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REVIEW: Boreal Satori

Boreal Satori

The Boreal Satori's mid-range flex makes it a great shoe for steep bouldering and sport climbing, says Theo Moore

LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole

This is a superb and well-designed folding pole that improves on previous LEKI models. The new mechanism may become the standard that others one day follow, says Alan James

Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Martin McKenna makes the best of a lean season to trial Petzl's two new top-end technical ice tools.

Osprey Skarab 30 Pack

This versatile day pack is well suited to hillwalking and general outdoor life, says Dan Bailey. It'll even do you for a lightweight hut trip...

Jottnar Odin Shell & Vanir Overtrousers

Featuring a new proprietary waterproof fabric, Skjoldr, this jacket and trouser combo competes head to head with other top-of-the-range shells. Does the performance match the best? Toby Archer thinks so

La Sportiva Women's Otaki & Skwama

Thermowave Merino Xtreme Baselayer

Alpkit's New Glove Range

The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka

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Edelrid Bulletproof

"It is rare these days that something genuinely new and interesting happens in the world of karabiners, but the EDELRID Bulletproof is a real step forwards" - Alan James, UKC Review

It's hard to argue with too, as the Bulletproof is far from heavy, yet offers heavyweight durability due to its...


Latest News

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PRODUCT NEWS: Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country is one of the original creators of passive protections with its Classic Rocks. Continuing to innovate with more versatile and lightweight protection options, the Wild Country passive protection range covers all manners of sizes and sh...

Rab Sleeping Bag Range

Driven by a pursuit of excellence, we believe the best way to ensure the quality of our sleeping bags is to fill them in our own factory in Derbyshire. This allows us to strictly control the amount and quality of the down going into our bags. Once they are...

The Upgraded Deuter Exosphere

Deuter's Exopshere range of sleeping bags has been totally revamped for Spring 2019, offering unparalleled comfort and a perfect night's sleep and with the ability to expand by up to 25% you will be able to move more than ever before.

Rockcity Plywood Volumes

Rockcity has introduced a new line of plywood volumes to compliment their established climbing hold collection.

Any-weather adventures are easy with the Primus PrimeTech cooking system

The days are getting longer and bank holiday season is on its way. If you're...

Montane Updates Fast Alpine 40 Climbing Pack

New for this season, Montane have updated their iconic Fast Alpine climbing pack to increase usability and...

Scarpa - Women's Collection: Instinct VSRW, Maestro, Vapor, Arpia

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted...

Five Ten Asym VCS (Men's and Women's)

Fjӓllrӓven unveils its Spring/Summer 2019 collection

Scarpa - Arpia and Vapour V

Greg Chapman's new LakesBloc book is available to pre-order


Grivel G1+ Deal and La Sportiva Genius Deal at Outside

Save 46% on G1+ winter alpine and walking axes; plus Genius climbing shoes at £99.

Time for a new helmet? 30% off selected climbing helmets!

Is your old helmet looking a bit battered? Time for a new one? Or maybe you don't even have one! 30% off selected climbing helmets at Outside.co.uk

Mountain Equipment Arete Hooded Down Jacket - Save 38%

A high quality down jacket for under £100? Yes! Save a whopping 38%. The Arete Hooded Down Jacket by Mountain Equipment is an ultralight, narrow baffled down jacket for Men. All yours for £99 (RRP £160) .

Save 30% on Rab Microlight Alpine and Microlight Summit jackets

We've extended the Outside Winter Sale with more Rab now at 30% off.


Latest Review Compilations

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

GROUP TEST: Women's All-Round Harnesses

Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine female-specific models here.

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive shoes with a good edge. How did they all do?

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.


Trade Show Reports

ISPO 2019

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number caught our attention in particular...

New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really rather...

New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really rather have been...

New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really rather have been...


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