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Scarpa Mescalito TRK Pro GTX Men's and Women's Boots

"This feels like a nice 3-season walking boot that Scarpa have tried to winterise, without actually making it properly crampon compatible..." say Graham Uney and Sharon Kennedy. But for largely non-snowy use, and assuming the lack of half sizes isn't a problem, they could just be the boot for you.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Mountain Equipment Switch Pro Hooded Jacket and Switch Trousers

Quick-drying, breathable, and very warm for their minimal weight, these lined softshells make a great top-and-bottom combination for active use in winter mountains, says Dan Bailey. 

Arc'teryx Proton Heavyweight Hoody

Warmer and more weatherproof alternatives are better for winter belaying duty, while the Proton Heavyweight is notable chiefly for its balance between insulation and breathability, says John McKenna. There can't be many synthetic jackets this thick that are...

Group Test Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power models are mind-bogglingly bright. Here we compare three headtorches that feature a dazzling 1000+ lumens of output. While they all...

Salewa Ortles Light Mid PTX

This is a striking cross between a winter boot and a softer shoe, blending the low weight and forgiving comfort of one with the...

The North Face FUTUREFLEECE Hooded Jacket

Light, warm for its weight, and well cut for climbing, the FUTUREFLEECE jacket takes a basic outdoor staple to a...

Black Diamond First Light Stretch and First Light Hybrid Jackets

Designed to be worn on the go in a range of conditions, these midweight synthetic insulated...

Patagonia Super Free Alpine Jacket

Making use of Gore's new PFC-free technology, this is an interesting lightweight mountain shell, says Dan Bailey - and one...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Great Wilderness Book - Photographs of the Scottish Highlands

"The Great Wilderness" is a luxury hardback photography book depicting one of Scotland's most remote mountain areas. It shows the Highlands at their most beautiful during ephemeral moments of light, dramatic weather and seasonal change. It is t...

LED Lenser NEO Head Torch Collection

Silva this Summer

This summer, Swedish company Silva is extending its Terra sustainability story into its range of compasses, introducing some beautifully made carbon trekking poles, and getting fast-and-light with their Strive Light Black running vests. 

Lose Weight Fast

Salewa's latest fast-and-light kit arrives this Spring

Life Straw - New Peak Series

Hitting the shops in late February / March is the new LifeStraw Peak Series – a comprehensive update of LifeStraw's most...

NEW FROM OSPREY - Mutant Nimsdai 90

The new Mutant Nimsdai 90 mountaineering pack from Osprey has been designed together with Nepalese elite mountaineer...

Harrier Kinder 10L Race Vest - £59

Meet the Kinder 10L. Inspired by fell runs on Kinder Scout in the Dark Peak, this running vest offers extra...


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