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Lowe Alpine Sirac 50 pack

A Mondeo of the rucksack world (but in a very good way), the Sirac is a comfortable, durable, no-nonsense backpacking pack that's ideal for weekend or longer trips, says Fliss Freeborn. 


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

On Sacred Ground - A backpacking tour de force

Long books about big walks can be almost as hard going as all those miles trudging under a laden pack, says Dan Bailey, but this story, the second part of an epic solo mountain adventure from Southern Italy to the top of Norway, is a fresh and ...

Group Test Trail Running Shoes - also good for walkers and climbers

Not just for running, trail shoes are the most versatile of footwear, and prove ideal for both hillwalking and crag approaches too. Lighter and more forgiving than a walking boot, they also beat approach shoes for all day comfort,...

Ortlieb Atrack Pack

It may be overkill as a simple crag pack, says Toby Archer, but this fully waterproof zipped rucksack from German luggage specialist Ortlieb would excel in a variety of soggy uses from wet weather backpacking to packrafting. 

Trekmates Air Lite Sleep Mat - a budget friendly alternative

You can spend big money on an insulated inflatable camping mat, but for a lot of users something...

Berghaus Embira Tights

Light, stretchy, and breathable, these leggings have proved great for hillwalking, says Sarah Douglas.

New Rab Shorts - Something for (nearly) Everyone

As our summers get warmer, the window for wearing shorts is widening, says Dan Bailey. Rab make loads, so here...

Deuter Climber - A Kid's Pack Built for Mountains

Based on Deuter's popular Guide, only much, much smaller, the Climber is a real rarity - a proper mountain...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Explore far, wide and high with the Berghaus Remote Hike packs

Berghaus has added to its range of hiking equipment with the launch of the Remote Hike 35 and 25 packs. Robust and loaded with practical features, the Remote Hikes are designed for long days exploring trails, hills and mountains.

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.

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...

Little Peak Press - Autumn / Winter 2021

Little Peak Press publishes and reviews books inspired by time spent in the mountains and other wild...

LifeStraw - Trusted in emergencies, trusted in the back country

LifeStraw company overview and LifeStraw Personal water filter.


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