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Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

OR Ascendant Hoody

Warm for its weight, highly breathable and well-tailored - the only thing this versatile softshell really lacks, says Pegs Bailey, is zipped pockets...

Outdoor Research Alpenice Hooded Jacket

Marrying weatherproof fabrics with a snazzy pile lining, this is a bit of a cutting edge softshell, reckons Dan Bailey. Perhaps the ambitious price tag reflects its 'concept car' status?

Our Top 10 Products of 2017

Over a year our reviewers get through a mountain of gear. Here, members of our review team pick their personal highlights from the class of 2017. Stuck for Christmas present ideas? We're here to help...

Crack Gloves from OR and Ocun

Crack gloves aren't just for softies and North Americans, says Toby Archer, they're great for gritstone too - particularly in the...

Lightweight Waterproof Shells

Whether you're walking, climbing or running, summer is the time to save weight on your rain shell. We've compared nine at a...

Midweight Synthetic Insulated Jackets

Balancing lightness, warmth, weather resistance & breathability, a midweight synthetic jacket is the most versatile of...

Outdoor Research Stormtracker Heated Gloves

Handwear with central heating sounds great, but does the technology meet the needs of climbers and hillwalkers? Dan...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Outdoor Research Climbing Glove Collection

Creating the best-fitting, top-performing rock-climbing gloves on the market is part of the Outdoor Research 30-plus year heritage in protective hand-wear for all types of outdoor sports.

OutDoor 2018 - Camping Gear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourfuland exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the camping category:

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 show, here are a few that really caught our eye.

Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

Lightweight and highly breathable waterproof protection.

ISPO 2018 - Mountain and Crag Clothing

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with...

ISPO 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2018 the world's leading outdoor brands showed off their new stuff. We'll be bringing you updates on the latest...

Outdoor Research Ascendant Collection: Active insulation for breathable warmth

Using the latest technology paired with a forward-thinking mix of materials,...


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