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17 May 2016

It's not glamorous, but a toilet trowel is arguably an essential. Dan Bailey digs this lightweight, compact model from Sea to Summit Read more

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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

24 May 2016

thumb AKU's Terrealte GTX – "terre alte" literally meaning "high lands" in Italian [AKU's homeland] – is made for just that: classic... Read more

9 May 2016

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

6 May 2016

thumb Sun protection for the beach, trail or crag. Read more

3 May 2016

thumb The most livable performance backpacking tent in its class, the all new Elixir 4 tent is an ideal family sized option for... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb ARC'TERYX, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, is proud to introduce its latest innovation in... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Outdoor Research's Ferrosi line is one of the best-selling soft shell collections in the outdoor industry. Lightweight, flexible... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb When you can't be on Snowdon, let Snowdon be on you. If you've climbed it, covet it or just like admiring it, then you'll love... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Sherpa Adventure Gear seeks to honour the unsung Sherpa heroes of Everest by creating gear that earns the praise of the world's... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Built for international travelers, outdoor recreationalists, and emergency preparedness, the military-grade microbiological... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb For SS16 the Lowe Alpine Eclipse sees a complete overhaul, with the addition of a new length adjustable, moulded mesh back that... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

11 May 2016

thumb Most climbers need a comfy rock shoe in their lives. When choosing an all-day all-rounder, pure performance comes second to... Read more

4 May 2016

thumb Brand new from Lowe Alpine is the Manaslu, a backpacking pack with a sackload of features and a neatly designed back system. To... Read more

29 Apr 2016

thumb Water filters tend to be heavy and clunky, or too slow for regular use, says Richard Prideaux. But is Katadyn's Gravity Camp... Read more

26 Apr 2016

thumb Terry Abraham's cinematic love affair with Lakeland's landscape reaches new heights in his forthcoming film Life of a Mountain:... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Tech Wash cleans waterproof fabrics and TX Direct restores their DWR finish. Basefresh promises to banish base layer odour... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Martin McKenna takes the Boreal Sendai hillwalking, cragging ...and down to the shops. They may be fairly heavy, he says, but on... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb The Fast Alpine 40 mountain pack was developed with Andy Kirkpatrick. You'd expect it to be seriously functional then, built to... Read more

Mar 2016

thumb Toby Archer looks at the new Jöttnar Asmund, a very lightweight mountain shell with a superb hood. He finds it's highly... Read more

Mar 2016

thumb Mitts: perhaps not the sexiest of outdoor clothing, but if the weather is at its worst, or you suffer from cold extremities, then... Read more

Mar 2016

thumb It's still nippy on the hills - at least between dusk and dawn, when a stove gets the most use. Dan Bailey tests a combination of... Read more

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