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Lowe Alpine AirZone Ultra 26L Hiking Pack

Sharon Kennedy was so taken with this stripped-back, lightweight pack that she instantly nicked the men's version from her partner Graham. It's only fair that she writes the review to explain why... 

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Mammut Taiss HS Hooded Jacket

Top-end technical shells come at top-end prices. But if you don't require the ultimate in winter protection then you needn't spend so much. John McKenna trials a rather more affordable mountaineering shell, but one that still packs a punch in t...

COROS Vertix 2S, Heart Rate Monitor and Vertix 2S Carabiner

I reviewed the COROS Vertix 2 back in 2022 and in the years that have passed I've worn it each and ever day. Within this review we'll be looking at its update - the Vertix 2S - as well as the accessories which are now available,...

Mammut Alto Light HS Hooded Jacket Men's and Women's

Sharon Kennedy and Graham Uney test drive this lightweight shell over a wet spring and early summer on the Cumbrian fells, and find a lot to like.

Solution Jacket - A New Environmental Benchmark for Montane

From PFC-based treatments and dodgy dyeing processes to fabrics hard to recycle, waterproof shells...

Gregory Focal 48

For shorter overnight trips in the UK the Focal 48 strikes an ideal balance of weight, durability, and features. Our reviewer was impressed...

Platypus Quickdraw Filter

Dan Bailey field-tests his second compact water filter in two months. Why is he particularly taken with this design...?

Montane Men's Resolve XT Jacket

Whether you're belaying at a blustery crag, hiking at high altitude, or sitting in the pub garden on a chilly evening, there...

Montane Tenacity Pants - Legwear for all seasons

Edelrid Moe 3R - The first recycled harness

Mountain Equipment Vega - update of a classic

Mountain Equipment Earthrise Jacket - Down Needn't Cost The Earth

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Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power models are mind-bogglingly bright. Here we compare three headtorches that feature a dazzling 1000+ lumens of output. While they all have their impressive points, each is be...

Gear of the Year 2023

Our reviewers see a lot of gear, and while most is pretty good there will always be a few real stand-outs. Looking back over the last 12 months of rigorous in-the-field use, the review team have picked their personal highlights. Here it is, our Gear of the Year...

Recycled Gear - Reducing Our Impact

With a growing awareness of environmental issues, and the urgent need for greater sustainability, many outdoor brands are increasing their use of recycling. To highlight these efforts, we look at a diverse range of products featuring significant...

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