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Sneak Preview: Montane Icarus and Phoenix Jacket

On 3rd October Montane held a launch for their key products for Autumn/Winter '17 - the Icarus and Phoenix - at the Wylam Brewery in Newcastle. The day also acted as a launch for Primaloft, who were celebrating one of the very first launches of a product to feature their innovative ThermoPlume technology, which achieves a level of warmth akin to...


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket

Dan Bailey's curiosity is piqued by a left-field hybrid of down and fleece. It won't be for everyone, he says, but in its niche the Quattro Fusion performs well.

Berghaus Ramche 2.0 Down Jacket

With its tailored fit, waterproof high fill power down and ultralight fabric, the Ramche 2.0 gives you tons of warmth for not much weight, raves a very toasty Dan Bailey...

Women's Diode Hooded Jacket

Bridget Collier reviews the Outdoor Research Women's Diode Hooded Jacket... "I got raised eyebrows from my nearest and dearest when I started calling it 'my best friend' but it has been with me throughout all seasons since. It's a tough, warm belay-type-jacket...

Fenrir Women's Down Jacket

Fenrir means 'he who dwells in the marshes' in old Norse... Although marshes aren't the first environment I'd associate...

Rab Electron Down Jacket

Rab have been synonymous with down products ever since they were founded back in the 1980s, here's how one of their latest products - the...

Group Test

Group Test 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...

Alpkit Filoment

Alex Lowe famously said “the best climber is the one having the most fun”. Over the years I have come to agree with this statement, but would...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

New season down jackets

For this winter season we've been plumping up and reworking our down range of insulated jacket. Spawning and evolving from our very first offering back in 2005, our iconic Filo. Not much has changed, but a lot has.

Montane Starlight Pull-On

Named after Montane Athlete Tom Ballard's now legendary 'Starlight and Storm' Expedition. A collaborative effort between Tom and Montanes' expert technical designers, the Starlight Pull-on is the ultimate 'Fast and Light' technical insulation layer.

The North Face Summit L6 Belay Down Parka

Staying warm and dry during belays can make the difference between success and failure. Designed for long, cold belays in variable weather, this harness-compatible 800 fill down parka features dryvent™ overlays in key zones to keep you warm,...

10 Years On - Meet the new Microlight.

The Rab Microlight Jacket first entered our lives over a decade ago. Since its creation we've refined this iconic...

Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Hoody: Goose Down Insulation Perfected.

We've updated this versatile range of lightweight down jackets and vests with...

PHD - Summer Lightning Collection 2018

It's the time of year for Summer Lightning: in May and June, ultralight down specialists PHD showcase their newest...

Arc'teryx Cerium SL Hoody

Superlight, exceptionally packable down insulation. Designed for cool, dry conditions, rest phases, and static activities. The...


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