Outdoor Enthusiast - July/August 2016

A bit of a tardis this issue: There's lots of Bikepacking bits and bobs from a whole range of contributors, including myself, a nice interview with Scottish cycling heroine Lee Craigie, insights into the weird world of rockpooling from Ben Dolphin and tips on travel photography from Nadir Khan. One of my favourite wordsmiths, Sarah Stirling bikes and climbs in Sicily, Rudolf Abraham explores Croatia with family and Sophie Ibbotson hikes in the Himalaya. On the gear front I review softshell trousers and bikepacking gear, as well as an interesting commuter cycling jacket, backpacking food and a very lightweight 2 person tent. There's also women's softshell, shorts for both men and women, and portable power from the mag's new gear editor, Dan Aspel.

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