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 spends a week with a £70,000 VW California campervan, and channels his inner Wallace and Grommet. I’m a bit of a Johnny-come-lately by the standards of most motoring journalists. Now celebrating my tenth year of reviewing and writing about cars, even I sometimes feel a little jaded. Yes,Continue Reading

Carlton Boyce reviews the Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot – and has the best night’s sleep camping he’s ever had. With a couple of longish vehicle-based expeditions on the horizon, I was looking for a more comfortable solution than even the plushest inflatable mattress can offer and, having been reasonably impressedContinue Reading

Carlton’s recent travels in North America, a sojourn that included cycling and wild camping in some of the most remote parts of Canada, left him feeling surprisingly sanguine about the dangers posed by bears. My pre-travel preparation consisted mostly of making sure that my passport was in date, that myContinue Reading

The Hilleberg Enan is a lighter version of the much-loved Akto one-person tent. More akin to a sophisticated bivvy bag than something you’d choose to spend days at a time in, it is tough and weighs just 1.2kgs packed, which makes it ideal for anyone looking to man-haul their campingContinue Reading

[if_slider id=”4928″] I climbed all four hundred and forty-six 2,000ft mountains in England and Wales in just six months – the fastest-ever time. Solo and unsupported, I walked over 1,000 miles, ascended five times the height of Everest and slept wild under the stars over 25 times. And I didContinue Reading

I’ve been looking for a lightweight, highly packable three-season sleeping bag for a while now. Paired with a NeoAir XLite sleeping pad, it would give me almost year-round protection and comfort in a package that was still small enough to throw in my hand luggage. Hand luggage? Sure, you neverContinue Reading

The Nallo 2 is a lightweight two-man tent from Hilleberg’s Red Label range. Designed for use all year round, it is a double-hoop, double-ended design with a separate inner and outer tent. I’ve owned mine for a decade now and it’s done sterling service across Britain and abroad, even sleepingContinue Reading