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Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Jacket and Pants

For the winter season we're just leaving, Mountain Equipment updated their popular Tupilak shell, making tweaks to the design of both the Jacket and the Pants. As a long-term fan of both, is Dan Bailey impressed by the changes?


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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Five Ten Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro

Rob Greenwood looks at the three recent models in Five Ten's Hiangle range - the Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro. The latter, in particular, is a very different beast from the others, he says. But which is his favourite?

Trekmates Drypack RS 30L

This is a simple, lightweight and well designed roll-top rucksack, says Toby Archer. Aside from its reasonable price tag, the chief selling point is that it is waterproof, saving you using drybags or a liner, and making it particularly suitable for wet pursuits...

Montane Terra Pack Pants

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, it might be time to start thinking about light, cool legwear. Martin McKenna has been wearing Terra Pack Pants since last summer (though he assures us he's taken them off occasionally to launder).

Camelbak MultiBev 500ml

Combining a small thermos flask with an insulated cup, the MultiBev is a sleek bit of design, says Rob Greenwood. But is it really much...

Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket

A high quality midweight down jacket, the Vega is perfect from everything from bouldering and winter hillwalking, through to...

Boulder Britain 2nd Edition

As well as being a fantastic resource that shines a light on some hitherto under-publicised areas, this guidebook is fun through...

Mammut Perform Down Bag -7

Available with either down or synthetic fill, and in different models for men and women, Mammut's Recovery Series of sleeping...

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Range - the ultimate softshell?

The Munros - the definitive new hill guide from the SMC


Latest Group Tests

These feature many different product ranges, reviewed by the UKC editorial team

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a d...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size...

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...


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