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22 Aug 2016

This is a well designed walker's rucksack, reckons Toby Archer, with an airflow back system that's particularly good for those of us who warm up easily or are heading to hot destinations. Read more

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24 Aug 2016

thumb Mr Fancati Domenico, (1913-2013), founded Fizan in 1947. A man of vision, he was the first to produce ski poles in aluminium when... Read more

19 Aug 2016

thumb A lifetime of climbing the great mountains of the world with Chris Bonington Read more

18 Aug 2016

thumb For tough sport climbs and committed bouldering moves you need ultimate confidence in your shoe - this is where the design and... Read more

17 Aug 2016

thumb These ultralight, foldable trekking poles, weighing only 450g per pair for the Sonic Alu and 377g per pair for the Sky Carbon,... Read more

16 Aug 2016

thumb Effect Chairs; the Chiller and Breeze – compact, lightweight and comfortable folding chairs. Perfect for camp sites, festivals,... Read more

15 Aug 2016

thumb For 'do-it-all' versatility look no further than the Stormtracker Sensor Gloves. Read more

2 Aug 2016

thumb The UKC/UKH team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video interviews... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb Climbing and outdoor brand HANCHOR has taken a unique and fresh approach to chalk bag design that challenges the status quo.... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video interviews with... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb The Bond, the new autobiography by Simon McCartney, is officially published today by Vertebrate. This is Simon's story of his... Read more

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Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

25 Aug 2016

thumb Since most climbers do a bit of everything, there's a lot to be said for a harness that does too. Over spring and summer 2016 the... Read more

16 Aug 2016

thumb Got whiffy feet? From climbing shoes to walking boots, Lemon Sole spray is made to keep outdoor footwear fresh. Martin McKenna... Read more

12 Aug 2016

thumb Billed as one of the world's lightest breathable waterproof jackets, Alpkit's new Gravitas achieves impressive weight savings... Read more

9 Aug 2016

thumb Looking for a comfy, light, warm and well made air mattress for all your UK backpacking, bikepacking, camping and bivvying needs?... Read more

5 Aug 2016

thumb Bold, bright and sassy: Moon's Sigma Vest and Cyphette Pants pull no punches, technically or visually, says Heather Swift. Read more

3 Aug 2016

thumb Light, stretchy and comfortable, Women's Fulcrum Pants are a great choice for warm weather walking and cragging, thinks Pegs... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb Ben Masterson reviews a new guidebook to the wealth of quality crags in Asturias, a Spanish sport destination that you can... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb To most UK based climbers the name of Steve Bell will not be a familiar one – however look at the founders of the UK's... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb The Booster is part of Beal's Intensive line - a series aimed at high performance climbers, while offering added durability. Alan... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb While Chamonix has traditionally been a base for mountaineering it now has world renowned trail running races too, including the... Read more

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