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Microlight Alpine montage  © Rob Greenwood

Rab Microlight Alpine jacket - Men's and Women's

Made using recycled fabrics and P.U.R.E recycled hydrophobic down, the new Microlight Alpine is an ethically sound upgrade to an established class act. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr conduct a his-n-hers review.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

IKO CORE montage  © Rob Greenwood

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfor...

The Alpine Light Jacket on the alpine-lite terrain of An Garbhanach   © Dan Bailey
The Alpine Light Jacket on the alpine-lite terrain of An Garbhanach   © Dan Bailey

Rab's New Vapour-Rise Range

Combining a weather-resisting outer with a wicking/insulating lining, for many years Rab's Vapour-Rise system has been one of the most effective and versatile softshell options available. Dan Bailey checks out the three new jackets in the fully revamped 2020 VR...

Irish Peaks montage  © Mountaineering Ireland
Irish Peaks montage  © Mountaineering Ireland

Irish Peaks - A Celebration of Ireland's Highest Mountains

This attractive new large format guide is an inspiring addition to Irish hill literature, covering every major summit and upland area across Northern Ireland and the Republic. Dan Bailey feels a post-Covid Ireland trip coming on...

Helium Down 3x2  © UKC Gear
Helium Down 3x2  © UKC Gear

Outdoor Research Helium Down Hoodie

An 800-fill light-to-midweight jacket that packs down surprisingly small, the Helium Down Hoodie is durable and warm for...

Overcast, breezy and cool autumn weather on Dartmoor - ideal conditions for the Gamma SL Hoody  © Dan Bailey
Overcast, breezy and cool autumn weather on Dartmoor - ideal conditions for the Gamma SL Hoody  © Dan Bailey

Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hoody

Its active cut, minimalist design, and light-but-tough fabric make the Gamma SL Hoody a bit of a winner if you're after a lightweight...

The Prism Ultra Pull-On  © UKC Gear
The Prism Ultra Pull-On  © UKC Gear

Montane Prism Ultra Pull-On

Whether worn as a midlayer or an outer, on the move or at the belay, this lightweight insulated smock is an excellent, packable...

Storm Francis putting both the author and the Podium Pull-On through their paces  © UKC Gear
Storm Francis putting both the author and the Podium Pull-On through their paces  © UKC Gear

Montane Podium Pull-On

Weighing just 100g (size Medium) the Podium really is light, says Rob Greenwood, with a minimalist pack size that will likely take up...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Munros  © SMC

The Munros (SMC)

This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the best walking routes on Scotland's 282 mountains above 3000ft.

Head of Design: Sprayway  © Sprayway
Head of Design: Sprayway  © Sprayway

Head of Design: Sprayway

Hillwalking, it's in our DNA - we eat, sleep, live it. We are obsessed, it's this obsession that drives us daily, to design and create...

Recovery Series 1  © Mammut
Recovery Series 1  © Mammut

Mammut Recovery Series sleeping bags

Crafted to deliver optimal physical recovery, Recovery Series sleeping bags feature a completely revised shape; with more space in the upper body and elbow areas for greater freedom of movement and a more natural sleeping position.

Snowdonia : Mountain Walks and Scrambles  © UKC Gear
Snowdonia : Mountain Walks and Scrambles  © UKC Gear

Snowdonia : Mountain Walks and Scrambles - Pre-order Now

During the less restricted summer months Mark Reeves has been working away on an amazing new...

Helium Down 3x2  © UKC Gear
Helium Down 3x2  © UKC Gear

New for AW'20: The Outdoor Research Helium Down Hooded Jacket

The Helium Down Hooded Jacket from Outdoor Research infuses ultra-durable Pertex...

Nalgene Sustain: New Line made with 50% recycled content

Hitting the shops during October will be the new Nalgene Sustain Range of Drinking Bottles,...

New for AW'20 - Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket and Pants

Using a unique fabric with diamond-shaped filaments that lock together, the new Helium Rain...


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