UK Long Distance Hiking Pack Survey

UK Long Distance Hiking Pack Survey A few weeks back I asked the UK Long Distance Hiking community to fill out a survey all about the type of hiking pack they use.  I’m not talking about packs for day hikes here.  Instead, I was interested in discovering what packs, including brands, sizes and packing tips […]

The Best Daypacks For Long Distance Hiking

Many of us now choose to have our bags moved along Britains finest long distance routes. This leaves us with the advantage of traveling light, without the need for a heavy 50L bag on our back, carring everything we need to enjoy our holiday and adventure. Osprey Hikelite 26 Rucksack Design The Hikelite features a […]

Vivobarefoot Tracker FG Review

This article contains affiliate links.  Buy Online Vivobarefoot Tracker FG Walking Boot I’ve always had a love hate relationship with walking boots, only finding one pair in my entire walking life that I enjoyed. My old pair of Asolo Powermatics are now reduced to gardening duties but they were in my opinion the best boots I had […]

Do I Need A Raincover For My Backpack?

You may have noticed the small zip pocket at the bottom or side of your new backpack which contains a large, shaped tarpaulin, designed to strap around your bag. This ladies and gentleman is your raincover. It also serves a number of other purposes, such as making a fantastic ground mat when sitting on wet […]

What Are The Best Walking Boots For Long Distance Hiking

If you are looking for the very best walking boot for long distance hiking you have probably come to the wrong place. Heres why: I’m not going to suggest which boot you should buy. 10 different walking boot models will not be compared, with the suggestion that you purchase one with the promise that they […]

The Best Places To Buy Used Outdoor Gear For Long Distance Hiking

It used to be the case that if you wanted to buy used outdoor gear you would need to head over to eBay and start bidding on a tatty down jacket being sold by WonderSteve65. The jacket would arrive in a bin bag wrapped up in copious amounts of tape and a barely legible address […]

GoreTex -The Breathable Fabric, But How Does It Work?

GoreTex – That miracle fabric which almost every outdoor brand uses to make their kit waterproof. And for good reason. It’s lightweight, breathes well, and it’s durable. Better still its backed up by a guarantee, which is always a good sign. Why would you want anything else? Well there are reasons. PFCs are one. And […]

Brand Guide – Buffalo UK

Buffalo, or Buffalo Systems Ltd, at a small, but well known made in the UK outdoor brand who sell a small range of activewear for outdoor use. In this brand profile we will be taking a look at Buffalo, the products they sell, and their suitability for long distance walking. The History of Buffalo Buffalo […]