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Tom Powell

Associate Editor

Tom likes to travel, which is perfect, really, considering his role at Escapism. When he's not testing out mattresses all over the UK, lusting over US national parks, or following his stomach across the south of France, you'll probably find him writing about his latest adventures at Escapism HQ, or nerding out about the latest gear.

Tom Powell's articles

Protest Nogo shorts: gear review

Dutch surfwear brand may have just made the perfect pair of city-to-sea boardshorts – here's how they tested

Snaefellsnes, Iceland: a road trip around Iceland's dramatic western region

Beautiful, rugged and fragile in equal measure, Iceland’s Western Region is a destination at the very forefront of tourism, adventure and climate change. We head to its icy expanses to find out more

Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn: best things to see and do

The Brooklyn neighbourhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg are some of the coolest in New York. Here are the best things to see and do, from pizza joints to beer bars

Best adventure holidays in the UK and Ireland

If you're looking for a break that's close to home and full of active adventures, give one of these a try

Fjallraven Ulvo backpack: gear review

Super-tough, super-plush Bergshell fabric from Swedish outdoor outfitter Fjallraven makes its debut in the Ulvo range of bags – we put the new backpack through its paces

Adidas Free Hiker boot: gear review

These new hiking boots from Adidas TERREX are designed to serve walkers from city to trail

Tommy Caldwell on climbing the Dawn Wall and living in the mountains

In a new series of interviews that looks at the people at the extremes of travel, we speak to rock climber Tommy Caldwell about what it's like to spend 19 days living on a 3,000ft-high slab of rock

Best beaches in Europe

Looking for a great beach holiday in Europe? From umbrella-covered sands to wilderness coves, here are some of the best beaches to visit

The 72-Hour Cabin: a wilderness escape in West Sweden

In the wilderness of West Sweden, ‘getting away from it all’ means just that, particularly when you’re staying in a glass-panelled hut… we find ourselves totally at one with nature on the ultimate immersive escape

Filson Featherweight Down Jacket: gear review

This light, packable down jacket from US brand Filson is built to help you travel light, keep warm and look cool

US national parks you need to visit this year

If you're looking for an epic experience of American national parks, these five are less visited than some of their more crowded neighbours, but give you all the great views, and true wilderness vibes to boot

Another Place – The Lake, Ullswater, Lake District: hotel review

Another Place is more than just a cool hotel in the Lake District – it’s a waterside destination that takes full advantage of its dramatic location

Parrot Anafi drone: Gear Review

This super-light, travel friendly drone from French brand Parrot makes aerial photography and video a breeze on the go. Here's how it tested

Best road trips in the USA

Whether you want to drive coast to coast, border to border or just see some of the most scenic spots in the USA, these American road trips are a great way to soak up the sights

Best cities to visit in winter

Looking for a winter city break that's cosy, cultural full of charm? Keep your cool in these cities that are all better when the weather is colder

Danner Jag Wool hiking boot: gear review

This lightweight hiking boot has been reborn after a 30-year hiatus, and the result is an incredibly modern shoe with a gorgeous retro feel

Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket: gear review

This jacket from Swedish brand Fjallraven takes inspiration from an expedition to Greenland in 1966 while adding a modern look and eco-friendly features

Rab Microlight Summit jacket: gear review

British outdoor brand Rab is celebrating ten years of the Microlight jacket with a subtly upgraded down version that's better than ever before

On Cloud Waterproof running shoes: gear review

Swiss-made running brand On's most classic shoes have been given a fully waterproof, all-black-everything look for AW 2018. Here's how they held up

Fjallraven Kanken backpack: gear review

Fjallraven's iconic Kanken backpack turns 40 this year, and a new range of Kanken Essentials has been launched to celebrate