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Group Test One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a...

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 

The Red Curtain by Dave Barnes - It's Climbing Jim, But Not As We Know It

Paul Pritchard reviews climbing's space opera, The Red Curtain, which sees two of the world's best climbers take on the vast Olympus Mons in order to save Earth. 

The Earth Beneath My Feet by Andrew Terrill

In Spring 1997, Andrew Terrill dropped a comfortable suburban life to embark on a 7000-mile solo mountain journey from the south tip of Italy to Norway's North Cape. Covering the first half of his walk, The Earth Beneath My Feet is an engaging and...

Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 

Warm enough to take the edge off, but breathable enough to move in, Rab's Cirrus Flex range is archetypal 'active insulation'. Gear Ed Dan reviewed the Cirrus Flex Vest last year, and still more or less lives in it. So what are the...


Open Comp Win Rab's new Xenair Light Jacket

Body mapped for the ultimate versatility, Xenair Light features strategically zoned areas of recycled PrimaLoft® Gold Active+ insulation to keep your body warm where you need it and insulation free sections in high heat areas to aid temperature...

Open Comp Win a unisex The North Face Summit Series™ Advanced Mountain Kit™ L3 Pullover Hoodi

The first down layers of the AMK system is the L3 Pullover Hoodie (RRP £630) featuring the all-new 50/50 Down technology. Made from 1000 Fill Pro-Down, this layer was built for ultra-packable,...

Open Comp Win a Gregory Packs Arrio 30

This is your chance to win an Arrio 30 from Gregory Packs worth £95!

Winner announced WINNER - Win unlimited adventures for a year

From now until August 22nd No Boundaries want to give users the unique opportunity to win unlimited...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Gregory Katmai/Kalmia pack

This is your chance to win one of the latest packs launched by Gregory, the mens Katmai or the womens...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Wild Country Mosquito Harness

Superlight, superfly –  the Mosquito is an extremely lightweight, minimalistic, high-end sport climbing...

Winner announced WINNER - Win an Agrium Hoody to celebrate the Arc'teryx Academy: Climb Lake Distric

Join us on the 25th & 26th September for the Arc'teryx Academy: Climb...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Entire Lake District Climbs guide free on Rockfax Digital until 8th October

For the next two weeks the entire Lake District Climbs guide will be free on Rockfax Digital. The Lake District is one of the most beautiful, and the best, climbing areas in the UK. You can get access to the best crags in the Lakes on y...

Red Chili Round-up - Magnet, Spirit, Knee Pads and Jamming Gloves

Red Chili have released a number of new products throughout 2021, but here's a quick overview of some of the highlights - all of which are in store and available to order now.

The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit range at Ellis Brigham

Introducing Advanced Mountain Kit. The most sophisticated alpine climbing system The North Face has ever created. A specialist series, AMK incorporates apparel, accessories, and equipment. Collaborating with elite athletes,...

DexShell Running Socks

DexShell waterproof socks have gained real popularity within the trail and ultra running community in the past few years....

Climbers' Club Guidebook - Moelwynion

276 pages long and containing 785 routes from Diff to E8 and F8a, the new Moelwynion & Cwm Lledr guidebook...

Entire Northern Limestone guide free on Rockfax Digital

We're making the entire Northern Limestone guide on Rockfax Digital free for absolutely...

LifeStraw - Trusted in emergencies, trusted in the back country

LifeStraw company overview and LifeStraw Personal water filter.

Three new crags and two new areas for Rockfax Digital


La Sportiva G2 SM & Trango TRK GTX boot deals

Top Deals on La Sportiva mountaineering and walking boots


Latest Group Tests

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

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budg...

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.

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 downturned...


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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