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These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Dolomite Velocissima

Cool and light, but really well made, it's hard to find fault with the Velocissima shoe, says Rob Greenwood - particularly on more...

Group Test 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.

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoe

It's light and cool for summer, but though the Fuel is Black Diamond's most capable approach shoe, it's not a great choice for scrambles or mountain crags in the slippery UK hills, says Dan Bailey. Best saved for less demanding days, or hot rock trips...

Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0 Jacket and Pants

Rab's Kinetic Alpine, the hardshell that feels like a softshell, has been given a makeover to make it more durable, with features better suited to climbing and scrambling. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr check out the new men's and women's jacket and...

AKU Rock DFS approach shoe

The Rock DFS from AKU is an approach shoe with a twist: a unique double lacing system which enables you to quickly adjust the front of the shoe. How does this work in practice? How do they feel to walk in, and how are they for climbing and scrambling? Theo Moore...

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Montane VIA Trail Running Clothing Collection Review


Open Comp Win a pair of Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ poles

The Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ is our premium pole for fully adjustable, folding performance

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Helium 600 Men's or Women's Sleeping Bag

Win a Mountain Equipment Helium 600 Men's or Women's Sleeping Bag

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Samaya2.5 – The iconic 4-season 'Room With a View'

The Samaya2.5 tent from the ALPINE range is an iconic product with a hexagonal shape like the Samaya logo. Light and compact, this innovative technical tent is characterized by its versatility. It is aimed at users...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Gibbon Slack Line Kit - no trees required!

Your chance to win a Gibbon Slack Rack or Independence Kit.

Winner announced WINNER - Win an Exped Black Ice Pack

What makes Exped backpacks unique: we call it refined to the basics - clean design paired with focus on the...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0

Win a Rab Kinetic 2.0 waterproof jacket. Our softest hardshell combining exceptional breathability with waterproof...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a pair of Dolomite Velocissima

Velocissima, an Italian-made shoe that ably combines over a century of artisanal skills at Dolomite...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Hamish MacInnes: Fox of Glencoe

Hamish MacInnes was born in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in 1930. A legend in the field of mountaineering, he pioneered many of Scotland's most challenging climbs and numerous testpiece routes overseas. As well as founding both the S...

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

HK - Made in Sheffield officially launched in March 2021, with a range of UK made sweaters promoting our ethical and environmentally friendly ethos. We have had a fantastic response from our customers...

Samaya® creates a new generation of tents with Nanovent®

Samaya® creates the Nanovent® membrane and revolutionizes the single-wall tent by offering the lightest and most compact technical equipment on the market!

AKU Rock DFS Approach Shoes

AKU launches new Rock DFS with new and exclusive Dual Fit System technology

Platypus Quickdraw Microfilter

This Spring, water filtration brand Platypus launched their Quickdraw MicroFilter System. Complete with an...

MSR Guardian Gravity Purifier

As we continue to spend more and more time in the outdoors, being able to trust the water that your drinking,...

Choose a shelter for summer or winter adventures from Outside

As we're likely to be planning our adventures close to home this year why not browse a...

LifeStraw : New Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottles with Filter

Berghaus extends performance baselayer range


Mammut Trovat GTX Boots Deal + Win a pair with Outside

Save 30% on a pair of Mammut GTX hiking boots - just £139 PLUS enter our competition to win a pair for free!


Latest Group Tests

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

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.

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.


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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