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Group Test 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 sweet spot. In this group test 10 alternatives go head to head. 


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Montane Alpine Resolve

While the Alpine Resolve is Montane's current top of the range shell for alpine climbing and winter mountaineering, it wouldn't be overkill for foul weather hillwalking too. It's not cheap, but compared to some of the competition it represents ...

Jöttnar Grim women's shell

Now available in a women's version, the Grim is a rugged mountaineering shell intended for general mountain use, from skiing, to climbing, to walking, to sliding down Glas Maol on your belly like an excitable penguin. Fliss Freeborn road tests it in suitably grim...

Montane Spine Jacket

Protective enough to cope with harsh weather, yet sufficiently light and breathable to be comfy when running, Montane's Spine Jacket - named after the brutal ultra race along the Pennine Way - strikes a really difficult balance, making this a great shell for running....

66°North Skaftafell jacket

Existing on the hazy boundary between fully waterproof and merely very water-resistant, and blurring the windproof/softshell/hard...

Marmot Mitre Peak - lightweight technical shell

A Gore-Tex Active shell with a climbing-oriented cut and feature set, the Mitre Peak is a...

Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0 Jacket and Pants

Rab's Kinetic Alpine, the hardshell that feels like a softshell, has been given a makeover to make it more durable,...

Trekmates Gaiters - range overview

Dan Bailey sets aside his gaiter-scepticism to try out three models from Trekmates' extensive range. They all do a decent...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

66°North Snæfell jacket

Made from Polartec NeoShell®, the Snæfel...

Give your outdoor gear and footwear its winter service with Nikwax.

The Nikwax Essentials kit is the ultimate all-round service for your outdoor wardrobe.

Masters of Exploration – The new Rab Khroma ski mountaineering collection

British outdoor expert Rab has just launched its brand new ski-mountaineering collection Khroma, offering a full range of high-tech styles made for those who love the up as much as the down!

66°North Snæfell jacket

Snæfell shell jacket is 66˚North's most versatile shell jacket.

Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket

The updated Alpha SV: strong gets stronger. In 1998, when Arc'teryx stepped into outerwear with the Alpha SV Jacket,...

Montane Unisex Podium Waterproof Pull-On Jacket

Designed for fast and light runners for whom kit weight and packability is paramount, the Podium Pull-On...

New for AW'20 - Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket and Pants

Using a unique fabric with diamond-shaped filaments that lock together, the new Helium Rain...


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