Review: Waterproofing down with Nikwax

They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. But good clothing which can’t stand up to showers is going to kill your outdoors buzz pretty fast. Enter Nikwax, here to waterproof and protect your kit like…

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Outdoor adventures and #RidiculousPossibilities with TK Maxx

What are you up to this weekend? Can you squeeze in a last-minute adventure? Whatever you’ve got planned you can get kitted up at TK Maxx‘s fantastic Outdoor World event, which is filling stores with amazing kit at fantastic prices.…

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Review: Berghaus Ancroft parka

Berghaus Ancroft parka review: In my quest for outdoors-ready gear that you can wear down the pub I review the fully waterproof Berghaus Ancroft parka, stocked by GO Outdoors. Stormproof, furry-hooded and a bit of a looker, it’s now reduced…

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All kitted up for spring

Snowdrops! Sunshine, kind of! To celebrate spring attempting to rock up to the party here are my latest favourites for beach days and active travel, from cosy knits to adventure-proofing your phone.

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Review: Animal Amp 5/4/3 wetsuit

On the hunt for a comfortable, warm winter wetsuit? The entry-level 5/4/3 Animal Amp, £120, promises flexibility and strength in the face of the freezing sea. And it’s got nice purple arms.

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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?

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Review: Odlo Blackcomb Evolution winter base layers

I’ve been tearing around the Austrian pistes and the Welsh mountains in Odlo’s Blackcomb Evolution range of winter sport underwear, partly made from recyclable materials. I tested out the long baselayer pants (£65) and baselayer shirt (£65). Cosy, comfy and…

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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 and…

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Review: Osprey Tempest 20 litre daysack

Osprey Tempest review: Adventuring in hot and cold climates with the female-specific fit Osprey Tempest 20 litre daysack, £90. Osprey Tempest review Product Description: Tempest is the women’s specific fit version of our iconic Talon series. When it comes to…

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Review: Sprayway Arete jacket from Blacks

My penchant for men’s jackets continues with this pumpkin-orange Arete waterproof jacket, £90 from Sprayway at Blacks. It’s been all the way up Mount Kenya and back with me and we’ve both lived to tell the tale.

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My Autumn Edit for 2015

Ahh autumn, the time of mists, mellow fruitfulness and really great jumpers. I am unashamedly in love with all of the season’s sparkler-waving, pumpkin-carving, fire-warming cliches – after all, is there anything more British than a chilly woodland walk followed…

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Review: Teva Terra FI Lite walking sandals from SportsShoes

My Teva Terra walking sandals, £29.99 from SportsShoes, have been out on many an adventure with me this summer, and I am a big big fan. Dad sandals are officially cool now, you know.

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Review: Grisport’s Typhoon walking boots

Grisport’s bright and bold Typhoon, £49, proves a decent entry-level walking boot that’s pocket friendly too.

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Review: the Bowhurst classic backpack

New brand on the block Bowhurst make handcrafted backpacks for “the brave and the bold”. I tested out their classic pack, £60, designed with explorers in mind.

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Review: DHB Flashlight Highline waterproof cycling jacket

Testing out dhb’s Flashlight Highline jacket, £84.99, designed to keep you snug in all weathers AND make you glow in the dark. Magic!

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Review: The Casio G-Shock G-LIDE 8900 watch

Intrepid TV director Ben Anderson reviews Casio’s hardwearing unisex G-LIDE watch 8900 sports watch.

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