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19 May 2017

Following a re-design, the new Petzl SIROCCO is a big improvement on the original, says Theo Moore. No longer at risk of looking like a giant tangerine, he has been sporting it on crags from Pembrokeshire to the Peak. Here's what he thought. Read more

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23 May 2017

thumbThere is something about the Western Isles that casts a spell over the heart, drawing visitors back time and again. Perhaps it's... Read more

22 May 2017

thumbAgripp climbing holds are now availabile in PE (polyester resin) variants with a corresponding saving of around 20% on the PU... Read more

18 May 2017

thumbFirst Ascent is pleased to announce the imminent arrival of "Luci Lights" - lightweight, compact, waterproof, inflatable solar... Read more

17 May 2017

thumbExcellent performance to weight ratio give you a great lightweight synthetic without sacrificing features. Ie you still get a 2nd... Read more

15 May 2017

thumbTenaya is proud to present "the most sensitive down turned shoe we've ever made" the Mundaka.  Read more

11 May 2017

thumbThe long-awaited biography of mountaineer and soldier E.F. Norton is out today. Read more

9 May 2017

thumbNeed a quick hydration hit on the trail? The new award winning MSR® TrailShot™ Microfilter effortlessly delivers filtered... Read more

8 May 2017

thumbBrand new for this Spring, Sea to Summit have launched the X-Seal & Go Series. Sea to Summit already have a wide range of... Read more

4 May 2017

thumbWith the Pinnacle Fusion of AirFrame™ Construction and SpeedValve™ Technology, the new Trail King SV is poised to rule the... Read more

2 May 2017

thumbWe’ve just added an additional 18 sets to our Fiction climbing hold range including new GRP volumes. Prices for most of the... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

23 May 2017

thumbBilled as a light-but-strong two-person shelter for North American winter ski touring, MSR's Access 2 has obvious year-round... Read more

16 May 2017

thumbOur resident tea drinker takes on the challenge of reviewing a flask that actually has a point of difference beyond colour -... Read more

9 May 2017

thumbIn search of a pole that's as small and light as possible for carrying in a climbing pack or holiday hold baggage, we compare... Read more

3 May 2017

thumbWith the waterproofness of a shell and the breathability of a softshell, the Kinetic Plus is an unusual and versatile summer... Read more

28 Apr 2017

thumbWith superb warmth for its modest weight, the Xeros would be a great sleeping bag for anything from fast and light alpine... Read more

25 Apr 2017

thumbWhether it's for mountain rock or lightweight hillwalking, a little pack is sometimes ideal. Smallest of the new Alpine Ascent... Read more

Apr 2017

thumbPrimus have brought out a number of new gas stoves for spring/summer 2017. We've taken a look at two models from opposite ends of... Read more

Apr 2017

thumbA very sturdy waterproof-lined walking shoe, the Boreal Aztec is billed as a low-ankle alternative to boots. Is Dan Bailey... Read more

Apr 2017

thumbQuick drying, ultra light and highly breathable, Rab's Alpha Flux exemplifies the new breed of 'active insulation'. If you're... Read more

Apr 2017

thumbCovering ground on both ski and snow shoes, this new Cicerone guide to one of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges is... Read more

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