Review: Keen Terradora leather hiking boots

Hitting the trails of Nova Scotia in the smart, waterproof leather Terradora boot from Keen, £119.99, a versatile hiking boot that is ready for the…

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Review: Keen Elsa winter snow boots

Stomping about in icy weather in Keen’s adorable Elsa snow boots, £99.99. Outdoor-ready and very nice to look at, these tribal-printed delights are perfect for…

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Gear profile – the new Osprey Fairview carry-on bag

Meet the adventurous traveller’s new best mate. The perfectly sized new Osprey Fairview 40 litre rucksack, £100, is roomy enough for all your kit but…

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Staying active all winter with Dickies Workwear

SPONSORED POST Winter is coming. But that’s no reason to hibernate – on dark, chilly days we need fresh air and exercise more than ever.…

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Adventure kit items that could save your life, picked for Red Bull

The great outdoors is an extremely beautiful place – but it can also be pretty inhospitable. Any adventurer worth their Himalayan rock salt should prepare…

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The ten best backpacking tents, chosen for The Independent

A backpacking-worthy tent is pretty simple to define – you should be able to carry it with you in your rucksack on a hike without…

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Video: My essential kit for adventure travel

Hello intrepid travellers! In my latest video I’m talking you through my favourite bits of kit for international travel – this is the gear I’ve…

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Review: North Face Base Camp duffel bag from Millets

Rugged, water resistant and allergic to rips and tears, North Face’s Base Camp duffels are a staple bit of kit for far-flung adventures. Here’s my…

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Review: Bern Parker cycling helmet

Cycling around town in the Bern Parker (£74.99)helmet, a good-looking and comfortable lid ideal for city commuters.

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The best daysacks, chosen for The Independent

Heading for the great outdoors? Make sure you know where you’re going to stash all your gear first. A daysack, as the name implies, is…

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Review: Fjallraven Abisko Trekking tights

Messing around on the moors in the Abisko trekking tights from Fjallraven, £130. Are these the dream walking leggings? Read on my for my Fjallraven…

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Review: Scarpa Velocity V climbing shoes from GO Outdoors

Rocking out in the Scarpa Velocity V, an easy and fuss-free climbing shoe aimed at beginners and available at the very purse-friendly price of £59…

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Fresh new gear for spring

Hello sunshine! It’s been a while. Celebrate the clocks going forward and the beginning of adventure-appropriate weather with my favourite pieces for outdoor living and…

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Review: Eagle Creek Lync Special Edition travel bag

A bag that can switch from backpack to case on wheels in the blink of an eye, Eagle Creek’s EC Lync, £342, aims to be…

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Review: Finisterre Litus waterproof jacket

If Little Red Riding Hood were wandering through rainy forests today I reckon she’d wear Finisterre’s beautifully made Litus jacket, £150.

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Long term tests: my hero kit

I’ve reviewed a lot of gear over the past years, and whilst I try to put new kit through the toughest situations possible (sometimes desperately…

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