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Boreal Drom montage  © Rob Greenwood

Boreal Drom

It's a weighty workhorse rather than a lightweight thoroughbred, says Rob Greenwood, but as a result the Drom is one of the sturdiest and most supportive approach/walking shoes out there. If you want boot-like edging ability, they'll be right up your street. 


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Rab Torque Pants montage  © Nick Brown

Rab Torque Pant

"I've long been a fan of Torque Pants (trousers)" says Dan Bailey. "The current version has remained unchanged for several years, and in a market that seems to make tweaks every season for the sake of novelty it's nice to see that sort of conti...

One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey
One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

With a refined design that marries the confidence inspiring grip of a trail shoe, and climbing performance to match the best in its class, the TX Guide may be the most mountain-worthy approach shoe on the market, if - and it's a big if - you can get on with...

A very gneiss little rucksack  © Dan Bailey
A very gneiss little rucksack  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Orcus 24+ Pack

This is a great little technical pack, says Dan Bailey, with a nice close fit for climbing, a robust feel, and a functional design that gives you all the mountain essentials and nothing fiddly or fussy.

Comfy, light, supportive - what's not to like?   © Toby Archer
Comfy, light, supportive - what's not to like?   © Toby Archer

Dolomite Steinbock WT GTX

Made with an almost seam-free woven upper, and sporting a Michelin outsole instead of the usual Vibram, the Steinbock WT is an...

Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood
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...

Poles are dead handy for stream crossings as well as walking  © Dan Bailey
Poles are dead handy for stream crossings as well as walking  © Dan Bailey

Komperdell Carbon Expedition FXP4 Vario Poles

Featuring an interesting self-deploying mechanism, Komperdell's Carbon Expedition FXP4 is a robust folding...

It's a good size for hillwalking and mountaineering in spring/summer, when less gear is needed  © Dan Bailey
It's a good size for hillwalking and mountaineering in spring/summer, when less gear is needed  © Dan Bailey

Deuter Guide Lite Pack

If you're after a mid-sized lightweight technical day pack for hillwalking, scrambling, summer alpine trips or mountain rock, the Guide...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Nalgene Sustain: New Line made with 50% recycled content

Hitting the shops during October will be the new Nalgene Sustain Range of Drinking Bottles, built from the revolutionary Tritan Renew Resin.

Rab Vapour-Rise Range: Tested to Perfection

Tested to perfection - The new Vapour-Rise range from Rab.

New for AW'20 - Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket and Pants

Using a unique fabric with diamond-shaped filaments that lock together, the new Helium Rain Jacket and Pants have five times the tear strength of the current Helium fabric, as well as a 50 percent higher waterproof rating.

DOLOMITE 54 Hike GTX

Dolomite is a brand famed for its outdoor footwear excellence, and once again this summer season, it is proposing the next...

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...

DOLOMITE Steinbock WT GTX lightweight hiking boots

Steinbock WT GTX, the jewel in the crown of Dolomite's hiking section. A lightweight,...

Hats, hats, hats…

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


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