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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

23 Sep 2016

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

19 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

16 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

13 Sep 2016

thumb No matter what you might think, even for experienced climbers a VF set is an essential purchase if attempting a via ferrata.... Read more

9 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

6 Sep 2016

thumb A bouldering mat that feels harder or softer, depending how high your fall, the Wrap is also comfy to carry. It's a winning... Read more

2 Sep 2016

thumb This well-cut hard shell is up for anything from hillwalking and scrambling to winter and alpine mountaineering. It is very... Read more

Aug 2016

thumb Arc'teryx's new Arakys is an ultra-light approach shoe with an interesting set of features. So how does UKC's Ellie Fuller get on... Read more

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Aug 2016

thumb Arc'teryx's new Arakys is an ultra-light approach shoe with an interesting set of features. So how does UKC's Ellie Fuller get on... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb Over spring and into summer we've tested eight pairs of light-to-medium weight softshell trousers on valley and mountain crags,... Read more

16 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

Aug 2016

thumb Since most climbers do a bit of everything, there's a lot to be said for a harness that does too. Over spring and summer 2016 the... 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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