Welcome. to this spring/summer edition of Line Out. It's my first time editing the magazine, and as a rugby fan I've had an absolute ball creating this issue for Irish Independent readers.
It has a bit of a travel theme coming in to the summer months - from clothes to pack for your holidays to the best grooming items for getaways, gadgets for travelling and a look at the destination sure to be on any rugby fan's wish list for the winter, Chicago. Ahead of Ireland's game against the All Blacks in November, Pól O'Conghaile has the top tips for anyone planning to head Stateside to support the boys in green.
Foodies will also love our Friday night "fakeaway" special - performance nutritionist Daniel Davey of Food Flicker has prepared some tasty and healthy twists on your favourite take out food that are easily copied at home.
Mike Ross is back with all the best techy recommendations, and our fashion team have dissected all the trends for the coming season throughout the edition.
All that plus chats with our cover star Fergus McFadden, Tommy Bowe and Dan Carter, there's lots to love in Line Out. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
Vicki Notaro, Editor