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24 Oct 2014

Phil Ebert tests out the BDV Jacket and Pants from Black Diamond.

"Given that many soft-shell jackets are now often pitched against hard-shell jackets, it is worth emphasising that the BDV is not in the market to compete with hard-shell jackets. Rather, it is solidly on the “light and stretchy” spectrum of the soft-shell range." Read more

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24 Oct 2014

thumb The Tsepun Zip Tee is a streamlined, midweight thermal layer has an incredibly speedy moisture wicking ability and dries ultra... Read more

23 Oct 2014

thumb Aiming at designing and producing the best belay glasses to protect climbers' neck, Y&Y focuses on every detail to improve... Read more

22 Oct 2014

thumb Get 20% off all Deuter Speedlites at The Epicentre - offer ends 02/11/14 Read more

21 Oct 2014

thumb The Osprey Mutant 38 - any route any season. A pack designed for year-round ascents. Super light, flexible, strippable and... Read more

20 Oct 2014

thumb The Grivel A&D Ascender & Descender is brand new for Autumn 2014 and incorporates a revolutionary and innovative patented system... Read more

17 Oct 2014

thumb Down Jackets are changing. Sherpa Adventure Gear's Nangpala Hodded Down Jacket has a unique mix of goose down and Primaloft Gold... Read more

16 Oct 2014

thumb One year on from its successful debut, Jöttnar has launched its extended Autumn/Winter range of technical clothing for... Read more

15 Oct 2014

thumb The Epicentre are offering 10% off all our insulation pieces in-store and online including a further discount on existing sale... Read more

14 Oct 2014

thumb Introducing The Mountain Attack 35:45 - a truely versitle mountain pack ideal for those who live and breathe alpine sports. Read more

13 Oct 2014

thumb Summer's coming to a close and our thoughts are turning to keeping dry. If you haven't had the need to wear your waterproof... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

15 Oct 2014

thumb Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. In this review we take a... Read more

13 Oct 2014

thumb Charlie Boscoe takes the Mammut Nordwand Pro Jacket out in all weather from Chamonix to Norway and finds it to be tough... but it... Read more

30 Sep 2014

thumb British Mountain Guide Tim Neill tests out the new Wild Country proton Quickdraws. "The slings are chunky and robust allowing... Read more

26 Sep 2014

thumb If you're going to get high you'll need some decent shades. Dan Bailey trialled Julbo's top of the range mountaineering... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb One piece of gear that you can never do without when roped climbing is a quickdraw. In this comparative review, Alan James takes... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb International Mountain Guide and North Wales local Steve Long has got his hands on the new North Wales Limestone guide published... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb In this review UKC regular Tom Ripley takes a look at the new Dolomites guide, written by fellow UKC regular James Rushforth, and... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb With its excellent cut, highly breathable Gore-Tex Pro fabric, bombproof toughness and super-spacious hood, Dan Bailey struggles... Read more

Aug 2014

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... Read more

Aug 2014

thumb George Cave takes the Super Chockstone Jacket from Mountain Hardwear out to Morocco for some heat and up to Scotland for some... Read more

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