Gear Editor’s Column

  • Gear Editor’s Column: Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket

    Gear Editor’s Column: Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket

    29th October 2017

    Lightweight waterproof jacket for year-round use For this autumn Arc’teryx has launched a new version of the Beta LT waterproof jacket. It’s made from three-layer Gore-Tex Pro and Arc’teryx describes it as ‘a fast and light adventure shell that balances…

  • Gear Editor’s Column: Macpac Minaret Tunnel Tent

    Gear Editor’s Column: Macpac Minaret Tunnel Tent

    22nd October 2017

    Chris Townsend is a world-leading authority on outdoor gear. In his weekly column, he assesses new innovations and tests exclusive early samples of new kit. This week he reviews the Macpac Minaret

  • Gear Editor’s Column: Jetboil Mighty Mo Stove

    Gear Editor’s Column: Jetboil Mighty Mo Stove

    11th October 2017

    Chris Townsend is a world-leading authority on outdoor gear. In his weekly column, he assesses new innovations and exclusive early samples of new kit. This week he tests an ultralight compact backpacking stove

  • Gear Editor’s Column: Patagonia Refugio 28L Daypack

    Gear Editor’s Column: Patagonia Refugio 28L Daypack

    1st October 2017

    Chris Townsend is a world-leading authority on outdoor gear. In his weekly column, he assesses new innovations and tests exclusive early samples of new kit. This week he tests a well-made zip-round daypack for outdoor & urban use Patagonia’s Refugio…

  • Gear Editor’s Column: Hilleberg Niak Tent

    Gear Editor’s Column: Hilleberg Niak Tent

    21st September 2017

    Chris Townsend is a world-leading authority on outdoor gear. In his weekly column, he assesses new innovations and tests exclusive early samples of new kit. This week he looks at a tough, roomy tent from Hilleberg

  • Gear Editor’s Column: A Visit To Komperdell

    Gear Editor’s Column: A Visit To Komperdell

    13th September 2017

    Chris Townsend is a world-leading authority on outdoor gear. In his weekly column, he assesses new innovations and tests exclusive early samples of new kit. This week he sees for himself how trekking poles are manufactured

  • Gear Editor’s Column: Berghaus Fast Hike 45 Pack

    Gear Editor’s Column: Berghaus Fast Hike 45 Pack

    10th September 2017

    Chris Townsend is a world-leading authority on outdoor gear. In his weekly column, he assesses new innovations and tests exclusive early samples of new kit. This week he looks at an innovative new ultralight pack from Berghaus

  • Gear Editor’s Column: Doughnut Woodland Daypack

    Gear Editor’s Column: Doughnut Woodland Daypack

    1st September 2017

    Chris Townsend is a world-leading authority on outdoor gear. In his weekly column, he assesses new innovations and tests exclusive early samples of new kit. This week he looks at a new daypack

  • Gear Editor’s Column: Lifeventure Ultralight Dry Bags

    Gear Editor’s Column: Lifeventure Ultralight Dry Bags

    23rd August 2017

    Chris Townsend is a world-leading authority on outdoor gear. In his weekly column, he assesses new innovations and tests exclusive early samples of new kit. This week he looks at Lifeventure Ultralight Dry Bags