The Kit Cupboard

Bits and bobs of outdoor equipment – our favourites – great stuff we’ve seen, and items we covet.

Walking trousers are not all pants

The development of technical fabrics and design innovation has had surprising impact on humble walking trouser choice. When I first started rambling there were practically no specific walking pants. In summer there were shorts of course, but cold and wet weather was...

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My favourite bit of kit this year

I do believe in drinking lots of water while walking, whatever the time of year. But I've always found water bottles a bit inconvenient. I either have to take off my rucksack, or even if I use side pockets, I'm often struggling to extract the bottle and then find the...

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