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Keep abreast of what’s go­ing on and check out the best new coun­try gear

WHAT IS IT: Footjoy Ver­saLuxe golf shoes. RRP £145. www.footjoy.co.uk

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE: Its lux­u­ri­ous calf­skin leather makes this eas­ily the most com­fort­able golf shoe I’ve ever worn. It’s also avail­able in 20 dif­fer­ent size and width vari­a­tions.

USE­FUL FOR: Sum­mer ground too hard for a tra­di­tional spike.

HIGH POINT: They are wa­ter­proof but so soft they didn’t give me blis­ters on first use (which is a first).

LOW POINT: They’re a lit­tle too con­tem­po­rary for an old fart like me.

WHAT IS IT: Helm 1, one-man tent by Terra Nova. RRP £160 www.terra-nova.co.uk

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE: It’s a well pro­por­tioned, well-made one-man tent that’s easy and quick to pitch and sta­ble in a gale. It’s got good ac­ces­si­bil­ity and a porch big enough for a ruck­sack and pair of wet boots.

USE­FUL FOR: Treks into the hills and fish­ing trips when more than a claus­tro­pho­bic min­i­mal­ist tent is re­quired.

HIGH POINT: Space/weight ra­tio is very im­pres­sive. LOW POINT: None re­ally.

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