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Whether on the mountains or closer to home, a decent long walker's jacket is always going to be useful  © Rob Greenwood

Sprayway Torridon

The Torridon jacket is a new take on an old hillwalking stalwart, a winning combination of sensible old school features and modern materials. As it comes in both men's and women's versions, we thought we'd test one of each...


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The Fairview Trek 70 women's specific model.   © UKC Gear

Osprey Fairview Trek 70 and Farpoint Trek 75

Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott check out these two large capacity packs from Osprey, which combine the travel convenience of a duffel with the carrying comfort of a trekking pack.

Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey
Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey

Jöttnar Asger Jacket

There's a trend at present for hybrid softshells that combine a wind resistant outer with a fleecy inner. The Asger must be one of the lightest - and that makes it ideal for active use, says Dan Bailey. But is the fit suited to climbing?

Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister
Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister

CamelBak Women's Ultra Pro Running Vest

Our review team's keenest runner, Bridget Collier, tests this lightweight vest/pack from CamelBak...

Sky Dance  © Vertebrate Publishing
Sky Dance  © Vertebrate Publishing

Sky Dance, by John D. Burns

Rob Greenwood makes a rare visit to the world of mountain fiction, and finds it less fictional than he'd feared. Sky Dance is a novel...

Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux
Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux

Boreal Ordesa Boot

As a light-ish 2-3 season leather model for all round use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain, the wide-fitting Ordesa might all the boot you...

It's a great tent for warmer conditions  © Toby Archer
It's a great tent for warmer conditions  © Toby Archer

MSR Zoic 2 Tent

Toby Archer enjoys the living space on offer from this summer-oriented backpacking tent, but he's not sure it's the best choice for the UK's...

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey
Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...

Manaslu 50 montage  © Dan Bailey
Manaslu 50 montage  © Dan Bailey

Lowe Alpine Manaslu ND 50-65

The Big Rounds montage  © Cicerone
The Big Rounds montage  © Cicerone

The Big Rounds by David Lintern

Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer
Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe and Pika Teapot

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Day Packs Around 20 Litres

Feeling glad I packed it on a windy summer bivvy  © Dan Bailey
Feeling glad I packed it on a windy summer bivvy  © Dan Bailey

Montane's New Prism Jacket

A sturdy handle on top for giving a bit of assistance when needed  © Martin McKenna
A sturdy handle on top for giving a bit of assistance when needed  © Martin McKenna

Ruffwear Web Master Harness

The 900-fill down is good and lofty  © Toby Archer
The 900-fill down is good and lofty  © Toby Archer

Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 32F/0C Sleeping Bag & NeoAir UberLite Mat

Testing the Super DS Climb Jacket on a breezy Skye evening  © Dan Bailey
Testing the Super DS Climb Jacket on a breezy Skye evening  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Hardwear Super DS Climb Jacket

Evening scrambling near the TD Gap  © Dan Bailey
Evening scrambling near the TD Gap  © Dan Bailey

Hanwag Ferrata II GTX

Late summer sunset, but the kids are still full of beans...  © Dan Bailey
Late summer sunset, but the kids are still full of beans...  © Dan Bailey

MSR Habitude 6 Tent

Lite Speed & Terra Stretch montage  © Toby Archer
Lite Speed & Terra Stretch montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Lite-Speed Jacket and Terra Stretch Pants

The pot features heat-proof handles and a heat-distributing base  © Lorraine McCall
The pot features heat-proof handles and a heat-distributing base  © Lorraine McCall

Sigma Pot Set from Sea to Summit


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