About HikeTrek

Hiking in the mountains

Passionate about walking and discovering new places to explore.

Love lightweight backpacking

My aim is to backpack for three weeks with less than 5 kilos of gear

Look forward to sharing tips and tricks and sourcing reliable walking gear at affordable prices.

Berghaus Trailhead Rucksack on the Pennine Way

Berghaus Trailhead Rucksack Long Term Review

Berghaus have a strong reputation for building rucksack that are made to last. Their Trailhead series is a no-frills range of rucksacks that do not cost the earth. We recently put one through its paces on an overnight hike along the Pennine way. The model tested was the Women’s Trailhead 65 Rucksack, but the Men’s … Read more

Berghaus Kyberg Vest Review

The Best Gilets for UK Summer Hiking Under £100

Hiking in the summer in the UK can be unpredictable, especially if you are climbing mountains over 500 meters. A change in wind speed can mean a sudden drop in temperature and you can get caught out especially when descending. A gilet is a great item to stuff in your day pack that will take … Read more

Berghaus Vasque Jacket Review

Best Men’s Synthetic Hiking Jackets For Under £100

Staying warm outdoors on the mountains of the UK during winter months is a challenge. You’ll need the right gear for the wrong weather. A synthetic insulated jacket is ideal for keeping you warm and has the advantage over down jackets in that it will keep you warm when wet. The jackets we have compared … Read more

Tours and travel

Apps and Websites for Travellers

There are sites and apps which are great for planning trips, and others which I would not want to be without while on the move. This is a personal selection, but it would be great to hear of any sites or apps you find invaluable on your treks. Sites and Apps for Planning your Trips … Read more