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These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Mountain Equipment Kryos Jacket

A cutting edge down jacket aimed at hardcore alpinists, the Kryos may be a big investment for the less elite masses, but its...

Joss Naylor's Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District

Brilliantly written, and a visual feast, this book is an inspiring celebration of the landscape and culture of the Lake District, and a fitting tribute to one if its truly great characters, says Rob Greenwood.

Scarpa Rapid - approach shoe meets trail shoe

Is this a lightweight approach shoe you can also run in, or a trail shoe with scrambling ability? A jack of all trades (or terrains) rather than a master of any one, the Rapid would be a good choice for hands-on hill days and mountain crag...

Group Test 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 budgets of...

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 

The Earth Beneath My Feet montage  © Andrew Terrill

The Earth Beneath My Feet by Andrew Terrill

Cirrus Flex Hoodie montage  © Rob Greenwood

Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 


Open Comp Win a pair of Boreal Flyers approach shoes

Your chance to win a pair of the new Boreal Flyers approach shoes.

Open Comp Win a Montane Running Bundle

To celebrate the launch of the Spine Jacket for AW'21 we're giving away a winter running bundle to one lucky winner. 

Open Comp Win a Berghaus men's Carnot or women's Fourier Jacket

In this competition Berghaus is giving you the chance to win one of its new Polartec® Power Stretch fleeces: either the men's Carnot or women's Fourier hooded jacket.

Winner announced WINNER - Win Rab's new Xenair Light Jacket

Body mapped for the ultimate versatility, Xenair Light features strategically zoned areas of recycled...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a unisex The North Face Summit Series™ Advanced Mountain Kit™ L3 Pullo

The first down layers of the AMK system is the L3 Pullover...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Gregory Packs Arrio 30

This is your chance to win an Arrio 30 from Gregory Packs worth £95!

Winner announced WINNER - Win unlimited adventures for a year

From now until August 22nd No Boundaries want to give users the unique opportunity to win unlimited...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit range at Ellis Brigham

Introducing Advanced Mountain Kit. The most sophisticated alpine climbing system The North Face has ever created. A specialist series, AMK incorporates apparel, accessories, and equipment. Collaborating with elite athletes, designers, a...

DexShell Running Socks

DexShell waterproof socks have gained real popularity within the trail and ultra running community in the past few years. The current range has 3 running specific models, although there are many other socks in the line that can be used for running too.

LifeStraw - Trusted in emergencies, trusted in the back country

LifeStraw company overview and LifeStraw Personal water filter.

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Pro GTX 2.0

The Crodarossa Pro GTX 2.0 is a shoe designed for mountain approach and technical treks, like via ferratas and...

Hamish MacInnes: Fox of Glencoe

Hamish MacInnes was born in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in 1930. A legend in the field of mountaineering, he...

HK - Made in Sheffield Recycled Nylon Range, Organic Cottons Shorts and Tops &

HK - Made in...

Samaya® creates a new generation of tents with Nanovent®

Samaya® creates the Nanovent® membrane and revolutionizes the single-wall tent by...

Choose a shelter for summer or winter adventures from Outside


La Sportiva G2 SM & Trango TRK GTX boot deals

Top Deals on La Sportiva mountaineering and walking boots


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.


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