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The Prism Ultra Pull-On  © UKC Gear

Montane Prism Ultra Pull-On

Whether worn as a midlayer or an outer, on the move or at the belay, this lightweight insulated smock is an excellent, packable companion to have on hand for all sorts of activities where only moderate warmth is needed, says John McKenna.


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The Julbo Shield are a sizable pair of sunglasses  © UKC Gear

Julbo Shield Sunglasses

With a photochromic lens that adapts to light levels, the top-end version of Julbo's Shield is a pair of sunglasses that you can wear anywhere from high altitude peaks to the hills of home. Rob Greenwood has been living in his for several month...

Storm Francis putting both the author and the Podium Pull-On through their paces  © UKC Gear
Storm Francis putting both the author and the Podium Pull-On through their paces  © UKC Gear

Montane Podium Pull-On

Weighing just 100g (size Medium) the Podium really is light, says Rob Greenwood, with a minimalist pack size that will likely take up less room than your sandwiches. But this is a bit more than a just-in-case shell, and it'll appeal to hillwalkers as well as runners.

Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear
Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Vision MIPS helmet

Crossing over from the bike and skiing industries, MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) helmets are designed to offer increased protection to the brain from rotational forces. Martin McKenna looks at the Black Diamond Vision MIPS, one of the...

It's an excellent synthetic sleeping bag for 2-3 season UK use  © Lorraine McCall
It's an excellent synthetic sleeping bag for 2-3 season UK use  © Lorraine McCall

Deuter Exosphere Sleeping Bag

"This is my new favourite synthetic sleeping bag - snug, well-designed, and not overly heavy for backpacking and general outdoor...

Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey
Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Kalipe

They are not the most technical approach shoe on the market, and their shallow tread could prove a worry on steep grass, but the Kalipe's...

Arc'teryx Creston Pant for hillwalking  © UKC Gear
Arc'teryx Creston Pant for hillwalking  © UKC Gear

Arc'teryx Creston Pant

Arc'teryx Creston Pants are light trousers, pitched at those after warm-weather, breathable legwear with a bit of stretch. Alan James...

SWIFT by name, not necessarily by pace, as the author slowly plods his way up Win Hill  © UKC Gear
SWIFT by name, not necessarily by pace, as the author slowly plods his way up Win Hill  © UKC Gear

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood,...

Boreal Drom montage  © Rob Greenwood
Boreal Drom montage  © Rob Greenwood

Boreal Drom

Rab Torque Pants montage  © Nick Brown
Rab Torque Pants montage  © Nick Brown

Rab Torque Pant

One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey
One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer
Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer

Black Diamond Distance Tent with Z-Poles

A very gneiss little rucksack  © Dan Bailey
A very gneiss little rucksack  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Orcus 24+ Pack

Comfy, light, supportive - what's not to like?   © Toby Archer
Comfy, light, supportive - what's not to like?   © Toby Archer

Dolomite Steinbock WT GTX

Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood
Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood

La Sportiva Jackal

Poles are dead handy for stream crossings as well as walking  © Dan Bailey
Poles are dead handy for stream crossings as well as walking  © Dan Bailey

Komperdell Carbon Expedition FXP4 Vario Poles

On open moorland you're alright providing it hasn't rained too much - otherwise things get slippy!  © UKC Gear
On open moorland you're alright providing it hasn't rained too much - otherwise things get slippy!  © UKC Gear

Arc'teryx Norvan LD 2

It's a good size for hillwalking and mountaineering in spring/summer, when less gear is needed  © Dan Bailey
It's a good size for hillwalking and mountaineering in spring/summer, when less gear is needed  © Dan Bailey

Deuter Guide Lite Pack

The Keele Peak's breathability continues to function impressively well during warmer, more humid conditions  © UKC Gear
The Keele Peak's breathability continues to function impressively well during warmer, more humid conditions  © UKC Gear

Marmot Keele Peak Jacket, feat. Pertex Shield Pro

Skyline range thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Skyline range thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Rab's Skyline Range for Runners


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