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Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

Gas Stove Systems

In this group test we look at four all-in-one tower-style canister stove systems, the Alpkit Brukit; Jetboil Flash; Primus Lite+ and MSR Reactor. Which wins the battle of the boilers?


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our...

The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear
The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear

Fjallraven Keb Jacket

Rob Greenwood gets out his hairdryer (yes, really) to test the Keb, an adaptable, durable and ecologically friendly softshell jacket from Fjallraven.

Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear
Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear

Alpkit Resolute Jacket & Ardent Trousers

Through winter and spring on the Scottish hills, John McKenna puts this softshell jacket and trouser combo to the test.

The Cerro Torre 80:100 on a two-day traverse of the Black Mount  © Dan Bailey
The Cerro Torre 80:100 on a two-day traverse of the Black Mount  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre 80:100 Trekking Pack

Outdoor brands often trade on their heritage, but with 35 years as Lowe Alpine's top of the range load carrier, the...

It's an excellent lightweight down bag for summer use  © Richard Prideaux
It's an excellent lightweight down bag for summer use  © Richard Prideaux

Mountain Equipment Firefly Sleeping Bag

The Firefly is the lightest, 'most efficient' sleeping bag Mountain Equipment have yet made, they say, offering 'reliable...

OR interstellar thumb  © Dan Bailey
OR interstellar thumb  © Dan Bailey

Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

More spacious than a simple bivvy bag and lighter than most solo tents, this is a first class hooped bivvy. But it's the unique...

The Chute Mag on Stob Coire nan Lochan  © Dan Bailey
The Chute Mag on Stob Coire nan Lochan  © Dan Bailey

CamelBak Bottle Range

Dan Bailey and family road test a selection of water bottles. What will they find to say about them?


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportu...

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 Scotland, covering Trool, Minnoch, Doon and Talnotry. Offering solitude and rugged natural beauty, this rocky, heathery wilderness...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...

Therm-a-Rest® launches ultralight ProLite™ Apex™ Mattress with StrataCore™ Constru

As part of their Ultralight series this summer, Therm-a-Rest®...

MSR® 10L Gravity Filter Provides Clean Water for Larger Groups

MSR's AutoFlow™ XL 10L Gravity Filter provides a clean water supply for larger groups at...

UltraSil 3x2  © Sea to Summit
UltraSil 3x2  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil® Dry Sacks

The Ultra-Sil® Dry Sack is the ideal dry sack for backpackers who need to protect their belongings from wet weather.


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