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Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 

Warm enough to take the edge off, but breathable enough to move in, Rab's Cirrus Flex range is archetypal 'active insulation'. Gear Ed Dan reviewed the Cirrus Flex Vest last year, and still more or less lives in it. So what are the sleeved vers...

Marmot Ether Driclime 2.0 Jacket

This lined softshell is a versatile and lightweight do-it-all layer for walkers and climbers, reckons long-term Driclime fan Rob Greenwood, though the new version is a tad warmer than its predecessor. 

Sprayway Dornie baselayer

Warm for their weight, and affordably priced, Sprayway's new baselayers for men, women and kids are good all-rounders for colder weather use.

Group Test Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are...

Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0 Jacket and Pants

Rab's Kinetic Alpine, the hardshell that feels like a softshell, has been given a makeover to make it more durable,...

AKU Rock DFS approach shoe

The Rock DFS from AKU is an approach shoe with a twist: a unique double lacing system which enables you to quickly adjust the front...

Trekmates Caps - Stanage GTX and Shine

Peaked caps - they're hardly the most exciting subject, but whether you want to keep the glare out of your eyes or the...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

DexShell Running Socks

DexShell waterproof socks have gained real popularity within the trail and ultra running community in the past few years. The current range has 3 running specific models, although there are many other socks in the line that can be used ...

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Pro GTX 2.0

The Crodarossa Pro GTX 2.0 is a shoe designed for mountain approach and technical treks, like via ferratas and climbing paths.

Platypus Quickdraw Microfilter

This Spring, water filtration brand Platypus launched their Quickdraw MicroFilter System. Complete with an easy-to-use microfilter and collection reservoir, the Quickdraw is the perfect pocket-sized solution for both regulars to the outdoors and novices...

MSR Guardian Gravity Purifier

As we continue to spend more and more time in the outdoors, being able to trust the water that your drinking,...

Berghaus extends performance baselayer range

Berghaus has added two lightweight and versatile styles to its popular range of baselayers. Designed for a...

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Lite GTX 2.0

The Crodarossa Lite GTX 2.0 is a lightweight mountain approach shoe, meant for those who looks for the maximum...

Sweatproofing and the ever-changing UK weather

Now is the perfect time to give your valued baselayers some TLC with our range of Nikwax Sweatproofing...


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