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It’s not our job to try to tell people why they go to the wild places and mountains. It’s our job to make the very best gear in the world.

Since Mountain Equipment began in 1961 we have participated in countless ascents of the world’s highest peaks, supported climbers establishing ever more adventurous routes and equipped world record setting trips to the North and South Poles.

We have been making gear for the most inhospitable places on the planet for over 50 years. You learn a lot here. And all we have learned, lives in our gear.

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Heavyweight Belay Jackets from Mountain Equipment and BD

Stand around in cold conditions and you'll soon conclude that most synthetic insulated jackets are not really that warm. For max winter comfort you need to go large. Here two of the world's beefiest synthetic jackets - Black Diamond's Belay Parka and the Mountain Equipment Citadel - slug it out. Which will be crowned the heavyweight ...

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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Mountain Equipment Shelterstone Jacket

Warm for a midweight synthetic insulated jacket, and boasting a full complement of climber-friendly features, the Shelterstone offers superb value to winter climbers and hillwalkers alike, says Martin McKenna. 

UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and after much deliberation we've managed to boil it down to a selection of favourites. So here it is, our Gear of the Year 2022.

Windproofs and ultralight softshells

When you want some protection from the elements, but a full shell would be overkill, a thin windproof is the obvious choice. Not just for runners, these versatile lightweights are equally handy for climbers and hillwalkers; in fact we can't think of...

Mountain Equipment Trango

The Trango is a very warm down jacket which manages to pack in as much insulation as possible without being too bulky or heavy....

Mountain Equipment Shroud - an all-new take on an old favourite

With its warm and weather-resistant fabric, this is not your average midweight fleece, says Dan...

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money,...

Mountain Equipment Super Couloir and Hyper Couloir Gauntlets

Dan Bailey puts two new mountain gloves through their paces on the Scottish winter hills. 

Latest News

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Save over £100 on a Glacier 300 down sleeping bag

Grab a lightweight Mountain Equipment sleeping bag for under £200 and get ready for summer nights under the stars! 

New Clothing Autumn / Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality new clobber. Below is a roundup of the most eye-catching new clothing.

Mountain Equipment to support Boardman Tasker Award

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, is delighted to announce that it will now be officially supported by Mountain Equipment, the Manchester-based outdoor clothing and equipment manufacturer.

Martin Moran Foundation launched for 16 to 18 year-olds

Dedicated to promoting the positive impact of mountain adventure on young people's mental health...

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...

ISPO 2020 - New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Young Alpinists Meet 2019 supported by Mountain Equipment

This 2-week meet, based in the Valais region of Switzerland, aims to motivate young British...


Articles featuring this brand

Competition WINNER - Mountain Equipment Glacier 450 Sleeping Bag Competition

Win a Mountain Equipment Glacier 450 Sleeping Bag

Competition WINNER - Mountain Equipment Classic Eco 500 Sleeping Bag Competition

A benchmark in down sleeping bag design. Low in weight, compressible and easy to pack, The Classic Eco range of sleeping bags offer superb all-round performance in a more generously sized design. Here's your chance to...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Tupilak Jacket

On the steepest winter lines, precision and performance are key. The latest evolution of our Men's and Women's Tupilak Jackets combine GORE-TEX Pro weather protection with an uncompromising design for even the most unforgiving...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Jacket!

Lightweight fleece defined by a decade of experience, the Eclipse series have become firm...

Competition WINNER - Mountain Equipment Orcus Pack Competition

Win a Mountain Equipment Orcus Pack!

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of Mountain Equipment Anvil Pants

We're offering one lucky winner a pair of Anvil Men's or Women's pants. A comfortable, stretch pant...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Firelite sleeping bag

The lightest, most efficient bags we have ever developed, our Extreme Light series of sleeping...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Fitzroy Jacket or Alpamayo Women's Jacket!

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Baltoro or Trango Jacket!

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Helium 600 Men's or Women's Sleeping Bag

Competition WINNER - Mountain Equipment Rock Climbing Competition

Latest Job Ads

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Content Marketer & Copywriter - Mountain Equipment

We are now looking for a Content Marketer & Copywriter to join our busy team. Working at the heart of Mountain Equipment this role provides a...

Marketing Manager / Head of Marketing* Mountain Equipment

Mountain Equipment believes in a raw, no fuss and simple approach to climbing, mountaineering and life.  Alpinism is at the heart of every...

Assistant Apparel Technologist / Developer

An opportunity exists for somebody to start their carrier as an Assistant Apparel Technologist. We are looking for an energetic, innovation minded, super organized person to assist with the development and production of a range of apparel product...

Assistant Equipment Technologist / Developer

An opportunity exists for somebody to start their carrier as an Assistant Product Technologist with one of the...

Apparel Designer / Senior Apparel Designer, Mountain Equipment

At Mountain Equipment we are proud to make some of the finest clothing and equipment in...

Social Media & Digital Content Co-Ordinator, Mountain Equipment, Hyde

Through collaboration with some of the world's best climbers and alpinists, Mountain...

Digital Marketing Co-Ordinator, Mountain Equipment

Through collaboration with some of the world's best climbers and alpinists, Mountain Equipment has been creating...

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