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UKC/UKH Trade Show Reports: OutDoor 2017

Our Top 10 Products

We are just back from the OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We'll be releasing full show reports soon, but to kick things off we've picked our favou...

Mountain Clothing and Footwear

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with brand representati...

Final Roundup

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with brand representati...

Gear News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

20 Jul 2017

thumb Ultraviolet (UV) light and dirt are the two most important sources of damage for tents. UV light attacks the fabric, reducing its... Read more

10 Jul 2017

thumb Four 1 and 2 man tents from Macpac which range from backpacking to full-on alpine ready. Read more

7 Jul 2017

thumb Day Walks in the Cotswolds features 20 circular routes, between 7.1 and 12.6 miles (11.5km and 20.2km), suitable for hillwalkers... Read more

28 Jun 2017

thumb There was a double celebration at the OutDoor Show this month for Primus. As well as it being 125 years since the launch of the... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Alpkit UK manufacturing on the increase with new packs going into production. Read more

Jun 2017

thumb A hydrophobic, three-season down bag that doesn’t empty the wallet and takes you comfortably below freezing temperatures Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Sea to Summit Hammocks are technical, light, compact and comfortable. Ideal for both gram counting back packers, or for campers... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Lightweight and nimble, Asolo's Falcon GV’s provide the comfort and protection you need for 3-season, trail based challenges... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb The Nomad 7 Plus portable solar panel, ultra lightweight and smarter than ever. Read more

May 2017

thumb PHD’s ‘Summer Lightning’ Collection, released in May & June each year, focuses - for a brief period - on their new and... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

18 Jul 2017

thumb Lighter mats tend not to be luxurious, so instead Therm-a-Rest have gone all out for comfort here. Richard Prideaux enjoys... Read more

14 Jul 2017

thumb The Last Hillwalker is a memoir of the hills, exploring through a series of stories the relationship between man and nature, our... Read more

11 Jul 2017

thumb Though billed as a Via Ferrata boot, the Ayako High GTX is also well suited to adventurous hillwalkers on home shores, says... Read more

23 Jun 2017

thumb It may not set out to rewrite the rules, but we think Climbing Technology's Orion is an excellent take on the polystyrene style... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb The Aptin Shorts and Phasic Evolution T-Shirt are new to the 2017 Arc'teryx line-up; they may not be a budget option, but they go... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Rob Greenwood takes a look at the Mountain Equipment Helium 250 sleeping bag, a model that has been completely re-designed for... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Lakes-based fell runner John Fleetwood looks at the new Cicerone guide to running in the Lake District. There may not be much... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb This ultralight water filter is about the size of a small bag of crisps, says Richard Prideaux, but it delivers a lot for such a... Read more

May 2017

thumb This well made little bag wouldn't be a great choice for a dedicated climbing pack, says Dan Bailey, but for light walking,... Read more

May 2017

thumb Billed as a light-but-strong two-person shelter for North American winter ski touring, MSR's Access 2 has obvious year-round... Read more

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