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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

19 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

15 Sep 2017

thumb Having spent a year building up a reputation for great quality products, we are branching out from our renowned Glow Worm... Read more

13 Sep 2017

thumb When it comes to winter backcountry camping, MSR's new Access Tents are carving fresh tracks. Lighter than a classic... Read more

12 Sep 2017

thumb Multi-award winning author Bernadette McDonald pens long-awaited biography of Polish alpinist Voytek Kurtyka Read more

12 Sep 2017

thumb From this Autumn EDELRID are introducing a new rope technology that will eliminate twists and kinks from your climbing rope. Read more

11 Sep 2017

thumb Although Kayland aren't perhaps as well known in the UK as some other Italian footwear brands, they have a range of products that... Read more

8 Sep 2017

thumb Announcing two new photo-location and visitor guidebooks from fotoVUE, Photographing The Peak District by Chris Gilbert and Mick... Read more

7 Sep 2017

thumb For Fall/Winter 2017, Fjӓllrӓven'™s product range ventures above the treeline with the launch of its new Bergtagen collection,... Read more

6 Sep 2017

thumb For the 2018 season Dolomite presents a rich collection with important new features, such as the expansion of the Mountain... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

22 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

18 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

14 Sep 2017

thumb Bridging the gap between Five Ten's relaxed Rogue line and the more technical Anasazi, the Gambit offers both long route comfort... Read more

4 Sep 2017

thumb Whether it's a weekend or a month away, rucksacks ranging from 50-70 litres should cover most needs. The 14 models on test here... Read more

29 Aug 2017

thumb In the age of clickbait, long-form journalism has suffered a decline in the climbing media. The Magician's Glass by Ed Douglas... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb From sport climbing in Finale to walking up Scafell and trad climbing in the Highlands, Victoria de Ga has been living in... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb For long days on mountain rock, or laid-back low-grade cragging sessions, this comfy and supportive shoe is easy on the feet,... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb It's not the last word in ultralight, says Dan Bailey, but for its weight you'd struggle to find a sturdier or more spacious solo... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb One of the lighter models in the popular Trango range, the Trango Tower GTX makes a superb boot for UK scrambling days, says Tom... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb Whether you're walking, climbing or running, summer is the time to save weight on your rain shell. We've compared nine at a range... Read more

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