Gear Guides: the best cycling accessories for wet weather

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. Head, Shoulders, Hands and Toes! Riding in the rain can be a pretty mixed experience. Either you’ve been caught out in a shower you weren’t…

Gear Guides: 5 cycling accessories to upgrade your ride

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. At its…

Introducing Stormhold waterproof luggage

Need adventure luggage that can keep up with life’s demands? Or maybe you want to replace that tatty old suitcase with a waterproof, durable travel bag that can go anywhere, and do anything. The new range of Stormhold Waterproof Equipment has what you’re looking for: rugged, durable packs and luggage engineered to be waterproof and…

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,…

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…

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…

Ten Essentials for Your First Triathlon

Warmer weather signals the start of triathlon season and you may find yourself facing your first race after months of training (or meaning to train!). After taking on Ironman New Zealand as his first-ever triathlon, Will from SportPursuit HQ shares his advice on kit you need to prepare and perform in your swim, bike and…

Gear Guides: How to Layer for Hiking Adventures

Heading out hiking in the mountains? 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…

Gear Guides: Choosing a Triathlon Wetsuit

Triathlon is a unique sport for novices and experts alike, with the chance to really push yourself in different ways across the three disciplines of swim, bike and run. Often you get the chance to take on this challenge in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, like the iconic Always Aim High…

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: 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…

Gear Guides: Understanding 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. On the surface, understanding your bike gears is pretty simple. You push the lever one way to make it easier to pedal, and the other to go faster. choosing the right gears…