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20 Oct 2016

In an attempt to bridge the gap between technical walking shoe and lightweight running trainer Five Ten have produced the Access. "They look fly", according to one Sheffield local, but how do they fare as an approach shoe? Read more

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19 Oct 2016

thumb Vertebrate Publishing books by Andy Kirkpatrick and Simon McCartney have both scooped awards in the 2016 Banff Mountain Book... Read more

18 Oct 2016

thumb The iconic Scarpa Charmoz is back for the AW16 season and has been heavily updated compared to its predecessor. The boot comes in... Read more

12 Oct 2016

thumb Whether used as a seat for a snack in the snow, an ice-axe store or used to carry all your hardware – the Guide 35+ is not only... Read more

10 Oct 2016

thumb This product was made specifically to be used with Sublime Climbing Brush. Using the same fantastic ingredients as our original... Read more

7 Oct 2016

thumb Italian footwear brand AKU has been making high quality walking, hiking and climbing shoes for over 30 years.  This season AKU... Read more

7 Oct 2016

thumb With their streamlined designs and durable fabrics, crux rucksacks are renowned for being lightweight and tough. The new AX... Read more

4 Oct 2016

thumb Jöttnar's updated down range is here. The Fjörm, now moving into its fourth year, is a class-leading expedition down jacket... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb Designed using a unique fusion of natural merino and synthetic fibres with 37.5 Technology, Rab's new  Merino +™ range offers... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb The SALEWA Raven 2 and Vultur GTX have been designed and egineered in the Italian Dolomites to be the ultimate Alpine and UK... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb The new Alpha Direct Jacket is Rab's most versatile and breathable insulated jacket, offering the highest levels of freedom of... Read more

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Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

17 Oct 2016

thumb Toby Archer trials a top-of-the-range stove that runs happily both on liquid fuels and canister gas. It's pricey, he says, but... Read more

13 Oct 2016

thumb The Pitch is billed as the 'ultimate half rope for four season use in all weather conditions'. So is it? Heather Swift subjected... Read more

10 Oct 2016

thumb Richard Prideaux doesn't really do hammocks, but he's pleasantly surprised by this hammock, mozzie net and tarp combo from Exped.... Read more

6 Oct 2016

thumb From Brexit to the BMC re-brand, ours is an age of controversy. But most controversial of all is the new edition of the... Read more

3 Oct 2016

thumb Rab's Vapour-rise One is a lightweight women's softshell jacket best suited to the warmer months, whether hillwalking or... Read more

29 Sep 2016

thumb This climber's hand care product is "effective, super practical and quickly absorbed" reckons Ellie Fuller. Downsides? Well,... Read more

27 Sep 2016

thumb Becky Coles and Simon Verspeak take these top-of-the-range men's and women's sunglasses from the UK, to the Alps, to the Himalaya Read more

Sep 2016

thumb 3rd Rock are a Derbyshire based climbing apparel company that design practical and fashionable clothing using organic cotton and... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb The Elixir 4 backpacking tent is light for its size, and easy to pitch. But is it roomy enough for the advertised four adults,... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb In one of our longest-running ever tests, Rob Greenwood compares three different models from Scarpa's Instinct range: the... Read more

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