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WHAT IS IT?

Men’s Water­proof Hik­ing Shoes – Grey/Or­ange RRP £39.99, www.quechua.co.uk.

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE:

I wanted a rea­son­ably priced walk­ing shoe that was water­proof, light and com­fort­able.

USE­FUL FOR:

Low level walks and for hik­ing in more ar­du­ous ter­rain, great grip from the soles on slip­pery sur­faces. Also re­ally handy for wear­ing around the farm to work in.

HIGH POINT:

Water­proof up to the first metal eye­let and very com­fort­able.

LOW POINT:

Just one small is­sue: the laces al­ways need dou­ble ty­ing oth­er­wise they quickly come un­done.

WHAT IS IT?

Musto, Evo­lu­tion Pro Lite UV Fast Dry Trousers. RRP £100 (shorts £65). www.musto.com

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE:

Both the shorts and trousers dry very quicky, so they are per­fect for the beach and for muck­ing about on boats.

USE­FUL FOR:

Sail­ing, walk­ing, the beach – any­where with wa­ter.

HIGH POINT:

They are com­fort­able, light­weight and have loads of pock­ets (in­clud­ing one with a zip). Pads on the knees and bot­tom make them durable and com­fort­able for kneel­ing. They dry quickly and have had a UPF 40 treat­ment to shield you from the sun’s harm­ful UV rays.

LOW POINT:

None.

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