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25 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

22 Aug 2016

thumb This is a well designed walker's rucksack, reckons Toby Archer, with an airflow back system that's particularly good for those of... Read more

16 Aug 2016

thumb Got whiffy feet? From climbing shoes to walking boots, Lemon Sole spray is made to keep outdoor footwear fresh. Martin McKenna... Read more

12 Aug 2016

thumb Billed as one of the world's lightest breathable waterproof jackets, Alpkit's new Gravitas achieves impressive weight savings... Read more

9 Aug 2016

thumb Looking for a comfy, light, warm and well made air mattress for all your UK backpacking, bikepacking, camping and bivvying needs?... Read more

5 Aug 2016

thumb Bold, bright and sassy: Moon's Sigma Vest and Cyphette Pants pull no punches, technically or visually, says Heather Swift. Read more

3 Aug 2016

thumb Light, stretchy and comfortable, Women's Fulcrum Pants are a great choice for warm weather walking and cragging, thinks Pegs... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb Ben Masterson reviews a new guidebook to the wealth of quality crags in Asturias, a Spanish sport destination that you can... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb To most UK based climbers the name of Steve Bell will not be a familiar one – however look at the founders of the UK's... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb The Booster is part of Beal's Intensive line - a series aimed at high performance climbers, while offering added durability. Alan... Read more

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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

Jun 2016

thumb For those who are short of attention, I can summarise the following review in a single word: sensitivity. Were I to use a second... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb To most UK based climbers the name of Steve Bell will not be a familiar one – however look at the founders of the UK's... Read more

May 2016

thumb The multi pitch trad paradise of Lofoten may not instantly spring to mind as a bouldering destination, but this beautifully... 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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