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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

21 Jul 2015

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

6 Jul 2015

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

3 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

Jun 2015

thumb Adventure travellers don't just wheel their luggage around airports and hotels, they need luggage that can handle a variety of... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Arc is a powerful 190 lumen, 154 g head torch with a quick change battery pack, new to the Alpkit range.  Read more

Jun 2015

thumb The Featherlite™ family of clothing and equipment was pioneered by Montane in the early 1990s.  Now synonymous with Montane, it... Read more

May 2015

thumb This spring Primus is introducing some small but significant improvements to their collection of award-winning, hose-mounted... Read more

May 2015

thumb The world's No.1 supplier of environmentally friendly waterproofing has just the thing for your tents this summer:  Tent & Gear... Read more

May 2015

thumb When travelling in remote, inhospitable environments your priorities are often similar to the often unforgiving nature of... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

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

Apr 2015

thumb It is said that you can't buy style, but here – for the sum of £50 – I would say that you very much can Read more

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