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19 Jan 2017

A classic mountaineering axe, the DMM Raptor has been around since 1999. In this review the current model goes head-to-head against its original ancestor. How has it changed over the last 18 years? Read more

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12 Jan 2017

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

11 Jan 2017

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

2 Jan 2017

thumb Yak wool provides superior warmth, breathability and moisture transfer compared to Merino Read more

Dec 2016

thumb Love your down jacket but wish you could wear it in the rain?  Well thanks to Nikwax and it's revolutionary, environmentally... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb When pitched against a selection of different brands of LPgas cartridges head-to-head in temperatures of -8°C Primus Winter Gas... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb The Resolution is a unique fully waterproof box-wall down jacket, offering unrivalled levels of warmth and weather protection. Read more

Dec 2016

thumb Overlayering jacket providing fast block insulation and functionality for high mountain activities in extreme or prolonged cold,... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb Men's technical mountaineering jacket designed to perform in the harshest conditions. Durable, breathable, full unadulterated... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb This season LEKI has launched an innovative grip system for trekking poles. Trigger S Vertical technology has been newly... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb Our new Zero G jacket is the quintessence of our down expertise, representing our heritage in creating the best down clothing and... Read more

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Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

16 Jan 2017

thumb The 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

13 Jan 2017

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

9 Jan 2017

thumb Jöttnar'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

6 Jan 2017

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

30 Dec 2016

thumb In this reprint of one of HW Tilman's nautical books, he voyages through ice-choked polar seas in a tiny wooden boat in search of... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb The Extrem 8000 Pro is Berghaus' top-end mountain shell, and includes a number of funky design features. Its price tag is top-end... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb From impressive new guides to works of literature, 2016 has seen a bumper crop of great mountain reads. We've picked our... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples like hats and torches... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb The new TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottle from Primus is a sturdy and effective flask. It's ideal for winter hillwalks, says Dan... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb For all-round climbing, mountaineering and hillwalking, 35-45 litres is a versatile size of pack. From alpine and winter-oriented... Read more

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