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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 lightest - and that makes it ideal for active use, says Dan Bailey. But is the fit suited to climbing?


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

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 need, says Richard Prideaux.

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 full-on wet weather.

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...

Manaslu 50 montage  © Dan Bailey
Manaslu 50 montage  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Manaslu ND 50-65

There's nothing particularly special or ground breaking here, says Pegs Bailey, but the Manaslu is a sturdy and comfortable women's...

The Big Rounds montage  © Cicerone
The Big Rounds montage  © Cicerone

The Big Rounds by David Lintern

Whether you're a keen hill runner or a walker with ambition, this attractive book is an information-packed celebration of three...

Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer
Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe and Pika Teapot

Toby Archer tests the enhanced version of the classic PocketRocket, which boasts some extra user-friendly features at a...

Feeling glad I packed it on a windy summer bivvy  © Dan Bailey
Feeling glad I packed it on a windy summer bivvy  © Dan Bailey

Montane's New Prism Jacket

With its excellent active cut and well-considered set of features, the Prism is a superb light synthetic insulated jacket at a price...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

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 ...

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 ever are choosing to make the journey part of our adventure. But embracing life on the open road doesn't have to mean compromising...

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...

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC
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...


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