Gear Help Page

The UKClimbing.com Gear pages cover everything to do with outdoor gear and the Outdoor Industry. They have news direct from the manufacturers and reviews from UKC's team of reviewers.

Outdoor Industry News

  1. What is Outdoor Industry News?
    Outdoor Industry News on UKClimbing.com enables those in the Outdoor Industry to keep UKClimbing.com's users informed about their news, press releases and services. The news items are showcased on the UKC News Page, in rotation on the UKClimbing.com Home Page, on the UKClimbing.com Gear page and on the dedicated Outdoor Industry News Page.
  2. How do I submit my Outdoor Industry News?
    In order to submit OI News, you need to be an advertiser on UKClimbing.com. Many advertising packages will include OI News as standard. You can apply for an advertising account here.
  3. I submitted some Outdoor Industry News but I can't see it on the site.
    We receive a lot of Outdoor Industry News items each week and we have to schedule them to fit in with each other, and the rest of the content on UKClimbing.com. This can mean that it takes several days before we act on your item, and another few days before we can make it live. This is to avoid swamping the UKC Users with content in bursts by spreading it out evenly over the week and making it live at strategic times of the day when people are visiting the site for the first time.
    If you wish to schedule a specific News Item for a particular day then please give us at least one week's notice, then we can plan it in.

Gear News

  1. What is Gear News?
    Gear News differs from OI News in that is genrally about physical bits of climbing gear that you can buy. In other aspects it is the same since it enables those in the Outdoor Industry to keep UKClimbing.com's users informed about their latest products, or existing products. The Gear News items are showcased in rotation on the UKClimbing.com Home Page and on the UKClimbing.com Gear page.
  2. How do I submit my products as Gear News?
    In order to submit Gear News, you need to be an advertiser on UKClimbing.com. Many advertising packages will include Gear News as standard. You can apply for an advertising account here.
  3. I submitted some Gear News but I can't see it on the site.
    We receive a lot of Gear News items each week and we have to schedule them to fit in with each other, and the rest of the content on UKClimbing.com. This can mean that it takes several days before we act on your item, and another few days before we can make it live. This is to avoid swamping the UKC Users with content in bursts by spreading it out evenly over the week and making it live at strategic times of the day when people are visiting the site for the first time.
    If you wish to schedule a specific News Item for a particular day then please give us at least one week's notice, then we can plan it in.
  4. Isn't Gear News just an advert?
    Yes, Gear News is advertising from gear manufacturers. It gives information and specifications about the product and covers the good points. It is not dressed up as a review - it is purely advertising from manufacturers. Our only stipulation is that the product must be 'of interest' to our readers. The manufacturers send us Product News directly.

Gear Reviews

  1. What is a Gear Review?
    Gear Reviews at UKClimbing.com describe the product and give the specifications, they describe the good points but also the bad points (if there are any). Gear Reviews contains the reviewer's personal opinion and experiences of the product. They sometimes also lists alternative products where appropriate.
  2. How do I get my gear reviewed?
    We are happy to look at products from any company for review - contact us for more information. We can't guarantee that everything sent to us will be reviewed and when we have a backlog of reviews (most of the time), we will always favour reviewing gear for companies who have advertising contracts with us.
  3. Who does the reviews?
    The UKC Gear reviewing team is a small core team of reliable reviewers who we have been working with for several years. We build up relationships with the reviewers who in turn supply us with reviews in the style and format that we have established.
  4. How do I get some gear for review?
    The usual payment for reviewing gear is that you get to keep the gear but all UKC gear reviewers work hard for this and have to produce good accurate reviews, on time and with the correct images. If you are just after some free gear then please don't contact us. If you are still interested then please contact us.

Buy Now Bar

  1. How do I get my shop listed on the Buy Now Bar?
    The Buy Now Bar enables online retailers to link directly from products in our Review and Gear News database, to the same product in their online shop. Positions on the Buy Now Bar are included as part of our advertising packages for Online Retailers.