Review: F1T1 storm kettle from the Storm Kettle Shop

I’ve got a new storm kettle! It’s a little portable F1T1 from the fantastic Storm Kettle Shop (£49.99). It boils up water for two cuppas…

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Review: Arc’teryx Epsilon hoody

Arc’Teryx hoody review: Do have a little perusal of my review of the very fetching Arc’teryx Epsilon hoody (£150), a versatile, breathable softshell layer that’s…

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Trail Running: my favourite kit

My idea of a nice jog is definitely less pounding the pavements and more getting lost in the woods (and covered in mud in the…

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A lovely lot of new kit for spring

Bright and bold wetsuits, fresh new running gear and other lovely rugged bits and pieces that are perfect for all your spring adventures. Because it’ll…

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Review: Didriksons Ronja jacket from Outdoor World Direct

My cosy new Ronja jacket, £150 from Didriksons at Outdoor World Direct, has been keeping me warm all winter. Here’s my review of a snow-friendly…

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Review: Merrell Decora Sonata boots

I’ve been stomping about in the cold and in snow in my new Decora Sonata winter boots, £140 from Merrell. Here’s how well they’ve battled…

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Learning to run in Vivo Barefoot shoes, part 2

Here’s part two of my running re-education – building up to a 5k in Vivo‘s revolutionary barefoot trainers.

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Review: HiGear Snowdon walking boots from Go Outdoors

HiGear Snowdon boots review: Other girls may lust over Louboutins, but I like hiking boots. I really like hiking boots. Mainly because I can actually…

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Review: Berghaus Flux 20 Litre Day Sack

I took my nice new Berghaus Flux daysack, £50, out for a little spin around Ashton Court’s mountain bike trails to see how it dealt…

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Review: Meindl Sölden snow boots from Complete Outdoors

Whether you’re off on a ski season, planning a little foray to the Alps or just want to keep your toes toasty on wintery walks,…

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Review: Fjallraven rucksack from Complete Outdoors

I do like rugged outdoors gear that also manages to be über beautiful. Hence, I have a bit of a style crush on my new…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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