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23 Jan 2017

Ten years after it was first launched Scarpa's Charmoz has had a total overhaul. Dan Bailey puts this winter mountain all-rounder through its paces, and he's impressed ...very impressed. Read more

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12 Jan 2017

thumb Ever gone out wearing your favourite down jacket, got caught in the rain and ended up feeling wet and cold? Maybe you thought... Read more

11 Jan 2017

thumb The Scarpa Phantom Tech is the ultimate mountaineering boot and is ideal for all modern alpinism, especially ice fall, mixed and... Read more

2 Jan 2017

thumb Yak wool provides superior warmth, breathability and moisture transfer compared to Merino Read more

Dec 2016

thumb Love your down jacket but wish you could wear it in the rain?  Well thanks to Nikwax and it's revolutionary, environmentally... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb 3rd Rock introduces new organic climbing trousers for men. Bright and subtle colours, all made for durability and cut for maximum... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb This rope has it all and is our most popular of the Evolution series. Just the right amount of stiffness, so your rope doesn't... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb When pitched against a selection of different brands of LPgas cartridges head-to-head in temperatures of -8°C Primus Winter Gas... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb The all new Scarpa Chimera is the pinnacle of modern climbing shoe design and innovation. Designed by the legendary Heinz... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb The Resolution is a unique fully waterproof box-wall down jacket, offering unrivalled levels of warmth and weather protection. Read more

Dec 2016

thumb Overlayering jacket providing fast block insulation and functionality for high mountain activities in extreme or prolonged cold,... Read more

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Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

19 Jan 2017

thumb A classic mountaineering axe, the DMM Raptor has been around since 1999. In this review the current model goes head-to-head... Read more

16 Jan 2017

thumb The result of 12 years of development, Alpkit's new top-end shell is billed as a fully-featured mountain waterproof at a highly... Read more

13 Jan 2017

thumb Chasing the Ephemeral by Scottish winter new route guru Simon Richardson is a guidebook with a difference. We think it's an... Read more

9 Jan 2017

thumb Jöttnar's new Magni is a mid-weight fleece that serves either as a mid-layer or an outer. It's neither light nor cheap, says Dan... Read more

6 Jan 2017

thumb For their a new range of waterproof products Montane have teamed up with Gore-Tex for the first time. Kevin Woods gives the... Read more

2 Jan 2017

thumb If you're kitting out a smaller climber, the Fraggle II harness, Kids Shield II helmet and Crocy shoes make a great combination.... Read more

30 Dec 2016

thumb In this reprint of one of HW Tilman's nautical books, he voyages through ice-choked polar seas in a tiny wooden boat in search of... Read more

27 Dec 2016

thumb The latest Rockfax guide to South Wales Sport Climbs has just been published and we have managed to get two reviews which... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb We compare eight of the best all-round sport climbing ropes, the sort of reliable workhorse that many will use as their sole rope... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb The Extrem 8000 Pro is Berghaus' top-end mountain shell, and includes a number of funky design features. Its price tag is top-end... Read more

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