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Phil Ebert tests out the BDV Jacket and Pants from Black Diamond.
"Given that many soft-shell jackets are now often pitched against hard-shell jackets, it is worth emphasising that the BDV is not in the market to compete with hard-shell jackets. Rather, it is solidly on the “light and stretchy” spectrum of the soft-shell range." Read more
Gear NewsAnnouncements direct from the manufacturers
Save £20 when you buy a Petzl Elios Helmet at Urban Rock! The Petzl Elios helmet is tough & durable, offering excellent... Read more
We've got more rope bargains from Mammut, with silly prices on a selection of triple-rated and single ropes!
The Manaslu Jacket from Sherpa Adventure Gear keeps your core toasty warm while leaving your arms more freed up to swing and... Read more
The Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro is the evolution of the classic Mont Blanc all-mountain boot. The new Pro version pushes innovation up... Read more
The Tsepun Zip Tee is a streamlined, midweight thermal layer has an incredibly speedy moisture wicking ability and dries ultra... Read more
Aiming at designing and producing the best belay glasses to protect climbers' neck, Y&Y focuses on every detail to improve... Read more
Get 20% off all Deuter Speedlites at The Epicentre - offer ends 02/11/14
The Osprey Mutant 38 - any route any season. A pack designed for year-round ascents. Super light, flexible, strippable and... Read more
The Grivel A&D Ascender & Descender is brand new for Autumn 2014 and incorporates a revolutionary and innovative patented system... Read more
Down Jackets are changing. Sherpa Adventure Gear's Nangpala Hodded Down Jacket has a unique mix of goose down and Primaloft Gold... Read more
Gear ReviewsIndependent reviews from the UKC gear testers
Mark Glaister and Bridget Collier take the Sherpa Lakpa Rita hard shell and Kriti Tech soft shell jackets out on test in the... Read more
Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. In this review we take a... Read more
Charlie Boscoe takes the Mammut Nordwand Pro Jacket out in all weather from Chamonix to Norway and finds it to be tough... but it... Read more
British Mountain Guide Tim Neill tests out the new Wild Country proton Quickdraws.
"The slings are chunky and robust allowing... Read more
If you're going to get high you'll need some decent shades.
Dan Bailey trialled Julbo's top of the range mountaineering... Read more
One piece of gear that you can never do without when roped climbing is a quickdraw. In this comparative review, Alan James takes... Read more
International Mountain Guide and North Wales local Steve Long has got his hands on the new North Wales Limestone guide published... Read more
In this review UKC regular Tom Ripley takes a look at the new Dolomites guide, written by fellow UKC regular James Rushforth, and... Read more
With its excellent cut, highly breathable Gore-Tex Pro fabric, bombproof toughness and super-spacious hood, Dan Bailey struggles... Read more
Harnesses are one of the key pieces of equipment for most climbers, and one that gets used day in, day out, yet is often... Read more