An award-winning travel and outdoors journalist, presenter and blogger, Sian regularly writes for The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and Sunday Times Travel. Life as a hiking, camping, wild-swimming adventure-writer has taken her around the world, exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, diving with turtles in Australia, climbing mountains in Africa and, in Thailand, learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help. Her blog, thegirloutdoors.co.uk, champions accessible adventures.
This pastel beauty that is the OOSC 1080 Ski & Snowboard Jacket will turn heads while offering great snow proofing and a comfortable fit, too
Work out the right drop for your running stride with CimAlp 864 Drop Evo’s three customisable insoles
Lightweight and freeing to run in, the Mizuno Wave Rider TT is lovely for long distances on dry trails
Waterproofing meets breathability in Salomon Sense Ride 4 women’s trail running shoes – lightweight and airy, they’re great for changeable summer conditions
The smart and stylish Saucony Women’s Peregrine 11 shoes are best suited to summer – and runners with narrow feet
A high-performing technical fleece, the 66 North Tindur Fleece enough stretch to keep you moving comfortably
Bright and beautiful, the Craghoppers Tyrell Fleece is unisex top with a handy hood – a stylish, wear-anywhere all-rounder
Our top pick of the hooded fleeces is the Fjällräven Övik Fleece Hoodie, a versatile, hard-wearing cold-weather layer with smart, knitted looks
For mountain adventures, the stretchy, warm and breathable Montane Women’s Protium Fleece Hoodie is the pick of the pack
Great for casual wear on chilly days, the Next Elements Cosy Borg Zip Jacket is a fleece you might be reluctant to take off after a hike
Get warmth without weight with the Páramo Women’s Alize Fleece, a breathable and velvety-soft mid layer
The simple and effective Regatta Women’s Sweethart Lightweight Half-Zip Fleece is a smart, comfortable and cheap as chips mid layer
Simple and slim-cut, The North Face Women’s 100 Glacier Full-zip Fleece is a versatile and reliable mid layer made from 100% recycled materials
The fully reversible Craghoppers CompressLite V Vest offers two gilet looks for the price of one and is a decent mid layer for warmer weather
The hero fabric in the Icebreaker Women’s MerinoLoft Helix Vest is warm and moisture-wicking Merino wool, offering a great warmth-to-weight ratio
Warm, tough and fully waterproof, the Nobis Elora Ladies Vest has a smart, slim-fit finish and is well worth splashing out on
Well-priced, hooded and water-resistant, the Sundried Women’s Recycled Quilted Vest makes a good quiver-of-one gilet for more casual use
Cosy on up in the luxuriously padded 66 North Dyngja Puffy recycled down vest, which has great green credentials too
Make like an onion and get layering in the Alpkit Sierra Women’s Insulated Vest, a lightweight, slimline gilet, perfect as a mid layer for outdoor adventures
Its light weight and comfortable fit make the Montane Women’s Featherlite Down Gilet a lovely mid layer for all-day exploring
The Bulo Point Down Vest offers excellent warmth thanks to a reflective liner – and even doubles up as a camping pillow
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