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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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Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear

Mountain Equipment Ogre 33+ Pack

Last year Mountain Equipment released the Tupilak Pack to much fanfare. It's at the cutting edge of design, material and technology. However, it comes at a cost. Calls for a more affordable alternative have now been met with the Ogre. So how did Rob Greenwood get on with it?


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

An 'Alpine' spring day in Glen Coe - ideal conditions for testing the Combin Pant  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Combin Pant

You probably wouldn't want them at Stanage, but for summer Alpine use (or those rare Scottish days that feel like the Alps) these are top notch softshell trousers, says Dan Bailey

It's an excellent lightweight down bag for summer use  © Richard Prideaux
It's an excellent lightweight down bag for summer use  © Richard Prideaux

Mountain Equipment Firefly Sleeping Bag

The Firefly is the lightest, 'most efficient' sleeping bag Mountain Equipment have yet made, they say, offering 'reliable warmth for minimum weight'. So how did Richard Prideaux get on with it?

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...

It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey
It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat

Robust, comfy and very very warm, the Aerostat 7.0 is a serious camping mat for seriously cold places - but one that'd...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer...

Light, stretchy, tough and quick drying - the fabric is well suited to mountain use  © Dan Bailey
Light, stretchy, tough and quick drying - the fabric is well suited to mountain use  © Dan Bailey

Shorts & T-Shirts from Mountain Equipment

Mountain Equipment's Threshold collection is a range of lighter clothing best suited to warm conditions. We look at...


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OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

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 world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportu...

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really rather...

OutDoor 2018 - Packs  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Packs  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Packs

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best packs that we came across

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing  © UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Clothing  © UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and...

OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear
OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear

OutDoor 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

We're just back from the annual gear fest that is the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. From the thousands of products on...

ISPO Final Report  © UKC
ISPO Final Report  © UKC

ISPO 2018 - Final Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with brand...

ISPO Mountain Clothing  © UKC
ISPO Mountain Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2018 - Mountain and Crag Clothing

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with...


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Firefly Competition  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Firefly Sleeping Bag

The Firefly is the lightest, most efficient bag we have ever developed. If you want reliable warmth for minimum weight, look no further. The advanced design which features our 7-baffle anatomically shaped hood and four-baffle foot-box coupled with...

The race attracts a crowd of thousands...  © Miro Cerqueira
The race attracts a crowd of thousands...  © Miro Cerqueira

Skyrunning With Finlay Wild: Party Vibe in the Pyrenees

Top UK hill runner Finlay Wild has been competing in the World Skyrunning Classic Series. Here he enjoys the party vibe of a Basque race like no other.

Men\'s Earthrise Jacket  © Mountain Equipment
Men\'s Earthrise Jacket  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Earthrise Jacket

Filled with 100% recycled down and using 100% recycled fabrics this is the perfect layer for keeping the cold at bay.

Yading 1  © Finlay Wild
Yading 1  © Finlay Wild

Skyrunning with Finlay Wild: High Altitude in China

Top UK hill runner Finlay Wild is competing in the World Skyrunning Classic Series, from where he'll be sending us a...

Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat Competition Montage  © Mountain Equipment
Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat Competition Montage  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat

Hot on the heels of Mountain Equipment's Tupilak Pack launch comes the result of another extensive...

Lhotse thumb  © Mountain Equipment
Lhotse thumb  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - WIN a Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket

The Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket. It's the definitive mountain waterproof, and we're giving you the...

Lightline Jacket square  © Mountain Equipment
Lightline Jacket square  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Lightline Jacket

Win a Mountain Equipment Lightline Jacket in celebration of its 40th anniversary!

Colouir action  © Mountain Equipment
Colouir action  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of Super Couloir Gloves by Mountain Equipment

Helium thumbnail  © Mountain Equipment
Helium thumbnail  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Helium 250 Sleeping Bag

Mountain Equipment  © Mountain Equipment
Mountain Equipment  © Mountain Equipment

Mountain Equipment 'All Roads Lead to Scotland' Competition

Mountain Equipment Athlete Charlotte Gild on the belay of Dream of White Horses/Concrete Chimney  © Mountain Equipment
Mountain Equipment Athlete Charlotte Gild on the belay of Dream of White Horses/Concrete Chimney  © Mountain Equipment

Competition Win £500 worth of Mountain Equipment Clothing


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