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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Outdoor adventures with the Anevay Frontier stove

Okay, so I’m a tiny bit in love with my new Anevay Frontier stove. Much of the outdoor gear I test and use is functional,…

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Review: Fjallraven Nuuk parka

Fjallraven Nuuk parka review: Oh hello Storm Emma! Feeling the cold bite? Get cosy in the snow in Fjallraven’s Nuuk parka, £420.

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Review: Hanwag Aotea Gore-Tex winter boots

Expensive they may me (at a quite eye-watering £195.41) but you get what you pay for with the rugged, waterproof and fantastically comfortable Aotea GTX®…

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Competition: win a mystery adventure haul worth £200

Fancy some shiny new stuff for spring? I’ve acquired a lot of gear in my kit cupboard over the past few years, so I’ve decided…

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Review: Sorel Cozy Joan snow boot from Ellis Brigham

Wondering what to wear on your feet in the dark bitter days of winter? I’ve been out in rain and snow testing out Sorel’s Cozy…

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Review: Fjallraven Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure

My latest review is of a wear-anywhere light jacket from one of my favourite brands – Fjallraven’s Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure, £99. First designed…

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Review: Montane Phoenix jacket

Is your winter wardrobe missing a great padded mid-layer? Montane’s Phoenix, £140, might be the answer – this versatile and adventure-ready jacket is comfortable, water-resistant…

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The great outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2017

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And to give these lovely presents to your outdoors-mad friends and family. This year my gift guide has a…

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Review: Danner Mountain Light hiking boots

Hellooooo beautiful. You may recognise these gorgeous hiking boots – they played a starring role on Reece Witherspoon’s feet in Wild. So how does Danner’s…

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The best women’s snowsports gear of 2017/2018

Ready to hit the pistes? I’ve been testing out the best snow jackets, salopettes and base layers for The Independent. My top picks will keep…

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