Journalism: product reviews

Clive Tully's speciality is reviewing clothing and equipment for walking, lightweight camping and adventure travel, and he has made a number of appearances as "outdoors equipment expert" on various television programmes.

Over the years, Clive has demonstrated a remarkable ability to spot the trends for the near future. In the early eighties he was at the forefront of reporting on the development of new lightweight clothing which replaced traditional tweed breeches and woollen shirts. Similarly, when hand-portable GPS receivers first came on the market in the early nineties, he was the only outdoors journalist to report positively on their benefits - quite literally a voice in the wilderness! Now of course their use is widely accepted.

He was the permanent judge throughout the lifetime of the Country Walking / Trail magazines' annual Product of the Year Awards - highly prized within the outdoors industry.

Clive has also advised the internationally renowned design consultancy Seymour Powell on aspects of outdoors equipment.


TGO The Great Outdoors (Equipment Editor, 1984-1988)

Camping & Outdoor Leisure Trader (Editor 1986-1988)

The Adventurers (Equipment columnist 1988-1990)

Geographical Magazine (Monthly equipment column 1989-1994)

Country Walking (Technical consultant / Equipment Editor 1989-1997)

Trail (Technical consultant / Equipment Editor 1990-1997)

Outdoor Trade & Industry (Backpacking & Travel Editor 1991-1996)

Clive Tully testing the latest gear on an expedition to Mt Aconcagua in Argentina

Adventure Travel (Columnist 1998-1999)

Walking Abroad (Technical consultant / Equipment Editor 1998-2000)

Cruise Traveller (Regular columnist 2001- 2005)

Camping (Regular lightweight tent reviews 2002 - )

Also ad hoc product reviews and features for: Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, Focus, BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, Men's Health, FHM, GQ Active, Woman & Home, Bicycle, Geographical Magazine, Camping in France, Destination France, Outdoor Action, Bird Watching, Exclusive Traveller