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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

21 Aug 2015

thumb Alpkit's warmest sleeping bags - The ArcticDream is a range of high quality, expedition grade sleeping bags designed for... Read more

19 Aug 2015

thumb Available from September The new SALEWA North-X Adze and Hammer is designed to bridge the gap between technical climbing tools... Read more

12 Aug 2015

thumb DMM's new harness range is lightweight, performance focussed, and designed to excel in any climbing environment, from the indoor... Read more

11 Aug 2015

thumb Friction Labs is the best chalk you'll ever use, once you've tried it there's no going back to your old brand. Now for the first... Read more

7 Aug 2015

thumb New guidebook from Vertebrate Publishing featuring twenty-five of the Pyrenees' classic mountain routes and link-ups. Read more

4 Aug 2015

thumb Many climbers throughout the UK may be unaware of Ocun as a brand, but the company has been making climbing gear for over twenty... Read more

3 Aug 2015

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. In this final selection of videos we... Read more

31 Jul 2015

thumb High quality 100% New Zealand Merino baselayers into the Alpkit clothing range. Read more

31 Jul 2015

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. The new range of climbing and... Read more

Jul 2015

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. The new range of rock shoes and... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

28 Aug 2015

thumb The Genius is the latest shoe in La Sportiva's No-Edge range. Having never used a no-edge shoe before, and being of a somewhat... Read more

25 Aug 2015

thumb Totem have revived the much-loved "Alien" - but with many newer micro-cams on the market do they still cut the mustard? Duncan... Read more

20 Aug 2015

thumb The Matik has been a long standing project for CAMP, who have put in a lot of time, effort, and money into getting its design and... Read more

17 Aug 2015

thumb Professional Mountain Guide and trad climbing legend Tim Neill tests out the new Wild Country Superlight Offset Rocks and he... Read more

7 Aug 2015

thumb DMM's new belay device has just won an Industry Award at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen mega-show, but what does a weekend punter... Read more

3 Aug 2015

thumb Is being an 'all-rounder' an impossible task? Rob Greenwood reviews the Boreal Lynx in an attempt to answer that question Read more

31 Jul 2015

thumb A new slimline and lightweight fixed leg loop harness from Edelrid, but is it too specialist for a do everything British cragging... Read more

Jul 2015

thumb A sturdy single rope from the Spanish brand Fixe-Roca and distributed by Alpkit in the UK. Toby Archer reviews the Fixe-Roca... Read more

Jul 2015

thumb In this review southwest climber and boulder Dave Henderson takes a look at the new Dorset Bouldering Rockfax guidebook which has... Read more

Jul 2015

thumb The Performance 9.2mm from Edelweiss is a triple rated rope, meaning it can be used as a single, a twin, or a half rope. It... Read more

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