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These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Mammut Perform Down Bag -7

Available with either down or synthetic fill, and in different models for men and women, Mammut's Recovery Series of sleeping...

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking, ski touring, or climbing something big but non-technical overseas, this is one satisfyingly ergonomic ice axe.

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Range - the ultimate softshell?

For this season Mountain Equipment have refreshed their Kinesis range, offering two new legwear options as well as an updated jacket. Among the current generation of lined softshells the Kinesis is hard to beat, says Dan Bailey,...

Lowe Alpine Halcyon 35-40 Pack

Whether you're winter or alpine climbing, hillwalking or out on a minimalist backpacking trip, the Halcyon is a tough and well-designed all-rounder at a price it's hard to argue with, says Toby Archer. But it'd be good if they could improve the axe...

The Munros - the definitive new hill guide from the SMC

The fourth edition of this classic guide not only offers the most detailed and comprehensive route descriptions to Scotland's 3000-foot peaks available in print, but it looks great too, with a smart layout and quality...

A nice compact system for one person  © Dan Bailey

JetBoil Stash - neat nesting stove system


Open Comp Win a DexShell Sock bundle

DexShell may be a new brand to some UKC and UKH readers. However, their range of waterproof socks, gloves and hats already have a big following amongst many cyclists, mountain bikers and runners in particular. 

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Montane Alpine Spirit GORE-TEX Jacket with Summit Financial Services

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

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Sprayway women's Vista or men's Kenmore Jacket

Waterproof jackets are our bread and butter, it's where it all began. From our first long PU sailing cagoules of the 70's to the co-development of HydroDRY® one of the first machine taped waterproof fabrics and the start of...

Winners announced WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Deuter Guide 34+ packs

Just in time for winter - when you'll need an alpine pack to be carrying all your extra kit - Deuter...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket

As part of our drive towards sustainable production, we're always looking for ways to make our kit...

Winner announced WINNER - Mountain Equipment Xeros Competition

Win a Mountain Equipment Xeros or Xeros Women's Jacket.

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Gibbon Slack Line

Your chance to win a Gibbon Classic Slack Line


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Jetboil Stash all-in-one Stove System

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

Deals on Scarpa walking boots and climbing shoes, save 30%

Kailash Plus GTX now £139, save 30%!

DOLOMITE Velocissima

Dolomite presents the new entry for summer 2021: 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...

The Munros (SMC)

This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the...

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

Don't treat your waterproof gear to anything less than the...

Point 5 Technical Down Jacket

A well thought out, practical active wear jacket. Perfect for walking, belaying, climbing and skiing.

Masters of Exploration – The new Rab Khroma ski mountaineering collection

British outdoor expert Rab has just launched its brand new...

Montane Apex 8000 Down Suit, Jacket and Salopettes

LifeStraw : Clean Water for You. Clean Water for the World.


Save over 30% on top brands at Outside

Time to stock up on winter bargains - wrap up with down jacket deals or tramp out whatever the weather in bargain boots and waterproofs.


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

ISPO 2020

Trade Show Reports from the UKH editorial team

ISPO 2020 Best in Show

The first major trade show of the new decade brought the world's outdoor industry to Munich in an annual pageant of product fondling and hobnobbing. Here are some of our highlights...

ISPO 2020 New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup of the most...

ISPO 2020 New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup of the most...

ISPO 2020 New Climbing Gear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this...

ISPO 2020 Final Report

We spent the start of the month catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this...


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