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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

15 Jun 2017

thumb Alpkit UK manufacturing on the increase with new packs going into production. Read more

13 Jun 2017

thumb A hydrophobic, three-season down bag that doesn’t empty the wallet and takes you comfortably below freezing temperatures Read more

12 Jun 2017

thumb Sea to Summit Hammocks are technical, light, compact and comfortable. Ideal for both gram counting back packers, or for campers... Read more

7 Jun 2017

thumb Lightweight and nimble, Asolo's Falcon GV’s provide the comfort and protection you need for 3-season, trail based challenges... Read more

5 Jun 2017

thumb The Nomad 7 Plus portable solar panel, ultra lightweight and smarter than ever. Read more

26 May 2017

thumb PHD’s ‘Summer Lightning’ Collection, released in May & June each year, focuses - for a brief period - on their new and... Read more

May 2017

thumb There is something about the Western Isles that casts a spell over the heart, drawing visitors back time and again. Perhaps it's... Read more

May 2017

thumb First Ascent is pleased to announce the imminent arrival of "Luci Lights" - lightweight, compact, waterproof, inflatable solar... Read more

May 2017

thumb Excellent performance to weight ratio give you a great lightweight synthetic without sacrificing features. Ie you still get a 2nd... Read more

May 2017

thumb The long-awaited biography of mountaineer and soldier E.F. Norton is out today. Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

23 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

20 Jun 2017

thumb The Aptin Shorts and Phasic Evolution T-Shirt are new to the 2017 Arc'teryx line-up; they may not be a budget option, but they go... Read more

13 Jun 2017

thumb Rob Greenwood takes a look at the Mountain Equipment Helium 250 sleeping bag, a model that has been completely re-designed for... Read more

9 Jun 2017

thumb Lakes-based fell runner John Fleetwood looks at the new Cicerone guide to running in the Lake District. There may not be much... Read more

2 Jun 2017

thumb This ultralight water filter is about the size of a small bag of crisps, says Richard Prideaux, but it delivers a lot for such a... Read more

30 May 2017

thumb This well made little bag wouldn't be a great choice for a dedicated climbing pack, says Dan Bailey, but for light walking,... Read more

May 2017

thumb Billed as a light-but-strong two-person shelter for North American winter ski touring, MSR's Access 2 has obvious year-round... Read more

May 2017

thumb Following a re-design, the new Petzl SIROCCO is a big improvement on the original, says Theo Moore. No longer at risk of looking... Read more

May 2017

thumb Our resident tea drinker takes on the challenge of reviewing a flask that actually has a point of difference beyond colour -... Read more

May 2017

thumb In search of a pole that's as small and light as possible for carrying in a climbing pack or holiday hold baggage, we compare... Read more

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