Review: Arcteryx Atom SL Hoody

Testing out Arcteryx’s new Atom SL Hoody (£170). Super light at just 235 grams and compact enough to fit in a pocket, this is an efficient and reliably warm mid layer. But is it worth the hefty price tag?

Review of Arcteryx Atom SL Hoody

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Skiing in St Anton am Arlberg with GO SKI GO BOARD and #ThisGirlCan

Skiing in St Anton am Arlberg with GO SKI GO BOARD and #ThisGirlCan

An all-girl ski trip to St Anton Am Arlberg in the gorgeous Tirol region of Austria to celebrate Snowsport England’s fantastic GO SKI GO BOARD initiative, encouraging everyone to give snowsports a try in partnership with the #ThisGirlCan campaign. …
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Adrenaline in the air

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Places to stay: Portmeirion village, Snowdonia

Places to stay: Portmeirion village, Snowdonia

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Review: Odlo Blackcomb Evolution winter base layers

Review: Odlo Blackcomb Evolution winter base layers

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Interview: Sophie Wilford rode the Mongol Derby

Interview: Sophie Wilford rode the Mongol Derby

In 2015 veterinary surgeon Sophie Wilford took on the toughest horse race in the world. Modelled on Chinggis Khaan’s postal route across the Mongolian steppes, the Mongol Derby, run by the crazy cats at The Adventurists, involves navigating 1000km of&…
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Halfords cycling essentials guide

Halfords cycling essentials guide

If one of your New Year resolutions is to dust off your bike and go exploring country lanes, woodland trails and shining mountain roads on two wheels then Halford’s fantastic new cycling essentials guide will help you kit yourself …
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How to: go camping. The ultimate packing checklist

How to: go camping. The ultimate packing checklist

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Winter Skincare – my favourite products

Winter Skincare – my favourite products

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Sport climbing at Dancing Ledge, Dorset

Sport climbing at Dancing Ledge, Dorset

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Discover Gower in Winter

Discover Gower in Winter

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Hello 2016!

Hello 2016!

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Places to stay: A stay with Brecon Cottages in Talybont-On-Usk

Places to stay: A stay with Brecon Cottages in Talybont-On-Usk

A totally charming weekend at Groves Cottage in Talybont-On-Usk, one of Brecon Cottages’ handpicked places to stay in the National Park. We curled up by the wood stove, wandered in the woods and drank hefty amounts of mulled wine.
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Wrapping up warm for winter

Wrapping up warm for winter

It’s finally getting a bit chillier out there, isn’t it? If you’re planning to get out in all weathers and walk off all the Christmas toblerones you ate, wrap up in bright waterproofs, tough boots and cosy …
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Giving a little back at Christmas

Giving a little back at Christmas

Hey wonderful readers! This post isn’t about the great outdoors or my new favourite hiking boots, but bear with me. I recently travelled to the island of Lesvos to write an article, and whilst there I met some of …
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My Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

My Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

A few weeks ago I train-hopped my way around Switzerland on assignment for Greentraveller. I took a series of incredible rail journeys, stopping to admire the Christmas markets in Zurich, ski in Les Diablerets and eat my weight in fondue&…
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