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The Fenrir on a chilly day in the Peak District   © Toby Archer

Jottnar Fenrir Jacket

A revised model launched late 2019, the Fenrir is an excellent mid-weight down jacket for general outdoor use, reckons Toby Archer,...

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey
It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

A traditional leather mountain boot with modern refinements, Tom Ripley thinks the updated Mont Blanc Pro GTX would be a good choice for any mountaineer looking for a solid B3 boot that can be used from winter hill walking through to technical ice and mixed...

It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey
It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey

Edelrid Beast Crampon

Similar to models such as the BD Cyborg, Petzl LYNX and Grivel G14, the Beast can be set up in twin or monopoint mode. You also get three different toe bails for the price of just one pair of crampons. This versatility is a real bonus, reckons Dan Bailey. It's just a...

From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna
From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna

Deuter Guide 44+ Pack

Part of a major revamp to Deuter's Guide range, the new Guide 44+ is proving an excellent all-round mountain pack, equally at home on hill walks, scrambles and winter climbs, says Dan Bailey. It's not a lightweight minimalist, though...

TNF futurelight montage  © Rebecca Ting
TNF futurelight montage  © Rebecca Ting

The North Face Summit L5 LT FUTURELIGHT Jacket and Trousers

In a campaign that challenges us to "Defy the past: Wear the future" The North Face's FUTURELIGHT has been heralded as a revolutionary new waterproof/breathable technology. Very much in the present, Rebecca Ting tests the Summit...

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

You can pull the sleeves up, but only so far...  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Jacket

Theo's loving his jacket  © Mike Hutton

Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

The drawstring is easy to use one-handed  © Dan Bailey

Rab Pivot GTX & Guide II GTX Gloves


Every aspect of the Kaon has been refined to balance temperature and maximise performance  © Rab

Open Comp Win a Rab Kaon Jacket

As winter retreats and spring approaches, we stow our burly winter jackets and heavy waterproofs for another season and start to look forward to longer days with lighter packs. Taking inspiration from the mountains, we embrace the warme...

Osprey Archeon comp  © Osprey
Osprey Archeon comp  © Osprey

Open Comp Win an Osprey Archeon 45

Osprey are giving you the chance to win a new Archeon 45.

Cuillin 2  © Cicerone Press
Cuillin 2  © Cicerone Press

Open Comp Win a signed copy of Cicerone's Skye Cuillin Ridge Traverse guidebook

This two-volume guidebook provides detailed coverage of the iconic Cuillin Ridge, a 12km traverse on the Isle of Skye. Over two volumes, this guide covers everything needed to prepare for and complete a successful...

Guide Lite action  © Deuter
Guide Lite action  © Deuter

Winners announced WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Deuter Guide Lite packs

Win your choice of either a Deuter Guite Lite 22SL or a Guide Lite 24

BMW Banner  © Arc'teryx
BMW Banner  © Arc'teryx

Winner announced WINNER - Win an Arc'teryx Alpha FL 30 pack to celebrate the Big Mountain Weekend 8-

Join us on the 8th -10th May for the Arc'teryx Big Mountain Weekend....

Steinbock WT GTX 1  © DOLOMITE
Steinbock WT GTX 1  © DOLOMITE

Winner announced WINNER - Win a pair of the brand new DOLOMITE Steinbock WT GTX

Steinbock WT GTX, the jewel in the crown of Dolomite's hiking section. A lightweight,...

Free Hiker Product 1  © adidas Terrex
Free Hiker Product 1  © adidas Terrex

Winner announced WINNER - Win a pair of adidas Terrex FREE HIKER Parley

These lightweight hiking shoes deliver freedom of movement and long-distance comfort for all terrains....


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©Therm-a-Rest | Aly Nicklas  © Therm-a-rest

Therm-a-rest NeoAir Topo & Topo Luxe mats

Therm-a-Rest add the NeoAir Topo and Topo Luxe mattresses to their Camp and Comfort range of cosy and durable air mats.

Stars  © Sea to Summit
Stars  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit Sleep Systems Range

Sea to Summit have got your sleeping solutions sorted with their range of sleep systems. It provides choice at every level whether you are going on a family car camping trip or planning your next high-altitude expedition, there is something to suit...

Vertebrate isolation thumb  © Vertebrate Publishing
Vertebrate isolation thumb  © Vertebrate Publishing

Ten ways to keep yourself entertained if you're self-isolating

If you're currently self-isolating, here our our recommendations to keep you entertained

Two new Fellranger walking guides from Cicerone: Mardale and the Far East and Patterdale  © Cicerone Press
Two new Fellranger walking guides from Cicerone: Mardale and the Far East and Patterdale  © Cicerone Press

Two new Fellrangers from Cicerone: Mardale and the Far East and Patterdale

Mark Richard's series of eight detailed guides to walking throughout...

The Revolutionary New Komperdell FXP Pole

Gold Winner of the prestigious Outdoor by ISPO 2019 Best New Product Prize, Komperdell's Carbon FXP4 Expedition...

Free Hiker Product 1  © adidas Terrex
Free Hiker Product 1  © adidas Terrex

adidas Terrex FREE HIKER Parley

These lightweight hiking shoes deliver freedom of movement and long-distance comfort for all terrains. The sock-like adidas...

DOLOMITE Steinbock WT GTX

Steinbock WT GTX, the jewel in the crown of Dolomite's hiking section. A lightweight, high-performance shoe, perfect for one-day...

© Therm-a-Rest | Sammy Spence  © Therm-a-rest
© Therm-a-Rest | Sammy Spence  © Therm-a-rest

Therm-a-rest's new valves make inflation and deflation faster!

Nuclei FL Action 2  © Arc'teryx
Nuclei FL Action 2  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL Jacket

Mountain Equipment & Rab Clothing - up to 40% off deals!

Rockay Socks  © Rockay
Rockay Socks  © Rockay

Rockay Sustainable Performance Socks Redefine Sports Apparel & Help Clean Our


Latest Group Tests

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

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

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.

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey
2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

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.

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

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 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

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 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

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 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC

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 Climbing Gear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Climbing Gear  © UKC

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 ROUNDUP  © UKC
ISPO 2020 FINAL ROUNDUP  © UKC

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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