• outdoor
    What happened at Wills and Connor's first OMM
    07 Nov 2018 / Nassrin Chamanian
    The official race report claimed temperatures as low as minus twelve. There were blizzards. There was mud. The 51st edition of the OMM is done. Held on the last weekend of October to guarantee challenging weather, this is not for the faint hearted. And yet people just keep on coming back for more. This year saw 2000 participants take to the Black...
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    5 stocking fillers the adventurer in your life will love
    05 Nov 2018 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Whether you’re buying for committed outdoor adventurers or you want to treat your loved ones to some little luxuries to keep them warm on those festive family walks, we’ve got you covered. Here’s Wiggle’s top stocking-fillers for lovers of the great outdoors, all under £25. Shop outdoor gifts at Wiggle Craghoppers...
  • outdoor
    Five tips for tackling the OMM
    03 Oct 2018 / Will Pakes-Geddes
    The key to success at the OMM is planning. The organisers provide an official kit list - make sure you have the essentials well in advance. We asked Wiggle runner and OMM veteran Will Pakes-Geddes to share his pearls of wisdom on what else you need to consider. Pack light Think minimal kit. It’s only one night and creature comforts can be...
  • running
    Counting down to the OMM
    03 Oct 2018 / Nassrin Chamanian
    It's the weekend that the clocks go back. The leaves have fallen and there's no denying that winter is on its way. The perfect time to spend a weekend on a self-supported orienteering race in the Black Mountains of Wales then. Once again, Wiggle runners will be joining the 2000 hardy adventurers on the annual Original Mountain Marathon (...
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    New Forest camping with the Osprey Exos 38
    12 Sep 2018 / Gavin Mann
    This year's long, hot summer was one to remember. Sunny, dry days meant there was plenty of opportunity to get out and explore. Having just received a new Osprey Exos 38 Rucksack to test, I had the perfect excuse for a weekend camping trip. So, with a rough plan of action I decided to pack up my bag and head over to the New Forest to get back...
  • running
    From Canada to the South Downs - Running with Arc'Teryx
    06 Sep 2018
    Wiggle Commercial Designer Connor Christie is a keen runner so we asked him to put the new Arc’teryx gear to the test. Arc’teryx are predominantly a trail running brand. They’re based in British Colombia, Canada and the rugged Coast Mountains are right on their doorstep; the perfect testing ground. The emphasis is on high quality...
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    Hiking through the snow with the Osprey Hikelite 26
    20 Aug 2018 / Bjorn Eriksen
    It was the Easter holidays and I was getting ready to take on the Brecon Beacons in Wales. The national park would be hosting me for three days while I, along with a group of colleagues, set out to climb Pen Y Fan (2,907 ft.), walk across the mountain ridges and take in the mesmerizing scenery. The trip was part of our preparation for The Isle of...
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    School night adventure
    20 Jul 2018
    Jenny Tough is an adventurer who loves fast and light expeditions and has run, trekked, cycled, skied, paddled, and sailed across every continent. It's not all about travel to far-flung places though. Even in London there could be a micro adventure just around the corner where you can disconnect from the pressures of the city as Jenny recently...