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Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood

La Sportiva Jackal

"I liked the Jackal from the moment I first put them on and have continued to love them through repeated use" says Rob Greenwood. Designed for ultra distances runners, this light-but-cushioned trail shoe would be a good choice for anyone looking for a comfy do-it-all shoe at any distance.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The Keele Peak's breathability continues to function impressively well during warmer, more humid conditions  © UKC Gear

Marmot Keele Peak Jacket, feat. Pertex Shield Pro

Featuring Pertex Shield Pro fabric, which is soft, stretchy and highly breathable, the Keele Peak is a fully-featured jacket that manages to achieve a lot for its weight, says Rob Greenwood.

It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey
It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey

Rab Cirrus Flex Vest

Gilets may not be the most exciting category of clothing, but they're really versatile, says Dan Bailey - and this lightweight synthetic insulated vest from Rab ticks all the boxes for year-round use both climbing and on the hills.

This deep mat soaks up bumpy ground for a more comfy night's sleep  © Dan Bailey
This deep mat soaks up bumpy ground for a more comfy night's sleep  © Dan Bailey

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Mat

You can get warmer inflatable mats, and you might find lighter, but the balance struck by the NeoAir XLite would make it an excellent choice for 3-4 season backpacking and all-round mountain use outside the extremes of winter and altitude.

Montane Protium Pull-on pre lockdown in a wet Chee Dale  © Hannah James-Louwerse
Montane Protium Pull-on pre lockdown in a wet Chee Dale  © Hannah James-Louwerse

Montane Protium Pull-on

Good for both walking and climbing, Alan James gets on well with this snug and pleasingly simple fleecy top.

The mesh padding is nice and airy for warmer days  © Dan Bailey
The mesh padding is nice and airy for warmer days  © Dan Bailey

Montane Trailblazer 3 Waist Pack

Striking a useful balance of size, features and capacity, the Trailblazer 3 is a handy little waist pack that seems well...

It has plenty of volume for gear-hungry snowy hill days  © Dan Bailey
It has plenty of volume for gear-hungry snowy hill days  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Archeon 45 Pack

Made to last, and with more than a nod towards sustainability, the Archeon is an easy pack to like. The high weight is a forgivable...

Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr
Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr

Deuter Kid Comfort Pro

Sturdy and comfy for the adult, and more importantly for the occupant, the Kid Comfort Pro is a Rolls Royce among child carriers, says...


Latest News

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Nikwax Camping Kit  © Nikwax

Nikwax Camping Kit

With campsites now open and bookings flooding in its time to dust off your camping kit and thanks to Nikwax's new Camping Kit (£19.99) you'll have everything you need to clean and protect your tent, camping gear, waterproofs and much mo...

30-Week Instructor Training 2020/21

Want to get qualified as a mountain-based leader, instructor or coach? Then maybe consider our 30-week training scheme

Hats, hats, hats…

Hats, hats, hats… Outdoor Research has a style to suit everyone and every outdoor activity, which one would be your choice?

While the Habitude Series is family-friendly, it is also kid-proof  © MSR | Scott Rinckenberger
While the Habitude Series is family-friendly, it is also kid-proof  © MSR | Scott Rinckenberger

MSR Habitude

Designed for families looking to holiday locally or head out on an adventure, the Habitude Tent is the ideal home away from home. ...

Never leave the dog behind  © Vertebrate Publishing
Never leave the dog behind  © Vertebrate Publishing

Never Leave the Dog Behind: Our love of dogs and mountains

Helen Mort, the multi-award-winning poet and author of Division...

©Therm-a-Rest | Aly Nicklas  © Therm-a-rest
©Therm-a-Rest | Aly Nicklas  © Therm-a-rest

Therm-a-rest NeoAir Topo & Topo Luxe mats

Therm-a-Rest add the NeoAir Topo and Topo Luxe mattresses to their Camp and Comfort range of cosy and...

Stars  © Sea to Summit
Stars  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit Sleep Systems Range

Sea to Summit have got your sleeping solutions sorted with their range of sleep systems. It provides choice at every...


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