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8 Oct 2015

The Lite+ from Primus is one of the lightest and smallest stoves of this 'stove system' type on the market, making it a good choice for summer alpinism or for those simply wishing for a crag stove to brew up with throughout the winter months (the ultimate luxury).

The pan/cup part is 500ml in size and will fit one of the smallest size gas canisters in it, along with all parts of the stove itself. This smaller size is great for individuals, or those needing to shave off the grams, but does mean you might have to make several brews if there are two or three people! Read more

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Gear News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

7 Oct 2015

thumb Nikwax and AKU are offering FREE samples of Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather OR Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof for every AKU... Read more

2 Oct 2015

thumb The first two books in the new 'Tilman' series – a unique collaboration between Vertebrate Publishing and Lodestar Books – are... Read more

22 Sep 2015

thumb Hang your head in shame no longer. Here to combat the extreme odours found in 'fruity' footwear and free you from the stinky... Read more

Sep 2015

thumb In April 2015, the devastating earthquake in Nepal claimed more than 3,600 lives. In order to help rebuild after the earthquake,... Read more

Aug 2015

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

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

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

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

17 Sep 2015

thumb The Lowe Alpine AT Carry-On 45 is a pack designed specifically to fit within the carry-on luggage requirements of most major... Read more

Sep 2015

thumb "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... Read more

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

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