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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Ortlieb Dry Bags

'Summer' in the highlands is an ideal time to try out a range of sturdy dry bags and waterproof map and phone cases from Ortlieb, says Dan Bailey. With cheaper alternatives out there, are they still value for money? 

Montane Pac Plus XT Jacket and Trousers


Latest Group Tests

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

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget i...

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budgets of...

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.


Open Comp Win an MPOWERD Luci Colour Solar String Light!

Open Comp Win a pair of Dolomite Velocissima

Technician Leather - Action Shot  © Black Diamond

Open Comp Win a Pair of Men's or Women's Technician Leather Approach Shoes


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Low GTX

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

40% off Walking books at guidebooks at Vertebrate Publishing

Looking for a full-value day out in the UK's most spectacular and unspoiled settings? Want to take on a peak bagging challenge or walk the length of one Europe's iconic long-distance trails?  All walking books by Vertebrate...

Cocoon : Hammocks, Tarps and Quilts - The Perfect Set Up!

Cocoon - long renowned for their high end, even luxurious, silk and technical fabric travel equipment are proud to launch their perfect set up hammock systems.

Cyprus now available on Rockfax Digital + free until 13th March

We have just published a new digital guide to some amazing sport and trad...

DOLOMITE Tamaskan GTX 1.5

Ideal for snowshoe excursions and other winter leisure activities, the innovative Tamaskan 1.5 are designed as multifunctional...

Silva Trail Runner Free Head Torch

Trail Runner Free is a comfortable and lightweight headlamp for everyone who loves running. Its features and light...

Silva Trail Speed 5X Head Torch

Trail Speed 5X is the ultimate headlamp from Silva, compact and powerful, combined with a slim and rechargeable 3.5 Ah...

CamelBak® introduces Forge Flow: Press, Sip and Go!

Nalgene Sustain - Built with a certified 50% recycled material

Give your outdoor gear and footwear its winter service with Nikwax.


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...

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.

Spotlight '21 New Clothing Autumn / Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality...

Spotlight '21 New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs,...


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