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Winter overtrousers montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

Group Test Winter Mountain Overtrousers

We've put seven pairs of winter mountaineering shell trousers through their paces all season. Here's how they compare...


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Using the Zenith Jacket as a windproof on the Crianlarich hills  © Dan Bailey

Rab Zenith Jacket and Pants

Rab's latest waterproofs in Gore-Tex Paclite Plus, the Zenith jacket and trousers, are light and packable enough for weight-conscious users, but without compromising too far on essential mountain features like an active cut and decent pockets.

TNF futurelight montage  © Rebecca Ting
TNF futurelight montage  © Rebecca Ting

The North Face Summit L5 LT FUTURELIGHT Jacket and Trousers

In a campaign that challenges us to "Defy the past: Wear the future" The North Face's FUTURELIGHT has been heralded as a revolutionary new waterproof/breathable technology. Very much in the present, Rebecca Ting tests the Summit...

Lite Speed & Terra Stretch montage  © Toby Archer
Lite Speed & Terra Stretch montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Lite-Speed Jacket and Terra Stretch Pants

From Norwegian ski touring to the grit, Toby Archer tests a summery combination of windproof top and light softshell trousers.

L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna
L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna

The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket & Summit L1 Climb Trousers

John McKenna tries this combination of a light shell jacket and softshell trousers...

ME wm's rock range thumb  © Mark Glaister
ME wm's rock range thumb  © Mark Glaister

Women's Rock Range From Mountain Equipment

Bridget Collier road tests some tops, trousers and a jacket from Mountain Equipment's range of women's crag clothing.

Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear
Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear

Alpkit Resolute Jacket & Ardent Trousers

Through winter and spring on the Scottish hills, John McKenna puts this softshell jacket and trouser combo to the...

An 'Alpine' spring day in Glen Coe - ideal conditions for testing the Combin Pant  © Dan Bailey
An 'Alpine' spring day in Glen Coe - ideal conditions for testing the Combin Pant  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Combin Pant

You probably wouldn't want them at Stanage, but for summer Alpine use (or those rare Scottish days that feel like the Alps) these...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Salopettes Action 1  © Paramo

Páramo Enduro Salopettes

When working hard in extreme conditions, you need legwear which will offer all-day comfort, unrestricted movement and protection from cold and wet conditions. The well-tested and functional design, combined with Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric, p...

Alpkit Jeans Scrambling  © Alpkit
Alpkit Jeans Scrambling  © Alpkit

Alpkit Jeanius and Sequence Jeans

New jeans launched for all scenarios and with hidden superpowers in the Cordura® denim. Tougher, stretchier, warmer, and with better wicking than regular denim jeans.

Oriel Leggings Pocket  © Arc'teryx
Oriel Leggings Pocket  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Oriel Leggings

This is tough love. The Oriel Legging is tough enough for rock climbing and comfortable for everyday use. Constructed with a highly abrasion resistant stretch interlock of nylon and elastane, this legging can withstand rigorous climbing. The elastane gives...

Babsi and Hazel  © Andy Earl
Babsi and Hazel  © Andy Earl

Introducing BD Forged Denim - The next step in climbing denim's evolution

With features designed for climbing, and style for everything else, our sportswear...

James Pearson getting wet on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face
James Pearson getting wet on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L1 Climb Pants

An essential part of every climber's kit, these pants were designed for longs days in the harness and crafted with...

Commemorative Montane BMC Terra and Terra Ridge Pants

Production of BMC themed Terra and Terra Ridge pants are released to celebrate Montane as the...

Skiing across the Cairngorm plateau   © Rab
Skiing across the Cairngorm plateau   © Rab

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket and Pants

Perfected for ski mountaineering, the Sharp Edge is designed for technical climbs and nail-biting descents. Striking the...


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