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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 on the rainy Scottish hills and crags.


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The Kinetic Alpine Jacket + Pants in use on a typical British day: bit of rain, bit of sun, bit of everything!  © UKC Gear

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket & Pants

We so often hear of revolutionary new fabrics that it's hard not to be cynical. But Rab's Proflex fabric really is a step forward, says Rob Greenwood, combining the breathability of softshell with the waterproofness of a hard shell.

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

Bootpacking between snow patches early season in the Alps  © UKC Gear
Bootpacking between snow patches early season in the Alps  © UKC Gear

Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

If you are a multi-discipline outdoors enthusiast and want just one shell to cover all bases - or even to carry just in case - the Interstellar is a great lightweight option, says Rebecca Ting

Great for keeping the wind off without rustling or flapping about  © Sam Lawson
Great for keeping the wind off without rustling or flapping about  © Sam Lawson

Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

The Helium II jacket is well named. This ultralight shell is ideal for weight conscious activities like running, lightweight...

Fleeing a wet and windy Cuillin Ridge - at least I'm reasonably dry inside  © Dan Bailey
Fleeing a wet and windy Cuillin Ridge - at least I'm reasonably dry inside  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Impellor Jacket

Mountain Equipment's lightest waterproof shell, the Impellor is well suited to any weight conscious activity from hill running...

It's a great all-round lightweight mountain shell for all-day comfort  © Martin Crawford
It's a great all-round lightweight mountain shell for all-day comfort  © Martin Crawford

Mountain Equipment Quarrel Jacket

Designed for "high mountain treks and big ski days" the Quarrel is a light Gore-Tex shell with 'C-KNIT backer' for greater...

Sharp Edge montage  © Ben Bishop
Sharp Edge montage  © Ben Bishop

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket

The Sharp Edge is a versatile and genuinely female-tailored ski mountaineering shell that will serve you well both up and downhill, all...


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Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab

The Next Generation of Rab

Since our founding in 1981 we have worked at the forefront of insulation technology, becoming masters of our craft. Developing cutting-edge insulation designs requires the same approach that we bring to the mountains. Moving constantly forward wit...

Torridon: A proper jacket we're proper proud of

Winter 2019 sees us relaunch the Torridon, built around our 'Function First' ethos and two years in the making this pinnacle piece in our hill walking collection takes inspiration from its 90's predecessor, but with a modern twist.

Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab
Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket and Pants

Forget everything you think you know - the Kinetic Alpine will change the way you dress in the mountains. Fully waterproof, highly breathable and stretchy, this is a radical re-approach to protective yet comfortable clothing systems. Perfectly...

Fjӓllrӓven unveils its Spring/Summer 2019 collection

Get outside and embrace the great outdoors with Fjӓllrӓven's latest Spring/Summer 2019 collection....

Rab Winter Gear Action  © Rab
Rab Winter Gear Action  © Rab

Rab: Winter Gear Highlights

In the teeth of winter, we find our favourite testing ground and our best inspiration. For decades Rab have been boldly...

Montane Winter Range Overview

Highlights of Montanes Winter Range, including innovative new insulation, shell, and mid-layers.

Antarctica Expedition 3  © The North Face
Antarctica Expedition 3  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L5 GTX® Pro Jacket, Pants and Bib

Athlete tested, expedition proven: The North Face's mantra when creating its Summit Series products...


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