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2 Sep 2015

"For me the Boreas Pull-On fits the bill perfectly. It is light, hasn't ripped over many years of abuse, and has survived being washed endlessly."

David Coley reviews what has become his favourite piece of kit - the Rab Boreas Pull-On. Read more

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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

21 Aug 2015

thumb Alpkit's warmest sleeping bags - The ArcticDream is a range of high quality, expedition grade sleeping bags designed for... Read more

19 Aug 2015

thumb Available from September The new SALEWA North-X Adze and Hammer is designed to bridge the gap between technical climbing tools... Read more

7 Aug 2015

thumb New guidebook from Vertebrate Publishing featuring twenty-five of the Pyrenees' classic mountain routes and link-ups. Read more

Aug 2015

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. In this final selection of videos we... Read more

Jul 2015

thumb High quality 100% New Zealand Merino baselayers into the Alpkit clothing range. Read more

Jul 2015

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. The new range of climbing and... Read more

Jul 2015

thumb Today's outdoor enthusiasts are looking for versatility – needing equipment that can potentially cover climbing, hiking and... Read more

Jul 2015

thumb Nikwax, the global leader in safe, high performance aftercare for outdoor gear, announces Cotton Proof. This revolutionary... Read more

Jul 2015

thumb In Some Lost Place is the new book by Sandy Allan about his team's incredible first ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge Read more

Jun 2015

thumb When it's wet, windy, and you're a long way from home, functional protection is what matters most. Lightweight, extremely... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

Jul 2015

thumb Dan Bailey tests an 'excellent waterproof-lined three-season all-rounder that suits a fair range of conditions and terrain' Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Emily Andrew takes the Women's Neo Guide out in the rain and snow - and finds it very, very waterproof - but what about those... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Ski Touring - the title says it all. This no-nonsense publication from British Mountain Guide Bruce Goodlad covers everything you... Read more

May 2015

thumb The UKC Test Team take on eight pairs of approach shoes to find out which one will get you to the crag in comfort, style, with... Read more

May 2015

thumb Dan Bailey reviews a new guidebook to the smaller - but often no less interesting - hills of Scotland Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Alex Roddie enjoys the first book by Trail magazine's editor Simon Ingram. It's not very magaziney at all, he says, but rather... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Ammil, grumma, garbhlach and gryke; such is the language of Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane. Is it a dictionary of nature or a... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb The MSR WindBoiler is a small, lightweight cooking system. UKC have had it for several months and tested it in the Alps in... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Walking poles are great opinion dividers. There are those who think they are cumbersome wastes of time, and those who swear by... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Smock-style jackets - you might love them or hate them. But with the lightweight, very breathable Hymir smock, particularly... Read more

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