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The best hiking socks of 2024: Find the perfect fit for your next walk
By: Andrew Forrest - September 2023
In this guide, we've set out the best hiking socks and the best walking socks of 2024, along with key factors to consider when buying hiking socks, including material, thickness, fit and sizing, construction, cushioning and support of the walking sock.
How to clean and care for your rucksack: A step-by-step guide in 2024
By: Andrew Forrest - September 2023
In this comprehensive guide on how to clean and care for your backpack, we'll explore the ins and outs of cleaning and caring for your rucksack from basic preparation to reproofing.
Best backpacks and rucksacks for hiking in 2024: The ultimate guide
By: Andrew Forrest - August 2023
Choosing the best backpack can make all the difference to your walk, and today we are your trail guides on a journey to find the perfect rucksack for your needs.
The best sleeping mats of 2024: A comprehensive guide
By: Andrew Forrest - July 2023
When camping, nothing ruins your sleep more than being cold and uncomfortable. The solution is the warmth and comfort provided by a sleeping mat. There are 4 main types of sleeping mats but many factors to consider in choosing your perfect one.
The best hiking boot insoles of 2024: How to choose for comfort and support
By: Andrew Forrest - June 2023
Hiking boot insoles are the connection between your foot and boot and can make or break a walk. Choose correctly and they can provide comfort, stability, support and help correct any biomechanical foot issues relieving painful feet, ankles and knees.
How to clean, dry and care for your hiking boots - the ultimate guide for 2024
By: Andrew Forrest - June 2023
Walking and hiking boots are a key part of your outdoor walking and adventures. This guide walks you through the steps to clean, dry and care for your boots, no matter the material, which can greatly extend their lifespan ensuring peak performance.
How to choose walking socks: What to look for before buying hiking socks
By: Andrew Forrest - February 2023
In this article, we will cover the key factors to consider when choosing hiking socks, including material, thickness, fit and sizing, construction, cushioning and support of the walking sock.
How to keep your walking gear dry in wet conditions: Tips for hiking in the rain
By: Andrew Forrest - January 2023
Keeping walking gear dry in wet conditions is crucial for maintaining the function and longevity of equipment or any other items stored in your rucksack or backpack and importantly helps with your comfort and safety.
First Aid Kit for hikers: The must-have items you don't want to forget
By: Andrew Forrest - January 2023
A comprehensive first aid kit is essential for all hikers and walkers. In this post we take a look at the items you should include in your first aid kit together with other suggested items to keep you safe and well.