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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

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

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 it's hard to argue with. Dan Bailey admits to being a big fan.

Evening scrambling near the TD Gap  © Dan Bailey
Evening scrambling near the TD Gap  © Dan Bailey

Hanwag Ferrata II GTX

If you want a versatile B2 boot for scrambling and high mountain via ferrata as well as summer Alpine routes and Scottish winter mountaineering, then the Ferrata II is a top contender, says Dan Bailey.

Lite Speed & Terra Stretch montage  © Toby Archer
Lite Speed & Terra Stretch montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Lite-Speed Jacket and Terra Stretch Pants

From Norwegian ski touring to the grit, Toby Archer tests a summery combination of windproof top and light...

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Group Test Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot,...

Cuillin Book Review  © UKC Gear
Cuillin Book Review  © UKC Gear

The Cuillin & Other Skye Mountains

Skye's Cuillin Ridge is the most sought after mountaineering challenge in the British Isles, being peerless in terms of...

The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear
The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear

Fjallraven Keb Jacket

Rob Greenwood gets out his hairdryer (yes, really) to test the Keb, an adaptable, durable and ecologically friendly softshell jacket from...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

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 boot and as autumn rapidly makes way for winter, conditions are perfect for this revolutionary new model.

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 for...

Proton LT Action  © Arc'teryx
Proton LT Action  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

The Proton LT Hoody is equipped with a breathable insulation package to manage the dynamic needs of mountain pursuits and perform as a self-regulating mid layer for a variety of high output activities.

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...

Salewa Makes Wool Even Warmer

Salewa's TirolWool Celliant is a unique wool technology: a reflective hybrid insulation that outperforms conventional wool and...

Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab
Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab

The Next Generation of Rab

Since our founding in 1981 we have worked at the forefront of insulation technology, becoming masters of our craft. Developing...

Discover the four pillars that make up Hanwag's production philosophy

Hanwag knows that the right footwear can make or break any adventure in the great...


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