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 and Dorset, and once wrote a whole book about Toilets for Lonely Planet. Follow Pat’s escapades here.
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The transformer trousers, Royal Robbins Active Traveler Zip ’N’ Go Pants go from long to short pants in seconds, and repel bugs while they’re at it
Limited edition and sustainably made, the Gym + Coffee Kinetic Hoodie is great for outdoor and casual wear from the trails to the climbing gym
The best wood-burning stoves are great fun to cook with, and represent a natural alternative to canister gas and liquid fuel stoves
The best hiking pants for all seasons and situations, from day hikes, epic hiking expeditions and alpine adventures
Our pick of the best hiking hats for keeping cool in the summer sun and warm in the wildest of winter conditions
The best daypacks carry everything you need for awesome adventures – without weighing you down like an expedition pack
The well-featured Inov-8 Race Elite 7-inch Shorts 2.0 offer off-road runners stong support and a dynamic liner
Comfortable, cross-over BAM Standon Athletic Bamboo Shorts are great for hiking, running, climbing and many other activities
Comfortable and hard-wearing, Darn Tough No Show Tab Ultra-Lightweight Running Socks might be invisible but their benefits are obvious on the trail
Stylish and practical, the best softshell jackets are perfect for hiking, biking, climbing and camping from fall through spring and into early summer
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