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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? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...


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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 should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

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 year-round. We compare 10 options.

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 models; each has its pros and cons.

softshell montage test  © martin
softshell montage test  © martin

Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

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

Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats

Modern insulated inflatable mats provide excellent warmth for a minimal weight, but which is the best model for your...

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

Winter Mountain Overtrousers

We've put seven pairs of winter mountaineering shell trousers through their paces all season. Here's how they compare...

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

Top 10 Our Top 10 Products of 2017

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

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

Down Jackets  © UKC Gear
Down Jackets  © UKC Gear

Down Jackets

Rob on the bivvy as nightfall approaches. Everest in the background.  © Jack Geldard
Rob on the bivvy as nightfall approaches. Everest in the background.  © Jack Geldard

Comparison Review Compact Stove Systems

Hardshell Pants Montage Image  © Charlie Boscoe
Hardshell Pants Montage Image  © Charlie Boscoe

Comparison Review Hardshell Pants

Sarah Stirling Trail Shoe Montage  © Sarah Stirling
Sarah Stirling Trail Shoe Montage  © Sarah Stirling

Comparison Review Trail Running Shoes


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