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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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OTS Trade Show Reports

For the first time since the pandemic UKC and UKH have attended an actual, real life trade show, OTS in Liverpool. Here are the highlights of what we saw. 

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Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Hoody

Versatile for a range of activities, this light fleece hoody is great as an outer layer in warmer weather, or a midlayer in colder conditions, says Toby Archer. Its looser fit gives it a casual wear-anywhere feel, but may not suit more hardcore...

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, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget is a bit of a...

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.

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...

Mountain Hardwear Super DS Climb Jacket

This hybrid jacket combines both down and synthetic insulation, and boasts an interesting woven baffle construction. But...

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...

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...

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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 the...

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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Account Manager Outdoor Sports: 2PURE

The Company 2pure is the UK exclusive distributor for brands operating within the specialist Outdoor and Climbing market. Our customers span the...

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