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.
A great value, winter-ready, crampon-compatible boot, the Salewa Crow GTX feels nimble and precise, with lightweight and supple uppers
Our selection of the best winter hiking boots, essential for venturing into the mountains on sub-zero missions
Warm and comfortable with an accommodating fit, Meindl Antelao Pro Men GTX is great B2 choice for cold-weather trekking and hillwalking adventures
These agile and nimble Scarpa Ribelle Lite HDs excel on mixed mountain walks and scrambles, but have the technical stiffness for winter use too
Our selection of the best sleeping bags reveals everything from cozy winter cocoons to lightweight bags for the summer
Our selection of the best down jackets and synthetic puffer jackets will keep you toasty through the winter months
Our selection of the best one-person tents contains seriously lightweight options for solo adventures in the wild
A well-priced everyday hiker, the Merrell Moab 3 Mid deserves to be as popular as its forerunners, thanks to its out-of-the-box comfort and solid performance
A modern field watch, the Momentum Wayfinder GMT has an adventure-ready titanium case and useful second time zone functionality
The Adidas Terrex Multi RAIN.RDY jacket is an affordable, comfortable, stylish and versatile all-rounder for wilderness and urban use
The best hiking pants for all seasons and situations, from day hikes, epic hiking expeditions and alpine adventures
The protective and comfortable KEEN Circadia Waterproof Boot mid boot has an accommodating fit making it a great choice as an everyday hiker
Sturdy, well-built and comfortable, the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a nubuck leather hiking boot made for multiple miles and mixed terrain – a modern classic
Packable and lightweight, these are the best sleeping pads for overnight hikes and dispersed camping, tested by experts
A reissue of a classic design, the handsome Bulova Hack combines authentic wartime heritage with modern materials and a robust automatic movement
A purposeful tool watch, the Citizen Promaster Titanium Tough combines great specs and top-notch build quality with a rugged but unassuming style
With its robust build, the Seiko Alpinist has the no-nonsense appeal of a tool watch, though refined design flourishes add a touch of class
With military origins, the best field watches are ruggedly constructed to ensure they effectively tell the time no matter the conditions
The Swiss-made Victorinox I.N.O.X. “Autumn Spirit” is a tough, modern field watch which can survive being crushed under a 64-ton tank
The modern and rugged G-Shock Mudmaster GWG-2000 may lack the charm of a classic field watch, but in all other respects it outperforms most of the competition
The Hamilton Khaki Mechanical Bronze is a faithful reinterpretation of arguably the most iconic field watch on the market – but with an added touch of magic
The compact and classy Nodus Sector Field is a modern take on a classic field watch – tough yet stylish, with an eye-catching dial
Our roundup of the best two-person tents available today will help you select the finest shelter for your trips this summer
With a sleek satin finish, the SOG Camp Axe is a handsome tool, but it’s not all style over substance… provided you stick to lighter tasks
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