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The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. We were blown away by the variety and... Read more
A couple of weeks ago UKC/H were out in Germany at the huge tradeshow of ISPO in Munich. We dropped in to as many outdoor brands... Read more
The team from UKC were recently at the giant trade show of ISPO in Munich. We saw a lot of products, drank a little bit of German... Read more
A revolutionary taped-seam WINDSTOPPER® shell adds exponential wind and weather resistance to the PrimaLoft®-insulated Convergent... Read more
The harness and rope report is the second in a series of write-ups from 2014's OutDoor Show, where we look at what the future of... Read more
The hardware report is the first in a series of write-ups from 2014's OutDoor Show, where we look at what the future of climbing... Read more
This was the third time Black Diamond launched the 'Chasin' the rubbish' initiative. The Black Diamond Team, Black Diamond... Read more
With the alpine summer season now in full swing many people are getting kitted out with spikey, shiney toys to safeguard their... Read more
In 1987 Black Diamond made a conscious decision to focus their efforts and resources on hardgoods, figuring that creating... Read more
The final report from ISPO this year covers Packs, Sleeping Bags and General Camping / other items.
With some really great kit... Read more
Black Diamond ReviewsIndependent reviews from the UKC gear testers
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
Thinking of buying some new ice screws?
In this comparison review we have ice screws from the best in the business. From... Read more
Phil Ebert tests out the BDV Jacket and Pants from Black Diamond.
"Given that many soft-shell jackets are now often pitched... Read more
Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. In this review we take a... Read more
One piece of gear that you can never do without when roped climbing is a quickdraw. In this comparative review, Alan James takes... Read more
You may only have two hands, but in winter you can never have too many gloves. This collection spans a range of makes, models and... Read more
In this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you... Read more
According to Viv Scott, the Petzl Lynx and Black Diamond Stinger are leading the charge in lightweight replaceable front crampon... Read more
The UKC team looks at high performing ice axes from top brands such as Petzl, DMM, Black Diamond, Grivel and Edelrid.
If you... Read more
Mark Glaister takes a look at 5 screwgate karabiners each with an added feature that improves the safety of the belay system -... Read more