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19 Jan 2018

thumbThe Alpkit Viso 2 is ideal for 3-season car camping or travel. It's no lightweight, but if you're counting pounds more than...

16 Jan 2018

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

9 Jan 2018

thumbMarrying weatherproof fabrics with a snazzy pile lining, this is a bit of a cutting edge softshell, reckons Dan Bailey. Perhaps...

2 Jan 2018

thumbBuilt to last, and with a massive 130 litre capacity, this simple and well designed duffel is all the travel bag Nick Brown needs.

30 Dec 2017

thumbA simple and lightweight shell in Gore-Tex Pro, the Arcteryx Beta LT is an ideal all-season all-rounder for the weight conscious,...

27 Dec 2017

thumbWeighing only 56g, yet maxing out at 150 lumens, the Iota's impressive power:weight ratio makes it a great backup torch. But it...

22 Dec 2017

thumbThought you'd heard everything about that infamous 1977 expedition? This short, beautifully presented account from Doug Scott...

22 Dec 2017

thumbAlan Hinkes is still the only Brit to have climbed all the world's 8000m peaks. Terry Abraham's new biopic of this...

Dec 2017

thumbLight and versatile, Asolo's Freney XT is a B2 boot with the weight and comfort of a B1, says Tom Ripley

Dec 2017

thumbFrom biography and photography to guidebooks galore, lovers of mountain books have had plenty to celebrate over the last year....

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30 Dec 2017

thumbA simple and lightweight shell in Gore-Tex Pro, the Arcteryx Beta LT is an ideal all-season all-rounder for the weight conscious,...

Dec 2017

thumbOver a year our reviewers get through a mountain of gear. Here, members of our review team pick their personal highlights from...

Oct 2017

thumbTechnical hill runs, big races, training in the park, hillwalking, scrambling, crag approaches and long distance backpacking -...

Dec 2017

thumbFrom biography and photography to guidebooks galore, lovers of mountain books have had plenty to celebrate over the last year....

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Dec 2013

thumbIn this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you...

Jan 2012

thumbAre you a walker, a mountaineer, a climber or a bit of all three? Dan Bailey tries out three winter boots, each designed for a...

Oct 2008

thumbPaul Lewis is a mountaineering instructor with a fetish for metal spikes. Here he stomps his way through a selection of...

Jun 2011

thumbThis month, the UKC/UKH Team have mostly been testing camping mats. Everyone was looking for something different: Alan wanted a...


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