Active-Traveller - outdoor gear and kit reviews
Independent Gear reviews for travel and active equipment including jackets, walking boots, backpacks, GPS, Clothing, Bikes, camping, climbing, walking
The Icebug Pace is a 100% waterproof, lightweight, hiking boot, that’s good down to -20°C.
We review the MSR Windboiler stove, a camping stove with a super-efficient radiant burner designed to work in winds in excess of 50mph.
Alf Alderson reviews the Alt-Berg Mallerstang winter walking boot, a C1 crampon-compatible British-made boot.
Gear editor Alf Alderson checks out the Icebreaker Tech Top and finds it's a 'must have' piece of outdoor kit
The Icebug Ardor OLX is one of the best rough trail sports shoe in our review section.
We review the Rab MeCo 120 pants, and find them a lightweight star, as long as you don't need to keep out anything really cold
Looking for footwear to take on the urban jungle? Then check out our review of Keen’s Reisen Chukka casual boot.
The Keen Revel II performed well on test and proved itself as a great winter boot for general duties. Check out the review below.
We take a look at the Victorinox Jelly Huntsman knife, a twist on the original Huntsman.
Asolo have apparently done a lot of research into walking on mixed terrain – just like the stuff you get in the UK in summer – and come up with the Reston.
The Active Traveller review of the Odlo Revolution TW Warm base layer.
Review of the Patagonia Torrentshell lightweight, waterproof jacket. The Torrnetshell has clean and simple lines and all the basic features you need on a summer waterproof.
Alf Alderson reviews the Finisterre Ekman DB lightweight jacket, a jacket designed specifically for getting cold-water surfers warm again.
Our review of the Arc'Teryx Chilcotin 20 daypack
Okay, this isn’t really an ‘essential’ item, but it’s sometimes nice to spoil yourself when you’re out on the hill
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