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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

17 Jan 2015

thumb With the Revolt 4000 offering 4000mAh of power and 2.1 amps of output, this handy little power storage device can recharge a... Read more

9 Jan 2015

Jöttnar introduces Hymir - a streamlined, focused, ultra-lightweight, technical hooded climbing smock, constructed from the... Read more

8 Jan 2015

thumb The Metanoia 65:85 is the ultimate climbing pack for multi-day expeditions. Ideal for an alpine style assault on a classic north... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Fragrant and moisture absorbing deodorisers for climbing shoes, running shoes, hiking boots or any other 'fruity' footwear. Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Climbing Technology's range of winter hardware continues to grow and for winter 2014 they have a crampon in the range to suit... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb The Arwa, as used by Nick Bullock, is the ideal boot for Scottish winter, cascade ice and technical alpinism. Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Nikwax Wool Wash - perfect for Merino fans.  Formulated to clean and maintain the natural qualities of woollen garments, this... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Jöttnar have recently released their new range of hydrophobic down jackets. Designed for cold and damp conditions, DOWN-TEK™ 850... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Significantly warmer and more protective than a fleece hoody, this insulated hoody is breathable enough to be used as a super... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Primus, the Swedish stove specialist, releases its new Winter Gas this month.  Primus Winter Gas has been designed to increase... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

23 Jan 2015

thumb Toby Archer keeps warm wrapped up in the Jottnar Fenrir Down Jacket - taking it out in some pretty damp weather, but that is what... Read more

15 Jan 2015

thumb Petzl's Meteor was probably the first EPS helmet on the market, way back in 1996. Dan Bailey looks at the latest version of this... Read more

12 Jan 2015

thumb The Jay II and Jayne are two climbing harnesses from the German gear manufacturer Edelrid – The Jay is designed for men and the... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Late Summer and Autumn saw Heather Swift heading out fully armed with two of Therm-a-rest's most recent ladies specific... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Viv Scott tests out two different but high performing jackets from Mountain Hardwear. From the Matterhorn North Face to wet... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb "The question is, can you improve on this already excellent product, or is the major redesign for 2014/15 of the Camp Four a... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Salewa may not be the biggest name in the UK footwear market, but the three mountain boots in its Pro range hold their own beside... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Light, comfy and amazingly warm for its weight, Dan Bailey reckons the Exped DownMat UL7 is the best tent partner he's had in... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb There's been a big buzz around Patagonia's Nano-Air Hoody with rave reviews and a '2015 Outside Gear of the Year' Award. We... Read more

Oct 2014

thumb Mark Glaister and Bridget Collier take the Sherpa Lakpa Rita hard shell and Kriti Tech soft shell jackets out on test in the... Read more

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