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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.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Rab Cirrus Flex Jacket

This lightweight synthetic duvet is a versatile insulating layer that's well suited to the UK's damp climate, says Charlie Low

Petzl BINDI Headtorch

This mini torch packs a punch that belies its tiny weight, says Dan Bailey, while the decent burn time means it's not just for emergencies

Kayland Apex Plus GTX Boots

From the high gaiter and light weight to the durable sole and surprisingly low price tag, Tom Ripley finds a lot to like in these B3 boots.

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody & Alpine Light Pants

From winter walking and climbing to spring cragging and via ferrata, Toby Archer tests a lightweight...

OR Ascendant Hoody

Warm for its weight, highly breathable and well-tailored - the only thing this versatile softshell really lacks, says Pegs Bailey, is zipped...

West Cornwall Volume 2: Chair Ladder and the South Coast

The eagerly anticipated second part in the Climber's Club's lavish West Cornwall series ticks most of the...

Luci Inflatable Solar Powered Lights

Solar powered torches used to be a joke, but thanks to advances in technology Dan Bailey has now seen the light. These...

Scarpa Mago, Instinct SR and Furia S

Crux AK37 Pack

Rab Rock Range for Women and Men

Beal Cobra II Half Rope


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Andy Kirkpatrick reads from Unknown Pleasures

In these three short video clips climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick tells us why his new book, Unknown Pleasures, is not your normal climbing narrative but a book that's always asking questions about life, death, relationships and all the bits in between. 

Pertex Elemental Journeys Episode 4 – Every Few Winters

When the days grow shorter, and skiers begin to dream of their favourite pistes and perfect powder days, it's not often that they imagine the Scottish Highlands. Yet for those in the know, Scotland is an obsession. A foggy,...

Vote for your favourite emergency services team to win a £2000 prize with Peli UK

Peli UK is proud to be running the Emergency Service Heroes campaign, to give back to incredible local emergency service teams across the UK. Find out how to get involved and vote for your favourite...

SALEWA Litetrek Tent

Salewa's Litetrek tents are tough, three-season mountain models designed by people with the Dolomites in their backyard. So wind...

The Rab Guide to Summer Softshells

Softshells are the ideal outer layer for Spring and Summer weather. In this article, Rab run us through a few of their...

Osprey wins company award and Jonathan Petty promoted to Marketing Director

Osprey Europe has been recognised in two separate company awards for the second...

Association of British Climbing Walls AGM & Annual Conference – 5-6th July

The Association of British Climbing Walls is holding its Annual General...

Beal JOKER 9.1mm UNICORE

The spiciest race in the UK? Lakes Sky Ultra 4 July 2018

Burton McCall to introduce anti-midge Thermacell at Outdoor Trade Show Manchester

Go for 4000m - win a place on the Mammut Alpine Festival 2018


Five AustriAlpin Quickdraws for just £29!!!

Absolute mega-bargain at Outside.co.uk - Save upto 67% off quickdraw 5-packs

Spring Deals on Cams

Spring into action with big savings on spring-loaded camming devices!

Montane Clearance Deals, huge discounts!

Save loads on these Montane clearance deals for Men. Now priced to clear, don't miss out as stock is limited and sizes are selling fast! Items include Minimus Jacket, Volt Alpiniste Fleece, Power Up Hoodie and Pull-On.


Latest Review Compilations

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

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.

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger, easier to carry and boast useful extra features. This test highlights the range of options currently available.

Winter Mountain Overtrousers

We've put seven pairs of winter mountaineering shell trousers through their paces all season. Here's how they compare...


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