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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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Stretch ascender fabric and a diamond crotch mean your trousers won't be the limiting factor in your bridging  © Ben Bishop

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 walls, to sea cliffs and training boards". Rebecca Ting gives them a run for their money.


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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.

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

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 technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.

You can pull the sleeves up, but only so far...  © Dan Bailey
You can pull the sleeves up, but only so far...  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Jacket

"The Kinesis is Mountain Equipment's latest take on the now ubiquitous weatherproof-outer-plus-fleecy-inner style of softshell, and it's probably one of the best I've used" says Dan Bailey.

ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear
ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

ISPO 2020 - Best in Show

The first major trade show of the new decade brought the world's outdoor industry to Munich in an annual pageant of product fondling and...

ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister
ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister

Mountain Equipment Tupilak Atmo Jacket

An Alpine climbing shell that's also light and breathable enough for running, the versatile Tupilak Atmo meets pretty much...

ME wm's rock range thumb  © Mark Glaister
ME wm's rock range thumb  © Mark Glaister

Women's Rock Range From Mountain Equipment

Bridget Collier road tests some tops, trousers and a jacket from Mountain Equipment's range of women's crag clothing.

Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear
Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear

Mountain Equipment Ogre 33+ Pack

Last year Mountain Equipment released the Tupilak Pack to much fanfare. It's at the cutting edge of design, material and...


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ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC

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...

Latok I  © Tom Livingstone Collection
Latok I  © Tom Livingstone Collection

Young Alpinists Meet 2019 supported by Mountain Equipment

This 2-week meet, based in the Valais region of Switzerland, aims to motivate young British alpinists and help them to progress their alpine climbing. Initiated by Tom Livingstone and Ian Parnell it's hoped that this will be a...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

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 world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

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  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Packs  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Packs

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

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing  © UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Clothing  © UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing

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

OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear
OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear

OutDoor 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

We're just back from the annual gear fest that is the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. From the thousands of products on...


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Competition 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 has been crafted solely with climbing, mountaineering and ski-mountaineering in mind. The latest evolutions of our GORE-TEX...

Equinox Tee  © Mountain Equipment
Equinox Tee  © Mountain Equipment

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 impossible task. Seeing our gear playing its part in the daily lives of climbers, being put to the test in some of the most inspiring...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Saltoro Jacket

Win a men's or women's Mountain Equipment Saltoro jacket, A lightweight and protective waterproof shell...

Raphaela Haug on Hydrophobia, Ghost Valley, Canada  © Lukasz Warzecha
Raphaela Haug on Hydrophobia, Ghost Valley, Canada  © Lukasz Warzecha

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

Mountain Equipment have been at the leading edge of waterproof design for over forty...

Firefly Competition  © Mountain Equipment
Firefly Competition  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Firefly Sleeping Bag

The Firefly is the lightest, most efficient bag we have ever developed. If you want reliable warmth...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Tupilak Atmo Jacket

Enter our competition to win Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Atmo Jacket. Their class-defining...

Men\'s Earthrise Jacket  © Mountain Equipment
Men\'s Earthrise Jacket  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Earthrise Jacket

Yading 1  © Finlay Wild
Yading 1  © Finlay Wild

Skyrunning with Finlay Wild: High Altitude in China

Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat Competition Montage  © Mountain Equipment
Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat Competition Montage  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat

ME Tupilak Pack Header  © Mountain Equipment
ME Tupilak Pack Header  © Mountain Equipment

Competition WINNER - Win a Tupilak 37+ with Mountain Equipment


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