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North Wales Climbs Rockfax

"The new North Wales Climbs from Rockfax is an improvement on the previous edition, with extra routes, great topos, and inspiring action shots" says Tom Ripley. Do you agree with his thoughts on what's in, and what's not...?

Scarpa Golden Gate Kima RT - brilliant, apart from the bad bits

Sprayway Kid's Jackets - Eldon IA and Kip IA

Latest Group Tests

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

Head To Head Heavyweight Belay Jackets from Mountain Equipment and BD

Stand around in cold conditions and you'll soon conclude that most synthetic insulated jackets are not really that warm. For max winter comfort you need to go large. Here two of the world's beefiest synthetic jackets - Black Diamond's ...

Review UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and after much deliberation we've managed to boil it down to a selection of favourites. So here it is, our Gear of the Year 2022.

Windproofs and ultralight softshells

When you want some protection from the elements, but a full shell would be overkill, a thin windproof is the obvious choice. Not just for runners, these versatile lightweights are equally handy for climbers and hillwalkers; in fact we can't think of...

Method S  © Black Diamond

Open Comp Win a Pair of Black Diamond Method S Climbing Shoes

Open Comp Mountain Equipment Glacier 450 Sleeping Bag Competition

Open Comp WIN a Vango F10 Xenon UL 2+ PLUS 1 of 10 Nikwax Camping Care Kits!

Open Comp Win a 60m EDELRID Eagle Lite Protect Pro Dry 9.5mm

Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Stanley's IceFlow™ Flip Straw Tumbler Lands in the UK!

Leakproof and easily packable, the new Stanley IceFlow™ series is the perfect choice for all. Whether you're climbing a summit, or heading to the park, gym, or the office, the new IceFlowTM Flip Straw Tumbler allows you to keep your ...

MPOWERD Luci Lights - New Big String and Luci Beam

Solar power lighting specialists MPOWERD introduced two new products - The new Big String and Luci Beam. 

25 Years of Red Chili

This year marks over 25 years since the Red Chili brand came into existence. Like a lot of great ideas the brand came about after a long day of climbing and a few too many glasses of wine.   

The new Adidas TERREX Skychaser Tech Mid GORE-TEX

The TERREX SKYCHASER TECH MID GORE-TEX merges key benefits of hiking and trail running shoes, ensuring...

Lose Weight Fast

Salewa's latest fast-and-light kit arrives this Spring

The New Women's Himalayan suit

The North Face introduces a Himalayan suit designed and developed by women for women.

Cocoon Mummy Liners and Travel Sheets

Cocoon aspires to help travellers, climbers and adventurers be comfortable and get a good nights sleep wherever they...

The Science of Climbing Training

The North Face Summit Series™ Casaval Midlayer Hoodie

Scarpa Mescalito Mids - Save 35%

Save 35% and pick up a pair of comfortable, lightweight, three-season hiking boots for just £149! Get ready for summer trekking, hiking and walking adventures.

Trade Show Reports

OTS 2022

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

OTS 2022 OTS Trade Show Reports

For the first time since the pandemic UKC and UKH have attended an actual, real life trade show, OTS in Liverpool. Here are the highlights of what we saw. 

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