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Softshell Jackets

Patagonia Houdini Windproof Jacket | Review

Neat, hooded Houdini windproof jacket from Patagonia is ideal for trail-running use and packs down into its own pocket for compact stowage on the move.

Patagonia Houdini Windproof Jacket | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Inov-8 Trail Talon 275 | Review

Beautifully natural feeling all-round trail lightweight trail-running shoe that makes you feel like a border collie on speed...

Inov-8 Trail Talon 275 | Review
Softshell Jackets

Alpkit Arro Wind Shell | Review

Functional and reasonably lightweight windproof jacket that packs down to the size of an orange and at a bargain price too.

Alpkit Arro Wind Shell | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Pearl Izumi EM Trail N3 Shoe | Review

Road shoe levels of cushioning and lightly treaded sole make this better on firm, even surfaces than in the gnar...

Pearl Izumi EM Trail N3 Shoe | Review
Waterproof Jackets

6 of the Best Eco Waterproof Jackets 2016/2017

Care about the environment? Here's some of the most eco and ethical waterproof jackets on the market.

6 of the Best Eco Waterproof Jackets 2016/2017
Waterproof Jackets

6 of the Best Gore-Tex Jackets 2016/2017

Different activities need different Gore-Tex fabrics, and these jackets here each have a unique set of attributes.

6 of the Best Gore-Tex Jackets 2016/2017
Waterproof Jackets

Montane Spine Gore-Tex Active Jacket | Review

Montane's new Gore-Tex Active running jacket is a neat mix of top-notch fabric, sleek cut and just enough features to do an all-day job in...

Montane Spine Gore-Tex Active Jacket | Review
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Alpkit Filoment Jacket | Review

New 2016 version of Alpkit's lightweight duck down jacket is warmer and better fitting than its predecessor making it a great packable insulation option particularly...

Alpkit Filoment Jacket | Review
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Rab Nebula Jacket | First Look

Bright new Rab jacket uses fill that's claimed to perform like 600 fill power down, but with synthetic resilience and damp resistance.

Rab Nebula Jacket | First Look
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Alpkit Filoment Vest | First Look

Lightweight down-filled vest from online outdoors specialist does affordable without being nasty.

Alpkit Filoment Vest | First Look
Softshell Jackets

Patagonia Houdini Windproof Jacket | Review

Neat, hooded Houdini windproof jacket from Patagonia is ideal for trail-running use and packs down into its own pocket for compact stowage on the move.

Patagonia Houdini Windproof Jacket | Review
Softshell Jackets

Alpkit Arro Wind Shell | Review

Functional and reasonably lightweight windproof jacket that packs down to the size of an orange and at a bargain price too.

Alpkit Arro Wind Shell | Review
Softshell Jackets

Arc'teryx Incendo Hoody | Review

Lightweight trail-running windproof from the Canadian design perfectionists mixes good protection with enough ventilation to keep comfort levels high.

Arc'teryx Incendo Hoody | Review
Walking Trousers

Patagonia Nine Trails Shorts | Review

Comfortable, longer-cut running shorts complete with a long-legged 'boxer brief liner' to minimise chafing are the opposite of 'racy'.

Patagonia Nine Trails Shorts | Review
Walking Trousers

Arc'teryx Adan Mountain Running Short | Review

Mountain running short with impressive build quality, super light weight and some neat design touches for fans of the Canadian outdoors brand.

Arc'teryx Adan Mountain Running Short | Review
Walking Trousers

Salomon Fast Wing TW Shorts | Review

Ingenious hybrid trail-running short that mixes lycra-type comfort and support with more conventional looks.

Salomon Fast Wing TW Shorts | Review
Walking Boots

Arc'teryx Acrux AR Boot | Review

We take a closer look at the revolutionary new lightweight double mountaineering boot from the Canadian product engineers.

Arc'teryx Acrux AR Boot | Review
Walking Boots

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX Boot | Review

Salomon's latest 3-season walkign boot complete with waterproof Nubuck leather for the uppers.

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX Boot | Review
Walking Boots

Salomon Evasion Mid GTX Boot | First Look

New mid-height Salomon hiking mids split the difference between shoes and full mids.

Salomon Evasion Mid GTX Boot | First Look
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Inov-8 Trail Talon 275 | Review

Beautifully natural feeling all-round trail lightweight trail-running shoe that makes you feel like a border collie on speed...

Inov-8 Trail Talon 275 | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Pearl Izumi EM Trail N3 Shoe | Review

Road shoe levels of cushioning and lightly treaded sole make this better on firm, even surfaces than in the gnar...

Pearl Izumi EM Trail N3 Shoe | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Merrell All Out Charge | Review

Low and stable with good rock and rubble protection, Merrell's latest trail running shoe swaps cushioning for connection.

Merrell All Out Charge | Review
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Lowe Alpine Lightflite 5 | Review

Simple but effective mid-capacity, bum-bag gives comfortable carrying capability for running and biking without covering your back or interfering with movement.

Lowe Alpine Lightflite 5 | Review
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Arc'teryx Carrier Duffle 50 | Review

Light, minimalist, surprisingly tough and water resistant too - Canadian precision engineering meets the outdoors duffle...

Arc'teryx Carrier Duffle 50 | Review
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Osprey Tempest 30 Womens Pack | Review

Osprey's lightweight all-round women's-specific equivalent to the Talon put through its paces by Jody Appleton.

Osprey Tempest 30 Womens Pack | Review
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Salomon 1/2 Zip Agile S/S Tee | Review

‘Super smart, contemporary looks are matched by decent functionality with Salomon’s half-zip neck design giving a venting edge over more basic, round-neck, tee-shirt designs.’ 1/2 Zip Agile...

Salomon 1/2 Zip Agile S/S Tee | Review
Reviews

Rab Aeon Tee | Review

High-wicking, fast-drying baselayer tee with excellent Polygiene anti-odour treatment, makes a faithful running and travel companion.

Rab Aeon Tee | Review
Reviews

Jöttnar Uller Yak Wool Base Layer | Review

One of the best winter baser layers we've used, desgined with a blend of Tibetan yak wool and polyester.

Jöttnar Uller Yak Wool Base Layer | Review
Sleeping Bags

Western Mountaineering HighLite Sleeping Bag | Review

US down specialist's HighLite is their ultra-lightweight sleeping bag aimed at adventure racers and mountain marathoners.

Western Mountaineering HighLite Sleeping Bag | Review
Sleeping Bags

Mountain Hardwear HyperLamina Spark Sleeping Bag | First Look

Zoned construction ups the ante for MHW's benchmark 'lightest and warmest synthetic bag on the market'.

Mountain Hardwear HyperLamina Spark Sleeping Bag | First Look
Sleeping Bags

Therm-a-Rest Mira Sleeping Bag | First Look

Ingenious women's-specific down sleeping bag and mat combo from Therm-a-Rest arrives.

Therm-a-Rest Mira Sleeping Bag | First Look
Tents

Vango Air Away Sapera Tent | First Look

Vango's inflatable AirBeam system makes an ideal basis for a spacious camper van awning.

Vango Air Away Sapera Tent | First Look
Tents

Rab Ridge Raider Bivi | Review

Minimalist, bottomless sleeping teamed with hooped one-person bivvy shelter gives a great balance of lightness and acceptable comfort.

Rab Ridge Raider Bivi | Review
Tents

Vango Velocity 300 | Review

We test out the new Vango Velocity 300 with its AirBeam technology in fierce Lakes conditions.

Vango Velocity 300 | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Oakley Radarlock Path Sunglasses | Review

Top quality, great-fitting, action sports eye protection with an ingenious quick lens swap system and a choice of activity-specific lenses designed to improve vision for...

Oakley Radarlock Path Sunglasses | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Suuto Traverse GPS Watch | Review

Suunto's first outdoor-specific watch does most of what you need in a well-engineered, weather-proof package and leaves your hands free to do important stuff, like...

Suuto Traverse GPS Watch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Suunto Spartan Ultra GPS Watch | First Look

We take a first look at Suunto's new outdoor multisport GPS watch, packed full of updated features.

Suunto Spartan Ultra GPS Watch | First Look
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