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Camping Accessories

Survival kit, Knives, Solar Chargers

Cooking

Stoves, Pots and Utensils

Food

Food for camping and climbing trips/expeditions

Lighting

Head torches, Camp lights


Featured Group Test

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Group Test Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

SWIFT by name, not necessarily by pace, as the author slowly plods his way up Win Hill  © UKC Gear

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this all the headtorch you need?

Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer
Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer

Black Diamond Distance Tent with Z-Poles

At only around 820g, and pitching using trekking poles, the single-skin Distance Tent is not much heavier than a bivvy bag or a small tarp, yet it offers a lot more weather protection than either. Toby Archer asks: what's the catch?

This deep mat soaks up bumpy ground for a more comfy night's sleep  © Dan Bailey
This deep mat soaks up bumpy ground for a more comfy night's sleep  © Dan Bailey

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Mat

You can get warmer inflatable mats, and you might find lighter, but the balance struck by the NeoAir XLite would make it an excellent choice for 3-4 season backpacking and all-round mountain use outside the extremes of winter and altitude.

It's a thick, comfy mat and a roomy, versatile sleeping bag  © Dan Bailey
It's a thick, comfy mat and a roomy, versatile sleeping bag  © Dan Bailey

Sea to Summit Sleep Systems

Garden camping on lockdown proves the ideal way to test this combination of sleeping bag, mat, and pillow. The emphasis here is on...

Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister
Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister

CamelBak Women's Ultra Pro Running Vest

Our review team's keenest runner, Bridget Collier, tests this lightweight vest/pack from CamelBak...

It's a great tent for warmer conditions  © Toby Archer
It's a great tent for warmer conditions  © Toby Archer

MSR Zoic 2 Tent

Toby Archer enjoys the living space on offer from this summer-oriented backpacking tent, but he's not sure it's the best choice for the UK's...

Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer
Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe and Pika Teapot

Toby Archer tests the enhanced version of the classic PocketRocket, which boasts some extra user-friendly features at a...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Nalgene Sustain: New Line made with 50% recycled content

Hitting the shops during October will be the new Nalgene Sustain Range of Drinking Bottles, built from the revolutionary Tritan Renew Resin.

Nikwax Camping Kit  © Nikwax
Nikwax Camping Kit  © Nikwax

Nikwax Camping Kit

With campsites now open and bookings flooding in its time to dust off your camping kit and thanks to Nikwax's new Camping Kit (£19.99) you'll have everything you need to clean and protect your tent, camping gear, waterproofs and much more.

Cocoon Hammocks - Ultralight Luxury

"Sleep Gear for Adventurers" - Renowned amongst travellers worldwide, Cocoon's focus on clever design and innovative fabrics marks their travel products out from the rest. New for 2020 is their range of Hammocks.

While the Habitude Series is family-friendly, it is also kid-proof  © MSR | Scott Rinckenberger
While the Habitude Series is family-friendly, it is also kid-proof  © MSR | Scott Rinckenberger

MSR Habitude

Designed for families looking to holiday locally or head out on an adventure, the Habitude Tent is the ideal home away from home. ...

©Therm-a-Rest | Aly Nicklas  © Therm-a-rest
©Therm-a-Rest | Aly Nicklas  © Therm-a-rest

Therm-a-rest NeoAir Topo & Topo Luxe mats

Therm-a-Rest add the NeoAir Topo and Topo Luxe mattresses to their Camp and Comfort range of cosy and...

Stars  © Sea to Summit
Stars  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit Sleep Systems Range

Sea to Summit have got your sleeping solutions sorted with their range of sleep systems. It provides choice at every...

© Therm-a-Rest | Sammy Spence  © Therm-a-rest
© Therm-a-Rest | Sammy Spence  © Therm-a-rest

Therm-a-rest's new valves make inflation and deflation faster!

Therm-a-rest's new WingLock and TwinLock valves have been designed to speed up inflation and...


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