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Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Group Test 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...


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey

Jöttnar Asger Jacket

There's a trend at present for hybrid softshells that combine a wind resistant outer with a fleecy inner. The Asger must be one of the lightest - and that makes it ideal for active use, says Dan Bailey. But is the fit suited to climbing?

Feeling glad I packed it on a windy summer bivvy  © Dan Bailey
Feeling glad I packed it on a windy summer bivvy  © Dan Bailey

Montane's New Prism Jacket

With its excellent active cut and well-considered set of features, the Prism is a superb light synthetic insulated jacket at a price it's hard to argue with. Dan Bailey admits to being a big fan.

Testing the Super DS Climb Jacket on a breezy Skye evening  © Dan Bailey
Testing the Super DS Climb Jacket on a breezy Skye evening  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Hardwear Super DS Climb Jacket

This hybrid jacket combines both down and synthetic insulation, and boasts an interesting woven baffle construction. But is it a climbing jacket or something more general purpose? Neither Dan Bailey nor Mountain Hardwear really seem to know.

Lite Speed & Terra Stretch montage  © Toby Archer
Lite Speed & Terra Stretch montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Lite-Speed Jacket and Terra Stretch Pants

From Norwegian ski touring to the grit, Toby Archer tests a summery combination of windproof top and light...

L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna
L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna

The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket & Summit L1 Climb Trousers

John McKenna tries this combination of a light shell jacket and softshell trousers...

The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear
The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear

Fjallraven Keb Jacket

Rob Greenwood gets out his hairdryer (yes, really) to test the Keb, an adaptable, durable and ecologically friendly softshell jacket from...

Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear
Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear

Alpkit Resolute Jacket & Ardent Trousers

Through winter and spring on the Scottish hills, John McKenna puts this softshell jacket and trouser combo to the...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Gear up for winter with Fjallraven's top seasonal product picks

From freezing snow to driving rain, winter can throw all types of weather at us but we believe that doesn't have to mean hiding inside. Using carefully selected materials like ethical down, recycled wool and fluorocarbon-free fabrics, we're proud ...

Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit
Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit

Alpkit Fantom Down Jacket

Whether it's scaling alpine aretes, winter walking lunch stops, long belays in the shade, or just knocking about the tent after sundown, a toasty down jacket is your number one ally against the cold. 

Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear
Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear

Rab GORE-TEX Glove Range

The next generation of Rab gloves are here. Working together with GORE-TEX for the first time, we are excited to combine our expertise and experience in building world-class mountain products. Our newly developed GORE-TEX range includes waterproof clothing and...

Thermowave Mountaineers  © First Ascent
Thermowave Mountaineers  © First Ascent

Thermowave Merino Baselayers

Based in Kaunas Lithuania since 1928, our organisation has been developing high tech textiles for industry and base layers -...

Proton LT Action  © Arc'teryx
Proton LT Action  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

The Proton LT Hoody is equipped with a breathable insulation package to manage the dynamic needs of mountain pursuits and perform...

Jöttnar Launches Winter Range

Jöttnar has released the first tranche of its Winter 2019/20 range.  It sees an additional six new products join the...

Alpkit Jeans Scrambling  © Alpkit
Alpkit Jeans Scrambling  © Alpkit

Alpkit Jeanius and Sequence Jeans

New jeans launched for all scenarios and with hidden superpowers in the Cordura® denim. Tougher, stretchier, warmer, and...


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