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Featured Compilation Review

Winter overtrousers montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

Group Test Winter Mountain Overtrousers

We've put seven pairs of winter mountaineering shell trousers through their paces all season. Here's how they compare...


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These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

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 test.

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 are top notch softshell trousers, says Dan Bailey

Odin and Vanir, above the clouds in the realm of the gods on Ben Nevis  © Toby Archer
Odin and Vanir, above the clouds in the realm of the gods on Ben Nevis  © Toby Archer

Jottnar Odin Shell & Vanir Overtrousers

Featuring a new proprietary waterproof fabric, Skjoldr, this jacket and trouser combo competes head to head with other top-of-the-range shells. Does the performance match the best? Toby Archer thinks so

Light, stretchy, tough and quick drying - the fabric is well suited to mountain use  © Dan Bailey
Light, stretchy, tough and quick drying - the fabric is well suited to mountain use  © Dan Bailey

Shorts & T-Shirts from Mountain Equipment

Mountain Equipment's Threshold collection is a range of lighter clothing best suited to warm conditions. We look at...

Alpine Start montage  © Toby Archer
Alpine Start montage  © Toby Archer

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody & Alpine Light Pants

From winter walking and climbing to spring cragging and via ferrata, Toby Archer tests a lightweight...

Excellent cotton legwear for bouldering, cragging or just general life  © Dan Bailey
Excellent cotton legwear for bouldering, cragging or just general life  © Dan Bailey

3rd Rock Mercury Jeans

Everyone likes a pair of jeans that you can climb in, but still look good down the pub - and the Mercury Jeans certainly tick those boxes....

Not many trousers come tougher than Kebs  © Richard Prideaux
Not many trousers come tougher than Kebs  © Richard Prideaux

Fjällräven Keb Trousers

Richard Prideaux puts these bombproof, 'technically advanced trekking trousers' through their paces


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Commemorative Montane BMC Terra and Terra Ridge Pants

Production of BMC themed Terra and Terra Ridge pants are released to celebrate Montane as the Recommended Clothing and Pack Partner of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) – and to commemorate their excellent work in encouraging the nation int...

Skiing across the Cairngorm plateau   © Rab
Skiing across the Cairngorm plateau   © Rab

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket and Pants

Perfected for ski mountaineering, the Sharp Edge is designed for technical climbs and nail-biting descents. Striking the balance between protection and comfort, the flexible Pertex AP 3L fabric is as breathable as it is hard-wearing, offering shelter...

Latok Jacket and Bib from Rab

Rab introduce their ultimate winter waterproof combo - an extremely robust Jacket and bib designed using their exclusive DVexpedition fabric.

New Berghaus climbing softshells have a hard edge

New from Berghaus for spring/summer 2017 are the Fast Climb jacket and pant. Extending the renowned Extrem...

Jottnar Vali Thumb 3  © Jottnar
Jottnar Vali Thumb 3  © Jottnar

Váli - Multifunctional Mountain Legwear from Jöttnar

A richly featured softshell mountain pant made from class-leading Schoeller® fabric....

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Range  © Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Range  © Outdoor Research

New Men's Ferrosi Summit Hooded Jacket? and Ferros

Outdoor Research's Ferrosi line is one of the best-selling soft shell collections in the outdoor...

Jottnar Vanir 1  © Jöttnar
Jottnar Vanir 1  © Jöttnar

Jöttnar introduces the Vanir LT

Like Jöttnar's shell jackets, the Vanir and Vanir LT are designed to withstand the punishment of Scottish winter...


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