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OR interstellar thumb  © Dan Bailey

Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

More spacious than a simple bivvy bag and lighter than most solo tents, this is a first class hooped bivvy. But it's the unique...

Boreal Saurus thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Boreal Saurus thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Boreal Saurus Running Shoe

While the Saurus is more than capable on the hills, this a trail shoe that you can also comfortably take onto more urban ground, says Dan Bailey

The Chute Mag on Stob Coire nan Lochan  © Dan Bailey
The Chute Mag on Stob Coire nan Lochan  © Dan Bailey

CamelBak Bottle Range

Dan Bailey and family road test a selection of water bottles. What will they find to say about them?

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer
Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

The Rolling Transporter is robust and weatherproof enough for most travel situations  © Dan Bailey
The Rolling Transporter is robust and weatherproof enough for most travel situations  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Rolling Transporter 40

If you're after wheeled luggage with the knock-about toughness and practicality of a duffel bag, then this a great option, says Dan Bailey. But it's not an off-roader.

Attila Tec Montage  © Tom Ripley

Edelrid Attila Tec Axe

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Group Test Women's Midweight Down Jackets

It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat

Approaching Stob Coire nan Lochan just before dawn  © John McKenna

Alpkit Prism & Qark Headtorches


Latest News

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The Cuillin  © Mica Publishing

Britain's Greatest Mountain Challenge?

The Cuillin Ridge - 15 miles, more than 30 summits (including 11 Munros and 9 Munro Tops), nearly 10,000ft of ascent and rock climbing up to Severe, in a day. Not many achieve that goal, but The Cuillin & Other Skye Mountains, the first comprehens...

Outdoor Adventures with Children - Lake District  © Cicerone Press
Outdoor Adventures with Children - Lake District  © Cicerone Press

Outdoor Adventures with Children - Lake District from Cicerone Press

Unplug and unwind with the kids on an adventure or three in the Lake District. Discover Squirrel Nutkin's island, go geocaching (the kids will explain), pedal, paddle, scramble, swim, wander and wonder. There's a...

Commemorative Montane BMC Terra and Terra Ridge Pants

Production of BMC themed Terra and Terra Ridge pants are released to celebrate Montane as the Recommended Clothing and Pack Partner of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) – and to commemorate their excellent work in...

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Folding  © Leki
LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Folding  © Leki

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon: the classic folding pole just got better

The Micro Vario Carbon [£164.95] walking pole is always a first choice – no matter...

Expedition Kit Hire 3x2  © Expedition Kit Hire
Expedition Kit Hire 3x2  © Expedition Kit Hire

Expedition Kit Hire

Expedition Kit Hire offer high quality clothing (inc B2/B3 boots) and equipment for any type of expedition, e.g. from Polar, High...

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa
ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic...

Pre-order now: First on the Rope

The classic of French literature is available to pre-order now at the special-offer price of £7.19.

Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab
Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket and Pants

Avalanche dog Fjord with his handler Caroline Elliott @fjordsar  © Ruffwear
Avalanche dog Fjord with his handler Caroline Elliott @fjordsar  © Ruffwear

Ruffwear supports Search and Rescue Dogs

La Sportiva Bushido II

Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey
Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey

Osprey Rook & Renn


View our new and extensive Sleeping Bag range!

We have one sleeping bag range that we are proud to shout about! For everything from high-altitude expeditions to those taking their first steps in camping all together. Down and Synthetic and a range of lengths available.

Massive Glove Sale at Outside.co.uk

Over 30% off gloves and mitts from Rab, mountain Equipment, Black Diamond and Outdoor Research


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.


Trade Show Reports

ISPO 2019

Trade Show Reports from the UKH editorial team

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number caught our attention in particular...

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really rather have been...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really rather have been...


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