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27 Nov 2015

thumb Mountain Guide Tim Neill takes the new DMM Maverick 2 Harness through its paces: "I've probably worn it most days since late... Read more

19 Nov 2015

thumb HMS screwgate carabiners - perhaps not the most exciting piece of climbing gear, but one of the most frequently used. We've... Read more

18 Nov 2015

thumb Arc'teryx bring their innovative ideas and high technology manufacturing processes to footwear, but does this hiking boot justify... Read more

16 Nov 2015

thumb What Mammut have done with these Trovat base layers is use their high-end design and matched it with this new swanky 'Power Wool'... Read more

9 Nov 2015

thumb Jack Geldard cuts through the hyperbole and reviews Alone on the Wall, by Alex Honnold and David Roberts. "A good book, well... Read more

5 Nov 2015

thumb It's a funny old medium: frequently polished, often loose, hard, and dusty, yet despite all these oddities it is a strangely... Read more

3 Nov 2015

thumb When the original Petzl Hirundos came out it was an iconic piece of kit. Super-light, super-colourful and worn (primarily) by... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb Gone are the days of heavy helmets - and gone are the days of any excuse not to wear one! In this review we test some some of... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb In this review Bridget Collier tests the world's lightest waterproof jacket on a long-dreamed-of Bob Graham Round ...but only... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb Jack Geldard takes the Evolv Luchadors inside and out in his quest to find the ultimate rock shoe. Are these the shoes for... Read more

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Sep 2015

thumb Here we put all the top cams head to head in one massive review! Which cams have the largest range? Which are the lightest?... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb In this group review we test out a range of down jackets. Our review brief was to test 'standard mid-weight down jackets that are... Read more

Sep 2015

thumb New fancy expensive chalk? Is it worth the money? Rob Greenwood finds out! "Friction Labs chalk seems to stick and hold onto... Read more

Sep 2015

thumb "For me the Boreas Pull-On fits the bill perfectly. It is light, hasn't ripped over many years of abuse, and has survived being... 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

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

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

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