Outdoor Gear Reviews

Outdoor Walking and Camping Gear Reviews
Read all the latest Mud and Routes outdoor gear reviews, both walking and camping, split into handy sub categories for your convenience.

Our outdoor gear reviews include almost anything that has an outdoor slant, from waterproof jacket reviews and boot reviews, to outdoor tech and walking pack reviews, we’ve got you covered.

We always review outdoor gear honestly and we strongly believe in testing in proper conditions, on the hill, usually in Snowdonia, not on the side of some grassy car park. We prefer to review fewer items, in more detail, with the exception of anything edible.

Salomon Cross Hike Mid GTX Review

Salomon Cross Hike Mid GTX Review

Salomon have released a completely new boot, the Cross Hike Mid GTX. Designed for any conditions, anywhere in the world they say, so we got local expert Rik to brings us his impressions Salomon is a well-known brand whose heritage lies in outdoor sport and adventure. Originally founded in 1947 the company manufactured wooden skis …

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1000 mile walk sock Review

1000 Mile Walk Socks Review

Rik Henderson brings us his review of the 1000 Mile Walk Socks, single layer socks from the seasoned sock producers I remember working at a store in Shrewsbury called Soldier of Fortune as part of my school’s work experience at the age of 15. SoF was predominantly a military surplus store which happened to have …

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Sherpa Makalu Jacket Review

Sherpa Makalu Jacket Review

Rik Henderson brings us his review of the Makalu Jacket from Sherpa, the flagship hardshell of a small brand committed to making a BIG impact You would be forgiven for not knowing much about Sherpa Adventure Gear. This small brand, originally founded in 2003 by Tashi Sherpa and his family to help the people and …

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Keen Men’s Karraig Boot Review

Dave Roberts reviews the Karraig Boots by Keen. The Men’s Karraig Boot by Keen are a sturdy bit of kit designed for backpacking and mountain walking: For adventures deep in the backcountry, dependable comfort is key. This waterproof backpacking boot features board-lasted construction for added stability plus a heel brake for extra support on the …

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Lowe Alpine Altus 52-57 Pack Review

Part of an award winning series of packs, Rik Henderson brings us his Lowe Alpine Altus 52-57 pack review Lowe Alpine sent us their latest backpack, the Altus 52-57, an award-winning four-season pack that that claims to service several outdoor activities including mountaineering, ski touring and overnight trips. We tested it over the Easter bank …

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Ruffwear Vert dog jacket Review

Ruffwear Vert dog jacket Review

Ted and Awen (his human friend) have both been enjoying their winter walks of late, and bring us their Ruffwear Vert dog jacket Review. The Vert is a waterproof and breathable jacket with a fleece lining and a nylon shell fabric designed to keep your furry friend warm and dry on walks. The Vert slides …

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Montane Halogen 25 pack Review

Dave Roberts has been grabbing day walks where he can over the last few months, and brings us his Montane Halogen 25 pack review. What is it? The Montane Halogen pack provides 25 litres in capacity, which makes it as expected a day pack. With an ice axe attachment system as well as claiming to …

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LifeSaver Liberty Bottle Review

LifeSaver Liberty Bottle Review

Dave Roberts reviews the LifeSaver Liberty water filter that doubles up as a bottle. The LifeSaver Liberty is the worlds’ first and only portable water purifier which is a bottle with an inline pump combined. The LifeSaver Liberty is designed for anyone in the outdoors who wants to ensure plenty of clean water on the go. We tested …

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