How to look after outdoor kit: cleaning, maintenance and repair

How to look after outdoor kit Your outdoor gear is there to be used, abused and covered in mud – that’s the sign of a…

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Places to Stay: Ditchling Cabin, Sussex, with Canopy & Stars

Pack your swimsuit and swap the real world for a cabin on the water.Ditchling Cabin, set on the edge of its own lake in the…

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How to buy the perfect daypack backpack with Fjällräven

Heading for a day in the great outdoors or exploring a new city? Make sure you know where you’re going to stash all your kit…

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Review: Osprey Rolling Transporter wheeled duffel bag

International adventurer? Meet your new favourite travel bag. The fantastic Osprey Rolling Transporter 90l, £220, is a durable duffel on wheels that can travel has…

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Places to stay: Hartley Dyke Barn, Kent

Welcome to Hartley Dyke Barn. This airy hideaway is one of Kent and Sussex Cottages’ special places to stay, and it makes the perfect base…

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Review: Jottnar Fenrir hooded down jacket

Testing out the expensive but deliciously comfortable Jottnar Fenrir down jacket, £295, in the wild – I reckon this beautiful bit of outdoor kit is…

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Review: Kathmandu Benmore 5-in-1 jacket

Kathmandu reckon their Benmore 5-in-1 jacket, £223, is the ultimate travel jacket. Time to put it to the test. Product description: “It’s a rain jacket…

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Lovely new stuff for spring

Morning sunshine! Getting ready for a spring and summer of little adventures? Pack the best new camping kit in my favourite new rucksack, get on…

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Outdoor adventures with the Anevay Frontier stove

Okay, so I’m a tiny bit in love with my new Anevay Frontier stove. Much of the outdoor gear I test and use is functional,…

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Review: Fjallraven Nuuk parka

Fjallraven Nuuk parka review: Oh hello Storm Emma! Feeling the cold bite? Get cosy in the snow in Fjallraven’s Nuuk parka, £420.

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Review: Sorel Cozy Joan snow boot from Ellis Brigham

Wondering what to wear on your feet in the dark bitter days of winter? I’ve been out in rain and snow testing out Sorel’s Cozy…

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Review: Fjallraven Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure

My latest review is of a wear-anywhere light jacket from one of my favourite brands – Fjallraven’s Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure, £99. First designed…

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Review: Montane Phoenix jacket

Is your winter wardrobe missing a great padded mid-layer? Montane’s Phoenix, £140, might be the answer – this versatile and adventure-ready jacket is comfortable, water-resistant…

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Review: Keen Terradora leather hiking boots

Hitting the trails of Nova Scotia in the smart, waterproof leather Terradora boot from Keen, £119.99, a versatile hiking boot that is ready for the…

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Review: Keen Elsa winter snow boots

Stomping about in icy weather in Keen’s adorable Elsa snow boots, £99.99. Outdoor-ready and very nice to look at, these tribal-printed delights are perfect for…

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Places to stay: Novanta90 off-grid hotel, Tuscany

Get back to nature at Novanta90, a hotel high in the Tuscan hills that opens its doors for truffle hunting, wild swimming, hiking and seriously…

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