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MSR Access 1 Tent

Though it's designed for ski tourers, the Access 1's balance of solid weather performance, comfy living space, and reasonable weight also makes it a winner for four-season backpacking. Sarah Douglas tests it on a series of windy Scottish summit camps.


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Berghaus MTN Seeker GTX Jacket - a lot of shell for your money

With its durable feel, generous cut, and plenty of useful features, the MTN Seeker GTX Jacket offers a great entry-level winter mountaineering shell for those not wanting to break the bank with a premium Gore Pro (or similar) alternative, says ...

Rab Mythic Ultra Down Jacket - lightweight duvet with heavyweight warmth

"Warmer down jackets are available, and lighter alternatives can easily be had" says Dan Bailey "but I suspect you'd struggle to find anything that's both. If you're willing to invest a substantial wodge of cash for...

Trekmates Insulated Gloves - three budget-friendly options

Whether you're walking, skiing or mountaineering, in the winter hills you'll need a lot of gloves. But it's not essential to spend big, particularly if fine dexterity isn't required. These insulated waterproof gloves from Trekmates...

Rab Latok Alpine GTX Shell

Are you after a lightweight and highly breathable mountain shell, but something still robust enough for all-round Scottish winter...

New Storm 500-R and Spot 400-R - best burn time in their class?

The Spot and the Storm have been around for years. Robust and pretty powerful for their size,...

Sprayway Grendel Jacket

This midweight synthetic insulated jacket is ideal for keeping warm on the move. Its Gore-Tex Infinium fabric offers excellent...

Berghaus Mtn Guide GTX Pro Jacket Marks Return of the Extrem Range

This season Berghaus have relaunched their technical mountain-oriented Extrem range, after a...

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Silva Trekking Poles Carbon

Sprayway Softshells - Zennor and Maelor

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Review UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and after much deliberation we've managed to boil it down to a selection of favourites. So here it is, our Gear of the Ye...

Windproofs and ultralight softshells

When you want some protection from the elements, but a full shell would be overkill, a thin windproof is the obvious choice. Not just for runners, these versatile lightweights are equally handy for climbers and hillwalkers; in fact we can't think of...

Trail Running Shoes - also good for walkers and climbers

Not just for running, trail shoes are the most versatile of footwear, and prove ideal for both hillwalking and crag approaches too. Lighter and more forgiving than a walking boot, they also beat approach shoes for all day comfort,...


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