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Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Vision MIPS helmet

Crossing over from the bike and skiing industries, MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) helmets are designed to offer increased protection to the brain from rotational forces. Martin McKenna looks at the Black Diamond Vision MIPS, one of the first climbing helmets to use this system.   


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Kalipe

They are not the most technical approach shoe on the market, and their shallow tread could prove a worry on steep grass, but the Kalipe's combination of affordable price, and comfy and forgiving fit, makes them an easy approach shoe to get alon...

Arc'teryx Creston Pant for hillwalking  © UKC Gear
Arc'teryx Creston Pant for hillwalking  © UKC Gear

Arc'teryx Creston Pant

Arc'teryx Creston Pants are light trousers, pitched at those after warm-weather, breathable legwear with a bit of stretch. Alan James takes them out for a bit of walking and a bit of climbing.

Boreal Drom montage  © Rob Greenwood
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. 

Rab Torque Pants montage  © Nick Brown
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...

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...

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...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Ben Eighe Landscape  © Rockfax/SMC

SMC's Highland Scrambles North now available on Rockfax Digital

Over the past year the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) has been working with Rockfax to digitise their back catalogue of climbing guidebooks. Earlier this year Scottish Sport Climbs was added to Rockfax Digital, joining Scottish Wint...

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.

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 scheme

La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Boots half price at Outside - £157.50

Save 50% on lightweight B2 mountaineering boots.

The Revolutionary New Komperdell FXP Pole

Gold Winner of the prestigious Outdoor by ISPO 2019 Best New Product Prize, Komperdell's Carbon FXP4 Expedition...

ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Mountain Equipment & Rab Clothing - up to 40% off deals!

We still have some incredible clothing from Mountain Equipment and Rab with a huge 40% off. Be...


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