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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Mountain Equipment Alpamayo and Fitzroy Jackets

Among midweight synthetic insulated jackets for winter climbing and all-round mountain use, the Fitzroy has...

SALEWA Alpine Hemp Climbing Collection

Though it comes at a premium price, the quality of this climbing-oriented clothing range speaks for itself, says Rob Greenwood, while the use of more environmentally friendly fibres is also a major selling point. 

Montane Fireball Jacket - lightweight insulation on the move

If you're after a synthetic insulated layer that you can put on and wear all day, stationary or working hard, and not end up a clammy mess, then this quietly understated jacket really is one to beat, says Dan Bailey.

Mountain Equipment Climbing Collection

From fleeces to legwear, Rob Greenwood crag-tests a load of clobber from Mountain Equipment's extensive range of climbing clothing.

Marmot Mitre Peak - lightweight technical shell

A Gore-Tex Active shell with a climbing-oriented cut and feature set, the Mitre Peak is a stripped-down option that will take you from technical summer alpine climbing, through to all seasons and uses in the UK - with the exception of...


Open Comp Win a Grivel Duetto Helmet

The Duetto is the most innovative and lightest doubl...

Open Comp Win a Montane Pac Plus XT and Fireball Jacket

To celebrate the launch of the Pac Plus XT and Fireball Jacket for AW'21 we're giving away a winter bundle to one lucky winner.

Open Comp Win 1 of 10 Nikwax Essentials Kits plus 1 mega Alpkit prize

Win 1 of 10 Nikwax Essentials Kits plus 1 mega prize includes an Alpkit Definition Jacket!

Open Comp Win a Pair of Unparallel Flagship LV

UNPARALLEL's new Flagship Women LV shoe is the pinnacle of climbing performance. Our athlete Staša Gejo, who...

Open Comp Win a Mountain Equipment Baltoro or Trango Jacket!

From the high peaks of the Himalaya to the frozen expanse of Antarctica, our insulated clothing...

Open Comp Win a 66°North Snæfell jacket

Made from Polartec NeoShell®, the Snæfell shell jacket is waterproof to 10,000 mm and has an unrivaled ability to stop...

Open Comp Win a set of Wild Country Zero Offset Friends

Friends are the most iconic protection ever made. Wild Country is now introducing the new Offset...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Nalgene Sustain - Built with a certified 50% recycled material

Fully committed to the circular economy, Nalgene have pioneered the use of Tritan Renew resin to construct their iconic drinks bottle. Built with a certified 50% material recycled from waste plastic, Nalgene Sustain bottles are now available in...

Give your outdoor gear and footwear its winter service with Nikwax.

The Nikwax Essentials kit is the ultimate all-round service for your outdoor wardrobe.

Little Peak Press - Autumn/Winter 2021

Little Peak Press publishes and reviews books inspired by time spent in the mountains and other wild lands. We aspire to make beautiful books that take you to these places.

COROS VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch

An adventure by definition is an exciting experience. With the VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch, COROS brings you bold...

Trango Raptor Ice Tool

The Raptor is our all-around ice and mixed tool. The grip is one-piece molded rubber for comfort, durability and reduced...

3RD ROCK Core Climbing Collection

The 21/22 core collection from 3RD ROCK pairs freedom to move with sustainability - inspired by forests and made with...

Wye Valley crags added to Rockfax Digital + free for 2 weeks

We are delighted to announce the addition of several big crags above the River Wye on the...

Wild Country Introduces the NEW Offset Zero Friend

Entire Lake District Climbs guide free on Rockfax Digital until 8th October

Red Chili Round-up - Magnet, Spirit, Knee Pads and Jamming Gloves

The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit range at Ellis Brigham


Buy a pair of Scarpa mountaineering boots and save 30% on Grivel Air-Tech cra

Are you ready for winter? Save 10% on a pair of Scarpa...

Save £85 - Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Pullover 50% Off!

Just arrived at Outside - bag a bargain down layer from Outdoor Research

Moon Crash Mats 12% off at Outside

Bouldering season is upon us, so we've knocked some money off Moon bouldering mats for you


Latest Group Tests

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

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides...

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budgets of...

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.


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 u...

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...

Spotlight '21 New Climbing Gear Autumn/Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops...

Spotlight '21 New Clothing Autumn/Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality new...

Spotlight '21 New Gear Autumn/Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and...


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