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Silva Trekking Poles Carbon

Robust, comfy to handle, and reasonably lightweight, Silva's carbon fibre poles are also pretty good value compared to similar competitors, says Toby Archer.  


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Ortlieb Dry Bags

'Summer' in the highlands is an ideal time to try out a range of sturdy dry bags and waterproof map and phone cases from Ortlieb, says Dan Bailey. With cheaper alternatives out there, are they still value for money? 

COROS Vertix 2 Watch

With an incredible battery life, and a host of features that should appeal to runners, mountaineers and hillwalkers alike, the Vertix 2 is a state-of-the-art wrist-mounted powerhouse, says Rob Greenwood. But despite the huge price tag, it's not quite perfect. So is this...

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive range.

Komperdell Carbon Expedition FXP4 Vario Poles

Featuring an interesting self-deploying mechanism, Komperdell's Carbon Expedition FXP4 is a robust folding...

Ruffwear Web Master Harness

The Web Master Harness is built for taking dogs on terrain where they may need a helping hand. We tested it on a labrador and a...

LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole

This is a superb and well-designed folding pole that improves on previous LEKI models. The new mechanism may become the...

MSR DynaLock Ascent Carbon Poles

Tough, compact and light, this new model from MSR is an excellent pole for the money, says Alan James - and you don't have to be...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Harrier Helvellyn PRO Carbon Z-Poles - £89

Premium quality, fixed length poles perfect to finish any ultra in style. 100% 4K carbon and a streamlined and feather light design weighing in from only 170g per pole. Also comes with free quick start support guide.

A New Range of Compasses by SOL

SOL have released a new range of lightweight and wearable compasses, adding to their line of outdoor survival products. The range offers five new compasses to aid in any outdoor adventure.

40% off Walking books at guidebooks at Vertebrate Publishing

Looking for a full-value day out in the UK's most spectacular and unspoiled settings? Want to take on a peak bagging challenge or walk the length of one Europe's iconic long-distance trails?  All walking books by Vertebrate...

The Revolutionary New Komperdell FXP Pole

Gold Winner of the prestigious Outdoor by ISPO 2019 Best New Product Prize, Komperdell's Carbon FXP4 Expedition Pole...

Leki Helicon Lite - well equipped on tour

The perfect pole for ski touring this winter is the LEKI Helicon Lite pole [RRP £64.95] - two-piece, adjustable and...

A new guidebook to walking the Galloway Hills by Cicerone Press

A new Cicerone guidebook describing mountain walks in the Galloway Hills of southern Scotland,...

The new Black Series trekking pole: award-winning technical elegance 

LEKI's new, award-winning Black Series trekking pole (£194.95) offers the highest...


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