Electric conversions for classic cars are becoming big business, but do they actually make sense? Chris Pickering drives the Swind E Classic to find out. Penned in the mid-fifties and produced right up until October 2000, the original Mini is a truly iconic design. A triumph of automotive packaging thatContinue Reading

I’ve been a professional photographer since the early 1980s, so using ‘older style’ cameras such as my Leica digital rangefinder is second nature to me, and while I love the results I get, I do understand why the modern day snapper might find the need to set the focus manuallyContinue Reading

In the first of a series on Leica rangefinder cameras, renowned photographer Mark Fairhurst explains why he loves using them. I have been a professional photographer since the late 1970s, producing work for clients such as Dunhill, Wilkinson Sword, and BMW to name but a few. The formats I usedContinue Reading

Angus Taylor takes a look behind the scenes at world-renowned glassware manufacturer NasonMoretti. NasonMoretti specialises in the production of high-end glassware and decorative table objects. Founded in 1923 by Umberto Nason, it is still run by his descendants, many of whom are still heavily involved in the business. The factory,Continue Reading

The NeoAir XLite inflatable camping mattress “delivers more warmth and comfort per ounce than any other three-season air mattress”, according to Therm-a-Rest, the manufacturer. It certainly has developed quite a reputation among folk for whom the lowest possible weight is a prerequisite but who aren’t prepared to suffer a poorContinue Reading

Pack the picnic and weigh anchor. Liz Henry talks stress-free boating with Rib Club Global founder, James Patterson. One of life’s greatest adventures is to take to nature’s most exhilarating playground, below azure skies and blazing sun, to join the ranks of history’s distinguished mariners, exploring undiscovered coves of silverContinue Reading

Cycling is an excellent way to get fit, lose weight, live longer, improve mental well-being and sleep quality, save time and widen your social circle – all while being kind to the environment. What are you waiting for? In recent years, road cycling has been moving towards wider tyres asContinue Reading

From casual birdwatching to twilight hunting, Barnaby Dracup has all you need to know for buying a pair of binos. Buying a pair of binoculars might sound straightforward, but when it comes to finding the best binos for your needs, there are a few things to consider. Binoculars come inContinue Reading

Abisko means lightweight and fast-drying in Fjallraven-speak, so the Abisko range of clothing and equipment is designed for fast cabin-to-cabin hikes and day adventures. The emphasis is on minimal weight and pack size, and so some sacrifices have had to be made in terms of durability and weather resistance toContinue Reading