It's important to choose gear that is suited to your activity, climate, and intended use. Use our Buyer's Guides to help you find the right gear for your next adventure!
Everything makes a bit more sense when it's explained to you, so grab some handy 'how to' tips for your next exploration.
PLACES YOU'D RATHER BE...
Destination guides for awesome places around the world. Written by Adventurers, for Adventurers covering adventure, hiking, climbing, travel and more!
Welcome to the MD Community 'Expert Tips & Hints' page! Here
you'll find advice, tips and hints on gear, travel, and the outdoors.
Browse our articles to learn what to look for when buying equipment such
as tents, outer
layers, baselayers, hiking boots, and other technical high end purchases
to ensure you're choosing the best option for your next adventure.
You'll also find 'Care' articles to ensure you take the right steps for
looking after your gear so it lasts for longer, and 'How To' tips for
handy information to make your journey as comfortable as it should be.
Don't be afraid to use some of these tips to show off to your friends,
The Mountain Designs community loves to travel, explore, and share these experiences with others so we can all enjoy the outdoors! Our 'Places you'd rather be' Destination Guides are written by MD staff and friends to give inspiration for your next adventure.
Don't forget to
check out our 'Gear Lists' too, for a recommended guide to what you
should pack for different activities. Enjoy browsing! If you
have something you'd like to share with the MD Community or would like
to see an article about a certain topic, get in touch! We'd love to
hear from you! Contact us.
We talk about Gore-Tex a lot, but what is it and why is it so good? Watch this video and read more here.
Watch this video for tips on how to fit a pack so you have a comfortable hike.