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OutDoor 2019

Trade Show Reports from the UKH editorial team

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...

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 - 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...

...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.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

Group Test 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...

The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear
The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear

Fjallraven Keb Jacket

Rob Greenwood gets out his hairdryer (yes, really) to test the Keb, an adaptable, durable and ecologically friendly softshell jacket from Fjallraven.

Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse
Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse

Veloce GTX by Dolomite

The Veloce GTX from Dolomite is aimed at mid-altitude summer mountaineering, via ferrata and approaches over hard terrain. It has an interesting upper construction, a stiff sole, a low-cut profile, and it's incredibly light. After 12 months of use, Alan James gives his...

Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear
Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear

Alpkit Resolute Jacket & Ardent Trousers

Through winter and spring on the Scottish hills, John McKenna puts this softshell jacket and trouser combo to the test.

Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear
Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear

Mountain Equipment Ogre 33+ Pack

Last year Mountain Equipment released the Tupilak Pack to much fanfare. It's at the cutting edge of design, material and technology. However, it comes at a cost. Calls for a more affordable alternative have now been met with the Ogre. So how did Rob Greenwood...

V2 Suilven thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Anatom V2 Suilven Boots

The Kinetic Alpine Jacket + Pants in use on a typical British day: bit of rain, bit of sun, bit of everything!  © UKC Gear

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket & Pants

The Cerro Torre 80:100 on a two-day traverse of the Black Mount  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre 80:100 Trekking Pack

An 'Alpine' spring day in Glen Coe - ideal conditions for testing the Combin Pant  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Combin Pant


Ducan High GTX  © Mammut

Open Comp Win a pair of the new Mammut Ducan High GTX

Win a pair of the new Mammut Ducan High GTX

Snowdon from Llynnau Mymbyr  © Cicerone Press
Snowdon from Llynnau Mymbyr  © Cicerone Press

Open Comp Win a Hidden Snowdonia walking holiday with Cicerone

Discover history and myth on easy walks in the mountains of North Wales. Enjoy a weekend of walking in the heart of Snowdonia guided by Alex Kendall, author of the Cicerone guidebook to Snowdonia: Low-level and easy walks.

Oriel Harness  © Arc'teryx
Oriel Harness  © Arc'teryx

Open Comp Win a pair of Arc'teryx Oriel Leggings

This is tough love. The Oriel Legging is tough enough for rock climbing and comfortable for everyday use. Constructed with a highly abrasion resistant stretch interlock of nylon and elastane, this legging can withstand rigorous climbing. The...

Open Comp Win 1 of 2 Pairs of Anatom V2 Suilven

The new V2 Suilven lightweight walking boots are ideal for 3-season hill walking. Comfortable, yet supportive, your...

Open Comp Win MSR's new PocketRocket Deluxe Stove

You could be in with the chance of winning MSR's new ultralight stove, the PocketRocket Deluxe. Designed to deliver a...

Open Comp Win an Exped SYNMAT HL Sleeping Mat 

The SynMat HL is the world's lightest mat at its warmth and comfort levels! It packs to an extremely small size and its...

Open Comp Win a pair of Julbo Shield Sunglasses

125 years fly by when your head is always full of ideas and dreams, drawing inspiration from our heritage our...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

New Anatom Website - Win a Pair of Walking Poles!

Anatom have launched a new, fresh website, and to celebrate they are giving away 10 pairs of walking poles!

A new guidebook to walking the Galloway Hills by Cicerone Press

A new Cicerone guidebook describing mountain walks in the Galloway Hills of southern Scotland, covering Trool, Minnoch, Doon and Talnotry. Offering solitude and rugged natural beauty, this rocky, heathery wilderness...

Therm-a-Rest® launches ultralight ProLite™ Apex™ Mattress with StrataCore™ Constru

As part of their Ultralight series this summer, Therm-a-Rest® introduces the new ProLite™ Apex™ Mattress. With the best warmth-to-weight ratio in the self-inflating category, the ProLite Apex...

Simon McCartney and Mirella Tenderini  © Vertebrate Publishing
Simon McCartney and Mirella Tenderini  © Vertebrate Publishing

Triple award win for Simon McCartney's The Bond

The Bond becomes the first book to win the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, the Mountain and...

Black Series thumb  © LEKI
Black Series thumb  © LEKI

The new Black Series trekking pole: award-winning technical elegance 

LEKI's new, award-winning Black Series trekking pole (£194.95) offers the highest...

MSR® 10L Gravity Filter Provides Clean Water for Larger Groups

MSR's AutoFlow™ XL 10L Gravity Filter provides a clean water supply for larger groups at...

Petzl Helmet 3x2  © Petzl
Petzl Helmet 3x2  © Petzl

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple...

Berghaus packs on the hill  © Berghaus
Berghaus packs on the hill  © Berghaus

Let Berghaus Panamax and Trailhead rucksacks take the load

UltraSil 3x2  © Sea to Summit
UltraSil 3x2  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil® Dry Sacks

Gear up for summer camping with the Primus Tupike

Trea Spine Action  © Mammut
Trea Spine Action  © Mammut

Mammut Trion and Trea Spine 35 Packs


Petzl Bug  © Outside

Petzl Bug rucksack - less than half price!

This awesome multi-pitch climbing bag is reduced from £50 to £22.50 at Outside.co.uk


Latest Review Compilations

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

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...

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer year-round. We compare 10 options.


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