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7 Dec 2016

thumb The new TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottle from Primus is a sturdy and effective flask. It's ideal for winter hillwalks, says Dan... Read more

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

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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

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

Oct 2016

thumb In this group review we test sport climbing quickdraws from all the leading manufacturers, comparing them for key characteristics... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb A camping stove that burns wood seems a niche product for the treeless British hills. But despite its limitations, Alex Roddie... Read more

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Dec 2013

thumb In this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you... Read more

Jan 2012

thumb Are you a walker, a mountaineer, a climber or a bit of all three? Dan Bailey tries out three winter boots, each designed for a... Read more

Dec 2010

thumb Edinburgh-based climber Viv Scott takes a look at modern Scottish winter clothing systems and gear, and reviews his top pick of... Read more

Oct 2011

thumb Alan James, Mick Ryan and Chris Craggs review an essential part of the modern climber's gear: rope bags. "The rope bag has... Read more


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