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PrimaLoft claims a first with new down-synthetic blend for outdoor gear

PrimaLoft new mix bonds polyester fibre and down filling to insulate outdoor gear. A range of brands is using its material as winter looms...

On test: X Socks Trekking Expedition Short socks

All walking socks are not created the same. This feature-packed, high-tech pair scores highly on comfort and ventilation...

On test: lightweight waterproof jackets

We compare seven waterproof jackets more suited to the warmer months when you want to keep pack weight to a minimum.

Peakbagger Jonny Muir prepares for London highpoints challenge

An author and peakbagger is planning a non-stop round of a dozen peaks seldom visited by hillwalkers and mountaineers.

Rescuers’ warning as runner collapses on Brecon Beacons SAS death route

Mountain rescuers warned hillgoers to make sure they have plenty of liquid with them after a fellrunner collapsed in the Brecon Beacons.

On test: Klean Kanteen Classic and Insulated Canteens

US brand Klean Kanteen enters the UK market with tough stainless steel drinks bottle and insulated flask.

On test: Silva Visibility Jacket

We put to the test a bright yellow jacket from Silva aimed at runners and cyclists...

Thousands of teens complete Ten Tors despite gales and freezing night

Thousands of participants in the Ten Tors challenge had to battle strong winds and sub-zero temperatures over the weekend.

On test: Dolomite Steinbock Approach HP GTX boots

Alpine style from the Italian brand in a boot aimed at scramblers who also like a long walk...

Pat Littlejohn and Mick Fowler appointed Mountaineering Council patrons

Two climbing veterans have been appointed patrons of the British Mountaineering Council. Pat Littlejohn and Mick Fowler join a select group that in...

On test: outdoor t-shirts

Ten different t-shirts put to the test for your summer outings on the hill ...

On test: Keela Kintyre jacket

This Keela jacket is a budget priced all-rounder for those content to stick to low-level routes...

Hot dog prompts rescuer for walkers on Moel Famau

A rescue team went to the aid of a dog and its owners who were disoriented on the highest hill in the Clwydian Range.

On test: Montane Prism sleeping bag

Montane's new technical sleeping bag uses PrimaLoft Eco insulation that could just have been designed with the British weather in mind.

On test: trail shoes

Whether it's a post-mountaineering trip to the pub or a summer hike along a trail, a good pair of approach shoes is a sound investment.

On test: Teva Original Universal and Teva Terra Fi 4 Sandals

It's sandal experts Teva's 30th birthday and they sent us two very different pairs to show how the sport sandal has evolved.

On test: Leatherman Juice CS4 and Micra multi-tools

Quality at a price for these multi-tools that might get you out of a fix in the great outdoors...

On test: baselayers

We've tested 17 different baselayers to see how they perform: tops, shorts and leggings...

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