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Skarab 30 thumbnail  © Pegs Bailey

Osprey Skarab 30 Pack

This versatile day pack is well suited to hillwalking and general outdoor life, says Dan Bailey. It'll even do you for a lightweight hut trip...


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Alpkit gloves thumb  © Dan Bailey

Alpkit's New Glove Range

Decent gloves don't tend to come cheap, but this season Alpkit have pulled off an affordable range that we think compares well with pricier alternatives. Dan Bailey road tests four models.

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

Bootpacking between snow patches early season in the Alps  © UKC Gear
Bootpacking between snow patches early season in the Alps  © UKC Gear

Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

If you are a multi-discipline outdoors enthusiast and want just one shell to cover all bases - or even to carry just in case - the Interstellar is a great lightweight option, says Rebecca Ting

It's good as 'active insulation' in winter conditions  © Martin McKenna
It's good as 'active insulation' in winter conditions  © Martin McKenna

The North Face Summit L3 Ventrix Hoodie 2.0

While The North Face describe the Ventrix Hoodie as a midlayer, you could equally call it a thin jacket. It's hard to...

Giving it a winter workout in the Cairngorms  © Dan Bailey
Giving it a winter workout in the Cairngorms  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Altus 42 Pack

Sturdy, comfy and built for big loads, the Altus might not be light but it is likeable says Dan Bailey

SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey
SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa's New SL Active Boot

Scarpa's SL boot is 35 this year. A lot has changed in the outdoor world since then; now in its ninth version, has the new SL Active...

A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey
A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

A robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

The Cuillin  © Mica Publishing

Britain's Greatest Mountain Challenge?

The Cuillin Ridge - 15 miles, more than 30 summits (including 11 Munros and 9 Munro Tops), nearly 10,000ft of ascent and rock climbing up to Severe, in a day. Not many achieve that goal, but The Cuillin & Other Skye Mountains, the first comprehens...

Outdoor Adventures with Children - Lake District  © Cicerone Press
Outdoor Adventures with Children - Lake District  © Cicerone Press

Outdoor Adventures with Children - Lake District from Cicerone Press

Unplug and unwind with the kids on an adventure or three in the Lake District. Discover Squirrel Nutkin's island, go geocaching (the kids will explain), pedal, paddle, scramble, swim, wander and wonder. There's a...

Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab
Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket and Pants

Forget everything you think you know - the Kinetic Alpine will change the way you dress in the mountains. Fully waterproof, highly breathable and stretchy, this is a radical re-approach to protective yet comfortable clothing systems. Perfectly...

Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey
Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey

Osprey Rook & Renn

With a simple, progressive design, the Rook and women's specific fit Renn are built for backpacking comfort and fit.

DOLOMITE Torq Lite GTX Shoe

Made for mountain experts, the Torq Gtx Lite is a lighter and flexibile mountain boot, ideal for fast and challenging mixed...

Montane Summer Range Preview

A look at Montane's new Summer Range, with some updated classics alongside innovative new products.

Trail Stick  © Komperdell
Trail Stick  © Komperdell

Komperdell Walking/Trekking Pole Range 2019

Few companies enjoy such a beautiful setting in the Austrian Alps as Komperdell. The family company has been...


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