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Boulder Britain 2nd Edition

As well as being a fantastic resource that shines a light on some hitherto under-publicised areas, this guidebook is fun through...

Mammut Perform Down Bag -7

Available with either down or synthetic fill, and in different models for men and women, Mammut's Recovery Series of sleeping bags feature a wider cut for a more relaxed and less restrictive night's sleep. This design has both pros and cons, says Dan Bailey....

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking, ski touring, or climbing something big but non-technical overseas, this is one satisfyingly ergonomic ice axe.

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Range - the ultimate softshell?

For this season Mountain Equipment have refreshed their Kinesis range, offering two new legwear options as well as an updated jacket. Among the current generation of lined softshells the Kinesis is hard to beat, says Dan Bailey,...

Lowe Alpine Halcyon 35-40 Pack

Whether you're winter or alpine climbing, hillwalking or out on a minimalist backpacking trip, the Halcyon is a tough and well-designed all-rounder at a price it's hard to argue with, says Toby Archer. But it'd be good if they could improve the axe...

Munros montage  © SMC

The Munros - the definitive new hill guide from the SMC

A nice compact system for one person  © Dan Bailey

JetBoil Stash - neat nesting stove system


Open Comp Win 6 Mammut Sender quickdraws

Win a 6 pack of the new Mammut Sender quickdraws.

Open Comp Win a DexShell Sock bundle

DexShell may be a new brand to some UKC and UKH readers. However, their range of waterproof socks, gloves and hats already have a big following amongst many cyclists, mountain bikers and runners in particular. 

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Montane Alpine Spirit GORE-TEX Jacket with Summit Financial Services

For over 22 years Summit Financial Services has provided life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover for climbers & mountaineers

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Sprayway women's Vista or men's Kenmore Jacket

Waterproof jackets are our bread and butter, it's where it all began. From our first...

Winners announced WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Deuter Guide 34+ packs

Just in time for winter - when you'll need an alpine pack to be carrying all your extra kit - Deuter...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Beal PHANTOM climbing harness featuring Recycled Polyester

Beal are giving you the chance to win one PHANTOM climbing harness, now...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket

As part of our drive towards sustainable production, we're always looking for ways to make our kit...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Jetboil Stash all-in-one Stove System

The Stash is the lightest all-in-one backpacking stove system that Jetboil has ever made.

Deals on Scarpa walking boots and climbing shoes, save 30%

Kailash Plus GTX now £139, save 30%!

New Mammut Sender Quickdraws and 4 Slide Harness

The Sender quickdraws and 4 Slide Harness from Mammut are brand new for this season. The 4 Slide Harness comes in at just £55, making it a very affordable option.

DOLOMITE Velocissima

Dolomite presents the new entry for summer 2021: Velocissima. An Italian-made shoe that ably combines over a century of...

Beal VIRUS 10mm - Active line climbing rope.

The ultimate single rope when it comes to versatility, the VIRUS 10mm works with the majority of belay...

The Munros (SMC)

This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the...

Berghaus products find a second life with Rehaused by Dirtbags

Berghaus has teamed up with Cumbrian climbing company Dirtbags to launch a new...

Nikwax Tech Wash® and TX.Direct® proven to be the highest performing care system f

Fixe redesigns its anchor line launching 75 new references

Masters of Exploration – The new Rab Khroma ski mountaineering collection


Save 35% on selected rock climbing shoes

Save 35% on Five.Ten and Evolv, plus deals on women's Boreal Jokers and La Sportiva Finales

Save over 30% on top brands at Outside

Time to stock up on winter bargains - wrap up with down jacket deals or tramp out whatever the weather in bargain boots and waterproofs.


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

ISPO 2020

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

ISPO 2020 Best in Show

The first major trade show of the new decade brought the world's outdoor industry to Munich in an annual pageant of product fondling and hobnobbing. Here are some of our highlights...

ISPO 2020 New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup of the most...

ISPO 2020 New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup of the most...

ISPO 2020 New Climbing Gear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this...

ISPO 2020 Final Report

We spent the start of the month catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this...


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