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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

Patagonia Calcite Waterproof Jacket: gear review

Built with alpine climbing in mind, the Patagonia Calcite Waterproof Jacket is a versatile, mountain-ready shell for all kinds of adventure – here's how it tested

Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 trail running shoe: gear review

The Inov-8 X-Talon G 235 is one of the best-selling trail shoes out there, and now it's been reinforced with the brand's G-Grip, graphene enforced outsole for extra toughness – here's how it tested

Aclima WarmWool Hooded Sweater: gear review

Looking for a baselayer that'll keep you warm no matter the activity this winter? Give Aclima's WarmWool merino a go

Columbia SH/FT OutDry hiking trainer: gear review

Perfect for city streets and muddy trails, Columbia's SH/FT OutDry hiking trainer is a rugged, waterproof, one-for-all shoe. Here's how it tested

48 hours in Galloway, Scotland: the UK's first Dark Sky Park

With miles of dense forest, undulating hills and epic trails, Scotland’s Galloway Forest Park is a pretty amazing wilderness, but it’s under cover of darkness when this rugged region really shines

Mountain Hardwear Super/DS Climb Hoody: gear review

Mountain Hardwear's new Super/DS Climb Hoody is great for cold days out hiking and climbing, here's how the multifunctional jacket tested

Fjallraven Canada Wool padded jacket: gear review

Swedish outdoor brand Fjallraven brings together sustainable materials and vintage Scandi looks with this new lumberjack-style jacket

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

Out in the cold: a weekend with the Inuit of Nunavik, Quebec

The vast plains of northernmost Quebec, Canada may feel relatively untouched, but influences from further south are creeping in. We travel to Nunavik to learn how the region’s Inuit people are striving for cultural survival

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

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