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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

17 Aug 2017

thumb Day Walks in Devon features 20 circular routes, between 8.8 and 17.6 miles (14.1km and 28.3km), suitable for hillwalkers of all... Read more

16 Aug 2017

thumb Macpac know how to make packs - they've been doing it for decades. The current range of Macpac rucksacks bear the same design... Read more

25 Jul 2017

thumb Berghaus is helping to keep the nation dry this summer with the launch of a new lightweight jacket at an accessible price. The... Read more

24 Jul 2017

thumb Most walkers or hikers like to keep a tally of the mountains they have climbed and for those of you who love ticking off or... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Ultraviolet (UV) light and dirt are the two most important sources of damage for tents. UV light attacks the fabric, reducing its... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Four 1 and 2 man tents from Macpac which range from backpacking to full-on alpine ready. Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Day Walks in the Cotswolds features 20 circular routes, between 7.1 and 12.6 miles (11.5km and 20.2km), suitable for hillwalkers... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb There was a double celebration at the OutDoor Show this month for Primus. As well as it being 125 years since the launch of the... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

15 Aug 2017

thumb It's not the last word in ultralight, says Dan Bailey, but for its weight you'd struggle to find a sturdier or more spacious solo... Read more

11 Aug 2017

thumb One of the lighter models in the popular Trango range, the Trango Tower GTX makes a superb boot for UK scrambling days, says Tom... Read more

2 Aug 2017

thumb Whether you're walking, climbing or running, summer is the time to save weight on your rain shell. We've compared nine at a range... Read more

28 Jul 2017

thumb Paramo's Alize Fleece and Alize Windproof Jacket are designed to be worn either separately or both together to create a versatile... Read more

25 Jul 2017

thumb Incredibly light and compact, Katadyn's new BeFree water filter is also child's play to use, finds Dan Bailey and family. Read more

Jul 2017

thumb For waterproofing with less weight, the Epic Lite OD features OutDry technology. In this six-month review, Theo Moore tests this... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Lighter mats tend not to be luxurious, so instead Therm-a-Rest have gone all out for comfort here. Richard Prideaux enjoys... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb The Last Hillwalker is a memoir of the hills, exploring through a series of stories the relationship between man and nature, our... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Though billed as a Via Ferrata boot, the Ayako High GTX is also well suited to adventurous hillwalkers on home shores, says... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb It may not set out to rewrite the rules, but we think Climbing Technology's Orion is an excellent take on the polystyrene style... Read more

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