A Budget Friendly Alternative: Trekmates Air Lite Mat

Light and compact for easy packing, yet thick and warm enough to really make a difference on cold hard ground, an insulated inflatable mat is one of the best single purchases you can make if you value a decent night's sleep.

But they don't come cheap and there's a lot to be said for affordable alternatives that unfussily get on and do the job. For occasional backpackers, all-round car camping, or anyone on a budget, the Trekmates Air Lite could be all the camping mat you need.

Skills Top Tips: Autumn Walking

More than just a transition period taking us from trainers to crampons, the next few months should be some of the best on the hills....

Mini Guide: The Galloway Hills

Though it's got more lakes than the Lakes, more goats than Goatfell, and hill names as gnarly as the granite summits, it's also one of the least-hyped uplands in Britain. If the Galloway Hills are a blank on your personal walking map then you need to do something about...

12 Ways to Save Cash on Outdoor Gear

As the cost of living continues to soar, we're all looking to limit spending. To help make a modest dent in the outdoor budget, Tom Ripley shares some ideas for everyday items that might do in place of more expensive branded gear. 

The Big Routes: Across Dartmoor in a Day

Infamous for its bogs and tricky navigation, the north-south crossing of Dartmoor is no pushover, says Dan Bailey; but this is also one of the great wild walks of Britain, a lonely journey with a unique atmosphere. Here's how to do it...

Hut to Hut in the Tyrol - A Family Adventure

Walking with kids doesn't have to mean thinking small. Keri Wallace finds the perfect child-friendly three-day objective in Austria's stunning Ötztal alps.

Taste, accompanied by Rural Simplicity, pointing to one of the most beautiful scenes this island can boast, viz, the Lake of Wi  © Plaw's Rural Architecture 1794

Mountain Literature Classics: Walking with Jane Austen

Near the summit of Ill Bell - already far from Kendal, but there's a lot further still to go  © Chris Scaife

The Big Routes: Kentmere Round from Kendal

The Dolomites offer some of the best hiking on the planet  © James Rushforth

Walking the Alta Via 1, the Dolomites' Original Long Distance Trail

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Chamonix Rockfax

Minor update, or major facelift? Tom Skelhon takes a look at the latest edition of the Chamonix Rockfax.

Deuter Running Packs

With the Ascender series, Deuter have entered the already-busy running vest market. Has the move been seamless, or is there room for improvement? We offer two perspectives from opposite ends of the hill running scale.

Trekmates Air Lite Sleep Mat - a budget friendly alternative

You can spend big money on an insulated inflatable camping mat, but for a lot of users something more basic and affordable would be plenty, says Dan Bailey. From car camping to occasional backpacking, this model from Trekmates hits...

Open Comp Win 1 of 10 Nikwax Outdoor Protection Kits plus 1 mega Páramo prize

Win 1 of 10 Nikwax Outdoor Protection Kits plus 1 mega Páramo prize In this competition, Nikwax is offering you the chance to win 1 of 10 Nikwax Outdoor Protection Kits PLUS one lucky winner will also receive a jacket...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Pair of Dolomite 60 Dhaulagiri GTX

The 60 Dhaulagiri GTX shoe can boast top-quality finishes, like the upper in crazy horse leather and soft nubuck, decorated with sophisticated details and an evocative patch celebrating the historic ascent of Dhaulagiri. Here's your...

Winner announced WINNER - Win an MPOWERD Luci Colour Solar String Light!

Solar, colourful, and always ready to hang. Luci Colour Solar String Lights provide 6 colours of ambiance across an 18 ft cord. Powered by the sun and with mobile charging, these lights are perfect for illuminating your space....

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RoofBunk - The Perfect Way To Camp On Your Adventures!

The RoofBunk hard shell roof tent is able to be set up and packed away in a matter of seconds with its stainless steel gas strut system. You can also keep your bedding inside when it's down too- perfect if you're on the move frequently ...

Vertebrate Publishing's Big Summer Sale

Until Wednesday 31 August, Vertebrate Publishing is offering up to 70% off a huge range of its award-winning climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking, cycling and off-road running books.

Explore far, wide and high with the Berghaus Remote Hike packs

Berghaus has added to its range of hiking equipment with the launch of the Remote Hike 35 and 25 packs. Robust and loaded with practical features, the Remote Hikes are designed for long days exploring trails, hills and...

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Petzl Sales and Accounts Administrator

Sales and Accounts Administrator based in Tebay, Cumbria The Petzl UK Agency is the Lyon team dedicated to servicing Petzl in the UK and...

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