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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 needs, one that keeps you warm in between routes on a cold day o...


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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 550 fill power down. Seeing as both these products were included within our highly sought after Top 10 Products from the ISPO Trade Show, we were keen to hear a little more about them.

Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket

Berghaus Ramche 2.0 Down Jacket

Women's Diode Hooded Jacket

Fenrir Women's Down Jacket

Rab Electron Down Jacket

Alpkit Filoment


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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 innovations in lightweight sleeping bags and clothing. For 2018, the focus is on two factors: taking the lightest gear to the absolute limits of what is possible, and increasing its flexibility. And if you increase flexibility, you need less kit…and your pack becomes lighter still.

Arc'teryx Cerium SL Hoody

Rab: Scottish winter gear highlights

New Eiger Range Launch

PHD's Summer Lightning Collection 2017

Is your down jacket getting wet and leaving you cold?

NEW Alpkit Filoment Hoody with water resistant Nikwax Hydrophobic Down


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