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REVIEW: LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole

LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole

This is a superb and well-designed folding pole that improves on previous LEKI models. The new mechanism may become the standard that others one day follow, says Alan James


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REVIEW: Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Martin McKenna makes the best of a lean season to trial Petzl's two new top-end technical ice tools.

Jottnar Odin Shell & Vanir Overtrousers

Featuring a new proprietary waterproof fabric, Skjoldr, this jacket and trouser combo competes head to head with other top-of-the-range shells. Does the performance match the best? Toby Archer thinks so

Thermowave Merino Xtreme Baselayer

The Thermowave Merino Xtreme is a long-sleeved, high necked baselayer which uses a combination of polyester and merino wool to keep you warm without feeling itchy. Best of both worlds?

Alpkit's New Glove Range

Decent gloves don't tend to come cheap, but this season Alpkit have pulled off an affordable range that we think compares well with...

The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka

It's way more jacket than most of us need, but if you're after a duvet for somewhere seriously cold then the Down Belay...

Group Test All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...


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PRODUCT NEWS: Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country is one of the original creators of passive protections with its Classic Rocks. Continuing to innovate with more versatile and lightweight protection options, the Wild Country passive protection range covers all manners of sizes and sh...

Rab Sleeping Bag Range

Driven by a pursuit of excellence, we believe the best way to ensure the quality of our sleeping bags is to fill them in our own factory in Derbyshire. This allows us to strictly control the amount and quality of the down going into our bags. Once they are...

Montane Updates Fast Alpine 40 Climbing Pack

New for this season, Montane have updated their iconic Fast Alpine climbing pack to increase usability and versatility.

Grivel G1+ Deal and La Sportiva Genius Deal at Outside

Save 46% on G1+ winter alpine and walking axes; plus Genius climbing shoes at £99.

Mountaineering Legend, Conrad Anker, brings Hold Fast to UK stages

Considered one of the world's greatest climbers and mountaineers of our time, Conrad...

Dolomite Torq GTX 2.0 Shoe

Torq Gtx 2.0 is a versatile mountain boot, which ideally suits people who practise light mountaineering and via ferratas....

Odin: Jöttnar Introduces the Ultimate in Hardshell Jacket Performance

New for 2019 is Jöttnar's Odin, its most fully featured technical hardshell jacket....


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