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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Gregory Focal 48

For shorter overnight trips in the UK the Focal 48 strikes an ideal balance of weight, durability, and features. Our reviewer was impressed by this well-ventilated pack's comfort, even at maximum carrying capacity.

Montane Tenacity Pants - Legwear for all seasons

Latest Group Tests

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

Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power models are mind-bogglingly bright. Here we compare three headtorches that feature a dazzling 1000+ lumens of output. While they all have their impressive points, each is be...

Gear of the Year 2023

Our reviewers see a lot of gear, and while most is pretty good there will always be a few real stand-outs. Looking back over the last 12 months of rigorous in-the-field use, the review team have picked their personal highlights. Here it is, our Gear of the Year...

Recycled Gear - Reducing Our Impact

With a growing awareness of environmental issues, and the urgent need for greater sustainability, many outdoor brands are increasing their use of recycling. To highlight these efforts, we look at a diverse range of products featuring significant...

Open Comp Win a Montane Sirocco Lite Jacket

Open Comp Win a Cocoon Ultralight Hammock Set

Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Pen Llŷn - The Climbers Club guide
to the Llŷn Peninsula

Long regarded as the exclusive playground of the climbing elite, Pat Littlejohn and Mick Lovatt reveal the Llŷn Peninsula as a destination for any adventurous climber eager to discover a largely unknown part of North Wales. 

Friends in High Places - Photo Book

A book combining photos and stories, celebrating trad and adventure climbing. Across the UK, Europe and Africa, tales and quotes from known wads to dark horses give an insight into some of the world's most beautiful climbs.

MPOWERD Luci Site Lights – Innovative "Stake" Lights.

Luci Site Lights now available in the UK!

The Art of Climbing – Out Now

Capturing the beauty, theatre and emotions of a climb in a single shuttered moment, 'The Art of Climbing'  is a dramatic...

Cocoon's Innovative Travel Towels

Cocoon's innovative fabric materials combined with clever design help travellers, climbers and adventurer's journey in...

Berghaus Freeflow - a new dimension for ventilated packs

Berghaus has launched a new generation of Freeflow daysacks, using 3D technology to deliver innovation in...

OCÚN Twist Tech Eco: The First Eco-Friendly Harness

Experience the ultimate in comfort and versatility with our sustainable climbing harness. Made from...

SOTO extends range of expedition cooking kit

Trade Show Reports

OTS 2023

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

OTS 2023 Our Best of the Show

This year's Outdoor Trade Show has just wrapped up. Staged in a tropical Liverpool, the show brought practically all the brands with a UK presence under one roof. While a lot of the gear on display looked good, as always there were a few pieces in particular that stood out for us. Here's our pick of OTS 23.

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