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Gear News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb To celebrate The Outdoor Shop becoming a Deuter Fit Centre, we're offering a further 10% off our entire (and now extensive) range... [ full story ]

TX Direct 21 Aug 2014

thumb Nikwax's easy to use, high performance wash-in waterproofing product, TX.Direct Wash-in, adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and... [ full story ]

thumb The Mountain Factor, Ambleside are having a Patagonia clearance in-store now, with 50% off selected items and free uk delivery... [ full story ]

thumb Our latest climbing hold catalogue and price list are now available to download. Order using our Factory Direct scheme and save... [ full story ]

thumb The Mutant is an award-winning pack designed for year-round ascents. Super light, flexible, strippable and seasonally versatile... [ full story ]

thumb The La Sportiva Wildcat 2.0 was created for trail running and walking in the mountains. The sole configuration provides excellent... [ full story ]


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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Harnesses are one of the key pieces of equipment for most climbers, and one that gets used day in, day out, yet is often... [ full review ]

thumb George Cave takes the Super Chockstone Jacket from Mountain Hardwear out to Morocco for some heat and up to Scotland for some... [ full review ]

thumb Jack Geldard tests out the new range of holds carved by legendary climber Malcolm Smith. Did a little bit of Malc's strength... [ full review ]

thumb Since its launch ten years ago the Hubba Hubba has proved a popular three-season staple for MSR. For 2014 this classic two... [ full review ]

thumb Duncan Campbell tests the Mammut Infinity 9.5 rope. [ full review ]

thumb Viv Scott tests out the bright orange Sirocco helmet from Petzl: "At 165 grams (for the larger size), the Sirocco knocks up to... [ full review ]


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