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Rab Torque Pants montage  © Nick Brown

Rab Torque Pant

"I've long been a fan of Torque Pants (trousers)" says Dan Bailey. "The current version has remained unchanged for several years, and in a market that seems to make tweaks every season for the sake of novelty it's nice to see that sort of continuity. It's hard to imagine how they could be much improved..."


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

A very gneiss little rucksack  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Orcus 24+ Pack

This is a great little technical pack, says Dan Bailey, with a nice close fit for climbing, a robust feel, and a functional design that gives you all the mountain essentials and nothing fiddly or fussy.

Poles are dead handy for stream crossings as well as walking  © Dan Bailey
Poles are dead handy for stream crossings as well as walking  © Dan Bailey

Komperdell Carbon Expedition FXP4 Vario Poles

Featuring an interesting self-deploying mechanism, Komperdell's Carbon Expedition FXP4 is a robust folding trekking pole that's built to take some knocks, says Dan Bailey.

It's a good size for hillwalking and mountaineering in spring/summer, when less gear is needed  © Dan Bailey
It's a good size for hillwalking and mountaineering in spring/summer, when less gear is needed  © Dan Bailey

Deuter Guide Lite Pack

If you're after a mid-sized lightweight technical day pack for hillwalking, scrambling, summer alpine trips or mountain rock, the Guide Lite hits the spot at a very reasonable price, says Dan Bailey.

It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey
It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey

Rab Cirrus Flex Vest

Gilets may not be the most exciting category of clothing, but they're really versatile, says Dan Bailey - and this lightweight synthetic...

Montane Protium Pull-on pre lockdown in a wet Chee Dale  © Hannah James-Louwerse
Montane Protium Pull-on pre lockdown in a wet Chee Dale  © Hannah James-Louwerse

Montane Protium Pull-on

Good for both walking and climbing, Alan James gets on well with this snug and pleasingly simple fleecy top.

Skye ridge montage  © Cicerone
Skye ridge montage  © Cicerone

Skye's Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Written by Skye-based guide Adrian Trendall, Cicerone's new guidebook to the Cuillin Ridge Traverse documents this classic...

Buachaille Etive Mor from the West Highland Way below Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
Buachaille Etive Mor from the West Highland Way below Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

The Evidence of Things Not Seen - W.H. Murray

A read of Murray's memoir during these strange times throws up striking parallels between the POW of World War II...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Rab Vapour-Rise Range: Tested to Perfection

Tested to perfection - The new Vapour-Rise range from Rab.

Scarpa Manta Tech men's close up  © Ed Smith
Scarpa Manta Tech men's close up  © Ed Smith

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has represented the "benchmark" in 4 season Mountain boots. Evolving over many generations, the new Manta Tech represents the 7th incarnation in a...

Full Set of Z4s  © Black Diamond
Full Set of Z4s  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Camalot Z4s

Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi Zangerl, the Camalot Z4 is the realization of a dream: to have a single-stem cam that stays rigid in-hand, but flexes once placed....

BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond
BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Vision Helmet + Vision MIPS

The most durable foam helmet in the Black Diamond line-up, the Vision helmet features a fusion of EPP...

La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Boots half price at Outside - £157.50

Save 50% on lightweight B2 mountaineering boots.

Ed Jackson approaches the 'summit' of his Everest challenge  © @thatcameraman
Ed Jackson approaches the 'summit' of his Everest challenge  © @thatcameraman

Quadriplegic Berghaus Ambassador Completes Charity Mount Everest Challenge at Hom

Ed Jackson,...

Nuclei FL Action 2  © Arc'teryx
Nuclei FL Action 2  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL Jacket

Back by popular demand after a three-year hiatus, the Nuclei FL Jacket returns to provide warmth. Made with best in class...


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