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Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to hillwalking, the lightweight Ascensionist shell would be a big hit, reckons John McKenna.


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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.

Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer
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.

Christmas reading list 2019  © Dan Bailey
Christmas reading list 2019  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From inspiring new guides, both rock and hill, to biography, fiction and poetry, staff at UKC/UKH pick their favourite...

ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister
ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister

Mountain Equipment Tupilak Atmo Jacket

An Alpine climbing shell that's also light and breathable enough for running, the versatile Tupilak Atmo meets pretty much...

Whether on the mountains or closer to home, a decent long walker's jacket is always going to be useful  © Rob Greenwood
Whether on the mountains or closer to home, a decent long walker's jacket is always going to be useful  © Rob Greenwood

Sprayway Torridon

The Torridon jacket is a new take on an old hillwalking stalwart, a winning combination of sensible old school features and modern materials. As...

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...


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Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North

66 North and Polartec NeoShell: eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest 

Polartec® NeoShell® - the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology, is a key ingredient in select pieces of 66 North's wet weather collection designed for outdoor enthusiasts and engineered to protect against all weathers.

Muddy Boots  © Nikwax
Muddy Boots  © Nikwax

Clean and restore all of your outdoor footwear with Nikwax

Your outdoor boots and shoes go through the mill, particularly when you wear them in the mud and rain. Over time, you may notice them starting to soak in water, or any leather on them starting to stiffen. That's because once...

Gear up for winter with Fjallraven's top seasonal product picks

From freezing snow to driving rain, winter can throw all types of weather at us but we believe that doesn't have to mean hiding inside. Using carefully selected materials like ethical down, recycled wool and...

Upgrade your comfort this winter with the revolutionary Ferrata II GTX from Hanwag

Early this year Hanwag introduced its exciting, new Ferrata II GTX rock...

Mens + Womens Lifestyle  © DOLOMITE
Mens + Womens Lifestyle  © DOLOMITE

DOLOMITE Cinquantaquattro Trek GTX

For the forthcoming winter season, Dolomite presents Cinquantaquattro Trek Gtx, the hiking boot with an exquisitely...

Walking the Shropshire Way 3x2  © Cicerone Press
Walking the Shropshire Way 3x2  © Cicerone Press

Walking the Shropshire Way from Cicerone Press

A two-week circular trail including the Wrekin, Stiperstones and Wenlock Edgeby by John Gillham.

Leki Helicon Lite  © Leki
Leki Helicon Lite  © Leki

Leki Helicon Lite - well equipped on tour

The perfect pole for ski touring this winter is the LEKI Helicon Lite pole [RRP £64.95] - two-piece, adjustable...


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