Editorials

We don't buy into products, We buy into experiences.

When I was 13 I decided I was going to have 3 cars when I grew up. A sports car, a 4x4 and a camper van and in my mind…
February 25, 2018

We don't buy into products, We buy into experiences.

When I was 13 I decided I was going to have 3 cars when I…

Blogs

Reeks District: Ireland’s Adventure Playground with Jessie Leong

‘How do you pronounce Carrauntoohil?’ ‘Karen-toole’ replied Piaras, mountain guide from Kerry Climbing. ‘It means inverted sickle, a serrated knife-edge. Just look at the ridge behind you.’
December 03, 2018

Reeks District: Ireland’s Adventure Playground with Jessie Leong

‘How do you pronounce Carrauntoohil?’ ‘Karen-toole’ replied Piaras, mountain guide from Kerry Climbing. ‘It means…

Outdoor Guides

Down Time - What you need to know before you buy your down jacket

When it comes to selecting an insulated jacket it makes sense to have a look how insulation it works and with just a basic grasp of the essential principles you'll…
October 19, 2018

Down Time - What you need to know before you buy your down jacket

When it comes to selecting an insulated jacket it makes sense to have a look…
July 20, 2020

Wild camping - a fight or flight dilemma

Over the last couple of months there's been countless column inches in the mainstream media devoted to "wild camping", and none of it has been good.
June 03, 2020

Abandoning conquest

Today I saw a Tweet suggesting you conquer a hill in your lunchtime. A fine idea you’d imagine, and it is, but something about the language grated.
December 22, 2019

Skin Up to and Ski Off the Cairngorm

For a while now I have wanted to ski tour, finally I managed to get the gear together to be able to! So I headed for the Cairngorm, I had…
August 15, 2019

Albert and being Sustainable.

What connects a tiny patch of snow in Scotland to a Blackpool pub and landslides in the Alps? Henry Iddon pulls the threads together in a guest Editorial on sustainability.
July 17, 2019

The post-industrial landscapes of Snowdonia's slate industry are being re-imagined as a leisure resource

For a period of over 150 years the landscape of Snowdonia, and particularly the western side from Bethesda to Blaenau Ffestiniog was dominated by a brutal, industrial, visage of dark…
June 05, 2019

Wild camping - is it time for a conversation?

Wild camping isn't something we're used to seeing make the national papers, it's something we tend to whisper about in public; seen as illegal but widespread with enlightened national park…
May 28, 2019

Freedom of the Hills - but will the snow last

In 2018 I visited the Cairngorms to write and photograph a feature for the British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Summit’ magazine. The piece was about using eMTBs to access the steep skiing…
Bryn Layton

Bryn Layton

You know what size shoes you take so why use a shoe fitting service?

It's been a long time coming but people are finally getting back to the hills. In the run-up to lockdown we had a number of samples in on test including the Arcteryx Proton LT Hoody. 

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 11:21

Return to the Swiss Via Alpina

This September I returned to the Swiss Alps, to continue a section hike on the Via Alpina route. I previously hiked three sections in September 2018 and you can read that related article here

Monday, 14 October 2019 09:35

Thermarest Uberlite tested and reviewed

Thermarest are a market leader in sleeping mats and have been designing at the forefront of camp comfort since the 1970’s.

Leki are probably the best known, most respected, name in walking poles. The Micro Vario Carbon continue the brand's reputation for innovation with a balance of low weight and high strength in a 3-part collapsable pole.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 15:29

Osprey Levity 45l rucksack tested and reviewed

Osprey have built an enviable reputation in the outdoors world for their incredibly comfortable packs, but the downside has always been the weight. With the Levity, Osprey have broken with tradition and gone lightweight, but is the famous Osprey comfort compromised or are the opposing priorities well balanced?

This September 2018 I was kindly invited back to Switzerland with Swiss Tourism, to do a solo section hike of part of the Via Alpina.

Monday, 10 September 2018 12:38

Aku Tengu Low GTX: Tested & Reviewed

In the first of our Walking/Approach Shoe group test, Bryn takes the Italian made Aku Tengu Low GTX through their paces on his wild camping adventures.

In September 2017, My Outdoors was lucky enough to be invited by Swiss Tourism on a press trip showcasing hiking through different regions of Switzerland using the World famous Swiss public transport system that combines trains, boats and a system of cog and funicular high-mountain railways. A spell of high pressure ensured the weather was perfect for the whole trip, making for perfect conditions to explore the mountains.

Designed to keep you warm and protected from the elements with a combination of 750fp goose down and highly rated synthetic fabrics the Rab Microlight Alpine gives you warmth and weather protection from Scotland to the Alps. Hydrophobic down gives improved performance in the wet and the fit is classic Rab with clean, uncluttered, lines making it ideal for layering.

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