UKC

Gear News and Reviews

Manufacturers - tell us about your latest climbing products
Climbers - would you like to review a product? Send us your review  
Search Gear

Or list by:

Gear News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

15 Jan 2018

thumbExtensively researched by local activists with many years of rock-climbing experience on the coast of West Cornwall, this...

8 Jan 2018

thumbRab introduce their ultimate winter waterproof combo - an extremely robust Jacket and bib designed using their exclusive...

19 Dec 2017

thumbBuilt for big mountain realities, the Rush Jacket delivers waterproof, windproof protection with comfort and durability. Rugged...

Dec 2017

thumbThe Maestro is a revolutionary new shoe from SCARPA that offers stability for standing on small edges and yet has enough flex for...

Dec 2017

thumbFarpoint and the new female specific Fairview are the perfect travelling companions, featuring the comfort and benefits of a...

Dec 2017

thumbTraining finger strength away from home can be tricky, not having access to a climbing gym or your hangboard at home. We want to...

Dec 2017

thumbThe great classic for adventure climbing. Light and free-running for ease of use on long routes, on the crag and in the...

Dec 2017

thumbWith a new tapered shape and easy grip design, the Primus TrailBreak Vacuum Bottle is the perfect companion for serious hikers or...

Dec 2017

thumbFull protection in a lightweight, all-round, and high performance hardshell. Versatility is key for the Beta LT Jacket, designed...

Dec 2017

thumbFor winter 2016/2017 Asolo supported the work of the Lake District Park Authority by equipping their Fell Top Assessors - Graham...

Older gear news

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

16 Jan 2018

thumbEveryone likes a pair of jeans that you can climb in, but still look good down the pub - and the Mercury Jeans certainly tick...

12 Jan 2018

thumbIf you hear the name Beal you'll probably think ropes, but the brand has a range of hardwear too. The new Be Free Rubber is a...

9 Jan 2018

thumbMarrying weatherproof fabrics with a snazzy pile lining, this is a bit of a cutting edge softshell, reckons Dan Bailey. Perhaps...

2 Jan 2018

thumbBuilt to last, and with a massive 130 litre capacity, this simple and well designed duffel is all the travel bag Nick Brown needs.

30 Dec 2017

thumbA simple and lightweight shell in Gore-Tex Pro, the Arcteryx Beta LT is an ideal all-season all-rounder for the weight conscious,...

27 Dec 2017

thumbWeighing only 56g, yet maxing out at 150 lumens, the Iota's impressive power:weight ratio makes it a great backup torch. But it...

22 Dec 2017

thumbThought you'd heard everything about that infamous 1977 expedition? This short, beautifully presented account from Doug Scott...

22 Dec 2017

thumbAlan Hinkes is still the only Brit to have climbed all the world's 8000m peaks. Terry Abraham's new biopic of this...

21 Dec 2017

thumbSome say that bouldering, due to its elegant simplicity, is the purest form of climbing. Maybe that was once the case, but it...

19 Dec 2017

thumbLight and versatile, Asolo's Freney XT is a B2 boot with the weight and comfort of a B1, says Tom Ripley

Older gear reviews