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27 Jul 2015

A sturdy single rope from the Spanish brand Fixe-Roca and distributed by Alpkit in the UK.

Toby Archer reviews the Fixe-Roca Free 10.5mm... Read more

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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

24 Jul 2015

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. We were blown away by the variety and... Read more

21 Jul 2015

thumb Today's outdoor enthusiasts are looking for versatility – needing equipment that can potentially cover climbing, hiking and... Read more

6 Jul 2015

thumb Nikwax, the global leader in safe, high performance aftercare for outdoor gear, announces Cotton Proof. This revolutionary... Read more

3 Jul 2015

thumb In Some Lost Place is the new book by Sandy Allan about his team's incredible first ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge Read more

30 Jun 2015

thumb Ocun are an exicting and innovative Czech brand, who are realitively new to the UK market. They manufacture a broard range of... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb The new edition of Lake District Rock, covering the best that Lakeland has to offer the climber will be available in bookstores,... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb When it's wet, windy, and you're a long way from home, functional protection is what matters most. Lightweight, extremely... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Adventure travellers don't just wheel their luggage around airports and hotels, they need luggage that can handle a variety of... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb New from Metolius this Summer is a collection of Soft Goods. You'll find an updated Bouldering Bucket and Gym Bag as well as some... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Arc is a powerful 190 lumen, 154 g head torch with a quick change battery pack, new to the Alpkit range.  Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

27 Jul 2015

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. The new range of rock shoes and... Read more

22 Jul 2015

thumb In this review southwest climber and boulder Dave Henderson takes a look at the new Dorset Bouldering Rockfax guidebook which has... Read more

16 Jul 2015

thumb The Performance 9.2mm from Edelweiss is a triple rated rope, meaning it can be used as a single, a twin, or a half rope. It... Read more

7 Jul 2015

thumb Scarpa say: "If you're after one shoe for indoor climbing, bouldering, sport climbing and even multipitch traditional climbing... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb This Alpine Attack rucksack from Lowe Alpine has been dragged from Scotland to Pembroke and even to the Alps. It survived, as... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Following on from my review of the Mountain Equipment Hope Pants (see UKC Review), I have been out and about on the UK crags in... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Emily Andrew takes the Women's Neo Guide out in the rain and snow - and finds it very, very waterproof - but what about those... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Having gone a bit soft in recent years (i.e. I've become a fair weather sport climber) reviewing waterproof/insulated jackets is... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Ski Touring - the title says it all. This no-nonsense publication from British Mountain Guide Bruce Goodlad covers everything you... Read more

May 2015

thumb The latest guidebook to Eastern Grit has just been published by Rockfax. Long-time fan of the area Andy Birtwistle takes a look... Read more

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