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Group Test Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget is a bit of a sweet spot. In this group test 10 alternatives go head to head. 


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Trekmates Field Dry Gaiter

Dan Bailey surprises himself by really getting on with a pair of retro-looking dark green gaiters. It's thanks to their tough-but-soft canvas style fabric, he says.

Rab Kinetic Ultra, Phantom Jacket and Phantom Pants

Earlier this year Rab significantly updated their Skyline Range for runners, and introduced two new and quite contrasting waterproof shells, the wear-all-day Kinetic Ultra and the super-ultralight Phantom. Rob Greenwood takes a look at both...

Montane Phase Lite Jacket

Lightweight and highly breathable, this versatile shell would be equally good for runners and hillwalkers, says Dan Bailey.

Montane Pac Plus XT Jacket and Trousers

If you want one set of waterproofs to cover everything from summer walking to winter mountaineering, the Pac Plus XT...

Montane Alpine Resolve

While the Alpine Resolve is Montane's current top of the range shell for alpine climbing and winter mountaineering, it wouldn't be...

Jöttnar Grim women's shell

Now available in a women's version, the Grim is a rugged mountaineering shell intended for general mountain use, from skiing, to...

Montane Spine Jacket

Protective enough to cope with harsh weather, yet sufficiently light and breathable to be comfy when running, Montane's Spine Jacket -...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The North Face Torre Egger Jacket

The North Face Summit Series™ offers a breakthrough in mountaineering technology, equipping explorers with the most innovative collection on the market. 

Extrem is Back

Lying at the heart of Berghaus since 1986, the iconic Extrem range returns to the peaks this Winter, continuing its mission to provide climbers and mountaineers with industry- leading kit to make the most of the mountain.  

66°North Snæfell jacket

Made from Polartec NeoShell®, the Snæfell shell jacket is waterproof to 10,000 mm and has an unrivaled ability to stop water and wind without restricting the release of excess body heat and vapor; and its dual adjustable swivel hood follows your movement,...

Give your outdoor gear and footwear its winter service with Nikwax.

The Nikwax Essentials kit is the ultimate all-round service for your outdoor...

Masters of Exploration – The new Rab Khroma ski mountaineering collection

British outdoor expert Rab has just launched its brand new...

66°North Snæfell jacket

Snæfell shell jacket is 66˚North's most versatile shell jacket.

Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket

The updated Alpha SV: strong gets stronger. In 1998, when Arc'teryx stepped into outerwear with the Alpha SV Jacket, it...


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