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It's probably best suited to more casual country walking  © Dan Bailey

Polartec Power Air

Microfibre pollution has become a hot topic in recent years, and conventional synthetic fleeces are big contributors. Polartec's Power Air fabric massively reduces this shedding. But what's it like for serious outdoor use? 


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

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...

The Alpha Flash at Reiff  © Tim Hamlet / Hamlet Mountaineering
The Alpha Flash at Reiff  © Tim Hamlet / Hamlet Mountaineering

Rab Alpha Flash Jacket

A lightweight and highly breathable fleece, the Alpha Flash is ideal for mountain trad, chilly sea cliffs or cold weather hillwalking, finds Martin McKenna

Quattro Fusion montage  © Pegs Bailey
Quattro Fusion montage  © Pegs Bailey

Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket

Dan Bailey's curiosity is piqued by a left-field hybrid of down and fleece. It won't be for everyone, he says, but in its niche the Quattro Fusion performs well.

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...

A quick break from a fell run in the Mammut Trovat Power Wool Base Layer - nice view!  © UKC Gear
A quick break from a fell run in the Mammut Trovat Power Wool Base Layer - nice view!  © UKC Gear

Mammut Trovat Power Wool Base Layer

What Mammut have done with these Trovat base layers is use their high-end design and matched it with this new swanky 'Power...

Rab Stretch Neo Montage Image  © UKC Gear
Rab Stretch Neo Montage Image  © UKC Gear

Polartec NeoShell and the Rab Stretch Neo Jacket

Polartec NeoShell: hard shell, soft shell or a new kind of shell altogether? Sarah Stirling reviews a new Rab...

Ice climbing in the Zion (thanks to Eärendel Fingerson for the photo).  © Toby Archer
Ice climbing in the Zion (thanks to Eärendel Fingerson for the photo).  © Toby Archer

Marmot Zion Jacket

Marmot's top of the range jacket made from the new Polartec NeoShell fabric. Has it reached the sweet spot of soft shell breathability AND hardshell...


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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...

Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North
Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North

66 North and Polartec NeoShell: eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest 

Polartec® NeoShell® - the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology, is a key ingredient in select pieces of 66 North's wet weather collection designed for outdoor enthusiasts and engineered to protect...

Trade Show Montage - mountain clothing  © UKClimbing
Trade Show Montage - mountain clothing  © UKClimbing

ISPO 2016 - What's New? Mountain Clothing Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is ISPO in Munich. There were some exciting new products on offer in the mountain clothing range with improvements and innovation aplenty.

ISPO 2015  © UKC Gear
ISPO 2015  © UKC Gear

What's New? ISPO 2015: Clothing Report

A couple of weeks ago UKC/H were out in Germany at the huge tradeshow of ISPO in Munich. We dropped in to as many outdoor brands...

Pictured from the left: Paul Figg, Simon Yearsley and Malcolm Bass  © Polartec
Pictured from the left: Paul Figg, Simon Yearsley and Malcolm Bass  © Polartec

Polartec Challenge Grant: 2014 Applications Now Open

Polartec has announced the winners of the 2013 Polartec Challenge Grant, and applications for expedition funding in...

ISPO Outdoor Trade Show 2013  © UKC Gear
ISPO Outdoor Trade Show 2013  © UKC Gear

ISPO 2013 Report: Mountain Clothing News

An update on new mountain clothing you can look forward to from autumn 2013...

Polartec Logo  © Polartec
Polartec Logo  © Polartec

Polartec Give-Away At Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival starts today and Polartec is going to be giving away hundreds of prizes - if you're there then...


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Snaefell  © 66 North

Competition WINNER - Win a 66 North Snaefell jacket worth £345

Win a 66 North Snaefell jacket worth £345 and eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest thanks to Polartec®

Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody Competition   © Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody Competition   © Outdoor Research

Competition WINNER - Win an Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody

WIN AN OUTDOOR RESEARCH DEVIATOR HOODY™WORTH £120!Combining cutting-edge fabric and Polartec® Alpha® insulation technologies with our Hybrid-Mapped construction ensures the lightly insulated Deviator Hoody provides the ...

Jottnar Asmund Competition - Lead Image  © Jottnar
Jottnar Asmund Competition - Lead Image  © Jottnar

Competition WINNER - Win a Jöttnar Asmund Jacket

The Asmund is Jöttnar's new mountain shell. Constructed from the same 3-layer grade of Polartec® NeoShell® as its award-winning cousin Hymir, it's a focused, technical climbing shell for when light weight and packability really matter.


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