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Walking Equipment and Accessories

Ultimate Performance 'Performance' Head Torch | Review

It's not super bright or ostentatiously clever, but UP's emergency-friendly Performance Headtorch is decently light and very compact.

Ultimate Performance 'Performance' Head Torch | Review
Waterproof Jackets

Mammut Kento Jacket | First Look

The Kento is a trim-fitting, neatly designed walking shell from the Swiss alpine specialist that defies the 2.5-layer fabric norms.

Mammut Kento Jacket | First Look
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Edelrid Novalite Headtorch | Review

Edlerid's Novalite lightweight headtorch is powered by a single AA battery and mixes spot and wider beams for surprisingly useful light output.

Edelrid Novalite Headtorch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

LED Lenser SEO 7R Headtorch | Review

German lighting specialist LED Lenser's SEO 7R is a good choice for moderate to medium trail running use with some added quirkiness thrown in.

LED Lenser SEO 7R Headtorch | Review
Waterproof Jackets

Mammut Kento Jacket | First Look

The Kento is a trim-fitting, neatly designed walking shell from the Swiss alpine specialist that defies the 2.5-layer fabric norms.

Mammut Kento Jacket | First Look
Waterproof Jackets

Alpkit Definition Waterproof Jacket | Review

Alpkit's new Definition technical mountain jacket is a brilliantly-specced, neatly-cut slice of mountain burliness at a killer price.

Alpkit Definition Waterproof Jacket | Review
Waterproof Jackets

Waterproof Jackets | Buyers' Guide

All the information you need to help you choose the right waterproof jacket for walking, scrambling, climbing or mountaineering.

Waterproof Jackets | Buyers' Guide
Reviews

Rab Paradox Pull-on | First Look

Rab's lightweight Paradox mid-layer top uses Polartec Alpha insulation and is a brilliant, high performance alternative to a fleece.

Rab Paradox Pull-on | First Look
Reviews

The North Face Summit Series L6 Down Jacket | First Look

It weighs as much as some expedition sleeping bags, but the Summit Series L6 Down Jacket is seriously warm by any standards

The North Face Summit Series L6 Down Jacket | First Look
Reviews

Mammut Rime Pro Hooded Jacket | Review

The Swiss brand's sleekly-cut, Primaloft-filled insulated jacket makes an excellent winter all-rounder for the slim at heart.

Mammut Rime Pro Hooded Jacket | Review
Softshell Jackets

Rab Alpha Direct Jacket | First Look

Rab's new all-day, sort of 'softshell' is a brilliant mix of warmth, protection and breathability in a neatly cut, super versatile package. Brilliant!

Rab Alpha Direct Jacket | First Look
Softshell Jackets

Arc'teryx Women's Cita Hoody | Review

The Canadian mountain brand's women's trail running windproof has an ace, lightweight, Goldilocks balance of comfort and protection.

Arc'teryx Women's Cita Hoody | Review
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
Walking Trousers

Meet the Fjällräven Keb Trouser, brilliant yellow legwear coming right at you from Sweden

Made from the Swedish brand's own G1000 fabrics, the Keb Trousers are a seriously Scandinavian take on mountain legwear.

Fjällräven Keb Trousers | Review
Walking Trousers

Alpkit Koulin Trail Tights | Review

Bargain-priced trail-running tights from Alpkit offer a whole lot of legwear for the outlay and even have handy stash pockets.

Alpkit Koulin Trail Tights | Review
Walking Trousers

Montane Trail 2SK Shorts | Review

Montane's trail-running shorts combine the advantages of Lycra and conventional designs in an ingenious 'twin skin' construction.

Montane Trail 2SK Shorts | Review
Walking Boots

KEEN Wanderer WP Boot | Review

Half-shoe, half-boot - the Wanderer is a brilliantly comfortable all-round walking mid.

KEEN Wanderer WP Boot | Review
Walking Boots

La Sportiva Mutant | Review

Confident, toothy. Mutant mountain running shoe is as good on wet rock as it is on softer ground with monster grip...

La Sportiva Mutant | Review
Walking Boots

Salomon Quest Prime GTX | Preview

Salomon's lightweight backpacking and hiking boot is a nice mix of support and lightness at a reasonable price.

Salomon Quest Prime GTX | Preview
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Shoe | Review

Solid and dependable trail running shoe that's happiest on dry to medium terrain and can also double as supportive walking and hiking footwear.

Salomon Wings Pro 2 Shoe | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Inov-8 Trail Talon 250 | Review

Inov-8's new lightweight trail-running shoe is a featherweight mix of grip and trail feel, but at the expense of some comfort.

Inov-8 Trail Talon 250 | Review
Trail and Scramble Shoes

Inov-8 Trail Talon 275 | Review

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

Inov-8 Trail Talon 275 | Review
Reviews

Osprey Talon 22 | Preview

Osprey's all-round lightweight Talon daypack range has had a makeover for 2017 with sleeker lines and a revised back system.

Osprey Talon 22 | Preview
Hiking Packs

8 of the Best Walking Backpacks for Women 2016/17

Finding a backpack that caters for women's needs can be a bit of a nightmare. But luckily, help is at hand! A selection of some...

8 of the Best Walking Backpacks for Women 2016/17
Reviews

Camelbak Octane LR Pack | Review

A hydration pack with a twist, the lumbar reservoir sits weight low down for better balance and load transfer.

Camelbak Octane LR Pack | Review
Reviews

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

Ultimate Performance 'Performance' Head Torch | Review

It's not super bright or ostentatiously clever, but UP's emergency-friendly Performance Headtorch is decently light and very compact.

Ultimate Performance 'Performance' Head Torch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

Edelrid Novalite Headtorch | Review

Edlerid's Novalite lightweight headtorch is powered by a single AA battery and mixes spot and wider beams for surprisingly useful light output.

Edelrid Novalite Headtorch | Review
Walking Equipment and Accessories

LED Lenser SEO 7R Headtorch | Review

German lighting specialist LED Lenser's SEO 7R is a good choice for moderate to medium trail running use with some added quirkiness thrown in.

LED Lenser SEO 7R Headtorch | Review
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