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16 Dec 2014

Viv Scott tests out two different but high performing jackets from Mountain Hardwear.

From the Matterhorn North Face to wet crags in Scotland, he throws it all at the Mixaction and Seraction, and he comes out dry... mostly. Read more

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22 Dec 2014

thumb PowerFingers is a simple, easy to use product which is incredibly effective for Climbers who require finger strength and... Read more

19 Dec 2014

thumb Fragrant and moisture absorbing deodorisers for climbing shoes, running shoes, hiking boots or any other 'fruity' footwear. Read more

17 Dec 2014

thumb Climbing Technology's range of winter hardware continues to grow and for winter 2014 they have a crampon in the range to suit... Read more

15 Dec 2014

thumb The Arwa, as used by Nick Bullock, is the ideal boot for Scottish winter, cascade ice and technical alpinism. Read more

13 Dec 2014

thumb The new Northern Limestone Rockfax guide is being published in the first week of January 2015. Pre-order a copy now at a special... Read more

11 Dec 2014

thumb An exclusive extract from Steve McClure's recently published autobiography Beyond Limits, plus author video interview. Read more

10 Dec 2014

thumb Another winner from Wild Country, the reviews of the radical new Proton sport draw have all emphasised that this is perhaps the... Read more

9 Dec 2014

thumb The new Scarpa Rebel Ice is here. A new addition to the Rebel family of boots, the Rebel Ice has been designed for competition... Read more

8 Dec 2014

thumb Nikwax Wool Wash - perfect for Merino fans.  Formulated to clean and maintain the natural qualities of woollen garments, this... Read more

5 Dec 2014

thumb This superlight helmet has been designed for extremes and offers the ultimate protection. A brilliant trad or sport climbing... Read more

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Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

10 Dec 2014

thumb "The question is, can you improve on this already excellent product, or is the major redesign for 2014/15 of the Camp Four a... Read more

8 Dec 2014

thumb Jordan Buys reviews the new Lancashire Bouldering Guidebook by Robin Muller... "I still didn't believe there would be much of... Read more

2 Dec 2014

thumb We test 8 of the best rock shoes out there - from Five Ten, Scarpa, La Sportiva and Evolv through to Tenaya, Boreal, Edelrid and... Read more

1 Dec 2014

thumb Salewa may not be the biggest name in the UK footwear market, but the three mountain boots in its Pro range hold their own beside... Read more

26 Nov 2014

thumb Naomi Buys reviews the new Yorkshire Gritstone guide from the Yorkshire Mountaineering Club. "It is jam-packed full of... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb 2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we really... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Alan James tests out the Scarpa Boostic - a precision tool for edging which, despite initial reservations, he found to be pretty... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Edelrid's new super-thin triple rated rope has won industry awards, but what happens when your average weekend climber takes it... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Light, comfy and amazingly warm for its weight, Dan Bailey reckons the Exped DownMat UL7 is the best tent partner he's had in... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb There's been a big buzz around Patagonia's Nano-Air Hoody with rave reviews and a '2015 Outside Gear of the Year' Award. We... Read more

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