Writer, editor and enthusiast of anything involving boots, bikes, boats, beers and bruises, Pat has spent 20 years pursuing adventure stories. En route he’s canoed Canada’s Yukon River, climbed Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro, skied and mountain biked through the Norwegian Alps, run an ultra across the roof of Mauritius, and set short-lived records for trail-running Australia’s highest peaks and New Zealand’s Great Walks. He’s authored walking guides to Devon (opens in new tab) and Dorset (opens in new tab), and once wrote a whole book about Toilets (opens in new tab) for Lonely Planet. Follow Pat’s escapades here (opens in new tab).
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The best hiking pants for all seasons and situations, from day hikes, epic hiking expeditions and alpine adventures
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Lightweight and synthetic-filled, the Fjällräven Abisko Two Seasons sleeping bag is ideal for fair-weather bike and backpacking adventures
The light, bright and easy-to-pack Fjällräven Travel Pillow is ideal for nights under stars and canvas
Finisterre Walker Hybrid Shorts are hiking shorts that double up as boardies when you want cool off with a wild swim
The dryrobe Organic Cotton Towel is the summer version of the brand’s famous Jedi-style drying garments, beloved by surfers and wild swimmers
Super-light, multifunctional and tiny, the Sea to Summit Airlite Towel is ideal for fast-paced foot adventures and bikepacking escapades
A super-soft and smooth, Lifeventure SoftFibre Recycled Towels for travel and camping are good-looking and large enough to wear as a sarong
The best camping towels are great for a whole range of activities, not just ones that involve jumping in the water
The highly versatile Jack Wolfskin Crosstrail 32 LT is a large daypack with excellent functional features, a great harness and brilliant access
The bargain-priced Mountain Warehouse Bucket Camping Chair is lightweight and super-easy to carry and use
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The best camping tents for trips and backpacking, whether you’re heading into the hills solo or bringing the the whole clan
A pair of the best hiking shoes give you most of the pros of a heavier boot but without slowing you down in the wild
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