Gear Guides: 7 essentials to keep in your hiking pack at all times

Sometimes, it’s the simplest little things that can make your adventures run smoothly. It doesn’t matter if you’re packing for a 3 day hiking trip or just heading out for a quick day hike – with a few useful everyday-carry essentials you can be prepared for anything on the trail. These are the items we…

Pursuit Picks – the best tools for route planning

We’ve all got used to training at home and we can’t wait to start getting out on proper adventures again. If you’ve been trying to get inspired while staying at home then chances are you already have that dream trip in mind. Before you pack your bags and head off, take a moment to plan…

Gear Guides: choosing a triathlon or swimming wetsuit

This article was originally published in April 2019. Brands and events mentioned have been updated and the advice remains highly useful for anyone looking for a new wetsuit this year. With the increasing popularity of outdoor swimming and triathlon, we thought it was the perfect time to look back on our wetsuit guide to help…

Gear Guides: how to layer for hiking adventures

Heading out hiking? Make sure you are wearing the appropriate layers and you can be prepared for any weather conditions. We spoke to IGO Adventures, an adventure travel company for people who want to get more out of life, to get top tips on what to wear for hiking, walking, or any other challenge. One…

Ten Essentials for Your First Triathlon

Warmer weather signals the start of triathlon season. If your bucket list this year includes a swim-bike-run challenge then it’s worth thinking about triathlon specific kit and training. Will from SportPursuit HQ shared some top tips after taking on Ironman New Zealand as his first-ever triathlon. Preparation & Training To start with, key pieces of…

Kit care at home: 5 easy bits of gear maintenance

You depend on your gear for all sorts of adventures, so it makes sense to take care of it. Whether it’s a favourite waterproof or a pair of skis, all technical equipment needs a bit of attention to keep it functioning its best. The good news is many small maintenance tasks are straightforward and can…

Gear Guides: everything you need to know about merino wool

You may have noticed more and more clothing being made from merino wool: base layers to insulated jackets, socks to casual shirts. The recent trend has led to more people thinking about the different properties of wool compared to synthetic materials and how they might be suited to different activities. Brands continue to experiment with…

Tips and tricks for fell running

Paul Barton heads to the Lake District to pick up some technique tips from some of the best in the business and put them into practice on the Skiddaw Fell Race. This article was first published in October 2017 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. Shop the SportPursuit trail running collection now > This…

Gear guides: how to get the most out of your bike gears

This is a guest post from Yellow Jersey. Yellow Jersey offer bicycle insurance to protect your equipment and travel insurance to cover medical mishaps while cycling overseas. Head to www.yellowjersey.co.uk to find out more. We often admire the essential simplicity of our bicycles. Whether carbon road racer or steel gravel steed, most bikes share a similar blueprint that has…

Time to Fly with Hoka One One

Team #MyPursuit have had a big summer. Our group of everyday athletes from SportPursuit HQ have taken on new challenges, pushed themselves further than before, and generally made the most of the awesome events out there. The one thing that was with us every step of the way, from early morning training sessions to crossing…

Yoga for sport – how and why to get started

This is a guest feature from Neilson Active Holidays. Neilson’s passion for lifestyle sports over the last 40 years has driven them to create an exciting range of summer and winter holidays for people who find the best way to relax is to switch off by doing something – learn more on neilson.co.uk. Looking to…

Gear Guides: the best goggles for skiing and snowboarding

This is a guest post from InTheSnow, the UK’s most read ski magazine to coincide with the launch of their new TV show. The White Out is chock full of essential news, info and features from across the world of snow sports. Within the first episode, our Buyer’s Guide experts discuss the importance of ski goggles,…

10 tips for organising a group ski holiday

This is a guest feature from Neilson Active Holidays. Neilson’s passion for lifestyle sports over the last 40 years has driven them to create an exciting range of summer and winter holidays for people who find the best way to relax is to switch off by doing something – learn more on Neilson.co.uk. When it…

Gear Guides: 5 cycle essentials for comfortable riding

This is a guest feature from All Things Ride, a community of like-minded cyclists who create bespoke trips for some of the best and most challenging cycling events across Europe. ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’, isn’t that what they say? A bit extreme when it comes to riding a bike, however there is certainly…

Making Tracks to the Alps

This is a guest feature from Protect Our Winters UK, a charity aimed at educating and empowering outdoors enthusiasts to take action against climate change. Join POW UK. There’s an old joke about a tourist who gets lost in the countryside. He approaches a farmer to ask directions. The farmer stops and pauses, thinking, for…

RunUltra: Top Advice on How to Plan Your First Ultra

RunUltra is a global community of ultra runners with more than 700,000 ultra runners from 226 countries. In this article from RunUltra, Robbie Britton gives you top tips on how to choose, train for and even enjoy your first ultra. This article was first published in April 2019. Everyone is running ultra marathons now, it’s…

Gear Guides: How to Clean and Care for Hiking Boots

Walking boots get put through their paces, often over rough and unforgiving terrain. We recommend giving your boots some much needed TLC from time to time, to ensure you get optimum performance from your boots for the longest amount of time possible. Here are six simple steps to follow: Scrub clean After a trip, take…

Gear Guides: Washing Your Waterproof Jacket

Most of us rely on a good shell jacket when we are out and about, whether it’s pushing through the drizzle for marathon training, getting caught in a surprise downpour on in the mountains, or just surviving the commute in any weather. Over time, your waterproof will become dirty: dirt and grease will work in…

Global Recycling Day: 6 Brands Doing More With Less

Everything we buy has to be produced from something. That’s obvious, right? But what we sometimes don’t consider as much is where those materials come from and the impact they have on the natural environment – our favourite playground. Scroll down to discover leading outdoor and sports brands who have been asking the question and…

Gear Guides: How to Layer for Skiing and Snowboarding

Time in the mountains usually means being prepared for a wide variety of possible conditions. Especially for people getting active in the hills – whether it’s on skis or board, scenic snowshoeing or gnarly park practice – staying comfortable is going to maximise the enjoyment you get out of your day. Luckily, it isn’t too…

Gear Guides: Washing Your Down Jacket

Down has great properties for creating warm outdoor gear: light, packable, and very effective at trapping air to insulate you from the cold. That’s why the humble down jacket is an adventure staple for times you’ll need to keep snug and cosy. Through the winter months it’s often the first thing we reach for, whether…

Mountain-Ready Workouts with SkiBro: Episode 2

If you’re looking forward to a trip to the mountains this winter now is the perfect time to get your ski fitness up to spec. Wake up those skiing muscles and learn to love the burn in your thighs with the second episode of Mountain-Ready workouts from SkiBro, the online platform connecting you with instructors and…

Mountain-Ready Workouts With SkiBro – Episode 1

The winter season is here and it’s time to  prepare for your adventures in the mountains so you can make the most of every run. To help you get in peak condition we’ve partnered up with SkiBro, a new online platform connecting you with instructors and adventures in the mountains, for a series of Mountain-Ready…

#NewPursuits – SportPursuit HQ gets excited for winter training

The cold weather is here! Everyone is feeling it and after a summer of astounding sport, winter has settled in for good. We’ll definitely look back fondly on summer 2018: the gripping Tour de France action, new records at the Kona Ironman, and the ever-iconic UTMB in Chamonix. But now it’s time to move on, settle…