Tooby recommends: Trespass water bladder.
Rating (out of five): ****
Comments: Easy to use and reliable. Used it whilst climbing Kilimanjaro. It was thrown around a lot and remained water tight, unlike many other peoples water bladders! Practical design made it easy to clean and kept things hygienic.
Tooby recommends: Meindl Ladies Toronto GTX boot.
Comments: Although expensive (£160), this sturdy leather boot will not let you down. The gateaux membrane keeps the boot fully waterproof, while a soft leather padding around the ankle prevents rubbing. I bought them for climbing Kilimanjaro and they never once let me down. My ‘Compeeds’ came back unopened! A very worthy investment and if looked after properly, should last you years.