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Scarpa Little Terra kid's boot

If you don't want to put the kids off walking for life, then make sure their boots are easy on the feet. These little brown...

Montane Azote 32 pack

Dan Bailey tries a new hillwalking daypack from Montane. His feelings? It's a love/hate thing. Well at least it didn't leave him indifferent.  

North York Moors

A guidebook should inform, educate and entertain, says Rob Greenwood, and Franco Cookson's guide to the North Yorks Moors does each in abundance, shining a bright light on this unjustly neglected area.

Arc'teryx Atom LT jacket - a lightweight best worn on the go

The Atom LT may not be very warm or particularly weather-resistant, but its breathability on the move makes this a very good example of 'active insulation', reckons Dave Saunders. But is it better classed as a jacket or a midlayer?...

Montane Running Packs: Gecko VP5+, Gecko VP20+ and Gecko Ultra V+

Rob Greenwood puts three new running packs from Montane through their paces, while training for - and successfully completing - a Bob Graham Round.

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Julbo Sunglasses: Monterosa 2, Montebianco 2 and Shield M


Open Comp Win an Exped Black Ice Pack

What makes Exped backpacks unique: we call it refined to the basics - clean design paired with focus on the necessary and removal of unnecessary parts and other bells and whistles. It ultimately leads to reduction in weight and use of r...

Open Comp Win a Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0

Win a Rab Kinetic 2.0 waterproof jacket. Our softest hardshell combining exceptional breathability with waterproof protection from the elements.

Open Comp Win 1 of 2 pairs of Boreal Crux climbing shoes!

Your chance to win a pair of the new Boreal Crux, the latest high performance rock shoe from Boreal.

Open Comp Win a Troll Bundle Worth up to £200

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Open Comp Win a Beal ANTIDOTE 10.2mm Active Line climbing rope

Beal are giving you the chance to win one ANTIDOTE 10.2mm x 70m Active Line climbing rope. Versatile cragging rope...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a pair of Five Ten NIAD Moccasym

Boulder problem or crack climb, the adidas Five Ten NIAD Moccasym Climbing Shoes deliver comfort and...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Black Diamond Zone Harness

Designed for the lightweight sport climbing redpoint, ice route or alpine mission, the Black Diamond...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

LifeStraw : New Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottles with Filter

LifeStraw : New Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottles with Filter

Beal VERDON II 9mm Half Ropes

Beal VERDON II 9mm is a classic half rope giving maximum security for all climbing types.

Attermire Update on Rockfax Digital

The first of three updates to Rockfax Digital this month is a completely new guide to Attermire on Yorkshire Limestone. This beautiful crag has seen a lot of new route activity and the coverage has been expanded to include the majority of the...

Beta Eco

Beta Eco is constructed using recycled materials wherever possible in an effort to lead the way for environmentally sustainable climbing...

South West Sport Climbing updates for Rockfax Digital

As part of our monthly updates to Rockfax Digital we're pleased to announce two whole new...

Berghaus extends performance baselayer range

Berghaus has added two lightweight and versatile styles to its popular range of baselayers. Designed for a...

Discover Samaya® 2021 new tents

Samaya® places excellence and innovation at the heart of its development in order to offer high-performance objects...

BOREAL Crux performance climbing shoe


Evolv rock shoe reviews and bargains at Outside

After a frankly miserable winter stuck indoors, we've been out playing with Evolv's Zenist rock shoes.


Latest Group Tests

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

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a d...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size...

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...


Trade Show Reports

Spotlight '21

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

Spotlight '21 New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing off...

Spotlight '21 New Clothing Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us about their products that are hitting the market now and they've shown us their best new jackets, crag and casual clothing, running wear and everything...

Spotlight '21 New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently...

Spotlight '21 Final Spring/Summer '21 Gear Roundup

In the final roundup of new gear for spring/summer 2021, we've got an eclectic mix of packs, headtorches, water purifiers, clothing treatments and more - all in shops near you now.


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