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Deuter Gogo XS Kids' Pack

Robust, comfy and a good size for little people, this is a worthwhile investment if you want a child's pack that'll last, says Dan Bailey

Edelrid's Bulletproof Karabiners

The Edelrid Bullet was first introduced in 2016, and the range has since extended to include screwgates and HMS belay karabiners. We've had a selection on long-term test. Here's what we think.

Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 Pack

Having used this versatile little pack for everything from hillwalking and mountain rock to the daily cycle commute, Toby Archer finds he has a lot to say about it.

Hanwag Tatra II Boots

Well-built, comfy and supportive - if you're after a pair of traditional leather walking boots then these take some beating. We're...

The SMC Guide to the Outer Hebrides

There are few places more special in this world than the Outer Hebrides, but can the SMC's latest guidebook do the area...

GSI Outdoors Microlite Flasks

They're tough, they're light and they keep things hot for ages - and that's pretty much all you could ask of an insulated bottle,...

Macpac Pursuit 40 V3 Rucksack

Tough and functional but still surprisingly light - in terms of technical packs, does the Pursuit 40 have it all, wonders Martin...

Shorts & T-Shirts from Mountain Equipment

Sea to Summit Alpha Pot Set 2.2

Petzl OUISTITI Kid's Harness & PICCHU Helmet

Group Test 2-Person 3-Season Tents


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Discover a range of adventures in Innsbruck with this new Cicerone guidebook

This guidebook presents 60 routes covering some of the best day walks, scrambles, hut-to-hut walks, alpine mountaineering, sport climbing, via ferratas, mountain-biking routes, road rides, city and trail runs and family activities the Innsbruck area has to offer.

adidas ROCKSTARS 21st and 22nd September

Impressive, gravity-defying moves on vertical walls are guaranteed when the world's best bouldering athletes fight for an entry to the superfinal at the annual adidas ROCKSTARS invitational that is hosted in Germany on the 21st and 22nd of...

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival Announced

The 2018 Kendal Mountain Literature Festival programme has today been unveiled, revealing a diverse programme of events featuring some of the UK's foremost authors of nature, landscape and mountain literature.

Montane Alpha Balance Jacket and Iridium Hybrid Hoodie

For over 25 years Montane has pioneered lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment for fast-paced...

Lattice assessments now available at Big Rock in Milton Keynes

Big Rock Climbing joins the Lattice Trianing partner walls programme with Lattice Board...

Grivel Pack Collection

A range of packs from Grivel to suit all your ambitions whether they be on snow, ice or rock.

The Hueco Range from Mammut

The Hueco range is a new range of approach shoes from Mammut which look as good on the street as they do at the crag. There's...

Now available to pre-order: Wild Light – Scotland's Mountain Landscape

Sea to Summit - Ultra-Sil® Storage Range

Gear up for winter treks with Hanwag's latest Rock collection

Primus stoves offer performance without compromise


Deal of the Month - Montane Prism 0 Sleeping Bags - 42% off

Montane Prism 0 Sleeping Bags - Now only £139 (RRP £240), a mahoosive 42% off! Ideal for use where high levels of moisture may be expected, although not waterproof, the Prism Sleeping Bag features PRIMALOFT® insulation...

Taunton Leisure Summer Sale Now On

Summer Sale Now On with savings on Rab, Mountain Equipment, The North Face and many more clothing, footwear, climbing and camping brands.

The Outside Summer Sale has started

The Outside Summer Sale has started – softshells, waterproofs (what, you think it's never going to rain again?) and midlayers at up to 30% off. Get in there while we have your size!

DMM Deals on Slings, Mithril harness & Zenith Pack

Just landed - new deals on DMM Dynatec and Nylon Slings - Save 25%. DMM Mithril Harness, save 29% and DMM Zenith Pack, save 22%. Great deals and essentials for every trad climber!


Latest Review Compilations

These feature many different product ranges, reviewed by the UKC editorial team

2-Person 3-Season Tents

The balance of space, weather performance and packability makes this a versatile size of tent. We've been using seven different models; each has its pros and cons.

Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats

Modern insulated inflatable mats provide excellent warmth for a minimal weight, but which is the best model for your intended use? We compare five mats across the price range.


Trade Show Reports

OutDoor 2018

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

Our Top 10 Products

We're just back from the annual gear fest that is the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. From the thousands of products on show, here are a few that really caught our eye.

Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and here you can see some of the best products in the climbing equipment category that we saw:

Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the rock shoes and footwear category:

Clothing

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new...

Camping Gear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourfuland exciting new...

Packs

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new...


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