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Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to...

They're ideal for this sort of off-road running, but less so on rough, steep or slippy hill terrain  © Dan Bailey
They're ideal for this sort of off-road running, but less so on rough, steep or slippy hill terrain  © Dan Bailey

Adidas Terrex Agravic Flow Running Shoes

Described as being 'for casual runs and long sections on pavement or trails', the Agravic Flow seeks to straddle the line between urban and off-road running. There's not tons of cushioning or support here; it's best for those who favour a soft and...

Masao Light montage  © Dan Bailey
Masao Light montage  © Dan Bailey

Mammut Masao Light Jacket

If you're after a lighter shell for less-rigorous mountain use, but keen not to sacrifice too many useful features, then the Masao Light could be it, says Pegs Bailey.

Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer
Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Fast Alpine 40 Pack

"The Fast Alpine 40 is Montane's very decent stab at making an all-round pack for the British mountaineer", reckons Toby Archer

Solid rand, synthetic upper, integrated gaiter and super-chunky sole unit - the makings of an excellent B3 boot  © Dan Bailey
Solid rand, synthetic upper, integrated gaiter and super-chunky sole unit - the makings of an excellent B3 boot  © Dan Bailey

Salewa Vultur Vertical GTX Boots

They're no lightweights, but the Vultur Vertical GTX are superb solid B3 boots, which combine warmth, comfort and technical performance, says Dan Bailey.

The OneMoveT and Rondo Slim Pants in use at JA Martin  © UKC Gear

E9 Clothing/Apparel Review

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Group Test Compact Headtorches

Making a chilly belay bearable... just  © Kevin Woods

Rab Photon Pro Jacket

QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley

Petzl QUARK


Robbie Phillips climbing in the Scarpa Booster at Eden Rock  © Robbie Phillips

Open Comp Win 1 of 3 pairs of Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

Snaefell  © 66 North
Snaefell  © 66 North

Open Comp Win a 66 North Snaefell jacket worth £345

Win a 66 North Snaefell jacket worth £345 and eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest thanks to Polartec®

Mountain Hardwear athlete Anna Liina Laitinen testing out the Super DS Climb Jacket   © Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Hardwear athlete Anna Liina Laitinen testing out the Super DS Climb Jacket   © Mountain Hardwear

Open Comp Win a Men's or Women's Super/DS Climb Jacket

A jacket that's built to move. Mountain Hardwear's Super/DS™ technology provides the warmth and durability MHW clothing is renowned for. Super/DS™ Climb Jacket adds a 2-way stretch fabric for ultimate DS™ (Dynamic Stretch) when belaying...

Open Comp Outdoor Research Handpicked Handwear: Shop Staff Favourites. Now Win Yours!

Staff from Britians best-love outdoor stores recommend their favourite Outdoor...

SFS Comp graphic  © Summit Financial Services
SFS Comp graphic  © Summit Financial Services

Open Comp Win a Montane Prism or Prismatic Jacket with Summit Financial Services

For over 21 years Summit Financial Services has been providing life insurance for...

Migrate™ Wheeled Duffel 130L Colour: Sahara Yellow/ srp £145  © Eagle Creek
Migrate™ Wheeled Duffel 130L Colour: Sahara Yellow/ srp £145  © Eagle Creek

Winner announced WINNER - Win an Eagle Creek Migrate Duffel Gear Kit Worth £250

Experience the most efficient way to organise your travel gear with the chance to win an...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a pair of Triglav or Arwa Mountain Boots!

Triglav and Arwa are two of the newest mountaineering boots from BOREAL. Enter the competition to have...


Latest News

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Rockay Socks  © Rockay

Rockay Sustainable Performance Socks Redefine Sports Apparel & Help Clean Our

Rockay's new collection is made from 100% recycled materials. Living up to the company's mission of sustainable manufacturing and recycling, the product line is made from 100 percent recycled materials retrieved from the oceans.

Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North
Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North

66 North and Polartec NeoShell: eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest 

Polartec® NeoShell® - the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology, is a key ingredient in select pieces of 66 North's wet weather collection designed for outdoor enthusiasts and engineered to protect...

The Jöttnar Down Collection

Providing lightweight warmth is the primary function of a down jacket. With unrivalled ability to trap and retain body heat, down is the best insulating material available.

Outdoor Research Handpicked Handwear: Shop Staff Favourites.

We bring you the low down from those who know the products best...SHOP STAFF!! This list of...

Salopettes Action 1  © Paramo
Salopettes Action 1  © Paramo

Páramo Enduro Salopettes

When working hard in extreme conditions, you need legwear which will offer all-day comfort, unrestricted movement and protection...

Alex Luger  © Beal
Alex Luger  © Beal

Beal GULLY 7.3mm half rope - MOUNTAIN LINE Range

Weighing only 36g per metre, the GULLY 7.3mm is the lightest double rope on the market.

Muddy Boots  © Nikwax
Muddy Boots  © Nikwax

Clean and restore all of your outdoor footwear with Nikwax

Your outdoor boots and shoes go through the mill, particularly when you wear them in the mud and...

Edelrid Christmas Goodies  © Edelrid
Edelrid Christmas Goodies  © Edelrid

Christmas gifts from EDELRID

Inferno 3 x 2  © Lorpen
Inferno 3 x 2  © Lorpen

Lorpen Inferno Socks

Scarpa Veloce

Half Dome  © Tessa Lyons
Half Dome  © Tessa Lyons

5 Best-selling Tessa Lyons Crag Prints AVAILABLE NOW


Outside Gift Guide

Get your order in before Monday at 2 pm and we'll get it out on Next Day Delivery.

Outside Christmas Gifts  © Outside
Outside Christmas Gifts  © Outside

Christmas gift inspiration from Outside

Looking for Christmas gift inspiration? Browse our collection of top Christmas gifts!

Outside deals round up for Black Friday

Up to 60% off outdoor gear deals at Outside


Latest Group Tests

These feature many different product ranges, reviewed by the UKC editorial team

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.


Trade Show Reports

OutDoor 2019

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to catch up with...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor...

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's...


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