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 had for years and always chuck in my bag wherever I’m travelling.

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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 review of the large duffel, £86.25 from Millets.

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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 a backpack large enough to fit all the essentials you’ll need for a ramble in…

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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? Review Fjallraven Abisko Trekking tights Product description: “Technical and durable trekking tights in a highly functional stretch fabric. They combine the freedom…

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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 from GO Outdoors.

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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 a bit of bike spring cleaning.

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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 as useful on the runway as it is over rough ground. So is this the…

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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 hoping it’ll thunderstorm so I can get out in a new waterproof) there’s nothing like…

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Review: Electric EG3.5 Ski Goggles from The Board Basement

Hitting the slopes to test out Electric’s EG3.5 ski and snowboard goggles, £109 from The Board Basement. Product Description: “All new for 2016 Electric just released the EG 3.5 which is a smaller version of last years huge success the…

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Cult kit for swimmers, chosen for Red Bull

Know your goggles from your goose fat? I’ve chosen the 10 items you should have in your swimming kit bag for Red Bull. Whether you’re training for the gruelling Red Bull Neptune Steps event or just dipping your toe into…

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10 best hiking boots for women for The Independent

Picking a new pair of hiking boots can be a complicated endeavour. There’s a lot of choice out there, as well as a lot of jargon, so if you’re on the hunt for one pair of trusty boots it’s worth…

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Fantastic fitness kit for winter training

If you’re lacking motivation to get out and exercise in the cold and rain, I hear you – I’m currently mainlining chocolate digestives and watching another storm approaching on the horizon. However help is to hand! Try togging yourself up…

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My favourite winter mountain biking kit

If one of your 2017 resolutions is to get on the trails on your mountain bike no matter what the weather, this lovely lot of warm and hardy kit will go the distance with you.

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COMPETITION: Win a pair of Hi-Tec hiking boots

Win a snuggly pair of Hi-Tec’s Kono Espresso boot, £79.99. Versatile and cosy, these babies were made with winter in mind.

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