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17 Feb 2017

With its tailored fit, waterproof high fill power down and ultralight fabric, the Ramche 2.0 gives you tons of warmth for not much weight, raves a very toasty Dan Bailey... Read more

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16 Feb 2017

thumbThe UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich that is ISPO. Here are some video interviews with brand... Read more

15 Feb 2017

thumbBerghaus is on the hunt for members of the public to feature in the company's future marketing campaigns. The brand has issued a... Read more

14 Feb 2017

thumbIn 2017, Nikwax marks its first 40 years in the outdoor industry. Established in 1977 by Nick Brown, the first Nikwax commercial... Read more

9 Feb 2017

thumbAt ISPO 2017 the world's leading outdoor brands showcased new product. We will be bringing you updates on the latest clothing and... Read more

8 Feb 2017

thumbThe Berghaus Hyper 100 jacket has picked up its second major trade award in less than a year. The jacket has won an ISPO Gold... Read more

2 Feb 2017

thumbThe next generation of Talon & Tempest is here with clean, modern design and stunning performance. Building on 10 years of iconic... Read more

1 Feb 2017

thumbA richly featured softshell mountain pant made from class-leading Schoeller® fabric. Proprietary 3XDRY® treatment repels light... Read more

24 Jan 2017

thumbPoncho, tarp or bivy, this minimalist multi-tasking piece is more practical than it might first appear.  Featuring durable Ventia... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbEver gone out wearing your favourite down jacket, got caught in the rain and ended up feeling wet and cold? Maybe you thought... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbThe Scarpa Phantom Tech is the ultimate mountaineering boot and is ideal for all modern alpinism, especially ice fall, mixed and... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

13 Feb 2017

thumbA winter baselayer should be warm, but still breathable. A high zipped neck and long hem are also essential. In this group test... Read more

5 Feb 2017

thumbHandwear with central heating sounds great, but does the technology meet the needs of climbers and hillwalkers? Dan Bailey can't... Read more

30 Jan 2017

thumbDescribed as "suitable for day-long mountain walks on well-marked trails, easy off trail sections and regular slopes without the... Read more

27 Jan 2017

thumbA super-light sleeping bag of high quality goose down - this half kilo bag is not cheap, but it's hard to beat in terms of warmth... Read more

23 Jan 2017

thumbTen years after it was first launched Scarpa's Charmoz has had a total overhaul. Dan Bailey puts this winter mountain all-rounder... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbA classic mountaineering axe, the DMM Raptor has been around since 1999. In this review the current model goes head-to-head... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbThe result of 12 years of development, Alpkit's new top-end shell is billed as a fully-featured mountain waterproof at a highly... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbChasing the Ephemeral by Scottish winter new route guru Simon Richardson is a guidebook with a difference. We think it's an... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbJöttnar's new Magni is a mid-weight fleece that serves either as a mid-layer or an outer. It's neither light nor cheap, says Dan... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbFor their a new range of waterproof products Montane have teamed up with Gore-Tex for the first time. Kevin Woods gives the... Read more

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