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Mountain Hardwear was founded in 1993 in Richmond, California by a small group of former employees of Sierra Designs. Soon after, Mountain Hardwear's first sponsored athlete, Ed Viesturs, the first American to climb all fourteen 8,000 meter peaks (8000ers), helped develop several of the company's products.

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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.

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Latest Reviews

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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 hobnobbing. Here are some of our highlights...

Mountain Hardwear Super DS Climb Jacket

This hybrid jacket combines both down and synthetic insulation, and boasts an interesting woven baffle construction. But is it a climbing jacket or something more general purpose? Neither Dan Bailey nor Mountain Hardwear really seem to know.

Down Jackets

In this group review we test out a range of down jackets. Our review brief was to test 'standard mid-weight down jackets that are suitable for a range of uses for the British climber'. What we wanted was a do-everything jacket - the kind that virtually every UK climber...

Mountain Hardwear Super Chockstone Jacket

It's fun, it's funky and being a Mountain Hardwear product it's functional as well. The women's Super...

Mountain Hardwear Mixaction and Seraction Jackets

Viv Scott tests out two different but high performing jackets from Mountain Hardwear. From the...

Super Chockstone Jacket

George Cave takes the Super Chockstone Jacket from Mountain Hardwear out to Morocco for some heat and up to Scotland for some snow and...

Quasar Hybrid Pullover

George Cave tests out the Quasar Hybrid Pullover from Mountain Hardwear: "Produced in a vividly striking red/orange (also...

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Climbing success for Mountain Hardwear climbers Louna Ladevant and Hugo Parmentie

Double gold for Louna Ladevant in the 2020 Ice Climbing World Cup First 9b route for Hugo Parmentier

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...

Mountain Hardwear puts Fell Top Assessors in gear for winter season

Outdoor performance apparel and equipment brand Mountain Hardwear is continuing to ensure a safe winter season for the Lake District Fell Top Assessors, by equipping the experienced team of three with its latest range...

OutDoor 2019 - Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...

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...

Mountain Hardwear helps Fell Top Assessors reach their Peak

Performance apparel and equipment brand Mountain Hardwear has ensured a safe Winter season for...

Win Gear and share your Winter Wunderlust with Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear and Cotswold Outdoor are offering four people the chance to win the latest gear and...


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Competition WINNER - Win a Men's or Women's Super/DS Climb Jacket

A jacket that's built to move. Mountain Hardwear's Super/DS™ technology provides the warmth and durability MHW clothing is renowned for. Super/DS™ Climb Jacket adds a 2-way stretch fabric for ultimate DS™ (Dynamic Stretch) when...

Competition WINNER - Win a Mountain Hardwear Alpine Light 35 Backpack

Another key innovation from Mountain Hardwear's recent equipment redesign is the new Alpine Light™ backpack range, which meets the exacting needs of alpine climbers and mountain guides who demand maximum durability at the...

Winner Win a Mountain Hardwear Hueco Hooded Jacket

The Mountain Hardwear Hueco Hooded Jacket is a versatile, all-purpose climbing shell that's wind- and water-resistant. The ideal companion for a fun day bouldering with friends, or for more serious alpine pursuits. The Hueco boasts our...

'The Mad Mingulayans'

Neil Gresham recently sailed up to the beautiful island of Mingulay. He climbed fantastic routes, saw amazing ocean wildlife and camped in one of Britain's most peaceful and tranquil locations. This is a diary style article, not full of big numbers, but a simple account of a...

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