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.
Bamboo-clothing brand BAM is challenging outdoor-active people to ‘dare to wear’ the same t-shirt for a week in August, and then take the stink test. We’re in…
A hiking boot that feels more like a running shoe, the Salomon Cross Hike Mid GTX packs a ton of features into a very light package
By choosing the the best hiking boots, your adventure potential extends from day hikes to epic expeditions this summer and beyond
The inov-8 TrailFly Ultra G 300 Max is a long-lasting, hard-wearing trail shoe offering high comfort and performance levels, and excellent grip on rocky terrain
The best trail running shoes for craggy ridgelines, rooty forest trails, muddy paths and everything in between
Our pick of the best hiking hats for keeping those UV rays at bay during summer, as well as the warmest models for when winter comes back around
Summer walking escapades are enjoyed best in a pair of the best hiking shorts, when you can feel the breeze on your knees and the sun on your skin
Join a low-tech surfing adventure with Picture Organic pioneers, part of an ongoing quest to discover and promote sustainable tech for outdoor use
For day hikes and fastpacking adventures, the best hiking shoes will be a better choice of footwear than hot and heavy boots
Knowing how to avoid tick bites is important – especially in summer – as these tiny vampire arachnids pose a potential health risk if left untreated
When it comes to putting up a large tent, would you rather wrestle with poles or get pumping? We put the two types of tent to the test to settle the air tents vs pole tents question once and for all
Vango teams up with the National Trust to make a range of tents and sleeping bags from recycled plastic bottles
The best trail running socks reward you with supreme comfort, protection from the elements, and maximum durability so that you can keep your running on the wild side
The best headlamps free up a whole host of awesome adventures, from Alpine starts and pre dawn rambles to after dark hiking and camping expeditions
Are solar chargers worth it? We delve into this environmentally friendly way of staying juiced up on the trail
The Hanwag Banks is a beautiful nubuck-leather boot, born in Bavaria, and conceived for lowland trekking, gentle hillwalking and hut-to-hut hiking
Our selection of wonderful South West Coast walks – along sections of Britain’s longest national trail – takes in everything from beautiful beaches to high hilltops, via gorgeous coves and dramatic moorland
The best hiking pants for all manner of conditions and situations, from day hikes, trekking expeditions and alpine trips
This collection of the best GPS watches are smart, multifunctional, adventure-ready timepieces that collect data while you walk, run, ride, swim, ski
Knowing how to use trekking poles can make the difference between a successful hike and a less-than-enjoyable one
Knowing how to break in hiking boots will help you get the most out of your footwear and hit the trails comfortably
Knowing how to choose a tent, with so many makes and styles out there, can be tricky. We cut through the jargon to guide you to your perfect home from home...
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