Hiking pants need to be tough, hard-working, comfy and light. We test six pairs.
Gear Reviews: Gear tests
We’ve put a variety of travel gear – boots, tents, backpacks, cameras, gadgets, you name it! – to the test so you can make an informed decision in buying your next batch of goodies. You’ll find the best value buys, in-hand evaluations and insightful advice. Drop us a line if you’d like the lowdown on a particular product.
The paper in these hardy, pocket-sized books is made from stone. Yes, really. Gear Editor, Matthew Stone, took some notes.
This flask can keep ice for 24 hours and coffee warm for six. It’s the perfect beach or mountain accessory.
Whether you dabble in photography over weekends or are a seasoned pro, there is a camera bag for your needs.
Funky vellies for winter walking. These new shoes will add a dash of colour to your walking shoe collection, plus they’ll last.
You might have a hiking hat, trusty backpack and stick, but what about these helpful items? Like hiking jeans…
There’s no beating around the bush: if you travel by road in Southern Africa this Tracks4Africa atlas is worth its weight in gold.
We found a hardier, more eco-friendly kit for outdoor dining. Plus, this DIY picnic kit works out cheaper too.
A warm plate of food and boiling water for hot coffee can change everything outdoors – especially your mood. Here are three reliable travel cookware sets.
So you left your shopping to the last minute. Again. Here are our top ten gift choices from the travel gear we’ve tested this year.