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2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.


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20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.

Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey
Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

Gas Stove Systems

In this group test we look at four all-in-one tower-style canister stove systems, the Alpkit Brukit; Jetboil Flash; Primus Lite+ and MSR Reactor. Which wins the battle of the boilers?

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

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?...

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer...

tents test montage  © UKC Gear
tents test montage  © UKC Gear

2-Person 3-Season Tents

The balance of space, weather performance and packability makes this a versatile size of tent. We've been using seven different...

softshell montage test  © martin
softshell montage test  © martin

Summer Softshells

mats group test montage  © Dan Bailey
mats group test montage  © Dan Bailey

Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats

Winter overtrousers montage  © UKC/UKH Gear
Winter overtrousers montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

Winter Mountain Overtrousers

Top 10 products 2017 montage  © UKC Gear
Top 10 products 2017 montage  © UKC Gear

Top 10 Our Top 10 Products of 2017

Trail shoes montage  © UKC Gear
Trail shoes montage  © UKC Gear

Trail Running Shoes

Packs montage  © UKC Gear
Packs montage  © UKC Gear

Trekking & Expedition Packs 50-70 Litres

lightweight jackets montage  © UKC Gear
lightweight jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Waterproof Shells

Walking poles montage  © Dan Bailey
Walking poles montage  © Dan Bailey

Lightweight Compact Trekking Poles

Synthetic jackets group test montage  © UKC Gear
Synthetic jackets group test montage  © UKC Gear

Midweight Synthetic Insulated Jackets

Baselayer group test montage  © UKC Gear
Baselayer group test montage  © UKC Gear

Winter Baselayers

packs group test montage  © UKC Gear
packs group test montage  © UKC Gear

35-45 Litre Packs

harness group test montage  © UKC Gear
harness group test montage  © UKC Gear

All Round Harnesses

trouser group test montage  © Dan Bailey
trouser group test montage  © Dan Bailey

Softshell Trousers

Rock shoes group test montage  © UKC Gear
Rock shoes group test montage  © UKC Gear

Rock Shoes for All-Day Comfort

Max Cole testing out the dexterity of the Mountain Equipment Pinnacle Mitts in Scottish Winter  © Jack Geldard
Max Cole testing out the dexterity of the Mountain Equipment Pinnacle Mitts in Scottish Winter  © Jack Geldard

Winter Mitts

Shell Montage  © UKC Gear
Shell Montage  © UKC Gear

Winter Hard Shells


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