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4 May 2016

Brand new from Lowe Alpine is the Manaslu, a backpacking pack with a sackload of features and a neatly designed back system. To put it to the test Dan Bailey loads it up with heavy gear for a winter Munroing-cum-mountaineering trip Read more

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3 May 2016

thumb The most livable performance backpacking tent in its class, the all new Elixir 4 tent is an ideal family sized option for... Read more

27 Apr 2016

thumb Innovative and inspired, the radical new design of this all-new harness range offers a precision fit previously unattainable. Read more

26 Apr 2016

thumb Our brand new website has now been launched and offers a choice of over 350+ different climbing hold sets and 150+ climbing wall... Read more

21 Apr 2016

thumb ARC'TERYX, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, is proud to introduce its latest innovation in... Read more

18 Apr 2016

thumb Outdoor Research's Ferrosi line is one of the best-selling soft shell collections in the outdoor industry. Lightweight, flexible... Read more

15 Apr 2016

thumb When you can't be on Snowdon, let Snowdon be on you. If you've climbed it, covet it or just like admiring it, then you'll love... Read more

14 Apr 2016

thumb Sherpa Adventure Gear seeks to honour the unsung Sherpa heroes of Everest by creating gear that earns the praise of the world's... Read more

13 Apr 2016

thumb Climbskin® is a young Spanish company created by a group of climbers who decided to pool their knowledge to create Climbskin®... Read more

12 Apr 2016

thumb Built for international travelers, outdoor recreationalists, and emergency preparedness, the military-grade microbiological... Read more

11 Apr 2016

thumb For SS16 the Lowe Alpine Eclipse sees a complete overhaul, with the addition of a new length adjustable, moulded mesh back that... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

29 Apr 2016

thumb Water filters tend to be heavy and clunky, or too slow for regular use, says Richard Prideaux. But is Katadyn's Gravity Camp... Read more

26 Apr 2016

thumb Based on the successful Ozone, Ocun's latest rock shoe, the Oxi, is a high performance model aimed squarely at boulderers. How... Read more

22 Apr 2016

thumb Tech Wash cleans waterproof fabrics and TX Direct restores their DWR finish. Basefresh promises to banish base layer odour... Read more

18 Apr 2016

thumb Martin McKenna takes the Boreal Sendai hillwalking, cragging ...and down to the shops. They may be fairly heavy, he says, but on... Read more

15 Apr 2016

thumb West Cornwall has been long overdue a modern definitive guidebook - the last was published in 2000! This new user-friendly... Read more

11 Apr 2016

thumb Edelrid's Mega Jul belay device has been lauded and derided in equal measure. This assisted locking device certainly has its... Read more

6 Apr 2016

thumb The Fast Alpine 40 mountain pack was developed with Andy Kirkpatrick. You'd expect it to be seriously functional then, built to... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb In early December, UKC received an invitation to review the latest incarnation of the Moonboard. Never one to shy away from a... Read more

Mar 2016

thumb Toby Archer looks at the new Jöttnar Asmund, a very lightweight mountain shell with a superb hood. He finds it's highly... Read more

Mar 2016

thumb Mitts: perhaps not the sexiest of outdoor clothing, but if the weather is at its worst, or you suffer from cold extremities, then... Read more

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