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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

20 Apr 2018

thumbForgotten the last time you actually stayed dry inside that expensive hard shell that you bought not so very long ago? Remember...

19 Apr 2018

thumbSuperlight, exceptionally packable down insulation. Designed for cool, dry conditions, rest phases, and static activities. The...

18 Apr 2018

thumbFive years. This is how long the designers at Black Diamond have been working to create this unique line of climbing shoes. As...

17 Apr 2018

thumbWith the success of our competiton that is currently running on UKC to win 1 of 10 Bulletproof carabiners. We thought it would be...

16 Apr 2018

thumbAfter the success of our recent competition that gave 3 lucky climbers the chance to win either the Voltage, Fusion VCR or the...

13 Apr 2018

thumbThe new Scarpa Mescalito blends the comfort, support and protection of a mountain boot with the sensitivity and weight of an...

11 Apr 2018

thumbFor the redevelopment of the classic Quantum, we worked with the Huber brothers, Alex and Thomas, to develop an all-around...

10 Apr 2018

thumbThe BetaStick Evo is the culmination of 15 years' experience, research and design in remote clipping devices. It has evolved to...

9 Apr 2018

thumbThe Kalymnos Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at the special offer price of £24.95 (about €28.60 - RRP...

6 Apr 2018

thumbThe new ultralight Levity is a synergy of pioneering material and design, achieving a new pinnacle in ventilation.

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

20 Apr 2018

thumbThe WindBurner range has been extended for 2018 to include a new remote canister stove and various pots and pans to go with it....

17 Apr 2018

thumbPatagonia have something of a reputation when it comes to creating cult classics, and the Nano Puff is one of them. So how does...

13 Apr 2018

thumbThe Sharp Edge is a versatile and genuinely female-tailored ski mountaineering shell that will serve you well both up and...

10 Apr 2018

thumbDesigned for big single days or light multi-day use, the the Octal 55 from Gregory is a lightweight pack that doesn't compromise...

6 Apr 2018

thumbCombining a shoe-like feel with B2 mountain boot performance, the Ribelle Tech represents a step change in technical...

3 Apr 2018

thumbBouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger,...

30 Mar 2018

thumbThe Tupilak Pack is Mountain Equipment's first new rucksack in many years. We've had it on exclusive review for the last few...

27 Mar 2018

thumbNew for 2018, Therm-a-Rest's Parsec 20 is a three season sleeping bag using high quality hydrophobic down to give you plenty of...

Mar 2018

thumbGo to any busy crag or wall and you'll probably see a pair of Anasazis. As a versatile and comfy shoe they are popular with good...

Mar 2018

thumbOffering plenty of warmth for its modest size, the Apogee is a decent lightweight synthetic belay jacket at a fair price, says...

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