The best sustainable and eco-friendly swimwear

The tide is turning – these nine ethical and sustainable swimwear brands make a stand by using recycled materials to create their beautiful and sport-friendly swimsuits. The best eco-friendly and sustainable swimwear brands A new tide of independent brands are…

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Review: Adidas Free Hiker boot

Bouncing around in the cheerful Adidas Terrex Free Hiker, £169.95, a versatile summer trainer/walking boot hybrid that’s big on comfort. Adidas Free Hiker Boot review Product description: “Every ingredient in these shoes aims for comfort on long-distance hikes. The sock-like…

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Review: Osprey Rolling Transporter wheeled duffel bag

International adventurer? Meet your new favourite travel bag. The fantastic Osprey Rolling Transporter 90l, £220, is a durable duffel on wheels that can travel has hard as you do. Review Osprey Rolling Transporter Product description: “AdventureProof on wheels. By taking…

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Review: Joules Sailaway waterproof raincoat

Fear no shower in Joules’ Sailaway short waterproof rain jacket, £99.95, a great all-rounder of a raincoat for casual wear that can withstand a hefty downpour. Review Joules Sailaway raincoat Product description: “A short, PU coated cotton canvas raincoat to…

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Review: Dryrobe short sleeve Advance robe

Winter swims and cold water surfs, I no longer fear you! I’ve been testing out Dryrobe’s Advance robe, £110, perfect for changing after surfs and keeping the chill at bay after a dip. Dryrobe review: Advance short sleeve Product description:…

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Review: Millican Fraser the Rucksack 25 litre

Camping in summer and gallivanting in winter in the company of Millican’s lovely 25 litre Fraser rucksack, £130, a roomy and weatherproof adventure companion. Millican Fraser the Rucksack review Product description: “Fraser the Rucksack (25L) is hard to beat. Inspired…

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The Outdoors Christmas gift guide 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Be the super-organised person you always wish you were and buy all your Christmas gifts early this winter, with a little help from my extremely handy gift guide. There’s something for everyone,…

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The best women’s ski and snowboard gear for winter 2018/2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… the snow season. Winter is coming – and if you’re planning on heading to cold climes for a snowsports holiday or to work a season, you’ll need to kit yourself out with…

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Review: Jottnar Fenrir hooded down jacket

Testing out the expensive but deliciously comfortable Jottnar Fenrir down jacket, £295, in the wild – I reckon this beautiful bit of outdoor kit is worth the spend. Review: Jottnar Fenrir jacket Product description: “The Fenrir is stuffed with 850…

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How to pack for the Himalayas, a trekking packing guide

Are you heading for the magical high mountains of the Himalayas? The mountain range spanning India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan and Nepal is one of the wonders of the world, and an incredible place to go trekking. I spent the…

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Review: Kathmandu Benmore 5-in-1 jacket

Kathmandu reckon their Benmore 5-in-1 jacket, £223, is the ultimate travel jacket. Time to put it to the test. Product description: “It’s a rain jacket with a down bomber jacket/vest inside. Zip in the bomber or zip off the sleeves…

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Review: Land Rover Explore outdoors phone

I took the rugged, waterproof Land Rover Explore phone (£600) on three months of adventures to see how if it lived up to its claims of being bombproof in the great outdoors. Land Rover Explore phone review In the wild:…

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Review: Thule AllTrail 45 litre rucksack

On my neverending quest for the perfect backpack I put Thule’s 45l, female-specific AllTrail, £145, through its paces. Thule AllTrail rucksack review Product description: “A versatile, all-around pack built to withstand any season and countless activities. It’s the one pack…

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The Fjällräven Kånken backpack turns 40

Oh hello, have you met the Fjällräven Kånken? I’m sure you’ll recognize this iconic little backpack – it’s been having a bit of a hipster moment recently, but its design heritage goes way back to the 1970s. The cheerfully coloured…

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Review: the MSR Hubba Hubba two-man tent

MSR Hubba Hubba review: Meet my all-time favourite backpacking tent, the MSR Hubba Hubba two-man tent, £300. MSR Hubba Hubba review I’ve had a few people comment on the sudden explosion of photos of my shiny new tent on Instagram,…

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Lovely new stuff for spring

Morning sunshine! Getting ready for a spring and summer of little adventures? Pack the best new camping kit in my favourite new rucksack, get on my new go-to bike and go exploring. COVETABLE KIT Trakke Assynt 17 rucksack, £175 Ooh,…

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