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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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Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.


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Latest Reviews

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You can pull the sleeves up, but only so far...  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Jacket

"The Kinesis is Mountain Equipment's latest take on the now ubiquitous weatherproof-outer-plus-fleecy-inner style of softshell, and it's probably one of the best I've used" says Dan Bailey.

ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear
ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

ISPO 2020 - Best in Show

The first major trade show of the new decade brought the world's outdoor industry to Munich in an annual pageant of product fondling and hobnobbing. Here are some of our highlights...

ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister
ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister

Mountain Equipment Tupilak Atmo Jacket

An Alpine climbing shell that's also light and breathable enough for running, the versatile Tupilak Atmo meets pretty much all of Bridget Collier's needs in one jacket.

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

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

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...

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?...


Latest News

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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 usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
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...

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...

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...


Articles

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Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Saltoro Jacket

Win a men's or women's Mountain Equipment Saltoro jacket, A lightweight and protective waterproof shell with hybrid GORE-TEX construction for trekking and backpacking in the mountains.

Firefly Competition  © Mountain Equipment
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...

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...

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

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


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