Gear

  • Backpacking: Sleep Tight

    Backpacking: Sleep Tight

    16th October 2015

    Getting a good night’s kip makes all the difference to a backpacking trip 1) Vango Venom 300 £160, vango.co.uk This down-filled sleeping bag packs up into its own drybag to occupy just 29x14cm of your rucksack, a low volume for such a generously sized bag,…

  • Backpacking: Fancy a brew?

    Backpacking: Fancy a brew?

    15th October 2015

    Our backpacking feature continues: Whether you’re boiling water for a cuppa or cooking a meal, the opportunity to have hot food and drinks can transform a backpacking trip  1) Coleman F1 Power PZ £29.99, coleman.eu This simple and strong stove screws directly to the top of…

  • The North Face Unveils Summit Series

    The North Face Unveils Summit Series

    15th October 2015

    The North Face’s Summit Series collection will be back for sale today The collection, built by and for the core mountaineering and climbing community, will be available in limited quantity, expected to be in specialty retail outlets and online for…

  • Backpacking equipment: Rucksacks

    Backpacking equipment: Rucksacks

    13th October 2015

    For multi-day treks you’ll need a large volume rucksack to carry your gear and camping kit comfortably. 1) Exped lightning 60 £130, exped.com If you’re a backpacker who cuts labels from your kit and drills holes in your toothbrush to save weight, you’ll love this…

  • Backpacking equipment: Nights under canvas

    Backpacking equipment: Nights under canvas

    12th October 2015

    Turn your day in the outdoors into a weekend adventure with our guide to tents, mats, sleeping bags, stoves and more essential kit. Part one: Tents. 1) The North Face O2, £275, thenorthface.co.uk When a tent weighs less than half your sleeping bag,…

  • Sort saddle sores

    Sort saddle sores

    9th October 2015

    Pain in private places is rarely discussed, but trying to ignore saddle sores can have serious consequences. Symptoms of saddle soreness range from bruises to blisters to boils, and all demand treatment. They’re caused through skin abrasions and irritation to skin follicles, and exacerbated by the hot, sweaty conditions…

  • Gregory launch new Trail Running collection

    Gregory launch new Trail Running collection

    30th September 2015

    Gregory have released their new ‘Trail Running’ collection for Autumn Winter 2015 The mini collection features the men’s Tempo, available in 3 sizes and 2 colour ways, and the women’s Pace, also in 3 different sizes and 2 colours.  …

  • Stanforth Bikes launches new all-terrain expedition bike

    Stanforth Bikes launches new all-terrain expedition bike

    18th September 2015

    British bike manufacturer, Stanforth Bikes launches its second model, the Kibo+, after the success of the Kibo launched last summer. The Kibo+ is an all-terrain touring bike specifically designed for go-anywhere long distance cycling. The frame and forks are hand…

  • Dickies Medway Safety Hiker

    Dickies Medway Safety Hiker

    18th September 2015

    The Dickies Medway Safety Hiker is Dickies newest release. Thinsulate insulated and water resistant to S3 approved standards, the boots aim to make hiking as pleasurable as possible. The heel is energy absorbing, designed to ease the punishment of busy feet…