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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

25 Mar 2015

thumb The next edition of the Country's most popular guidebook, the Eastern Grit Rockfax, will be published in mid April. It is going... Read more

24 Mar 2015

thumb This spring will see the NEW Primus Lite entry-level stove: a simplified version of the Lite+ yet offering the same level of... Read more

20 Mar 2015

thumb After a very successful first season the Wild Country apparel line is expanded. Designed for real climbers this is true,... Read more

19 Mar 2015

thumb The assisted braking action of the Matik derives from an innovative camming design that makes the device safer and easier on the... Read more

17 Mar 2015

thumb ]Boreal Lynx is the consummate all-rounder. Featuring a subtly downturned last shape and ultra sticky Zenith™ rubber, Lynx is... Read more

16 Mar 2015

thumb The mountain pack. Whether you are hiking up to the base of a route, climbing multi-pitch madness in the mountains or stuffing as... Read more

13 Mar 2015

thumb Wild Country launch Superlight Offset Rocks. Simple, yet incredibly effective, they combine the proven curve of Rocks with a... Read more

9 Mar 2015

thumb Wild Country's slick new screwgate range combines all-new shapes, advanced hot-forged construction (featuring our I beam back)... Read more

6 Mar 2015

thumb A couple of weeks ago UKC/H were out in Germany at the huge tradeshow of ISPO in Munich. We dropped in to as many outdoor brands... Read more

5 Mar 2015

thumb With the new double-walled stainless steel vacuum bottles, Primus shows how a seemingly ordinary product can be improved.  The... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

1 Apr 2015

thumb It is said that you can't buy style, but here – for the sum of £50 – I would say that you very much can Read more

17 Mar 2015

thumb Things have come a long way from the battered old heavy plastic lid with which Heather Swift started her climbing career, as Wild... Read more

4 Mar 2015

thumb Deep down every climber, hill-walker and mountaineer wants a van... However the reality of the situation, more often than not, is... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb Dan Bailey takes the top spec shell kit from The North Face on a long-term test spanning two winter seasons. He finds some... Read more

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

Feb 2015

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

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

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

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