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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Lowe Alpine Altus 42 Pack

Sturdy, comfy and built for big loads, the Altus might not be light but it is likeable says Dan Bailey

Scarpa's New SL Active Boot

Scarpa's SL boot is 35 this year. A lot has changed in the outdoor world since then; now in its ninth version, has the new SL Active kept pace?

MSR Elixir 1 Tent

"It might not be light but I think the Elixir 1 is bloody great" says Toby Archer, "a clever, tough and spacious solo tent that doesn't cost silly money"

Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

A robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin...

Group Test

Group Test Half Ropes for UK Trad

Over the last few months the UKC Test Team have been putting six pairs of half ropes through their paces. Though they're all good, we...

La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe

The TX2 has the lightness, comfort and grippy tread of a trail shoe without sacrificing performance on the rock, says Tom Ripley....

Osprey Mutant 38 Pack

It's light, comfy and well featured - but why did this superb climber's pack have to be so dark coloured, asks Toby Archer?

Five Ten Quantum VCS

North Wales Slate

Dolomite Kendal GTX Leather Boots

Waymaking - A Women's Adventure Writing Anthology


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

REEL ROCK 13 - Big Screen Sends and Stories

The Reel Rock Film Tour is returning to the UK and Ireland bringing a collection of climbing's greatest stories, stars and sends to the big screen!

Edelrid Riot & Shark: The Perfect Combo

Now that the weather is turning colder it's time to start thinking about venturing into the mountains for some winter activities. Edelrid have a large range of products specifically developed for this purpose.

El Chorro Rockfax – Pre-order Now

The Spain : El Chorro Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at the special offer price of £26.95 (about €29.85 - RRP £32.95). Pre-orders will be sent out as soon as we receive stock which is expected to be the first week of December.

Climbing Technology Winter Range

Climbing Technology's range of winter specific equipment gets better each year. For winter 2018 / 2019 they have a...

30% off Biographies at Vertebrate Publishing

According to some forecasters we're in for our coldest winter in eight years. With freezing temperatures...

Grivel Stealth Helmets with RECCO Reflector

GRIVEL, a leader in mountain equipment, and RECCO, a Swedish company which produces rescue technology to make...

DMM Ice Axe Range

For winter 2018/19 the tried and tested range of DMM ice axes has been updated with new colourways and laser markings. DMM tools are...

Evolv X1

New season down jackets

The Climbers Shop Expedition Event - 10/11th November

Exposure Lights launch new HT1000 & HT500 Head Torches


Scarpa Vapour V and Oxygen GTX only £79!!!

Mega deals on Scarpa Vapour V climbing shoes and Oxygen GTX approach shoes at Outside.co.uk

30% OFF ABK Oldstone Light Pants at Outside.co.uk

Cool, euro climbing pants from ABK - were £70 now only £49 at Outside!

Prism Bag Mega Deal

Now 46% off, the Montane Prism Sleeping Bag has been built for changing conditions in the UK, or for expeditions where high levels of moisture are expected.


Latest Review Compilations

These feature many different product ranges, reviewed by the UKC editorial team

2-Person 3-Season Tents

The balance of space, weather performance and packability makes this a versatile size of tent. We've been using seven different models; each has its pros and cons.

Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats

Modern insulated inflatable mats provide excellent warmth for a minimal weight, but which is the best model for your intended use? We compare five mats across the price range.


Trade Show Reports

OutDoor 2018

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

Our Top 10 Products

We're just back from the annual gear fest that is the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. From the thousands of products on show, here are a few that really caught our eye.

Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and here you can see some of the best products in the climbing equipment category that we saw:

Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the rock shoes and footwear category:

Clothing

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new...

Camping Gear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourfuland exciting new...

Packs

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new...


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