The Kit Cupboard
Bits and bobs of outdoor equipment – our favourites – great stuff we’ve seen, and items we covet.
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...read more
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...read more
Out on the hills, trails and mountains, leather boots seem to be once more the order of the day. When I first started rambling, back in the stone age, there was no alternative but to choose leather boots. Those originals were fine, but rarely waterproof. If, like me,...read more