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Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey

Jöttnar Asger Jacket

There's a trend at present for hybrid softshells that combine a wind resistant outer with a fleecy inner. The Asger must be one of the...

Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister
Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister

CamelBak Women's Ultra Pro Running Vest

Our review team's keenest runner, Bridget Collier, tests this lightweight vest/pack from CamelBak...

Sky Dance  © Vertebrate Publishing
Sky Dance  © Vertebrate Publishing

Sky Dance, by John D. Burns

Rob Greenwood makes a rare visit to the world of mountain fiction, and finds it less fictional than he'd feared. Sky Dance is a novel that confronts live issues in the debate around upland conservation, land ownership and re-wilding.

Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux
Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux

Boreal Ordesa Boot

As a light-ish 2-3 season leather model for all round use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain, the wide-fitting Ordesa might all the boot you need, says Richard Prideaux.

It's a great tent for warmer conditions  © Toby Archer
It's a great tent for warmer conditions  © Toby Archer

MSR Zoic 2 Tent

Toby Archer enjoys the living space on offer from this summer-oriented backpacking tent, but he's not sure it's the best choice for the UK's full-on wet weather.

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

Manaslu 50 montage  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Manaslu ND 50-65

The Big Rounds montage  © Cicerone

The Big Rounds by David Lintern

Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe and Pika Teapot


FL 2  © The North Face

Open Comp Win a Jacket from The North Face FUTURELIGHT™ collection

The North Face changed the future of the outerwear industry with the unveiling of FUTURELIGHT™ jackets, pants, and bibs in its Summit Series™, Steep Series™ and Flight Series™ collections. Developed using innovative nanospinning technology, FUTURE...

Taiss light thumb  © Mammut
Taiss light thumb  © Mammut

Open Comp Win a pair of Mammut Taiss Light Mid GTX

At Mammut, we apply the most demanding standards to our mountaineering shoes. The Taiss Light Mid GTX® Men takes these requirements in its stride: the combination of Contact Control and vibram® Litebase creates an optimum balance between...

Open Comp Win a SALEWA Ortles 2 TirolWool Celliant Jacket worth £250

TirolWool Celliant is a unique wool technology: a reflective hybrid insulation that outperforms conventional wool and synthetic alternatives. Here's your chance to win one of SALEWA's flagship products featuring the technology:...

Wasdale and Langdale Fellranger  © Cicerone Press
Wasdale and Langdale Fellranger  © Cicerone Press

Open Comp Win signed copies of Cicerone Fellranger books plus a copy of Navigation

Calling all hillwalkers, peak-baggers and fell wanderers… Cicerone are giving you...

TERREX AGRAVIC FLOW SHOES model  © adidas
TERREX AGRAVIC FLOW SHOES model  © adidas

Open Comp Win a pair of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow Shoes

Lace up and find your pace. Unwind from the day in the adidas Terrex Agravic Flow Shoes. Pavement to trail and...

Proton LT Action  © Arc'teryx
Proton LT Action  © Arc'teryx

Open Comp Win an Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

The Proton LT Hoody is equipped with a breathable insulation package to manage the dynamic needs of mountain pursuits and...

P4 Glove  © Leatherman
P4 Glove  © Leatherman

Open Comp Win Leatherman FREE™ P4 Multipurpose Pliers (worth £169.95)

After 35 years of evolving, adapting, and pushing the limits, we challenged ourselves to...


Latest News

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Gear up for winter with Fjallraven's top seasonal product picks

From freezing snow to driving rain, winter can throw all types of weather at us but we believe that doesn't have to mean hiding inside. Using carefully selected materials like ethical down, recycled wool and fluorocarbon-free fabrics, we're proud ...

Upgrade your comfort this winter with the revolutionary Ferrata II GTX from Hanwag

Early this year Hanwag introduced its exciting, new Ferrata II GTX rock boot and as autumn rapidly makes way for winter, conditions are perfect for this revolutionary new model.

Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit
Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit

Alpkit Fantom Down Jacket

Whether it's scaling alpine aretes, winter walking lunch stops, long belays in the shade, or just knocking about the tent after sundown, a toasty down jacket is your number one ally against the cold. 

Mens + Womens Lifestyle  © DOLOMITE
Mens + Womens Lifestyle  © DOLOMITE

DOLOMITE Cinquantaquattro Trek GTX

For the forthcoming winter season, Dolomite presents Cinquantaquattro Trek Gtx, the hiking boot with an exquisitely...

Vertebrate Book Deals  © Vertebrate Publishing
Vertebrate Book Deals  © Vertebrate Publishing

Book bundles from Vertebrate

With wetter than average weather expected all autumn/winter long, getting outside hasn't been easy of late. To keep you...

Tech Ink / Legend Ink / Hi-Res Coral  © adidas Outdoor
Tech Ink / Legend Ink / Hi-Res Coral  © adidas Outdoor

adidas Terrex Agravic Flow Shoes

Lace up and find your pace. Unwind from the day in the adidas Terrex Agravic Flow Shoes. Pavement to trail and back, your...

Walking the Shropshire Way 3x2  © Cicerone Press
Walking the Shropshire Way 3x2  © Cicerone Press

Walking the Shropshire Way from Cicerone Press

A two-week circular trail including the Wrekin, Stiperstones and Wenlock Edgeby by John Gillham.

Leki Helicon Lite  © Leki
Leki Helicon Lite  © Leki

Leki Helicon Lite - well equipped on tour

The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear
Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear

Rab GORE-TEX Glove Range

Thermowave Mountaineers  © First Ascent
Thermowave Mountaineers  © First Ascent

Thermowave Merino Baselayers


Pick up a bargain ready for winter climbing and hiking at Outside

Save up to 35% on winter climbing and hiking gear while stocks last.

New Winter Range of Clothing Now in Stock

We have quite a new range this season. Including all-new Rab who have now introduced Gore-Tex technology to their range. Plus great kit from Mountain Equipment. Time to get prepped for the winter ahead!

Get ready for winter!!

New season waterproof and insulated jackets now in!!


Latest Group Tests

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

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.

Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey
Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

Gas Stove Systems

In this group test we look at four all-in-one tower-style canister stove systems, the Alpkit Brukit; Jetboil Flash; Primus Lite+ and MSR Reactor. Which wins the battle of the boilers?


Trade Show Reports

OutDoor 2019

Trade Show Reports from the UKH editorial team

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear
...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our eye.

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to catch up...

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to catch...


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