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Camping Rab Ridge Raider Bivi

This has to be one of the more robust and spacious hooped bivvy bags on the market, says Dan Bailey, and if you can make the investment it ought to offer years of good service.


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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 overkill for foul weather hillwalking too. It's not cheap, but compared to some of the competition it represents ...

Silva Trail Runner Free H - more than just a runner's headtorch

With its smooth tilting head and power lead cleverly integrated into the headband, the Trail Runner Free is a much more adaptable torch than the name suggests, and will be of interest not just to runners, but to hillwalkers too....

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 climbing, to walking, to sliding down Glas Maol on your belly like an excitable penguin. Fliss Freeborn road tests it in suitably grim...

Scarpa Rush Mid Kid GTX Boots

Combining the lightness and cushioning of a trail shoe with the support of a boot, the Rush Mid Kids GTX seems a bit of a winner...

La Sportiva G5 Evo

With some crucial improvements to the old version, as well as a few attractive modern features, the newly updated G5 Evo should become a...

Trekmates Gloves - Strath, Gulo and Thaw

Trekmates make a lot of different gloves; Dan Bailey checks out three budget-friendly models well suited 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 -...

Jöttnar Asger HS lightweight hoodless softshell

Rab's Xenair range - a jacket for all seasons?

Mountain Equipment Shroud - an all-new take on an old favourite


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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 i...

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budgets of...

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.


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