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MSR Tindheim 2 - the traditional tunnel tent gets a makeover

With the Tindheim, MSR have gone back to basics to create a simple but very effective tunnel tent. Sturdy, spacious, and stable in wild weather; it might make serious weight savers think twice, but in all other respects this is an easy tent to love, says Dan Bailey.

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North Wales Climbs Rockfax

"The new North Wales Climbs from Rockfax is an improvement on the previous edition, with extra routes, great topos, and inspiring action shots" says Tom Ripley. Do you agree with his thoughts on what's in, and what's not...?

Scarpa Golden Gate Kima RT - brilliant, apart from the bad bits

A mountain running shoe with a carbon plate - an idea that's crossed over from road running - the Kima RT is designed to reduce fatigue over long distances. Rob Greenwood felt the benefit, but then ran into some big issues. If...

Book Review: Voices From the Hills

Just decades ago women were unable to compete in traditional mountain races, yet today we see female runners winning ultra distance events outright. But without knowledge of the pioneers, how can women achieve the same sense of belonging in the mountains as...

Sprayway Kid's Jackets - Eldon IA and Kip IA

A shell and a fleece which can be zipped together for convenience (but which also of course work well alone),...

Flashed Pads - Big Squishy and Drifter

Flashed has only recently entered the UK market, and these pads offer something a bit different to the competition....

Osprey Mutant Nimsdai 90

An expedition pack primarily designed for mountaineering in big overseas environments, the Mutant Nimsdai 90 is also a good choice for...

Unparallel Up Mocc - a worthy successor to the classic slipper?

"As a fan of the original Moccasym, fewer shoes have disappointed me more than the Five Ten...

Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20F / -6C Sleeping Bag

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Montane Anti-Freeze Hooded Jacket - Men's and Women's

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Head To Head Heavyweight Belay Jackets from Mountain Equipment and BD

Stand around in cold conditions and you'll soon conclude that most synthetic insulated jackets are not really that warm. For max winter comfort you need to go large. Here two of the world's beefiest synthetic jackets - Black Diamond's ...

Review UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and after much deliberation we've managed to boil it down to a selection of favourites. So here it is, our Gear of the Year 2022.

Windproofs and ultralight softshells

When you want some protection from the elements, but a full shell would be overkill, a thin windproof is the obvious choice. Not just for runners, these versatile lightweights are equally handy for climbers and hillwalkers; in fact we can't think of...

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