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).
It's the battle of trail walking shoes vs hiking boots! Who will emerge victorious as they go up against each other for the accolade of trail champ?
We present the battle of air tents vs pole tents. Are inflatable beams set to conquer traditional poles? We put the two types of tent to the test...
Our roundup of the best trekking poles enables you to choose a pair that gives you stability, support and balance on even the toughest trails
The best running gels, aka energy gels, keep you going during longer runs, from half-marathons to ultras
Out roundup of the best waterproof jackets will assist you in making the right choice on an outer shell that will repel even the harshest conditions
Our pick of the best daypacks for carrying all you need for awesome short adventures or multi-day treks between mountain huts
Advnture consulting editor Pat Kinsella explains why this memorable set of peaks is worth telling stories about
Classic wellies, Barbour Bede Wellingtons comes from a brand with deep roots in the British countryside
Neoprene-lined, wonderfully warm wellies, Gumleaf Viking Wide Calf Wellington Boots have a Vibram sole and extra-wide calf cuffs
In some weather, only the very best wellington boots can keep the wet and wild elements from getting to your feet
Choosing the best hiking socks for winter will keep your feet cozy, dry and protected, no matter what you trudge through
Out selection of the best hiking gloves rounds up the finest hand warmers from high performance mountaineering gloves to lighter options for trail running
Handsome and handy-to-pack, the Beyond Clothing Yuba Ultralight K6 Rain Anorak has loads of storage and decent performance levels
The lavishly featured Adidas Terrex Swift R3 GTX hiking shoes have the funky look and lightweight feel of trail runners
Our selection of the best fleece jackets contains only the finest mid layers, giving you comfort, warmth, performance and breathability on your winter adventures
Learning or enhancing your knowledge of how to use a compass is a great idea ahead of the summer hiking season
The sweetly priced Forclaz Mountain Trek 500 gloves offer hand protection for hill hikers and peak baggers, perfect for fall and spring adventures
The Hanwag Banks Low Bunion LL is a low-cut version of a very popular walking boot, available in a special comfort fit bunion sufferers
Knowing how to use trekking poles can make a world of difference on a long-distance trek, ultra or mountaineering expedition
Knowing how to break in hiking boots will avoid discomfort when wearing newly-bought boots during their maiden adventures on the trails
Comfortable and high-performing, BAM Bamboo Technical Trainer Socks are friendly to your feet, wallet and the planet
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
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