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These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Scarpa Cyclone GTX Walking Boot

The Scarpa Cyclone GTX is a solid 3-season walking boot featuring a distinctive exoskeleton to give support and stability....

Black Diamond Punisher and Terminator gloves - spot the difference

For the winter season of 2020-21, Black Diamond brought out upgraded versions of their Punisher and Terminator gloves. They are so similar that it's hard to tell them apart, says Dave Saunders, but with improved dexterity and...

Montane Alpine Spirit Shell

A midweight shell jacket with a sensible balance of lightness and toughness, the Alpine Spirit's key selling point is its versatility, says Victoria de Ga, with features friendly to both climbing and hillwalking. If you're only going to buy one shell to do it...

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX

Is it a shoe, or a boot? Marrying a soft, supportive and shock-absorbing feel with a comparatively light weight, the Ultra Raptor Mid GTX arguably gives you the best of both worlds, says Dan Bailey. For lightweight backpacking, long summer hill days and...

Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Jacket and Pants

For the winter season we're just leaving, Mountain Equipment updated their popular Tupilak shell, making tweaks to the design of both the Jacket and the Pants. As a long-term fan of both, is Dan Bailey impressed by the changes?


Open Comp Win a pair of Dolomite Velocissima

Velocissima, an Italian-made shoe that ably combines over a century of artisanal skills at Dolomite with the very latest construction technology, striking the perfect balance between climbing and trekking, tradition and innovation, perf...

Open Comp Win a Grangers bundle worth over £80

For over 80 years, Grangers has pushed to enhance your outdoor experience and keep you outdoors for longer. Whatever you're into you, you can rely on Grangers to take care of you and your gear by restoring it to like-new performance....

Open Comp Win a Montane Azote Rucksack with Summit Financial Services

For over 22 years Summit Financial Services has provided life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover for climbers & mountaineers. 

Open Comp Win 1 of 5 Nikwax Sports Kits

Enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning 1 of 5 new Nikwax Sports Kits!

Winner announced WINNER - Enter Outside's competition and win a Gore-Tex jacket from Rab

Why wait for the clouds to clear? Made for unpredictable weather, Rab's Zenith...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a pair of Black Diamond Prime approach shoes

Black Diamond are giving you the chance to win a pair of men's or women's Prime approach...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Squall Hooded Jacket or Squall Hooded Women's Jac

The Squall Hooded Jacket and Squall Hooded Women's Jacket are the...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Rab launches Down Collect and Recycle Scheme

British outdoor brand Rab (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) has recently started its own down collect and recycle scheme. The scheme is part of Equip's long-term sustainability strategy, with Equip being certified as climate ne...

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Lite GTX 2.0

The Crodarossa Lite GTX 2.0 is a lightweight mountain approach shoe, meant for those who looks for the maximum freedom of movement while accessing climbing.

Sweatproofing and the ever-changing UK weather

Now is the perfect time to give your valued baselayers some TLC with our range of Nikwax Sweatproofing washes.

The Outdoor Research Helium Range

Outdoor Research are expanding their range of products, based around their best-selling Helium Rain jacket, for SS21....

Mpowerd: New Luci Colour String

Solar, colourful and always ready to hang. Luci Colour Solar String Lights provide 6 colours of ambiance across an 18 ft...

Jetboil Stash all-in-one Stove System

The Stash is the lightest all-in-one backpacking stove system that Jetboil has ever made.

DOLOMITE Velocissima

Dolomite presents the new entry for summer 2021: Velocissima. An Italian-made shoe that ably combines over a century of...

Nikwax Tech Wash® and TX.Direct® proven to be the highest performing care system f

Masters of Exploration – The new Rab Khroma ski mountaineering collection


Latest Group Tests

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

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.


Trade Show Reports

Spotlight '21

Trade Show Reports from the UKH editorial team

Spotlight '21 New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

Spotlight '21 New Clothing Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us about their products that are hitting the market now and they've shown us their best new jackets, crag and casual clothing, running wear and everything...

Spotlight '21 Final Spring/Summer '21 Gear Roundup

In the final roundup of new gear for spring/summer 2021, we've got an eclectic mix of packs, headtorches, water purifiers, clothing treatments and more - all in shops near you now.


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