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Scarpa Force - top in class comfort and edging performance

In a market dominated by softer climbing shoes, stiffness and support are hard to come by; but here's a model that bucks the trend. Combining a forgiving fit for all-day comfort, with surprisingly decent performance in the low-to-mid grades, this substantial shoe is a Force to be reckoned with, says Dan Bailey.  


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Montane Men's Resolve XT Jacket

Whether you're belaying at a blustery crag, hiking at high altitude, or sitting in the pub garden on a chilly evening, there are few pieces of outdoor gear as indispensable as a good down jacket. The Resolve XT is at home in all of the above sc...

Montane Tenacity Pants - Legwear for all seasons

Trousers aimed at walking and backpacking, but versatile enough for climbing and mountaineering too, Montane's Tenacity range has an option for every season. Xa White and Dan Bailey road test them all.

Black Diamond Vapor & Capitan Helmets

Helmets have come a long way in recent years, and what was formerly lightweight is now midweight. Here we look at two different options from Black Diamond - the Vapor, perhaps the lightest climbing helmet on the market, and the Capitan, a knockabout...

Edelrid Moe 3R - The first recycled harness

The Moe 3R is claimed to be the first climbing harness made almost entirely from recycled materials, an advance...

Sea to Summit Frontier Cookware

Dan Bailey indulges in a bit of backpacking luxury with a selection of lightweight, sturdy and beautifully designed pots and...

Mammut Trion 28 pack

Robust, comfy and versatile, the update to this alpine pack range retains its original close fit and handy chest pockets, features...

Montane Fury Lite Hoody

It's just a fleece, says John McKenna, but a nice one. The Fury Lite is well suited to both walking and climbing, and its midweight...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

SOTO extends range of expedition cooking kit

Expedition stove and cookware brand SOTO has recently added to its range of lightweight kit available in the UK. New to the market are SOTO's Thermolite Pot Set and Navigator Frying Pan, joining the likes of the popular Thermostack Cook Set Com...

Mammut new rugged, full-featured hardshell - Taiss Pro HS Hooded Jacket

The Taiss Pro Hooded Jacket is the "big sister" of the Taiss Hardshell. Our rugged, full-featured hardshell jacket rises to any challenge in the mountains – whether climbing hard vertical ice pitches or descending...

Gilmonte Rope Review

We sent Will Rupp, a British climber and photographer, a selection of our ropes from Gilmonte, for him to put to the test to see what these ropes are really made of. Read on to find out about Will's travels with the Ace 9.0 and Gill 8.3, only available at Sgùrr...

Fully Committed: Salewa's Latest Mountain Boot

Salewa's Ortles collection is its most technical and performance-oriented range, named after Mt Ortles...

Berghaus MTN Guide Hyper Alpha

In the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha, Berghaus has brought together two high performance fabrics to create an ultra-lightweight...

Why choose a Tendon rope? 

A long established brand from the Czech Republic who has been at the forefront of rope manufacture and development for...

BUILT TO SEND X-Series Packs

BUILT TO SEND make obsessively engineered rucksacks for alpinists, climbers and ultralight backpackers. Our equipment, which is...


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