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.

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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Best Mountain Walks in Snowdonia

Best Grade 1 Scrambles in Snowdonia

Scrambles in Snowdonia To celebrate the launch of the new Scrambles in Snowdonia by Steve Ashton, published by Cicerone, we’ve collated the best selection of Grade 1 scrambles in Snowdonia. We’ve steered clear of the trickier scrambles and kept to the easier grade 1 routes. Be warned that these are far from being ‘easy’ routes! …

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Hydroflask 32oz Widemouth Review

Dave Roberts, finally, brings us his review of the Widemouth 32oz and Standard 24oz Hydroflask that keep your drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 6. Nobody can accuse us at Mud and Routes of doing quick reviews. Whether that’s because we like to review things in detail, or are terminal procrastinators; we’ll let …

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