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).
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
The best headlamps give you access to a raft of awesome adventures, from pre-dawn ascents to night time hikes
The super-lightweight Oakley SubZeros are high-performance sunglasses for running, riding and other active pursuits
Julbo Montebianco 2 (for him) and Monterosa 2 (for her) are comfortable, versatile shades for running, fastpacking and hiking
The Salomon Outspeed Wool Seamless is a majority Merino, versatile running top with plenty of natural attributes
The extremely light Helly Hansen Lifa Active Solen T-shirt is a top T, made with mostly recycled materials and providing great sun protection
Completely recycled, extremely lightweight and highly ventilated, the Patagonia Ridgeflow running T-shirt is perfect for summertime running on all sorts of terrain
The best camping mattress or airbed is the must-have luxury. Here are the ones we’ve enjoyed lazing on most
Sturdy and waterproof, adidas Terrex AX4 Gore-Tex trail hiking shoes have a sleek, sporty look but decent capability
Excellent hiking shoes built using top-grade components, and ready to take on a diverse range of trails
We go the extra mile on our guide to how to choose hiking boots for the ultimate in comfort, stability and protection on tough terrain
Knowing how to cross a river safely and when not to even try is a crucial skill for all wilderness walkers
The comfortable, supportive and highly featured Crossfly Ikon 6-inch Boxer has a dynamic four-way stretch to allow plenty of freedom of movement
Excellent, ready-for-action undies, Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Boxer Briefs are made from the nature’s magic material – merino wool
The super-comfortable inov-8 Roclite Recycled 310 trail hiking shoes are made from mostly recycled materials
Well-featured and waterproof, Columbia Men’s Trailstorm walking shoes are available at a competitive price
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