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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 Jane Douglas.


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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Day Walks in the Cairngorms spread 1  © Vertebrate

Day Walks in the Cairngorms

The latest title in Vertebrate Publishing's Day Walks series, this pocket guide both celebrates these very special mountains, and invites you to explore them more deeply, says Dan Bailey.  

Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC
Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Friction Labs Secret Stuff & Secret Stuff AF

Team Sky built their cycling success around making marginal gains, and Friction Labs Secret Stuff liquid chalk does much the same for the climber, reckons Rob Greenwood.

It has plenty of volume for gear-hungry snowy hill days  © Dan Bailey
It has plenty of volume for gear-hungry snowy hill days  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Archeon 45 Pack

Made to last, and with more than a nod towards sustainability, the Archeon is an easy pack to like. The high weight is a forgivable consequence of its durable and supportive feel, says Dan Bailey, but a more minimalist design might have better suited its old school...

Skinny fitting clothes which are stretchy enough to give you freedom of movement  © Mike Hutton
Skinny fitting clothes which are stretchy enough to give you freedom of movement  © Mike Hutton

Moon Lorentz Pant and Bamboo Tech Long Sleeve Tee

This combination of top and trousers from Moon is super stretchy, super comfortable and super stylish for...

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey
Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long...

Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr
Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr

Deuter Kid Comfort Pro

Sturdy and comfy for the adult, and more importantly for the occupant, the Kid Comfort Pro is a Rolls Royce among child carriers, says...

It's a thick, comfy mat and a roomy, versatile sleeping bag  © Dan Bailey
It's a thick, comfy mat and a roomy, versatile sleeping bag  © Dan Bailey

Sea to Summit Sleep Systems

Garden camping on lockdown proves the ideal way to test this combination of sleeping bag, mat, and pillow. The emphasis here is on...

Lines and lines and lines and lines and lines at Frews Flutes, Ben Lomond  © Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing
Lines and lines and lines and lines and lines at Frews Flutes, Ben Lomond  © Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing

Adventures at the Edge of the World - A History of Tasmanian Rock Climbing

It's probably best suited to more casual country walking  © Dan Bailey
It's probably best suited to more casual country walking  © Dan Bailey

Polartec Power Air

Buachaille Etive Mor from the West Highland Way below Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
Buachaille Etive Mor from the West Highland Way below Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

The Evidence of Things Not Seen - W.H. Murray

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

The Fenrir on a chilly day in the Peak District   © Toby Archer
The Fenrir on a chilly day in the Peak District   © Toby Archer

Jottnar Fenrir Jacket

4th Edition  © Baton Wicks
4th Edition  © Baton Wicks

Hard Rock, 4th Edition - by Ian Parnell

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey
It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey
It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey

Edelrid Beast Crampon

From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna
From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna

Deuter Guide 44+ Pack

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

The North Face Summit L5 LT FUTURELIGHT Jacket and Trousers

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

You can pull the sleeves up, but only so far...  © Dan Bailey
You can pull the sleeves up, but only so far...  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Jacket


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