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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

24 Mar 2015

thumb This spring will see the NEW Primus Lite entry-level stove: a simplified version of the Lite+ yet offering the same level of... Read more

16 Mar 2015

thumb The mountain pack. Whether you are hiking up to the base of a route, climbing multi-pitch madness in the mountains or stuffing as... Read more

6 Mar 2015

thumb A couple of weeks ago UKC/H were out in Germany at the huge tradeshow of ISPO in Munich. We dropped in to as many outdoor brands... Read more

5 Mar 2015

thumb With the new double-walled stainless steel vacuum bottles, Primus shows how a seemingly ordinary product can be improved.  The... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb If, before we have even started, you are thinking something along the lines of 'first down, now synthetic, what are these guys... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb Their world-class beans are lovingly hand-roasted in London with each bag ground to suit your brew method at the very last minute... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb The first of the "Marmot Does..." series - we take a look at some of Marmot's most innovative and lightest down jackets. Read more

Feb 2015

thumb Hitting the high street this month is Therm-a-Rest's new range of water-resistant sleeping bags using Nikwax Hydrophobic Down,... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb The Rovek is a super comfy pant designed for trekking, scrambling and climbing in cooler conditions.The mid-weight polyamide... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb The award-winning NEO Avalanche Beacon (£225) has a bandwidth of 60 metres, 10m more than existing models thanks to ISOTECH... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

4 Mar 2015

thumb Deep down every climber, hill-walker and mountaineer wants a van... However the reality of the situation, more often than not, is... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb Dan Bailey takes the top spec shell kit from The North Face on a long-term test spanning two winter seasons. He finds some... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb Alex Lowe famously said “the best climber is the one having the most fun”. Over the years I have come to agree with this... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb It's fun, it's funky and being a Mountain Hardwear product it's functional as well. The women's Super Chockstone Jacket is a... Read more

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

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

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

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