Gear Zone: Clothing

Best hiking shorts of 2024: Ultimate buyer's guide
By: Andrew Forrest - June 2024
In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the best hiking shorts tailored to different preferences and needs, along with the key factors to consider when buying hiking shorts, including material, thickness, durability, breathability, storage options/pockets, waistband styles, inseam length, UPF ratings, and more.
Best hiking gloves for 2024: Keep your hands warm and dry!
By: Andrew Forrest - February 2024
The right pair of hiking gloves or walking gloves can make all the difference in keeping your fingers warm, dry, and functional, no matter the weather conditions. But how do you choose the best gloves for hiking tailored to your needs to cope with the UK weather?
Best gifts for walkers and hikers: 67 Top presents every hiker should have in 2024
By: Andrew Forrest - updated December 2023
Need a gift for a walker or hiker? Look no further as we've pulled together 67 gift ideas that range from inexpensive to luxurious and cover practical, fun and personalised presents for both men and women, not forgetting our 4-legged friends.
Day hiking essentials checklist for 2024: What to wear and take on a hike
By: Andrew Forrest - November 2023
Wearing and taking suitable hiking kit and clothing is essential for a day hike for your comfort and safety, so we've put together a hiking essentials checklist to cover all you'll need.
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 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 choose walking or hiking gloves
By: Andrew Forrest - December 2022
Walking and hiking gloves vary greatly in the warmth, protection and dexterity they offer, so you do need to consider first what you'll be using them for.