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
Our selection of the best hiking hats are stylish, lightweight and keep your noggin warm when exploring the backcountry
The best headlamps light the way during your pre-dawn starts and late nights, be they on the campsite or on the trail
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Our roundup of the best hiking socks will keep your feet dry, comfortable and protected in any weather
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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
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Our selection of the best trail running shoes for tackling quagmires, forest tracks, mountain ridges and challenging trails
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Our selection of the best trail running socks will give you protection, comfort and durability for your off-road adventures
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