

Review | Rab Kangri GTX Jacket

James Forrest tests out the new Rab Kangri GTX jacket on a series of demanding Munro-bagging hikes in Scotland

Rab Kangri GTX Jacket | Review
Waterproof Jackets

Top 10 | Best Quality Waterproof Jackets For 2020

Our test team's pick of the top 10 waterproof jacket options out there in 2020

Best Waterproof Jackets For 2020 | Top 10
Down and Insulated Jackets

Dark Peak Women’s NESSH Down Jacket | Review

A high-spec, lightweight and warm down jacket at an affordable price

Dark Peak Women’s NESSH Down Jacket | Review
Down and Insulated Jackets

Top 10 | Best Down Jackets In 2020

Our experts have chosen...

Best Down Jackets 2020 | Top 10
Down and Insulated Jackets

Top 10 | Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets 2020

Options from Arc'teryx, Montane, Rab, TNF and more

Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets 2020 | Top 10
Softshell Jackets

Top 10 | The Most Versatile Softshell Jackets of 2020

The latest and greatest put to the test, plus our in-depth buyer's guide

Best Softshell Jackets 2020 | Top 10
Softshell Jackets

Fjällräven Vidda Pro Ventilated Trousers & Jacket | Will's World

A new jacket and an update to the Swedish brand's popular trousers

Fjällräven Vidda Pro Ventilated Trousers & Jacket | Review
Softshell Jackets

Devold Trollkyrkja Jacket | Review

Fresh from Norwegian brand Devold, this new wool softshell jacket is a merino marvel

Devold Trollkyrkja Jacket | Review
Walking Trousers

Top 10 | Best Waterproof Trousers for Hikers 2020

Options from Patagonia, Rab, Rohan, Fjällräven and more...

Best Waterproof Trousers For Hiking in 2020 | Top 10
Walking Trousers

Top 10 | Best Walking Trousers Reviewed 2020

10 of our favourite options available on the market in 2020

Best Walking Trousers Reviewed 2020 | Top 10
Walking Trousers

Sasta Kaarna Trousers | Review

Silent, lightweight and waterproof; the trouser for the off-grid adventure

Sasta Kaarna Trousers | 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
Walking Boots

Top 10 | Best Walking Shoes Reviewed 2020

We'll often thing about the weight on our back but not on our feet, and some lightweight kicks can really make a difference

Best Walking Shoes Reviewed 2020
Walking Boots

Top 10 | Best Three-Season Walking Boots 2020

Memorable adventures require a dependable pair of boots...

Best Walking Boots 2020 | Top 10
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
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Top 7 | Best Approach Shoes Reviewed 2020

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

Best Approach Shoes 2020 | Top 7
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Top 10 | Best Trail Running Shoes 2020

Plus the essentials to consider when you're looking to buy a pair

Best Trail Running Shoes 2020 | Top 10
Group Tests and Best Buys

Top 10 | Best Hiking Daypacks Reviewed 2020

The options we recommended for day-long adventures (plus our overall favourite)

Best Hiking Daypacks Reviewed 2020 | Top 10
Backpacks

Long Term Review | F-Stop Anja 40 L

Find out how it fared over a full season in the alpine

F-Stop Anja 40 L Camera Backpack | The Long Term Review
Group Tests and Best Buys

Top 10 | Best Backpacks For Backpacking And Trekking 2020

Options ranging from 30L weekenders to 65L whoppers...

Best Backpacks For Backpacking And Trekking 2020 | Top 10
Mid and Base Layers

Our Editor's Favourite Hiking T-Shirt | Long-Term Review

"I would happily wear this every day if society wasn’t so judgemental about that kind of thing..."

Smartwool Merino Sport 150 | Long-term Review
Mid and Base Layers

Patagonia Recycled Better Sweater | Review

A classic ‘grab and go’ layer, Patagonia’s Better Sweater just got greener

Patagonia Recycled Better Sweater | Review
Mid and Base Layers

Craghoppers Ashfield Half-Zip Fleece | Review

A late 80s, early 90s, throwback-style fleece that’s ideal for cold evenings at camp

Craghoppers Ashfield Half-Zip Fleece | Review
Sleeping Bags

Exped SynMat Basic 7.5 Sleeping Mat | Review

A fairly high-spec mat at a fairly reasonable price

Exped SynMat Basic 7.5 Sleeping Mat | Review
Sleeping Bags

Sea To Summit Thermolite Reactor Sleeping Bag Liner | Review

A sleeping bag liner designed to boost the warmth of your current bag, whilst prolonging its life

Sea To Summit Thermolite Reactor Compact Plus Sleeping Bag Liner | Review
Sleeping Bags

Mountain Hardwear Lamina Eco AF -9C | Review

A synthetic winter sleeping bag that the manufacturer claims is ‘Eco AF’ – but does it stand up to that bold claim?

Mountain Hardwear Lamina Eco AF -9C Sleeping Bag | Review
Tents

Top 12 I Best Lightweight Backpacking Tents

Our Test Team's favourite one and two person models

Best Backpacking Tents 2020 | Top 12
Tents

Top 7 | Best Solo Tents For Backpacking 2020

Our test team's pick of the top 7 solo tents for backpacking in 2020

Best Solo Tents For Backpacking 2020 | Top 7
Tents

Top 12 | Best Two Person Tents For Hiking 2020

There's nothing better than sharing some quality mountain time with a friend, here's our selection of the best two person tents for hiking

Best Two Person Tents For Hiking 2020 | Top 12
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
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Top 9 | Best Quality Head Torches For Hiking 2020

From big old beamers to trusty backups...

Best Head Torches For Hiking 2020 | Top 10
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Top 11 | Best Lightweight Sleeping Mats 2020

Options from Therm-a-rest, Exped, Sea-to-Summit and more

Best Backpacking Sleeping Mats 2020 | Top 11
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