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Announcements direct from Mountain Equipment

13 Apr 2016

thumb The Enchanting Triple documents a climbing journey through the Stuart Range, a jagged collection of peaks in the center of... Read more

Mar 2016

thumb It's a strange hook that keeps us doing what we do. Explaining in words why climbing matters is almost impossible. We all know we... Read more

Feb 2016

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is ISPO in Munich. There were some exciting new products on offer... Read more

Jan 2016

thumb To coincide with 'What Are You Afraid Of?' talks with Dave MacLeod this February Ellis Brigham, Mountain Equipment and GORE-TEX... Read more

Jan 2016

thumb Based at Altshellach, Plas y Brenin's comfortable headquarters in Scotland, this weekend is designed to get you to up into the... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb Based at Altshellach, our comfortable headquarters in Scotland, this weekend is designed to get you to up into the mountains as... Read more

Aug 2015

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. In this final selection of videos we... Read more

Jul 2015

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. The new range of climbing and... Read more

Mar 2015

thumb In the summer of 2014 Dave MacLeod set his sights on opening a hard new route on Cima Ovest in the Italian Dolomites. A bold... Read more

Mar 2015

thumb A couple of weeks ago UKC/H were out in Germany at the huge tradeshow of ISPO in Munich. We dropped in to as many outdoor brands... Read more

Mountain Equipment Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Mar 2016

thumb Mitts: perhaps not the sexiest of outdoor clothing, but if the weather is at its worst, or you suffer from cold extremities, then... Read more

Feb 2016

thumb The Manaslu is Mountain Equipment's top-spec hard shell cut specifically for women. Though built for the harshest winter and... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb With its wet and windy weather, high aerobic output and general wear and tear, winter is hard on your waterproofs. So what makes... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb In this group review we test out a range of down jackets. Our review brief was to test 'standard mid-weight down jackets that are... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Following on from my review of the Mountain Equipment Hope Pants (see UKC Review), I have been out and about on the UK crags in... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Having gone a bit soft in recent years (i.e. I've become a fair weather sport climber) reviewing waterproof/insulated jackets is... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb With its excellent cut, highly breathable Gore-Tex Pro fabric, bombproof toughness and super-spacious hood, Dan Bailey struggles... Read more

Jul 2014

thumb Regular UKC Gear Reviewer Charlie Boscoe puts the Mountain Equipment Compressor Hooded Jacket through its paces: "The first... Read more

Mar 2014

thumb Charlie Boscoe puts several top pairs of hard shell pants to the test. "The basic requirements are that they fit well, have... Read more

Feb 2014

thumb You may only have two hands, but in winter you can never have too many gloves. This collection spans a range of makes, models and... Read more


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