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Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to hillwalking, the lightweight Ascensionist shell would be a big hit, reckons John McKenna.


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They're ideal for this sort of off-road running, but less so on rough, steep or slippy hill terrain  © Dan Bailey

Adidas Terrex Agravic Flow Running Shoes

Described as being 'for casual runs and long sections on pavement or trails', the Agravic Flow seeks to straddle the line between urban and off-road running. There's not tons of cushioning or support here; it's best for those who favour a soft and...

Masao Light montage  © Dan Bailey
Masao Light montage  © Dan Bailey

Mammut Masao Light Jacket

If you're after a lighter shell for less-rigorous mountain use, but keen not to sacrifice too many useful features, then the Masao Light could be it, says Pegs Bailey.

Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer
Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Fast Alpine 40 Pack

"The Fast Alpine 40 is Montane's very decent stab at making an all-round pack for the British mountaineer", reckons Toby Archer

Solid rand, synthetic upper, integrated gaiter and super-chunky sole unit - the makings of an excellent B3 boot  © Dan Bailey
Solid rand, synthetic upper, integrated gaiter and super-chunky sole unit - the makings of an excellent B3 boot  © Dan Bailey

Salewa Vultur Vertical GTX Boots

They're no lightweights, but the Vultur Vertical GTX are superb solid B3 boots, which combine warmth, comfort and technical...

The OneMoveT and Rondo Slim Pants in use at JA Martin  © UKC Gear
The OneMoveT and Rondo Slim Pants in use at JA Martin  © UKC Gear

E9 Clothing/Apparel Review

E9 have been around for a while, but due to a change in distributor are likely to become more visible in coming months. We take a...

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey
2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Group Test Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five...

Making a chilly belay bearable... just  © Kevin Woods
Making a chilly belay bearable... just  © Kevin Woods

Rab Photon Pro Jacket

A midweight synthetic insulated jacket aimed at Scottish winter, the Photon Pro would be ideal for snowy hill walks, fast moving...

QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley
QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley

Petzl QUARK

Christmas reading list 2019  © Dan Bailey
Christmas reading list 2019  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey
Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey

Black Diamond Camalot C4

ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister
ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister

Mountain Equipment Tupilak Atmo Jacket

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson
Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson

Black Diamond Crag Clothes for Women

Whether on the mountains or closer to home, a decent long walker's jacket is always going to be useful  © Rob Greenwood
Whether on the mountains or closer to home, a decent long walker's jacket is always going to be useful  © Rob Greenwood

Sprayway Torridon

Blood, Sweat and Smears cover shot  © Gary Gibson
Blood, Sweat and Smears cover shot  © Gary Gibson

Blood, Sweat and Smears by Gary Gibson

The Fairview Trek 70 women's specific model.   © UKC Gear
The Fairview Trek 70 women's specific model.   © UKC Gear

Osprey Fairview Trek 70 and Farpoint Trek 75

Jett LU montage  © Martin McKenna
Jett LU montage  © Martin McKenna

Ocun Jett LU Rock Shoe

Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey
Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey

Jöttnar Asger Jacket

Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister
Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister

CamelBak Women's Ultra Pro Running Vest


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