UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab


The UKC Gear Guide will take you through all you need to know about kit when taking your early steps into the outdoors. We'll cover everything from the differences between synthetic and merino baselayers to the age-old down vs synthetic debate, and shed some light on the many different products out there to help you find the gear that's right for you. The weird and wonderful world of gear can be a confusing place for beginners - so let us be your guide...
In association with Rab

How to Choose a Hillwalking Shell

In this episode of the Rab Gear Guide, Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood explain what to look for in a hillwalking shell for the UK, where you might experience all four seasons in one day. Perhaps you want a bombproof winter fortress, or maybe something lighter will suffice? What's the benefit of a longer hem; and do you need the full range of arm movement that you'd expect of a mountaineering shell? Of course it partly depends what you intend to do in your jacket, and where...

Here they discuss the merits of lighter and more heavyweight fabrics, and what to look for in terms of fit and features.

Rachael was wearing the Arc Eco jacket, while Rob was wearing the Ladakh GTX.

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