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25 Feb 2015

Dan Bailey takes the top spec shell kit from The North Face on a long-term test spanning two winter seasons.

He finds some good points but some quite bad ones too - and did the pants fit him? Not a chance... but TNF are going to make some changes... Read more

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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

24 Feb 2015

thumb If, before we have even started, you are thinking something along the lines of 'first down, now synthetic, what are these guys... Read more

23 Feb 2015

thumb Heading up to Scotland to catch the conditions? Wild Country's got a great selection of gear that's perfect for Scottish winter... Read more

19 Feb 2015

thumb The team from UKC were recently at the giant trade show of ISPO in Munich. We saw a lot of products, drank a little bit of German... Read more

19 Feb 2015

thumb Their world-class beans are lovingly hand-roasted in London with each bag ground to suit your brew method at the very last minute... Read more

18 Feb 2015

thumb The first of the "Marmot Does..." series - we take a look at some of Marmot's most innovative and lightest down jackets. Read more

17 Feb 2015

thumb The superb, well featured Session Pad from Metolius is now available in Orange. In Stores Now Read more

16 Feb 2015

thumb Hitting the high street this month is Therm-a-Rest's new range of water-resistant sleeping bags using Nikwax Hydrophobic Down,... Read more

12 Feb 2015

thumb The Rovek is a super comfy pant designed for trekking, scrambling and climbing in cooler conditions.The mid-weight polyamide... Read more

11 Feb 2015

thumb The award-winning NEO Avalanche Beacon (£225) has a bandwidth of 60 metres, 10m more than existing models thanks to ISOTECH... Read more

11 Feb 2015

thumb The Peak Attack is a robust, single-compartment mountaineering, cragging and winter walking pack. It's simplicity and durability... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

16 Feb 2015

thumb The absolutely brilliant new Tech Machine Ice Axes from Grivel are, well, brilliant. We've passed them round 5 different testers... Read more

10 Feb 2015

thumb Dominic Green takes a look through the fantastic new guidebook to Irish climbing from David Flanagan... "This book is... Read more

9 Feb 2015

thumb Alex Lowe famously said “the best climber is the one having the most fun”. Over the years I have come to agree with this... Read more

2 Feb 2015

thumb It's fun, it's funky and being a Mountain Hardwear product it's functional as well. The women's Super Chockstone Jacket is a... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb Thinking of buying some new ice screws? In this comparison review we have ice screws from the best in the business. From... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb It's a 6mm semi-static rope with a micro 'figure of eight' descender called the Nano 8... It's for emergency abseils whether... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb Toby Archer keeps warm wrapped up in the Jottnar Fenrir Down Jacket - taking it out in some pretty damp weather, but that is what... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb Petzl's Meteor was probably the first EPS helmet on the market, way back in 1996. Dan Bailey looks at the latest version of this... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb The Jay II and Jayne are two climbing harnesses from the German gear manufacturer Edelrid – The Jay is designed for men and the... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Late Summer and Autumn saw Heather Swift heading out fully armed with two of Therm-a-rest's most recent ladies specific... Read more

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