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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

A Feeling for Rock, by Sarah-Jane Dobner

"Reading this book as the end of the third lockdown comes into sight reminded me of all the little things, and the big...

Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Jacket and Pants

For the winter season we're just leaving, Mountain Equipment updated their popular Tupilak shell, making tweaks to the design of both the Jacket and the Pants. As a long-term fan of both, is Dan Bailey impressed by the changes?

Five Ten Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro

Rob Greenwood looks at the three recent models in Five Ten's Hiangle range - the Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro. The latter, in particular, is a very different beast from the others, he says. But which is his favourite?

Trekmates Drypack RS 30L

This is a simple, lightweight and well designed roll-top rucksack, says Toby Archer. Aside from its reasonable price tag, the chief selling point is that it is waterproof, saving you using drybags or a liner, and making it particularly suitable for wet pursuits...

Montane Terra Pack Pants

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, it might be time to start thinking about light, cool legwear. Martin McKenna has been wearing Terra Pack Pants since last summer (though he assures us he's taken them off occasionally to launder).


Open Comp Win 1 of 5 Nikwax Sports Kits

Enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning 1 of 5 new Nikwax Sports Kits!

Open Comp UK Classic Rock Summer Challenge

To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Joe Brown Shops in Snowdonia, The International School of Mountaineering (ISM), The Climbers Shop, The Joe Brown Shops and UKC have teamed up to offer you a fantastic summer rock climbing challenge right here in...

Open Comp Enter Outside's competition and win a Gore-Tex jacket from Rab

Why wait for the clouds to clear? Made for unpredictable weather, Rab's Zenith jacket pairs GORE-TEX® PACLITE® Plus with protective features to keep out the worst of the weather.

Open Comp Win a pair of Five Ten NIAD Lace climbing shoes

Face or crack. Gritstone or limestone. The adidas Five Ten Niad is a time-tested and all-around classic...

Open Comp Win a pair of Black Diamond Prime approach shoes

Black Diamond are giving you the chance to win a pair of men's or women's Prime approach shoes.

Open Comp Win a Beal JOKER 9.1mm UNICORE Dry Cover

Beal are giving you the chance to win one JOKER 9.1mm x 70m UNICORE Dry Cover climbing rope.

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Squall Hooded Jacket or Squall Hooded Women's Jac

The Squall Hooded Jacket and Squall Hooded Women's Jacket are the...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Sweatproofing and the ever-changing UK weather

Now is the perfect time to give your valued baselayers some TLC with our range of Nikwax Sweatproofing washes.

New Sicily guide added to Rockfax Digital

The brand new guide to Sicily is now available on Rockfax Digital. Sicily is about to become the new winter sun destination everyone's talking about: sunshine, brilliant routes at every grade, glittering sea and beautiful scenery aren't to be...

New Additions to the Home Wall Range from Interface Climbing

The Interface climbing wall range has expanded to offer a new width, a new height and a screw-on only holds option to create the most versatile home climbing system on the market. Plus, the release of a futon sofa and an...

Rockfax VRS

Announcing the Rockfax Virtual Runner System - the perfect solution to choosing the right runner every time.

HK - Climbing Clothing made in Sheffield

My name is Hebe and I'd like to introduce you to my company

Beal JOKER 9.1mm UNICORE triple rated climbing rope

The Beal JOKER, at one and the same time a single, double and twin rope. A triple rated...

North Wales Bouldering Volume 1: Mountain Crags

Here we go again, fast forwarding from the 2nd edition in 2017, via a strange but ultimately very...

A Feeling for Rock, by Sarah-Jane Dobner


Deals on Scarpa walking boots and climbing shoes, save 30%

Kailash Plus GTX now £139, save 30%!


Latest Group Tests

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

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a d...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size...

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...


Trade Show Reports

Spotlight '21

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

Spotlight '21 New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing off...

Spotlight '21 New Clothing Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us about their products that are hitting the market now and they've shown us their best new jackets, crag and casual clothing, running wear and everything...

Spotlight '21 New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently...

Spotlight '21 Final Spring/Summer '21 Gear Roundup

In the final roundup of new gear for spring/summer 2021, we've got an eclectic mix of packs, headtorches, water purifiers, clothing treatments and more - all in shops near you now.


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