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Mountain Equipment Impellor Jacket

Mountain Equipment's lightest waterproof shell, the Impellor is well suited to any weight conscious activity from hill running and ultralight walking to minimalist mountaineering, says Dave Saunders


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

Rab Cirrus Flex Jacket

This lightweight synthetic duvet is a versatile insulating layer that's well suited to the UK's damp climate, says Charlie Low

Petzl BINDI Headtorch

This mini torch packs a punch that belies its tiny weight, says Dan Bailey, while the decent burn time means it's not just for emergencies

Kayland Apex Plus GTX Boots

From the high gaiter and light weight to the durable sole and surprisingly low price tag, Tom Ripley finds a lot to like in these B3...

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody & Alpine Light Pants

From winter walking and climbing to spring cragging and via ferrata, Toby Archer tests a lightweight...

OR Ascendant Hoody

Warm for its weight, highly breathable and well-tailored - the only thing this versatile softshell really lacks, says Pegs Bailey, is zipped...

Crux AK37 Pack

With its ultra-tough fabric and welded construction, the AK37 must be one of the most durable climbing packs on the market. Helen Rennard doubts...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

OutDoor 2018 - Packs

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best packs that we came across

The DOLOMITE Veloce GTX® The Multi-Talented Shoe

The DOLOMITE Veloce GTX is a multi-use mid-cut boot with exceptional lightness, durability and mobility.

Edelrid Rope Range Highlights

Due to the success of our competition to win a 60m Edelrid Swift Eco Dry 8.9mm rope that is currently running on UKC. We thought it would be a good idea to draw your attention to a few more of our flagship ropes from our extensive range.

Let the Berghaus Expedition Mules take the load for the long haul

Tough, practical and lightweight, the new Berghaus Expedition Mules are built to transport...

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...

2018 Arc'teryx Alpine Academy

From 5-8 July more than 500 alpine enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes will gather at the 'Alpine Village'...

Andy Kirkpatrick reads from Unknown Pleasures

In these three short video clips climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick tells us why his new book,...


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