Down’s lovely, but it’s better on ducks and geese than in our jackets. So, we’ve been checking out the best alternatives for insulated jackets for warmth, lightness and packability.
There’s nothing like a warm fleece jacket for keeping the chill off when camping. But, most are made from polyester or other fabrics that shed millions of plastic microfibres when they’re washed. Here’s our round-up of earth-friendly warm jackets for men and women. read more
Are these the coolest outdoor clothing and accessory brands you’ve never heard of? We’ve been testing a few ranges that seem to slip below the radar for walking shoes, outdoor trousers, bags, jackets and more. read more
Which are the best camping stores? We’ve compiled a guide to where to buy camping gear and outdoor equipment with details of delivery and returns too. Share your own recommendations for good service! read more
Now the Brashers have let us down, which hiking or walking boots should we buy? We’ve been tramping in the Lake District to find the best lightweight waterproof walking boots. Here are our favourites. read more
When you can’t be barefoot, a girl wants hiking sandals that can cope with trails and look good in towns. So, we buckled up, strapped on and came up with a shortlist of the stylish-but-sturdy summer sandals to choose. read more