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7 Dec 2016

The new TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottle from Primus is a sturdy and effective flask. It's ideal for winter hillwalks, says Dan Bailey, but is it a bit heavy for climbing? Read more

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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

8 Dec 2016

thumb We've got Christmas covered with our funky new women's clothing range with unique designs from acclaimed artist Tessa Lyons. All... Read more

7 Dec 2016

thumb Celebrate Hard Rock with our new men's clothing range, featuring a unique design from the talented Liam Dangerfield and inspired... Read more

6 Dec 2016

thumb Men's technical mountaineering jacket designed to perform in the harshest conditions. Durable, breathable, full unadulterated... Read more

5 Dec 2016

thumb This season LEKI has launched an innovative grip system for trekking poles. Trigger S Vertical technology has been newly... Read more

2 Dec 2016

thumb Our new Zero G jacket is the quintessence of our down expertise, representing our heritage in creating the best down clothing and... Read more

1 Dec 2016

thumb The Fjörm is Jöttnar's warmest and most richly featured down jacket. Read more

29 Nov 2016

thumb Rather be curled up with a new book than watching Home Alone or It's a Wonderful Life for the umpteenth time this Christmas? To... Read more

29 Nov 2016

thumb Men's lightweight 650 fill power hooded microrib hydrophobic duck down jacket to keep you cosy warm crawling out of a tent on a... Read more

28 Nov 2016

thumb New for winter 2016, the Berghaus Extrem Micro Down is versatile and lightweight jacket for extended adventures in the... Read more

24 Nov 2016

thumb Following the success of their heated glove collection for back country pursuits, Outdoor Research have added two more styles to... Read more

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Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

5 Dec 2016

thumb For all-round climbing, mountaineering and hillwalking, 35-45 litres is a versatile size of pack. From alpine and winter-oriented... Read more

2 Dec 2016

thumb Rob Greenwood tackles the big question: how on earth do you review a hoody? Turns out there's more to say about the Zoom than... Read more

30 Nov 2016

thumb From her local fell race to the Lakes Sky Ultra, Bridget Glaister looks at a selection of women's running clothing from Alpkit Read more

25 Nov 2016

thumb UKC's very own Rob Greenwood takes a look at Grivel's new lightweight helmet - the Stealth - but how did it perform compared to... Read more

23 Nov 2016

thumb If a climbing trip to far-flung Shetland seems daunting, this brand new guidebook packed with marvels should be reason enough to... Read more

18 Nov 2016

thumb Paul Phillips has spent much of summer and autumn this year in 3rd Rock's casual-styled NOVA trousers and ROCKET shorts. Here's... Read more

16 Nov 2016

thumb Rave review alert: A recent winner in the Banff mountain book awards, Simon McCartney's harrowing and deeply honest account of... Read more

14 Nov 2016

thumb Though these two climbing shoes are built on the same last, they could hardly be more different in use, says Rob Greenwood. Read more

10 Nov 2016

thumb Lightweight, compact and well made, C.A.M.P's Sky Carbon and Sonic Alu trekking poles represent pretty good value for money. As... Read more

Nov 2016

thumb The REACTIK+ features Petzl's clever reactive lighting technology, but its wizardry doesn't end there. With the new MyPetzl Light... Read more

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