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Mountain Equipment Super Couloir and Hyper Couloir Gauntlets

Dan Bailey puts two new mountain gloves through their paces on the Scottish winter hills. 

Scarpa Gecko Approach Shoe

Those looking for top easy climbing and scrambling performance will find it in the new Scarpa Gecko, says Alan James. 

Berghaus Carnot and Fourier Hooded Fleeces

Warm, stretchy, and unfussy, these midweight men's and women's fleeces are a good choice for hillwalking and all-round outdoor use, says Dan Bailey.

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive range.

Lowe Alpine Cholatse ND30 women's pack

A supportive and well-padded rucksack with an emphasis on comfort over lightness, the Cholatse comes in several sizes. Sarah Douglas tests the smallest in the range, which is a good size for day walks, and has plenty of features for year-round use.

Christmas books 2021  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2021

Questar and Prolite Apex on a frosty overnight bivvy  © UKC Gear

Therm-a-Rest Questar Sleeping Bag and ProLite Apex Mat


Open Comp Win a place on the Salewa Alpine Campus

Your chance to join Salewa on their inaugural Alpine Campus, based at YHA Honister Hause high above Borrowdale and Buttermere. Beautifully located and with a cosy, informal feel, YHA Honister Hause offers a head start on climbing the su...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a pair of Dynafit Ultra 50 GTX running shoes

Designed as a 'winterized' shoe for mid to long distance trail running, Dynafit's new Ultra 50 GTX shoe has been developed and tested to destruction across the Alps; in particular Dynafit's home stomping ground, the Dolomites....

Winner announced WINNER - Win a COROS VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch worth £599

An adventure by definition is an exciting experience. With the VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch, COROS brings you bold innovations as well as unimaginable advancements to existing features - all so you can conquer exciting new...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Fitzroy Jacket or Alpamayo Women's Jacket!

The product of 60 years of expertise in insulated clothing, our range of...

Winner announced WINNER - LifeStraw - Win a Set of LifeStraw Products

LifeStraw is well known for its support for humanitarian projects - by way of a thank you,...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Grivel Duetto Helmet

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Winner announced WINNER - Win a Montane Pac Plus XT and Fireball Jacket

To celebrate the launch of the Pac Plus XT and Fireball Jacket for AW'21 we're giving...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Silva Trail Runner Free Head Torch

Trail Runner Free is a comfortable and lightweight headlamp for everyone who loves running. Its features and light beam are optimized for a runner's needs. The basic version of the Trail Runner Free series comes with 3 x AAA batteries and the H...

Silva Trail Speed 5X Head Torch

Trail Speed 5X is the ultimate headlamp from Silva, compact and powerful, combined with a slim and rechargeable 3.5 Ah battery, perfect for extensive training sessions and adventures. This model comes with four accessories for additional comfort and for...

CamelBak® introduces Forge Flow: Press, Sip and Go!

CamelBak® is excited to announce the launch of the new Forge® Flow. Forge Flow is a travel mug and an everyday drinkware designed for convenient one-handed use. The vessel features an easy-sip function and includes a 100%...

66°North Snæfell jacket

Made from Polartec NeoShell®, the 

Nalgene Sustain - Built with a certified 50% recycled material

Fully committed to the circular economy, Nalgene have pioneered the use of Tritan Renew...

Give your outdoor gear and footwear its winter service with Nikwax.

The Nikwax Essentials kit is the ultimate all-round service for your outdoor...

Little Peak Press - Autumn/Winter 2021

Little Peak Press publishes and reviews books inspired by time spent in the mountains and other wild...

COROS VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch

The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit range at Ellis Brigham

LifeStraw - Trusted in emergencies, trusted in the back country


Buy a pair of Scarpa mountaineering boots and save 30% on Grivel Air-Tech cra

Are you ready for winter? Save 10% on a pair of Scarpa...

Save £85 - Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Pullover 50% Off!

Just arrived at Outside - bag a bargain down layer from Outdoor Research


Latest Group Tests

These feature many different product ranges, reviewed by the UKH editorial team

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budg...

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.


Trade Show Reports

Spotlight '21

Trade Show Reports from the UKH editorial team

Spotlight '21 New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

Spotlight '21 New Clothing Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us about their products that are hitting the market now and they've shown us their best new jackets, crag and casual clothing, running wear and everything...

Spotlight '21 Final Spring/Summer '21 Gear Roundup

In the final roundup of new gear for spring/summer 2021, we've got an eclectic mix of packs, headtorches, water purifiers, clothing treatments and more - all in shops near you now.

Spotlight '21 New Clothing Autumn/Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality new...

Spotlight '21 New Gear Autumn/Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and...


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