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Trekmates Drypack RS 30L

This is a simple, lightweight and well designed roll-top rucksack, says Toby Archer. Aside from its reasonable price tag, the chief selling point is that it is waterproof, saving you using drybags or a liner, and making it particularly suitable for wet pursuits such as ghyll scrambling.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket

A high quality midweight down jacket, the Vega is perfect from everything from bouldering and winter hillwalking, through to winter alpinism and expeditions, says Tom Ripley. And crucially, it won't look out of place down the pub or at the Kend...

Mammut Perform Down Bag -7

Available with either down or synthetic fill, and in different models for men and women, Mammut's Recovery Series of sleeping bags feature a wider cut for a more relaxed and less restrictive night's sleep. This design has both pros and cons, says Dan Bailey....

Lowe Alpine Halcyon 35-40 Pack

Whether you're winter or alpine climbing, hillwalking or out on a minimalist backpacking trip, the Halcyon is a tough and well-designed all-rounder at a price it's hard to argue with, says Toby Archer. But it'd be good if they could improve the axe...

JetBoil Stash - neat nesting stove system

Combining the lightness of a folding gas stove with the convenience and some of the performance benefits of a tower...

Mammut Trion Spine 50 Pack

It may be heavy, but the Trion Spine's combination of durability and carrying comfort has a lot going for it, says Dan Bailey, and...

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...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Final Spring/Summer '21 Gear Roundup

In the final roundup of new gear for spring/summer 2021, we've got an eclectic mix of packs, headtorches, water purifiers, clothing treatments and more - all in shops near you now.

Plas y Brenin interview - 65 year anniversary

Ruth Hall, CEO of Plas y Brenin, the National Outdoor Centre, talks about the centre's proud 65 year history and its exciting plans for the future.

Jetboil Stash all-in-one Stove System

The Stash is the lightest all-in-one backpacking stove system that Jetboil has ever made.

Save over 30% on top brands at Outside

Time to stock up on winter bargains - wrap up with down jacket deals or tramp out whatever the weather in...

The Munros (SMC)

This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the...

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...

Mammut Recovery Series sleeping bags

Crafted to deliver optimal physical recovery, Recovery Series sleeping bags feature a completely revised shape; with...


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