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It’s not our job to try to tell people why they go to the wild places and mountains. It’s our job to make the very best gear in the world.

Since Mountain Equipment began in 1961 we have participated in countless ascents of the world’s highest peaks, supported climbers establishing ever more adventurous routes and equipped world record setting trips to the North and South Poles.

We have been making gear for the most inhospitable places on the planet for over 50 years. You learn a lot here. And all we have learned, lives in our gear.

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Featured Review

Mountain Equipment Vega - update of a classic

A versatile midweight down jacket, the Vega is warm enough for winter mountains but light enough to remain packable, says Tom Ripley. In fact he rates it so much, he's on his third...

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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Mountain Equipment Earthrise Jacket - Down Needn't Cost The Earth

Lightweight down jackets are ubiquitous these days, so one way to stand out in this crowded market is to offer a more sustainable product. The Earthrise Hooded Jacket successfully combines environmentally conscious materials with mountain-ready...

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. 

Gear of the Year 2023

Our reviewers see a lot of gear, and while most is pretty good there will always be a few real stand-outs. Looking back over the last 12 months of rigorous in-the-field use, the review team have picked their personal highlights. Here it is, our Gear of the Year...

Mountain Equipment Tupilak 14 Vest Pack

"You'd get the most out of this pack if you like keeping things fast, efficient, and minimalist. If you are inclined to...

Mountain Equipment Aerotherm Softshell and Firefly Shell - not just for running

Designed for running and fast-paced walking in the hills, this softshell jacket...

Recycled Gear - Reducing Our Impact

With a growing awareness of environmental issues, and the urgent need for greater sustainability, many outdoor brands...

Heavyweight Belay Jackets from Mountain Equipment and BD

Stand around in cold conditions and you'll soon conclude that most synthetic insulated jackets...

Latest News

These are announcements direct from this brand

Save over £100 on a Glacier 300 down sleeping bag

Grab a lightweight Mountain Equipment sleeping bag for under £200 and get ready for summer nights under the stars! 

New Clothing Autumn / Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality new clobber. Below is a roundup of the most eye-catching new clothing.

Mountain Equipment to support Boardman Tasker Award

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, is delighted to announce that it will now be officially supported by Mountain Equipment, the Manchester-based outdoor clothing and equipment manufacturer.

Martin Moran Foundation launched for 16 to 18 year-olds

Dedicated to promoting the positive impact of mountain adventure on young people's mental health...

New Clothing Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us...

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...

OutDoor 2019 - New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...


Articles featuring this brand

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Earthrise Hooded Pullover

New for Winter 2023, the Earthrise Hooded Pullover is a lightweight hooded down pullover filled with 100% recycled down and using 100% recycled fabrics. Here's your chance to win one!

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Makalu Jacket!

Designed for year-round mountain use, utilising the latest FC-free GORE-TEX product technology for waterproof, windproof and breathable protection. The newest additions to our range of shell jackets embody our commitment to...

Competition WINNER - Mountain Equipment Glacier 450 Sleeping Bag Competition

Win a Mountain Equipment Glacier 450 Sleeping Bag

Competition WINNER - Mountain Equipment Classic Eco 500 Sleeping Bag Competition

A benchmark in down sleeping bag design. Low in weight, compressible and easy...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Tupilak Jacket

On the steepest winter lines, precision and performance are key. The latest evolution of our Men's and...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Firelite sleeping bag

The lightest, most efficient bags we have ever developed, our Extreme Light series of sleeping...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Fitzroy Jacket or Alpamayo Women's Jacket!

The product of 60 years of expertise in insulated clothing, our range of...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Baltoro or Trango Jacket!

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Helium 600 Men's or Women's Sleeping Bag

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Squall Hooded Jacket or Squall Hooded Women's Jac

Competition WINNER - Mountain Equipment Xeros Competition

Latest Job Ads

These are announcements direct from this brand

Digital Marketing Coordinator, Mountain Equipment

We are seeking a passionate, skilled, and highly organised Digital Marketing Coordinator to join our central marketing team in Hyde, Manchester.

Content Marketer & Copywriter - Mountain Equipment

We are now looking for a Content Marketer & Copywriter to join our busy team. Working at the heart of Mountain Equipment this role provides a...

Marketing Manager / Head of Marketing* Mountain Equipment

Mountain Equipment believes in a raw, no fuss and simple approach to climbing, mountaineering and life.  Alpinism is at the heart of every...

Assistant Apparel Technologist / Developer

An opportunity exists for somebody to start their carrier as an Assistant Apparel Technologist. We are...

Assistant Equipment Technologist / Developer

An opportunity exists for somebody to start their carrier as an Assistant Product Technologist with one of the...

Apparel Designer / Senior Apparel Designer, Mountain Equipment

At Mountain Equipment we are proud to make some of the finest clothing and equipment in...

Social Media & Digital Content Co-Ordinator, Mountain Equipment, Hyde

Through collaboration with some of the world's best climbers and alpinists, Mountain...

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