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Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Testing the Hornstrandir on a wintry Striding Edge   © Toby Archer

66°North Hornstrandir Shell

Named after Iceland's northernmost peninsula, and made from top-of-the range Gore Pro, the Hornstrandir is 66°North's premier shell jacket. It's a good tough all-rounder, says Toby Archer, but with a few design tweaks it could be further improv...

Storm Francis putting both the author and the Podium Pull-On through their paces  © UKC Gear
Storm Francis putting both the author and the Podium Pull-On through their paces  © UKC Gear

Montane Podium Pull-On

Weighing just 100g (size Medium) the Podium really is light, says Rob Greenwood, with a minimalist pack size that will likely take up less room than your sandwiches. But this is a bit more than a just-in-case shell, and it'll appeal to hillwalkers as well as runners.

The Keele Peak's breathability continues to function impressively well during warmer, more humid conditions  © UKC Gear
The Keele Peak's breathability continues to function impressively well during warmer, more humid conditions  © UKC Gear

Marmot Keele Peak Jacket, feat. Pertex Shield Pro

Featuring Pertex Shield Pro fabric, which is soft, stretchy and highly breathable, the Keele Peak is a fully-featured jacket that manages to achieve a lot for its weight, says Rob Greenwood.

Skyline range thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Skyline range thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Rab's Skyline Range for Runners

Rab's Skyline range, aimed primarily at mountain runners, covers a full selection of lightweight clothing from shorts and...

The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas
The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas

Rab Women's Meridian Jacket

The Meridian is a good, lightweight shell that's ideal for hillwalking, backpacking and all-round three season use, says Sarah...

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

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Khroma Range  © Rab

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!

Snaefell Landscape  © 66 North
Snaefell Landscape  © 66 North

66°North Snæfell jacket

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

Alpha SV 3x2  © Arc'teryx
Alpha SV 3x2  © Arc'teryx

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, it transformed the outdoor industry.

Podium Pull-On  © Montane
Podium Pull-On  © Montane

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...

Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North
Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North

66 North and Polartec NeoShell: eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest 

Polartec® NeoShell® - the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology, is a...

Dani Arnold Nordwand Action  © Mammut
Dani Arnold Nordwand Action  © Mammut

Mammut Nordwand Pro Hooded Jacket

The Eiger, Matterhorn and Grand Jorasses – names that have come to epitomize the supreme mountaineering discipline: the...


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