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Group Test
2-Person 3-Season Tents

The balance of space, weather performance and packability makes this a versatile size of tent. We've been using seven different models; each has its pros and cons.

Climbers' Club Guide to South Devon

Rob Greenwood takes a look at the latest guidebook in the Climbers' Club series, the long awaited update to Nick White's 1995 South Devon and Dartmoor Guide.

Tides, A Climber's Voyage by Nick Bullock

Rob Greenwood takes a look at Nick Bullock's award winning Tides, the follow-up to his first book Echoes.

Rab Mythic 200 Sleeping Bag

It weighs less than 500g, but takes you comfortably down close to zero. Its impressive warmth-for-weight makes the Mythic 200 a...

Scarpa Maestro

The Maestro is an antidote to crippling downturned performance shoes, says Theo Moore: a comfy flat(ish) shoe which still manages to pack a...

Group Test

Group Test Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

Osprey Exos and Eja Packs

Light, supportive, comfy and well ventilated, the new Exos (his) and Eja (hers) offer a lot of pack for your money, says Dan Bailey

Rab Cirrus Flex Jacket

Petzl BINDI Headtorch

Kayland Apex Plus GTX Boots

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody & Alpine Light Pants


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Ocun Hawk and Harpy Screwgate

There are situations in climbing that border with danger and ask for special protection. To increase your courage in such moments, Ocún has designed its smallest locking carabiner named Hawk. And then there are situations when you struggle with the logistic challenges of chaotic belay points when climbing bigwalls. To help you win over the chaos, Ocún has designed its biggest HMS biner named Harpy.  

Tessa Lyons Kickstarter Campaign

I'm setting off on a journey to illustrate a range of tshirts and kit that reflect my enjoyment of the beautiful place I live in, my love of rock climbing and the mountains. I hope that when you buy one of my tshirts it will see you through many...

Asolo Greenwood GV

Designed for hillwalking and trekking below the snowline, the Greenwood GV offers reliable multi-surface grip, durable cushioned support and 3-season GoreTex waterproof protection.

New Rolling Transporter: Adventureproof on Wheels

Drawing on four decades of knowledge, expertise and innovation, Osprey's Fall 2018 season is Built on...

Osprey Packsizer App - The Perfect Fit

PackSizer 2.0 is an innovative new app which allows users to measure and match their torso length to the correct pack...

Women's Trad Festival 2018 - The Brief Report

This weekend saw the 3rd ever Women's Trad Festival take place in the Peak District. With nearly 200 climbers...

Dolomite Crodarossa Lite GTX

The Crodarossa Lite GTX is designed for approach and scrambling and features an overlap fastening which allows very precise...

Edelweiss - Essential Line Ropes

Bridgedale Waterproof StormSocks

Scratch Off Alpine Climbs maps from Maps International

New from Alpkit; a range of 5 new backpacks from 10L - 40L


Taunton Leisure Summer Sale Now On

Summer Sale Now On with savings on Rab, Mountain Equipment, The North Face and many more clothing, footwear, climbing and camping brands.

The Outside Summer Sale has started

The Outside Summer Sale has started – softshells, waterproofs (what, you think it's never going to rain again?) and midlayers at up to 30% off. Get in there while we have your size!

DMM Deals on Slings, Mithril harness & Zenith Pack

Just landed - new deals on DMM Dynatec and Nylon Slings - Save 25%. DMM Mithril Harness, save 29% and DMM Zenith Pack, save 22%. Great deals and essentials for every trad climber!


Latest Review Compilations

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

Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

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.


Trade Show Reports

OutDoor 2018

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

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.

Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and here you can see some of the best products in the climbing equipment category that we saw:

Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the rock shoes and footwear category:

Clothing

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new...

Camping Gear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourfuland exciting new...

Packs

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new...


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