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17 Feb 2017

With its tailored fit, waterproof high fill power down and ultralight fabric, the Ramche 2.0 gives you tons of warmth for not much weight, raves a very toasty Dan Bailey... Read more

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24 Feb 2017

thumbInspired by Osprey's AntiGravity™ technology, Stratos & Sirrus provide a fully adjustable AirSpeed™ ventilated back system which... Read more

20 Feb 2017

thumbThe UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich that is ISPO. Here are some video interviews with brand... Read more

16 Feb 2017

thumbThe UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich that is ISPO. Here are some video interviews with brand... Read more

15 Feb 2017

thumbBerghaus is on the hunt for members of the public to feature in the company's future marketing campaigns. The brand has issued a... Read more

14 Feb 2017

thumbIn 2017, Nikwax marks its first 40 years in the outdoor industry. Established in 1977 by Nick Brown, the first Nikwax commercial... Read more

13 Feb 2017

thumbThe UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich that is ISPO. Here are some video interviews with brand... Read more

13 Feb 2017

thumbEdelweiss Unicore is a revolutionary rope construction process which can be of benefit to every climber. The Unicore process... Read more

9 Feb 2017

thumbAt ISPO 2017 the world's leading outdoor brands showcased new product. We will be bringing you updates on the latest clothing and... Read more

8 Feb 2017

thumbThe Berghaus Hyper 100 jacket has picked up its second major trade award in less than a year. The jacket has won an ISPO Gold... Read more

7 Feb 2017

thumbWant to grab the attention of your climbing centre customers? Create a king line with the new HRT Tufa Elements! Here at Beacon... Read more

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Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

24 Feb 2017

thumbOn 25-26th January UKC were invited to the launch of the forthcoming Petzl GRIGRI+, which is due to hit the shops in April this... Read more

23 Feb 2017

thumbEdelrid have recently joined other hardware brands in releasing a range of headtorches. With its balance of output and burn time,... Read more

21 Feb 2017

thumbBeta Climbing Designs have long been known for by sport climbers for their famous clipstick; now the Project Brush Stick marks... Read more

13 Feb 2017

thumbA winter baselayer should be warm, but still breathable. A high zipped neck and long hem are also essential. In this group test... Read more

5 Feb 2017

thumbHandwear with central heating sounds great, but does the technology meet the needs of climbers and hillwalkers? Dan Bailey can't... Read more

2 Feb 2017

thumbThe new Salamander 2.0 is a complete redesign on the popular Salamander mark one. In fact pretty much the only things that... Read more

30 Jan 2017

thumbDescribed as "suitable for day-long mountain walks on well-marked trails, easy off trail sections and regular slopes without the... Read more

27 Jan 2017

thumbA super-light sleeping bag of high quality goose down - this half kilo bag is not cheap, but it's hard to beat in terms of warmth... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbRob Greenwood reviews this new guidebook to "one of the most underrated rock climbing areas in the UK". Has he hyped it, or hit... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbTen years after it was first launched Scarpa's Charmoz has had a total overhaul. Dan Bailey puts this winter mountain all-rounder... Read more

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