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.
Our top pick of the best women’s gilets, hiking vests and body warmers are ideal for walking, working and playing outdoors in the colder months
Our ‘what to wear hiking’ guide will help you get geared up for awesome hiking trips this winter with the perfect kit for your adventures
Snuggle up on cooler hikes in the cosy, insulated Marmot Ridgefield shirt, with its smart flannel looks
Cool and breathable, the REI Co-op Sahara is a travel-friendly choice offering good sun and insect protection
Highly breathable, easy-to-care-for the Royal Robbins Expedition Pro is a surprisingly smart adventure shirt, ideal for warmer days
One shirt to rule then all? The great quality Fjällräven Övik Travel Shirt is an excellent all-rounder of an outdoor shirt
A flattering utility shirt with an added superpower – the Craghoppers NosiLife Adventure II is treated with permanent insect repellent to keep biters at bay
This generously sized, unisex Exped Synmat UL medium wide camping mat is great for men and taller women, and packable enough to take into the hills
An excellent camping companion on any adventure, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir women’s camping mat is a light and very packable mat that offers year-round comfort
Women tend to sleep colder than men, but the best women’s sleeping pads are designed to keep female campers warm and comfortable in all conditions
Get set to hit the trail – hiking is a fantastic way to improve your fitness, strength and mood, all while exploring the great outdoors
The Alpkit Gourdon backpack is an incredibly versatile pack that's equally at home on the water and on the trails
A comfortable, functional choice for female backpackers, the Deuter Aviant Voyager 60+10 SL also has a great removable daypack
Cut grams without cutting performance with the lightweight, two-season Haglöfs Unisex L.I.M +1 sleeping bag
The hardworking Mountain Hardwear Women’s Lamina sleeping bag will keep you cosy on chilly winter wild camps
Swimming wild this summer? Get kitted up in the right wild swimming equipment to keep you warm and safe in the water with our guide to the best gear for outdoor swimmers
A warm but weighty three-season bag, the Kelty Women’s Tru Comfort 20°F sleeping bag is big on comfort and ideal for traditional camping
If you need to stick to a budget, the Berghaus Women’s Transition sleeping bag is an inexpensive fair-weather bag suitable for petite women
The Therm-a-Rest ProLite Women’s Sleeping Mat review is a solid choice for female campers who prefer foam over fully inflatable mats, and who stick to traditional camping trips
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