An outdoors writer and editor, Matt Jones has been testing kit in the field for nearly a decade. Having worked for both the Ramblers and the Scouts, he knows one or two things about walking and camping, and loves all things adventure, particularly long-distance backpacking, wild camping and climbing mountains – especially in Wales. He’s based in Snowdonia and last year thru-hiked the Cambrian Way, which runs for 298 miles from Cardiff to Conwy, with a total ascent of 73,700 feet – that’s nearly 2½ times the height of Everest. Follow Matt on Instagram and Twitter.
Having the best camping knife is crucial if you're spending time in the backcountry, whether at camp or on the trails
Our top pick of the best camping axes and hatchets to take with you on camp or on the trail, with options for all budgets
The best budget hiking boots mean you don’t have to break the bank to find high performance footwear for the trails
Our selection of the best one-person tents details the finest featherlight options for solo escapades in the wild
We round up the best hiking backpacks for all your trekking, fastpacking and mountaineering needs this fall
Portable and lightweight, these are the best sleeping pads for backcountry escapades and camping vacations
Our selection of the best two-person tents available today will help you select the finest shelter for couples or friends
Our selection of the best sleeping bags contains a range from lighter options for summer to the most cozy bags for winter
How do you say Bannau Brycheiniog, Yr Wyddfa, Eryri and other Welsh place names? Here’s our short guide to help them roll off the tongue next time you visit Wales
Our selection of the best synthetic puffer jackets have been tested in the harsh backcountry winter
A compass is essential for navigating through the wilderness confidently and effectively, and here are eight of the best
The seriously warm Rab Andes Infinium 800 Sleeping Bag is a four-season warrior that is even at home at high altitudes in the world’s great ranges
Winter adventures in the hills and mountains require the best ice axe you can get your gloves on
The midweight Arc'teryx Rho Hybrid Half Zip base layer delivers versatile warmth, waterproofing and comfort while warding off odors
With military origins, the best field watches are tough enough to tell the time no matter the conditions
Winter adventures in the hills call for specialist kit, so finding the best crampons for your mountain mission is essential
Our selection of the best winter hiking boots, essential for venturing into the mountains on sub-zero adventures
Our pick of the best gaiters, whether you’re a fast-moving trail runner or a snow-tramping winter walker
Competitively priced and lightweight, Alpkit Colca gaiters are a great value option for hiking and hillwalking, offering good all-round mud and muck protection
With a premium Japanese steel blade, the compact Silky PocketBoy 170 Outback Edition folding saw delivers precision cutting power in a robust little package
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