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Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

More spacious than a simple bivvy bag and lighter than most solo tents, this is a first class hooped bivvy. But it's the unique way that you can both sleep in it and practically wear it that sets the Interstellar apart, says Dan Bailey


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The Chute Mag on Stob Coire nan Lochan  © Dan Bailey

CamelBak Bottle Range

Dan Bailey and family road test a selection of water bottles. What will they find to say about them?

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Group Test Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...

It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey
It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat

Robust, comfy and very very warm, the Aerostat 7.0 is a serious camping mat for seriously cold places - but one that'd still be worth having in the British hills too, says Dan Bailey.

Approaching Stob Coire nan Lochan just before dawn  © John McKenna
Approaching Stob Coire nan Lochan just before dawn  © John McKenna

Alpkit Prism & Qark Headtorches

John McKenna tests two higher end models from Alpkit's extensive torch range. Which did he prefer for all-round mountain use,...

Leki Carbon Black Series Pole - on Win Hill in the Peak District  © Alan James
Leki Carbon Black Series Pole - on Win Hill in the Peak District  © Alan James

LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole

This is a superb and well-designed folding pole that improves on previous LEKI models. The new mechanism may become the...

Exposure lights thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Exposure lights thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Exposure Headtorches

Made in the UK, these units are small, rugged and very powerful. But is this the perfect mountain torch? Dan Bailey has reservations

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer...


Latest News

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Outdoor Adventures with Children - Lake District  © Cicerone Press

Outdoor Adventures with Children - Lake District from Cicerone Press

Unplug and unwind with the kids on an adventure or three in the Lake District. Discover Squirrel Nutkin's island, go geocaching (the kids will explain), pedal, paddle, scramble, swim, wander and wonder. There's a world of magic to discover. 

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Folding  © Leki
LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Folding  © Leki

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon: the classic folding pole just got better

The Micro Vario Carbon [£164.95] walking pole is always a first choice – no matter whether trekking, multi-day cabin touring or heading up fixed-rope routes. Featuring LEKI's new ELD technology, the Micro Vario Carbon...

Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey
Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey

Osprey Rook & Renn

With a simple, progressive design, the Rook and women's specific fit Renn are built for backpacking comfort and fit.

Montane Summer Range Preview

A look at Montane's new Summer Range, with some updated classics alongside innovative new products.

Macpac Microlight Tent

The Macpac Microlight is a classic 1 person backpacking tent that's been in the Macpac range for decades. It's changed a little over...

Rab Down  © Rab
Rab Down  © Rab

Rab Sleeping Bag Range

Driven by a pursuit of excellence, we believe the best way to ensure the quality of our sleeping bags is to fill them in our own...

Exosphere lifestyle  © Mountain Boot Company
Exosphere lifestyle  © Mountain Boot Company

The Upgraded Deuter Exosphere

Deuter's Exopshere range of sleeping bags has been totally revamped for Spring 2019, offering unparalleled comfort and a...


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