Waterproofs


Featured Compilation Review

lightweight jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Lightweight Waterproof Shells

Whether you're walking, climbing or running, summer is the time to save weight on your rain shell. We've compared nine at a range of budgets. From the world's lightest 3-layer waterproof to stripped-back alpine shells, there's something here for everyone.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

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 walking and backpacking, or for throwing in your crag pack just in case, says Theo Moore.

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...

Puez Insulation  © Theo Moore
Puez Insulation  © Theo Moore

SALEWA Puez Tirolwool Celliant Jacket

This pull-on style jacket from Salewa uses a unique wool blend as insulation. Theo Moore describes it as a heavy mid-layer:...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

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 com...

Fjӓllrӓven unveils its Spring/Summer 2019 collection

Get outside and embrace the great outdoors with Fjӓllrӓven's latest Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Combining functional, timeless designs with the latest sustainable fabrics, the new range includes an update to Fjӓllrӓven's...

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 developing innovate hardshell designs. Our winter range is constructed to meet the conditions of the mountains head-on, whether they play...

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...

Storm Running  © Burton McCall
Storm Running  © Burton McCall

Bridgedale Waterproof StormSocks

Britain's number one outdoor performance sock brand, Bridgedale, launches its first 100% waterproof sock range called...

Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

Lightweight and highly breathable waterproof protection.


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