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Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey

Black Diamond Camalot C4

Martin McKenna was a fan of the previous version of the Camalot, so how does he rate the recent updates?

ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister
ME Tupilak Atmo montage  © Mark Glaister

Mountain Equipment Tupilak Atmo Jacket

An Alpine climbing shell that's also light and breathable enough for running, the versatile Tupilak Atmo meets pretty much all of Bridget Collier's needs in one jacket.

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson
Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson

Black Diamond Crag Clothes for Women

From the tough, stretchy Forged Denim Pants to a light softshell jacket, Kate Dean puts a selection of Black Diamond's women's rock clothes through their paces.

Whether on the mountains or closer to home, a decent long walker's jacket is always going to be useful  © Rob Greenwood
Whether on the mountains or closer to home, a decent long walker's jacket is always going to be useful  © Rob Greenwood

Sprayway Torridon

The Torridon jacket is a new take on an old hillwalking stalwart, a winning combination of sensible old school features and modern materials. As it comes in both men's and women's versions, we thought we'd test one of each...

Blood, Sweat and Smears cover shot  © Gary Gibson

Blood, Sweat and Smears by Gary Gibson

The Fairview Trek 70 women's specific model.   © UKC Gear

Osprey Fairview Trek 70 and Farpoint Trek 75

Jett LU montage  © Martin McKenna

Ocun Jett LU Rock Shoe

Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey

Jöttnar Asger Jacket


Ramche Mtn Reflect Action 2  © UKC Articles

Open Comp Win your choice of a Berghaus Ramche Mtn Reflect or Ronnas Reflect

Berghaus has an extensive range of insulated clothing lined up for winter adventures in the mountains. At the heart of the range are jackets that feature water resistant Hydrodown®, with a PFC-free Nikwax® DWR treatment, allowing the down to conti...

Salopettes Action 1  © Paramo
Salopettes Action 1  © Paramo

Open Comp Win a pair of Páramo Enduro Salopettes

When working hard in extreme conditions, you need legwear which will offer all-day comfort, unrestricted movement and protection from cold and wet conditions.

Muddy Boots  © Nikwax
Muddy Boots  © Nikwax

Open Comp Win a Nikwax Footwear Bundle

In this competition Nikwax are giving you the chance to win a bundle of their aftercare products including: Footwear Cleaning Gel, Waterproofing Wax for Leather and Fabric & Leather Proof.

Rime Action Shot  © Mammut
Rime Action Shot  © Mammut

Open Comp Win a Mammut Rime Pro IN Hybrid or Flex Hooded Insulated Jacket

Ice-covered rock faces or frosty bivouac nights: The Rime Pro IN Hybrid Hooded Jacket will...

Open Comp Win A Montane Icarus or Phoenix Lite Jacket!

Win a Montane Icarus / Phoenix lite - using revolutionary PrimaLoft ThermoPlume synthetic insulation

Rab Gloves Action  © Rab
Rab Gloves Action  © Rab

Open Comp Win a pair of Rab GORE-TEX Gloves

Working together with GORE-TEX for the first time, we are excited to combine our expertise and experience in building...

Open Comp Win 2 Pairs of Teko Hiking, Skiing or Running Eco Socks

5 prizes of 2 pairs of Teko hiking, skiing or running socks. THE BEST SOCKS FOR THE PLANET - THE...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Muddy Boots  © Nikwax

Clean and restore all of your outdoor footwear with Nikwax

Your outdoor boots and shoes go through the mill, particularly when you wear them in the mud and rain. Over time, you may notice them starting to soak in water, or any leather on them starting to stiffen. That's because once dirty, soaked in water...

Edelrid Christmas Goodies  © Edelrid
Edelrid Christmas Goodies  © Edelrid

Christmas gifts from EDELRID

Christmas shopping is in full swing. Since you're unable to buy the climber in your life what they really want...decent weather. We thought we'd suggest the next best thing! Have a read below for some gift ideas from EDELRID.

Inferno 3 x 2  © Lorpen
Inferno 3 x 2  © Lorpen

Lorpen Inferno Socks

To create the ultimate insulation system, Polartec Powerstretch is combined with Primaloft to deliver unprecedented performance in extreme cold conditions. Tested on climbs over 8,000m these socks have been engineered to function in the coldest environments on...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is...

Half Dome  © Tessa Lyons
Half Dome  © Tessa Lyons

5 Best-selling Tessa Lyons Crag Prints AVAILABLE NOW

Get some presents sorted, feed an artist, everyone's a winner! These prints serve as a little reminder...

TNF Belay Parka action  © The North Face
TNF Belay Parka action  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L6 FUTURELIGHT™ Belay Parka

FUTURELIGHT has been tested extensively for more than 400 continuous days by 15 members of the brand's...

Klean Kanteen Lifestyle 3  © Klean Kanteen
Klean Kanteen Lifestyle 3  © Klean Kanteen

Klean Kanteen Insulated TKPro Range

Feature-rich versatility in a streamlined form. The TKPro is a high-performance, plastic-free thermal Kanteen. With its...

Level Adjustments  © PitchSix
Level Adjustments  © PitchSix

EyeSend Adjustable-View Belay Glasses

Thank You!  © Luci MPOWERD
Thank You!  © Luci MPOWERD

Luci MPOWERD - Thank You!

Before and After  © Nikwax
Before and After  © Nikwax

Clean and restore all of your outdoor footwear with Nikwax

Mad Rock Climbing Shoes


Outside Christmas Gifts  © Outside
Outside Christmas Gifts  © Outside

Christmas gift inspiration from Outside

Looking for Christmas gift inspiration? Browse our collection of top Christmas gifts!

Outside deals round up for Black Friday

Up to 60% off outdoor gear deals at Outside

Pick up a bargain ready for winter climbing and hiking at Outside

Save up to 35% on winter climbing and hiking gear while stocks last.

Grivel Deals - Inc. Machine range of axes with 30% off!

We are clearing the decks for the new range coming in to us very soon and we've got a lot of machinery from Grivel with a lot of money off! This includes 30% off the Tech Machine, Light Machine, North Machine Carbon, Tech...


Latest Group Tests

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

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.


Trade Show Reports

OutDoor 2019

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to catch up with...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor...

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's...


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