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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

23 Oct 2017

thumb The Jay II and Jayne II harnesses from EDELRID are affordable, versatile and comfortable for all-day use. Read more

17 Oct 2017

thumb Suffering from elbow, wrist or arm pain? Could Armaid be the solution? Read more

11 Oct 2017

thumb Winter certainly has its challenges. As we transition from cursing the cold, wet weather to dreaming of white, icy mountains and... Read more

10 Oct 2017

thumb Multi award-winning Primus Winter Gas, with its innovative vapour mesh, improves the performance of LP gas cartridges at... Read more

9 Oct 2017

thumb From high alpine expeditions to ski tours and ice climbing – the new Eiger Extreme collection offers the perfect product system... Read more

4 Oct 2017

thumb Transporters are tough, high-quality duffels designed to withstand the rigours of adventure. Representing the pinnacle of... Read more

2 Oct 2017

thumb The AIR FORCE ONE works with single ropes from 8.5mm to 10.5mm in diameter.  It fulfils the needs of beginners using a... Read more

26 Sep 2017

thumb Climbing anchors may not seem to be the most exciting topic for UKC; what is there to know you ask? Surely they are just the... Read more

25 Sep 2017

thumb Red Chili rock shoes are making a comeback in the UK this season. For over 20 years founders Stefan Glowacz and Uwe Hofstädter... Read more

Sep 2017

thumb Berghaus is helping the public to stride out in confidence this autumn with the launch of a new range of waterproof jackets. The... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

20 Oct 2017

thumb The clipstick has become a standard piece of equipment in the sport climber's rack, but the Pongoose Climber 700 offers something... Read more

17 Oct 2017

thumb It may be a niche product, but if you're saving weight on big mountain routes then this incredibly light double rated rope should... Read more

13 Oct 2017

thumb Richard Prideaux puts these bombproof, 'technically advanced trekking trousers' through their paces Read more

10 Oct 2017

thumb A lightweight and highly breathable fleece, the Alpha Flash is ideal for mountain trad, chilly sea cliffs or cold weather... Read more

6 Oct 2017

thumb On 3rd October Montane held a launch for their key products for Autumn/Winter '17 - the Icarus and Phoenix - at the Wylam Brewery... Read more

4 Oct 2017

thumb Southern Sandstone local, Tom Gore, takes a look at the new Rockfax guide to his home turf. Read more

3 Oct 2017

thumb Dan Bailey's curiosity is piqued by a left-field hybrid of down and fleece. It won't be for everyone, he says, but in its niche... Read more

27 Sep 2017

thumb First sold over 30 years ago, Rab's classic down smock is back in production. Its vintage looks haven't changed, but it's what's... Read more

Sep 2017

thumb John Porter, author of the acclaimed Alex MacIntyre biography One Day as a Tiger, examines this new book on the legendary Voytek... Read more

Sep 2017

thumb It's not the lightest in its class, but with hydrophobic down and some unusual design features, the Questar HD is a great... Read more

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