Outwell Dreamboat Mattress. Not pictured: Carlton Boyce

Our Outdoor Editor, Carlton Boyce (not pictured above!), heads into the wild to test the best in outdoor gear. Will the Outwell Dreamboat Mattress keep the chill away on a cold night?

Carlton Boyce has always recoiled from spending hundreds of pounds on a pair of wellies. Can Le Chameau’s Chasseur boots change his mind?

A bike bell is just a bike bell, isn’t it? Not necessarily, as Carlton Boyce discovers.

Never a fan of SUVs and crossovers, Carlton Boyce wonders whether Kia’s XCeed CUV can change his mind. You might be forgiven for not knowing what the Kia XCeed actually is. You will, of course, know that the Ceed (now minus the apostrophe that no one could ever remember whereContinue Reading

Westley Richards, the iconic Birmingham based gunmakers, held an event at its Pritchett Street showroom and factory recently to celebrate the launch of its new partnership with Orvis UK. The ‘Orvis Residency’ will run for three months, including the Christmas period, at the Westley Richards store in Birmingham’s Gun Quarter.Continue Reading

Orvis currently has a residency at the Westley Richards showroom in Birmingham, and CALIBRE magazine spent the afternoon there last Friday learning how to cast a fly. Shamefully, while I’ve done a fair bit of sea fishing over the years, I’ve never done any fly fishing, so when the kindContinue Reading

Carlton Boyce tries dog sledding for the first time, and finds it affects him on a level he wasn’t expecting. 1. It’s as though God had just discovered the saturation level in Photoshop, and got a bit carried away; here in Fish Lake it’s so bright and clear and vividContinue Reading

Nikolas Kairinos, CEO and founder of Fountech, takes a look at how Artificial Intelligence is presented in films, and compares that with the reality. For many, the only reference point they have for artificial intelligence (AI) comes from Hollywood films. For the best part of a century, however, Sci-Fi filmsContinue Reading