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A sturdy handle on top for giving a bit of assistance when needed  © Martin McKenna

Ruffwear Web Master Harness

The Web Master Harness is built for taking dogs on terrain where they may need a helping hand. We tested it on a labrador and a...

The 900-fill down is good and lofty  © Toby Archer
The 900-fill down is good and lofty  © Toby Archer

Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 32F/0C Sleeping Bag & NeoAir UberLite Mat

Toby Archer sleeps lightly, with a down bag that offers an impressive warmth for its minimal weight and a mat that's billed as the "lightest insulated air mattress available".

Testing the Super DS Climb Jacket on a breezy Skye evening  © Dan Bailey
Testing the Super DS Climb Jacket on a breezy Skye evening  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Hardwear Super DS Climb Jacket

This hybrid jacket combines both down and synthetic insulation, and boasts an interesting woven baffle construction. But is it a climbing jacket or something more general purpose? Neither Dan Bailey nor Mountain Hardwear really seem to know.

Evening scrambling near the TD Gap  © Dan Bailey
Evening scrambling near the TD Gap  © Dan Bailey

Hanwag Ferrata II GTX

If you want a versatile B2 boot for scrambling and high mountain via ferrata as well as summer Alpine routes and Scottish winter mountaineering, then the Ferrata II is a top contender, says Dan Bailey.

Late summer sunset, but the kids are still full of beans...  © Dan Bailey
Late summer sunset, but the kids are still full of beans...  © Dan Bailey

MSR Habitude 6 Tent

A head-height family tent that's light enough to carry miles from the car, yet built to stand up to kids and at least a bit of weather... too good to be true? MSR have only gone and made the tent that Dan Bailey always wished someone would.

Lite Speed & Terra Stretch montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Lite-Speed Jacket and Terra Stretch Pants

The pot features heat-proof handles and a heat-distributing base  © Lorraine McCall

Sigma Pot Set from Sea to Summit

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Group Test Approach Shoes

L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna

The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket & Summit L1 Climb Trousers


Good weather for flasks  © Dan Bailey

Open Comp Win 1 of 5 Primus TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottles

​​​​​​​The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dropping. To help you warm up when out on the hill, UKC has teamed up with Primus to offer five users the chance to win a TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottle (0.75L).

Open Comp Win a Montane Prism Jacket

A modern outdoor classic, the Prism Jacket has been a staple in the outdoor enthusiast's kit bag for years due to its versatility and near-perfect balance of warmth, weight and packability.

Open Comp Win a pair of Hanwag Tatra II GTX boots

As temperatures drop and the nights grow darker, UKC has teamed up with Hanwag to offer one user the chance to win a brand-new pair of the brand's bestselling Tatra II GTX boots.

Open Comp Win a Fjällräven Vidda Pro Jacket

Win a Fjällräven Vidda Pro Jacket

JetSet Utensil Kit  © Jetboil
JetSet Utensil Kit  © Jetboil

Open Comp Win a Jetboil bundle worth £200!

Elevate your backcountry meals with our Jetboil prize which will set you up for a feast at the end of a long day on the...

Luci Base Light  © MPOWERED
Luci Base Light  © MPOWERED

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Luci Solar Inflatable Base Light

Luci MPOWERED are pleased to announce the arrival of the biggest and most powerful Luci to date. Our newest...

Helvellyn and White Side from Raise (Bob Graham, leg 2)  © Cicerone
Helvellyn and White Side from Raise (Bob Graham, leg 2)  © Cicerone

Open Comp Win a Big Rounds backpacking bundle with Cicerone

Win a Big Rounds backpacking bundle! The Big Rounds - the Bob Graham, the Paddy Buckley and the Charlie...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab

The Next Generation of Rab

Since our founding in 1981 we have worked at the forefront of insulation technology, becoming masters of our craft. Developing cutting-edge insulation designs requires the same approach that we bring to the mountains. Moving constantly forward wit...

Sherpa 100PD  © Goal Zero
Sherpa 100PD  © Goal Zero

Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Portable Power Bank

Goal Zero introduces the Sherpa 100PD portable power bank, a fast-charging power bank for adventurers who need to power their tech.

Torridon: A proper jacket we're proper proud of

Winter 2019 sees us relaunch the Torridon, built around our 'Function First' ethos and two years in the making this pinnacle piece in our hill walking collection takes inspiration from its 90's predecessor, but with a modern twist.

Deuter Pack DEALS at The Climbers Shop/Joe Browns

Save up to 20% on various models of Deuter packs. From climbing to hill walking, backpacking and cycling,...

BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl
BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl

Black Diamond Apparel: 3 jackets, 3 technologies

It's a big, cold world out there, and Black Diamond has got you covered. Through the same commitment to...

Fjӓllrӓven launches its FW19 trekking collection

Fjӓllrӓven launches its FW19 trekking collection with new additions to its popular Singi product family

MSR® Zoic™ tent keeps you cool and dry on warm-weather adventures

Lightweight, spacious and breathable, the MSR Zoic Tent Series is perfect for...

Runner on Halls Fell Ridge, Bob Graham Round  © David Lintern
Runner on Halls Fell Ridge, Bob Graham Round  © David Lintern

The Big Rounds by Cicerone

Crodarossa Lite GTX Lifestyle 1  © Dolomite
Crodarossa Lite GTX Lifestyle 1  © Dolomite

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Lite GTX Shoe

Summer Sale Now On at Joe Browns and The Climbers Shop!

Ducan High GTX  © Mammut
Ducan High GTX  © Mammut

Mammut Ducan High GTX


Latest Group Tests

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

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten mode...

Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey
Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

Gas Stove Systems

In this group test we look at four all-in-one tower-style canister stove systems, the Alpkit Brukit; Jetboil Flash; Primus Lite+ and MSR Reactor. Which wins the battle of the boilers?

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...


Trade Show Reports

OutDoor 2019

Trade Show Reports from the UKH editorial team

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear
...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our eye.

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to catch up...

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to catch...


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