"Rest stops are a welcome part of any long walk. But after autumn rain it can be tricky to find a dry spot on which to perch. Enter the new British-made
Pacmat – billed as the world’s toughest, lightest and most packable outdoor rug. It’s made from technical microfibre polyester with a ripstop nylon base, meaning it is soft to sit on and water-repellent, with a fully waterproof underside. The original solo version, which comes with a handy stuff sack, measures 140 x 60cm and weighs 210g. A larger size, ideal for families and groups, is also available."