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4 May 2016

thumb Brand new from Lowe Alpine is the Manaslu, a backpacking pack with a sackload of features and a neatly designed back system. To... Read more

29 Apr 2016

thumb Water filters tend to be heavy and clunky, or too slow for regular use, says Richard Prideaux. But is Katadyn's Gravity Camp... Read more

26 Apr 2016

thumb Based on the successful Ozone, Ocun's latest rock shoe, the Oxi, is a high performance model aimed squarely at boulderers. How... Read more

22 Apr 2016

thumb Tech Wash cleans waterproof fabrics and TX Direct restores their DWR finish. Basefresh promises to banish base layer odour... Read more

18 Apr 2016

thumb Martin McKenna takes the Boreal Sendai hillwalking, cragging ...and down to the shops. They may be fairly heavy, he says, but on... Read more

15 Apr 2016

thumb West Cornwall has been long overdue a modern definitive guidebook - the last was published in 2000! This new user-friendly... Read more

11 Apr 2016

thumb Edelrid's Mega Jul belay device has been lauded and derided in equal measure. This assisted locking device certainly has its... Read more

6 Apr 2016

thumb The Fast Alpine 40 mountain pack was developed with Andy Kirkpatrick. You'd expect it to be seriously functional then, built to... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb In early December, UKC received an invitation to review the latest incarnation of the Moonboard. Never one to shy away from a... Read more

Mar 2016

thumb Toby Archer looks at the new Jöttnar Asmund, a very lightweight mountain shell with a superb hood. He finds it's highly... Read more

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Apr 2016

thumb In early December, UKC received an invitation to review the latest incarnation of the Moonboard. Never one to shy away from a... Read more

Feb 2016

thumb Introducing the latest addition to the Arc'teryx Atom family: the Atom SL Hoody. Hitting the shops in Spring/Summer 2016, this... Read more

Mar 2016

thumb It's always nice when a new guidebook comes out to an area you love, and there are few areas UKC's Rob Greenwood loves as much as... Read more

Mar 2016

thumb Mitts: perhaps not the sexiest of outdoor clothing, but if the weather is at its worst, or you suffer from cold extremities, then... 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

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

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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