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Loving the old-school label  © Ramon Marin

Rab Kinder Smock

First sold over 30 years ago, Rab's classic down smock is back in production. Its vintage looks haven't changed, but it's what's inside that really counts, finds Rob Greenwood.


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Therm-a-Rest Questar montage  © Richard Prideaux

Therm-a-Rest Questar HD Sleeping Bag

It's not the lightest in its class, but with hydrophobic down and some unusual design features, the Questar HD is a great sleeping bag for the damp British climate, finds Richard Prideaux

Right side treated with TX Direct; left side untreated    © Dan Bailey
Right side treated with TX Direct; left side untreated    © Dan Bailey

Nikwax Tech Wash, TX Direct and Basefresh

Tech Wash cleans waterproof fabrics and TX Direct restores their DWR finish. Basefresh promises to banish base layer odour without compromising performance. We gave them a rigorous workout on the oldest jacket and smelliest top in the gear store.

stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey
stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey

Stocking Fillers - Christmas Gifts for £25 or Less

What do you get the gear-mad walker who has everything? If you're struggling for gift ideas check out our pick of goodies for £25 or less.


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Before and After  © Nikwax

Clean and restore all of your outdoor footwear with Nikwax

Your outdoor boots and shoes go through the mill, particularly when you wear them in the mud and rain. Over time, you may notice them starting to soak in water, or any leather on them starting to stiffen. That's because once dirty, soaked in water...

Tent and Gear Solar Wash  © Nikwax
Tent and Gear Solar Wash  © Nikwax

Nikwax Solar Wash

Ultraviolet (UV) light and dirt are the two most important sources of damage for tents. UV light attacks the fabric, reducing its strength and causing fading. Dirt works against water repellency and makes the fabric absorb water, which weakens the waterproof...

OutDoor 2017 Montage  © UKC
OutDoor 2017 Montage  © UKC

OutDoor 2017 - Final Roundup

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations in Camping and Walking Gear and Packs.

Nikwax sleeping back Icelander  © Nikwax
Nikwax sleeping back Icelander  © Nikwax

Nikwax celebrates many first, delivering "much more than just waterproofing

In 2017, Nikwax marks its first 40 years in the outdoor industry. Established...

ISPO Top 10 Products   © UKC Gear
ISPO Top 10 Products   © UKC Gear

ISPO 17 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2017 the world's leading outdoor brands showcased new product. We will be bringing you updates on the latest clothing...

Nikwax Product News Lifestyle  © Nikwax
Nikwax Product News Lifestyle  © Nikwax

Is your down jacket getting wet and leaving you cold?

Ever gone out wearing your favourite down jacket, got caught in the rain and ended up feeling wet and...

Filoment Hoody  © Alpkit
Filoment Hoody  © Alpkit

NEW Alpkit Filoment Hoody with water resistant Nikwax Hydrophobic Down

Love your down jacket but wish you could wear it in the rain?  Well thanks to Nikwax...


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Muddy Boots  © Nikwax

Competition Win a Nikwax Footwear Bundle

In this competition Nikwax are giving you the chance to win a bundle of their aftercare products including: Footwear Cleaning Gel, Waterproofing Wax for Leather and Fabric & Leather Proof.

Montero & Acosta Trousers Competition  © Paramo
Montero & Acosta Trousers Competition  © Paramo

Competition WINNERS - WIN Páramo's Montero & Acosta Trousers

Highly water-repellent, super-durable, jeans-inspired Páramo Men's Montero and Women's Acosta Trousers transition seamlessly from bike to crag to urban wear. WIN - one men's & one women's pair....

Competition WINNER - Win an Alpkit Filoment Hoody featuring Nikwax Hydrophobic Down

Love your down jacket but wish you could wear it in the rain?  Well thanks to Nikwax and its revolutionary, environmentally friendly technology you can.  Outdoor gear brand Alpkit is using PFC-free Nikwax...

Nikwax Ramche II Competition  © UKC Articles
Nikwax Ramche II Competition  © UKC Articles

Competition WINNER - WIN Berghaus Ramche 2.0 jacket with Nikwax bundle

Nikwax and Berghaus, two of the longest established British Outdoor brands, have joined forces on...

Nixwax - Rab Microlite Comp Montage  © Nikwax
Nixwax - Rab Microlite Comp Montage  © Nikwax

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Microlight Alpine jacket from Ni

WIN a Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket worth £180. Lightweight, weather-resistant – thanks to Nikwax...


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