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Scarpa Mescalito TRK Pro GTX Men's and Women's Boots

"This feels like a nice 3-season walking boot that Scarpa have tried to winterise, without actually making it properly crampon compatible..." say Graham Uney and Sharon Kennedy. But for largely non-snowy use, and assuming the lack of half sizes isn't a problem, they could just be the boot for you.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Group Test Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power models are mind-bogglingly bright. Here we compare three headtorches that feature a dazzling 1000+ lumens of output. While they all have their impressive points, each is be...

The North Face FUTUREFLEECE Hooded Jacket

Light, warm for its weight, and well cut for climbing, the FUTUREFLEECE jacket takes a basic outdoor staple to a higher level. In performance terms it's a clear win, but the price may be a bit of a stretch, say Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr.

Black Diamond First Light Stretch and First Light Hybrid Jackets

Designed to be worn on the go in a range of conditions, these midweight synthetic insulated jackets are each a good breathable choice for hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers, says John McKenna. But one is cut rather better...

Deuter Fox - A Proper Trekking Pack For Kids

A grownup-standard backpacking pack, reduced in scale to fit a child's frame, the Fox has proved a huge hit with...

SOTO WindMaster Stove

Japanese brand SOTO have been known for decades for their high-quality camping stoves, and among the standout products is the WindMaster....

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2023

If you can't get to the hills or crags over the festive season then the next best thing is reading about them. Whether...

Group Test Gear of the Year 2023

Our reviewers see a lot of gear, and while most is pretty good there will always be a few real stand-outs. Looking back over the last...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

SOTO extends range of expedition cooking kit

Expedition stove and cookware brand SOTO has recently added to its range of lightweight kit available in the UK. New to the market are SOTO's Thermolite Pot Set and Navigator Frying Pan, joining the likes of the popular Thermostack Cook Set Com...

The Great Wilderness Book - Photographs of the Scottish Highlands

"The Great Wilderness" is a luxury hardback photography book depicting one of Scotland's most remote mountain areas. It shows the Highlands at their most beautiful during ephemeral moments of light, dramatic weather and seasonal...

LED Lenser NEO Head Torch Collection

Silva FREE: the world's first modular head torch

Silva's new Free head torches create a new concept: modularity. Buy one of the Free models, then swop...

Berghaus MTN Guide Hyper Alpha

In the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha, Berghaus has brought together two high performance fabrics to create an ultra-lightweight...

BUILT TO SEND X-Series Packs

BUILT TO SEND make obsessively engineered rucksacks for alpinists, climbers and ultralight backpackers. Our equipment, which is...

Marmot Gas Bag Collection

In our quest for continuous innovation in the outdoor industry as well as our long-standing commitment to sustainability, Marmot...


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