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19 Nov 2015

HMS screwgate carabiners - perhaps not the most exciting piece of climbing gear, but one of the most frequently used. We've tested six here to find out how much they weigh, how easy they are to use, and even how quick they are to screw-up.

On the surface they might seem similar, but we've scratched through the anodising to find which HMS screwgate we think is the best. Read more

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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

25 Nov 2015

thumb ARC'TERYX design solutions for rapid travel in alpine conditions. Alpha FL 30/ 45 Packs offer tough, lightweight answers to... Read more

21 Nov 2015

thumb The Clwyd Limestone Rockfax will soon be published and is now available for pre-ordering at a special offer price of £24.95 (RRP... Read more

20 Nov 2015

thumb Nikwax, the global leader in outdoor aftercare, is excited to introduce Down Wash Direct®, the first aftercare product... Read more

19 Nov 2015

thumb Released just in time for winter is the ALL NEW leather version of the Five Ten Camp Four GTX  Mid.  A super technical,... Read more

18 Nov 2015

thumb ARC'TERYX design solutions for rapid travel in alpine conditions. The Alpha FL Jacket is a tough, lightweight technical product... Read more

17 Nov 2015

thumb Climbing Technology's range of winter hardware continues to grow and for winter 2015 they have crampons and axes in the range to... Read more

16 Nov 2015

thumb Updated for 2015, Stetind is a modern and lightweight mountain boot designed for technical alpinism, winter climbing and ascents... Read more

13 Nov 2015

thumb Doug Scott's new autobiography Up and About: The hard road to Everest is now available to order  Read more

11 Nov 2015

thumb Arc'teryx Equipment is known for its leading innovations in premium high performance outdoor products. After considering the... Read more

10 Nov 2015

thumb Challenging trails that involve some climbing are no obstacle for adventurers with a passion for freeskiing.  The lightweight... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

18 Nov 2015

thumb Arc'teryx bring their innovative ideas and high technology manufacturing processes to footwear, but does this hiking boot justify... Read more

16 Nov 2015

thumb What Mammut have done with these Trovat base layers is use their high-end design and matched it with this new swanky 'Power Wool'... Read more

9 Nov 2015

thumb Jack Geldard cuts through the hyperbole and reviews Alone on the Wall, by Alex Honnold and David Roberts. "A good book, well... Read more

5 Nov 2015

thumb It's a funny old medium: frequently polished, often loose, hard, and dusty, yet despite all these oddities it is a strangely... Read more

3 Nov 2015

thumb When the original Petzl Hirundos came out it was an iconic piece of kit. Super-light, super-colourful and worn (primarily) by... Read more

30 Oct 2015

thumb Gone are the days of heavy helmets - and gone are the days of any excuse not to wear one! In this review we test some some of... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb In this review Bridget Collier tests the world's lightest waterproof jacket on a long-dreamed-of Bob Graham Round ...but only... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb Jack Geldard takes the Evolv Luchadors inside and out in his quest to find the ultimate rock shoe. Are these the shoes for... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb In this group review we test out a range of down jackets. Our review brief was to test 'standard mid-weight down jackets that are... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb 'The Young Savages - Die jungen Wilden' by Austrian photographer Claudia Ziegler gives an insight into the lives of thirteen... Read more

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