Review: Jack Wolfskin Vapor Trail XT Jacket

The thunderstorms rumbling over Bristol made me all happy as I got to stomp about in puddles in my new Jack Wolfskin Vapor Trail XT jacket (£140). It’s now with me on a monsoon-y adventure in the Thai jungle, dealing…

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My pick of the best new outdoors kit

Things I love from the world of outdoors gear. Because I get excited by words like ‘neoprene’ and phrases like ‘sweat-wicking action’.

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Review: Jack Wolfskin Flyweight jacket

Jack Wolfskin Flyweight jacket review: I love outdoors kit you can boast about. “Dude, you think your jacket is light? Mine weighs half as much as piece of paper. Yeah, PAPER.” So I greatly enjoyed testing out my new Flyweight…

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Review: Target Dry Emily Parka

The latest addition to my ever-growing collection of nifty little waterproof numbers is the gorgeous Emily (£68.95) from Target Dry, which I have been wearing rather obsessively.

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The best new outdoors books on… surfing

The loveliest books for water babies on how to surf, where to surf and (my favourite part) what to eat afterwards. Guaranteed to make you pull on some neoprene, grab your sex wax and head for the sea.

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The best new outdoors books on… cycling

Whether you’re a hardcore cycling commuter (like me, screw you lorry drivers!), a muddy mountain bike enthusiast or just fancy knowing a fixie from a foldup, these are the best bike books around.

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My pick of the best camping books

My pick of the top camping titles just in time for a summer of sleeping under stars and canvas, including essential info on where to pitch your tent and what to cook up on the campfire. My pick of the…

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Review: Target Dry Elle Mac in a Sac

It’s all springlike and sunshiney suddenly! I feel very happy indeed. The only issue I seem to be having is that I can’t seem to get dressing for unpredictable showers and bursts of sunshine, and have spent most of my…

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Review: Sealskinz grey cable knit waterproof beanie hat

This lovely little beanie is the newest addition to my hat collection, thanks to the fab outdoorsy kids over at Sealskinz. I’ve always been a big fan of their brilliant waterproof ski gloves so I was very excited to try…

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Review: Mountain Warehouse women’s Shimana merino base layer

I do like a good baselayer – especially one as fluffy and soft as my new Shimana merino layer, £29.99 from the fantastic Mountain Warehouse. After a very chilly week skiing in Val Thorens (chilly when not being cuddled by…

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Review: Mountain Warehouse Heavenly Extreme women’s ski jacket

I spent last week skiing like a loon in Val Thorens, and the fab folk at Mountain Warehouse kitted me out before I left for my Three Valleys adventure with this gorgeous purple Heavenly Extreme Ski Jacket, £69.99. Seven days…

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Review: Dry Wax combat jacket from Peregrine

Say hello to my beautiful new coat. The lovely lot at Peregrine Clothing posted it to me and now I pretty much live in it.

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Review: Brasher Hillmaster hiking socks for women

I have new socks! So without further ado let me introduce:

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Review: Hi-Tec Lynx Trail mid women’s boots

I like post. Especially when it’s a box containing a lovely new pair of Hi-Tec Lynx trail hiking boots (£54.00) from the very nice people at Go Outdoors. My new boots are a pretty dove grey and they are all…

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Review: the GoPro HD Hero camera

Snowboarder Simon Andrews waxes lyrical over his favourite bit of kit, the GoPro Hero camera.

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Review: The North Face women’s 100 Glacier fleece

The North Face Glacier Fleece review: In preparation for my epic ski adventure, coming soon to The Girl Outdoors (well, once I actually hit the slopes), I tested out my new North Face Glacier fleece, £30, in chilly Britain before…

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