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Masao Light montage  © Dan Bailey

Mammut Masao Light Jacket

If you're after a lighter shell for less-rigorous mountain use, but keen not to sacrifice too many useful features, then the Masao Light could be it, says Pegs Bailey.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Fast Alpine 40 Pack

"The Fast Alpine 40 is Montane's very decent stab at making an all-round pack for the British mountaineer", reckons Toby Archer

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey
2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Group Test Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.

The Fairview Trek 70 women's specific model.   © UKC Gear
The Fairview Trek 70 women's specific model.   © UKC Gear

Osprey Fairview Trek 70 and Farpoint Trek 75

Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott check out these two large capacity packs from Osprey, which combine the travel convenience of a duffel with the carrying comfort of a trekking pack.

Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey
Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey

Jöttnar Asger Jacket

There's a trend at present for hybrid softshells that combine a wind resistant outer with a fleecy inner. The Asger must be one of the...

Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux
Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux

Boreal Ordesa Boot

As a light-ish 2-3 season leather model for all round use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain, the wide-fitting Ordesa might all the boot you...

It's a great tent for warmer conditions  © Toby Archer
It's a great tent for warmer conditions  © Toby Archer

MSR Zoic 2 Tent

Toby Archer enjoys the living space on offer from this summer-oriented backpacking tent, but he's not sure it's the best choice for the UK's...

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey
Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...


Latest News

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Simply the best - 10 reasons why Omnifuel is Primus' most award-winning stove ever

With a shelf full of top outdoor awards, there are countless reasons to choose the Omnifuelyou're your cold-weather or high-altitude adventures this winter. Here are our top 10… 

The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a reflective two-part headband for a stable and secure fit, this lamp is ideal for outdoor recreation with a mixed beam pattern for...

Halcyon Features  © Lowe Alpine
Halcyon Features  © Lowe Alpine

Halcyon Pack

Whether you're scaling glaciers or projecting a summer rock route, the Halcyon 35:40 alpine mountaineering pack has everything you need for a day moving in the mountains.

Upgrade your van-life mealtimes with the latest CampFire stoves from Primus

As the 'van life' philosophy continues to soar in popularity, more of us than...

Deuter Pack DEALS at The Climbers Shop/Joe Browns

Save up to 20% on various models of Deuter packs. From climbing to hill walking, backpacking and cycling,...

New Anatom Website - Win a Pair of Walking Poles!

Anatom have launched a new, fresh website, and to celebrate they are giving away 10 pairs of walking poles!

A new guidebook to walking the Galloway Hills by Cicerone Press

A new Cicerone guidebook describing mountain walks in the Galloway Hills of southern...


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