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UKC/UKH Trade Show Reports: OutDoor 2017

Our Top 10 Products

We are just back from the OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We'll be releasing full show reports soon, but to kick things off we've picked our favou...

Climbing Gear and Rock Shoes

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with brand representati...

Mountain Clothing and Footwear

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with brand representati...

Final Roundup

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with brand representati...

Gear News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

21 Jul 2017

thumb Whilst the winter is where it's at for many boulderers, the sunny summer bouldering scene is not to be underestimated. Read more

20 Jul 2017

thumb Ultraviolet (UV) light and dirt are the two most important sources of damage for tents. UV light attacks the fabric, reducing its... Read more

10 Jul 2017

thumb Four 1 and 2 man tents from Macpac which range from backpacking to full-on alpine ready. Read more

7 Jul 2017

thumb Day Walks in the Cotswolds features 20 circular routes, between 7.1 and 12.6 miles (11.5km and 20.2km), suitable for hillwalkers... Read more

28 Jun 2017

thumb There was a double celebration at the OutDoor Show this month for Primus. As well as it being 125 years since the launch of the... Read more

23 Jun 2017

thumb Whilst EDELRID are well known for their extensive range of ropes, the extent of their belay device offerings may not be so... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Alpkit UK manufacturing on the increase with new packs going into production. Read more

Jun 2017

thumb A hydrophobic, three-season down bag that doesn’t empty the wallet and takes you comfortably below freezing temperatures Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Sea to Summit Hammocks are technical, light, compact and comfortable. Ideal for both gram counting back packers, or for campers... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb The Gambit is designed to bridge the gap between the comfort of the Rogue and the technical precision of the Anasazi line. The... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

21 Jul 2017

thumb For waterproofing with less weight, the Epic Lite OD features OutDry technology. In this six-month review, Theo Moore tests this... Read more

18 Jul 2017

thumb Lighter mats tend not to be luxurious, so instead Therm-a-Rest have gone all out for comfort here. Richard Prideaux enjoys... Read more

14 Jul 2017

thumb The Last Hillwalker is a memoir of the hills, exploring through a series of stories the relationship between man and nature, our... Read more

14 Jul 2017

thumb Released in 2016, Wild Country's New Friends are the result of several decades of refinement on the iconic original. Over the... Read more

11 Jul 2017

thumb Though billed as a Via Ferrata boot, the Ayako High GTX is also well suited to adventurous hillwalkers on home shores, says... Read more

7 Jul 2017

thumb If there's a big weight difference between lead climber and belayer, the Edelrid Ohm offers a genuine safety gain. Rob... Read more

23 Jun 2017

thumb It may not set out to rewrite the rules, but we think Climbing Technology's Orion is an excellent take on the polystyrene style... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb The Aptin Shorts and Phasic Evolution T-Shirt are new to the 2017 Arc'teryx line-up; they may not be a budget option, but they go... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however,... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Lightweight climbing chinos with a superb active cut, 3rd Rock's Ramblas trousers can also be worn down the pub without "looking... Read more

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