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 Finisterre Bora & Vela Bamboo base layers – for men and women respectively – are environmentally friendly and incredibly comfortable
A simple, but highly effective featherweight top, the Montane Dart Long Sleeve T-Shirt does everything you need a base layer to do for a fair price
The Megmeister Drynamo Winter High Neck Base Layer is a streamlined, technical top that keeps performing in all conditions
Stylish and versatile, the Icebreaker 200 Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe Thermal Top is an impressive and mega-comfortable, all-merino top
Space-age underwear full of sci-fact tech, the Columbia Omni-Heat 3D Knit Crew II base layer shirt will keep you toasty in even the coldest climes
A hardcore two-layer hoodie, the Helly Hansen Lifa Merino is perfect for full-on adventures in the cold zone, or just as a nice-looking top to hang in
A lightweight, thermal, hard-working head protector, the Páramo Beanie is a great addition to a backpack all year round
High-performing and lightweight, the Karpos Polartec Glove is great for active adventures such as hill hiking, trail running, cross-country skiing or climbing
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You may feel warm huddled in that down jacket or sumptuous sleeping bag, but are you comfortable about where and how the materials have been sourced?
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Silva Trail Runner Free is a super smart, brilliantly bright light, made with Swiss precision to fulfill all the needs of nightrunner
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