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Arc'teryx Atom LT jacket - a lightweight best worn on the go

The Atom LT may not be very warm or particularly weather-resistant, but its breathability on the move makes this a very good example of 'active insulation', reckons Dave Saunders. But is it better classed as a jacket or a midlayer? It depends what you want to do with it... 


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Trekmates Gaiters - range overview

Dan Bailey sets aside his gaiter-scepticism to try out three models from Trekmates' extensive range. They all do a decent job at a fair price, he concludes.

Julbo Sunglasses: Monterosa 2, Montebianco 2 and Shield M

Rob Greenwood looks at three pairs of sunglasses from Julbo, each coming with various lens options, and attempts to answer the key question of how an expensive pair of shades beats a budget alternative.

Montane Phoenix Stretch Jacket

The hybrid construction of the Phoenix Stretch Jacket helps make it a really versatile piece that works as either an outer layer or a midlayer, says Victoria de Ga. Breathable enough for active use in cold weather, but not too heavy to consider carrying in...

Black Diamond Punisher and Terminator gloves - spot the difference

For the winter season of 2020-21, Black Diamond brought out upgraded versions of their...

Montane Alpine Spirit Shell

A midweight shell jacket with a sensible balance of lightness and toughness, the Alpine Spirit's key selling point is its...

Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Jacket and Pants

For the winter season we're just leaving, Mountain Equipment updated their popular Tupilak shell, making...

Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket

A high quality midweight down jacket, the Vega is perfect from everything from bouldering and winter hillwalking, through to...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

UIAA Social Media Intern

The UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation – is looking to recruit a social media intern to support its ice climbing team during the 2022 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour.

Discover Samaya® 2021 new tents

Samaya® places excellence and innovation at the heart of its development in order to offer high-performance objects that invite you to reconnect with the essential. By combining style and technicality, Samaya® gives life to objects with a strong...

Beal JOKER 9.1mm UNICORE triple rated climbing rope

The Beal JOKER, at one and the same time a single, double and twin rope. A triple rated rope, UNICORE as standard and packaged in Beal's 'Magic Pack' ready for prepping into a rope bag for the minimum of fuss. 

New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest...

New Clothing Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us...

Save over 30% on top brands at Outside

Time to stock up on winter bargains - wrap up with down jacket deals or tramp out whatever the weather in...

Point 5 Technical Down Jacket

A well thought out, practical active wear jacket. Perfect for walking, belaying, climbing and skiing.


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