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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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Featured Review

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Jacket and Pants

For the winter season we're just leaving, Mountain Equipment updated their popular Tupilak shell, making tweaks to the design of both the Jacket and the Pants. As a long-term fan of both, is Dan Bailey impressed by the changes?

Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket

A high quality midweight down jacket, the Vega is perfect from everything from bouldering and winter hillwalking, through to winter alpinism and expeditions, says Tom Ripley. And crucially, it won't look out of place down the pub or at the Kendal Mountain...

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Range - the ultimate softshell?

For this season Mountain Equipment have refreshed their Kinesis range, offering two new legwear options as well as an updated jacket. Among the current generation of lined softshells the Kinesis is hard to beat, says Dan Bailey,...

Mountain Equipment Dihedral Pant

Mountain Equipment's Dihedral Pant is designed to be "the perfect all-round pant" for "year round climbing everywhere from big...

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...

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough...

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Jacket

"The Kinesis is Mountain Equipment's latest take on the now ubiquitous weatherproof-outer-plus-fleecy-inner style of softshell,...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from this brand

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 and wellbeing, the Martin Moran Foundation provides all-expenses-paid training programmes for 16 to 18-y...

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 about their products that are hitting the market now and they've shown us their best new jackets, crag and casual clothing, running wear and everything...

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 usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup...

Young Alpinists Meet 2019 supported by Mountain Equipment

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

OutDoor 2019 - 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...

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

OutDoor 2018 - Packs

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


Articles

Articles featuring this brand

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

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

Group Test Mountain Equipment Fang 42+

Weight: 1165g Capacity: 42L Pros: Durable and functional, and an ideal size for an all-rounder. The supportive back system is good for big loads, but it's still light and trim enough for climbing   Cons: No removable hip belt; other packs will be...

Competition WINNER - Mountain Equipment Rock Climbing Competition

Win £150 of Clothing from the Mountain Equipment Summer Rock Climbing Collection

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Squall Hooded Jacket or Squall Hooded Women's Jac

The Squall Hooded Jacket and Squall Hooded Women's Jacket are the...

Competition WINNER - Mountain Equipment Xeros Competition

Win a Mountain Equipment Xeros or Xeros Women's Jacket.

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket or Manaslu Women's Jacket

Blending expert practice with expert design, our updated range of GORE-TEX® PRO...

Competition WINNER - Win £150 of Clothing from the Mountain Equipment Rock Climbing Collection

Explaining in words why rock climbing matters to us is an almost...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Saltoro Jacket

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Tupilak Jacket (Men's or Women's)

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Firefly Sleeping Bag

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Tupilak Atmo Jacket


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