Joal and Jenny

Hello! We’re Joal and Jenny, a British couple who love spending time outdoors any which way we can. We first learnt that we liked hiking in Nepal where we made up our own route through the Annapurna mountain range. From here we’ve done a fair few in the United Kingdom steadily becoming more self sufficient. In 2018 all this culminated in us hiking Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Now we’re hooked, always keeping an eye out for our next adventure. When we are not on trail we spend our time in London, UK enjoying board games and craft beer.

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Inov-8 Terraultra G 270 Trail Running Shoe Review

Inov-8 Terraultra G 270 Trail Running Shoe Review

A couple of months ago, I got pretty darn excited about the Inov-8 Terra Ultra G 260 trail runners. They easily became my go-to trail runner due to

Oct 19, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Gear Review: inov-8 ROCLITE G275 Graphene-Enhanced Trail Runners

Gear Review: inov-8 ROCLITE G275 Graphene-Enhanced Trail Runners

Who doesn’t want a trail runner that's 50% stronger, 50% more elastic, and 50% harder-wearing than any other shoe on the market? Outdoor fitness

Aug 25, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Damien Hall Sets the FKT for the Pennine Way, UK

Damien Hall Sets the FKT for the Pennine Way, UK

On July 24, ultramarathon runner Damien Hall, 44, completed the 268-mile Pennine Way, the UK's oldest trail, in a time of 61 hours and 34

Jul 27, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Gear Review: Camelbak 32L Palisade

Gear Review: Camelbak 32L Palisade

The Palisade is one of CamelBak’s first forays into producing larger-volume hiking packs. It has the largest capacity of a CamelBak's hiking bag

Jul 23, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Gear Review: Inov-8 Terraultra G 260 Shoes with Graphene Grip

Gear Review: Inov-8 Terraultra G 260 Shoes with Graphene Grip

A few months back we wrote an article about how graphene would be the next word added to thru-hiker lingo bingo. From that article a few of you

Jul 9, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
How Graphene Will Revolutionise Thru-Hiking

How Graphene Will Revolutionise Thru-Hiking

Introduction  Every couple of years we get hype around a specific item or material that changes the game for thru hikers. Whether this be personal

Apr 30, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Minimalist 24 Daypack

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Minimalist 24 Daypack

As COVID-19 continues to mess around with our thru-hikes, day hikes or overnighters are becoming the only way we can scratch that hiking itch. Jenny

Apr 20, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Gear Review: GORE H5 SHAKEDRY Hooded Rain Jacket

Gear Review: GORE H5 SHAKEDRY Hooded Rain Jacket

Gore has always been a forerunner of new rainproof technology and this jacket takes the latest innovations to come out of the Gore labs and combines

Dec 9, 2019 : Joal and Jenny
Gear Review:  Outdoor Research Illuminate Hoody

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Illuminate Hoody

I’ve been testing the Outdoor Research Illuminate Hoody for several months and I can say it’s an excellent all-rounder for day hikes and backpacking

Dec 2, 2019 : Joal and Jenny
Too Close for Comfort? Our Couple’s PCT Sleep System

Too Close for Comfort? Our Couple’s PCT Sleep System

Do a pack shakedown. Make sure you’ve tuned your gear in before you hike. All sound advice we didn’t take when we embarked on our PCT thru hike. Instead we ordered our big three straight to San Diego. We’d done loads of research and knew what we wanted based on our previous backpacking trips but it was certainly a big gamble for items which would ultimately take us to Canada. In our case, we lucked out — our setup was ideal for what we wanted. This piece explores the pros and cons of our setup and why it might be more suited for a different type of trip.

Sep 22, 2019 : Joal and Jenny