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23 Jun 2016

Dan Bailey reviews a range of pots, pans, kettles and crockery that fold flat for easy packing. Read more

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24 Jun 2016

thumb Due to be published by Vertebrate on 28 July 2016 and now available to pre-order as a signed special-edition hardback, The Bond... Read more

17 Jun 2016

thumb To climb the hardest routes and boulders, a shoe must excel in all areas; to find friction wherever it appears. Edges, smears,... Read more

10 Jun 2016

thumb Super light, men's waterproof and highly breathable 3 layer jacket for high activity and low pack size Read more

6 Jun 2016

thumb The award winning NeoAir® Camper™ SV is the most comfortable and stable NeoAir mattress providing campers with superhero-fast... Read more

31 May 2016

thumb This year iconic Swedish stove brand Primus is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of the world's first Multi-Fuel... Read more

May 2016

thumb We have also released version 1.3 of the App and added the fourth France guidebook Languedoc-Roussillon to the list of available... Read more

May 2016

thumb AKU's Terrealte GTX – "terre alte" literally meaning "high lands" in Italian [AKU's homeland] – is made for just that: classic... Read more

May 2016

thumb UIAA standards stipulate that a rope should absorb no more than 5% of its own weight in water. All EDELRID Pro Dry ropes,... Read more

May 2016

thumb 1001 Climbing Tips by Andy Kirpatrick is hot off the press and available to order now. Read more

May 2016

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

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Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

20 Jun 2016

thumb Martin McKenna puts this ultralight sport-oriented harness to good use on the sun-drenched sport crags of Spain and, err,... Read more

16 Jun 2016

thumb Made for the US military, MSR has now put their most advanced water purifier on the civilian market. But when not being used by... Read more

14 Jun 2016

thumb From Malham to Raven Tor, sport climbing to bouldering, Penny Orr has been putting the Mountain Equipment Women's Rock Climbing... Read more

8 Jun 2016

thumb There may be room for improvement, but Dan Bailey still likes this versatile four-season all-rounder Read more

6 Jun 2016

thumb If you're a fan of all-leather boots then you'll probably like the Trovat Guide High GTX, reckons Dan Aspel - a reborn version of... Read more

2 Jun 2016

thumb The Overboard Waterproof Large Phone Case offers the possibility of carrying and using your phone on crags or mountains without... Read more

31 May 2016

thumb The multi pitch trad paradise of Lofoten may not instantly spring to mind as a bouldering destination, but this beautifully... Read more

May 2016

thumb A refinement on the popular ELIOS, Petzl's new ELIA helmet is designed specifically for women - particularly those with long... Read more

May 2016

thumb With some key improvements on the previous model, the new Dragons take DMM's dual axle cam offering to new heights, reckons Tim... Read more

May 2016

thumb Andy Pollitt has to be up there in the hall of fame of British rock climbing, not simply because of his routes and repeats, but... Read more

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