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3RD ROCK Jeans - Fitz and Mercury

The Fitz and Mercury are extremely stretchy, high-quality denim climbing jeans. They both use the same EcoMORPH Denim but the cut and appearance of the jeans is vasty different, says Theo Moore. One he wasn't keen on; the other are his favourite trousers. Which was which?


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

SALEWA Alpine Hemp Climbing Collection

Though it comes at a premium price, the quality of this climbing-oriented clothing range speaks for itself, says Rob Greenwood, while the use of more environmentally friendly fibres is also a major selling point. 

Mountain Equipment Climbing Collection

From fleeces to legwear, Rob Greenwood crag-tests a load of clobber from Mountain Equipment's extensive range of climbing clothing.

Group Test Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides from leading...

Mammut Climbax Review

The Climbax is a pair of wristbands linked to an app, which tracks your indoor climbing session and performance. It's the first time...

Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 

Warm enough to take the edge off, but breathable enough to move in, Rab's Cirrus Flex range is...

Five Ten NIAD VCS LV

With uproar still shaking the forums at the phasing out of the cult classic Anasazis, all eyes were on Five Ten for the new NIAD range. We...

Black Diamond Prime Approach Shoe

It may look nice, but the Prime is undermined for typical UK use by its soft midsole and flat outsole. "Whilst the term...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

3RD ROCK Core Climbing Collection

The 21/22 core collection from 3RD ROCK pairs freedom to move with sustainability - inspired by forests and made with recycled and up-cycled fabrics alongside soft organic cotton

Red Chili Round-up - Magnet, Spirit, Knee Pads and Jamming Gloves

Red Chili have released a number of new products throughout 2021, but here's a quick overview of some of the highlights - all of which are in store and available to order now.

The Culm Coast and Baggy Point

At 408 pages and containing over 1200 routes and boulder problems, the long awaited Culm Coast and Baggy Point guidebook has finally landed. Covering the area from Baggy Point to just beyond Bude, this fantastic guide contains a variety of delights for...

8BPLUS | New Chalk Bags & Recycled Brush

2021 marks the 10th birthday of 8BPLUS. Known for their range of distinctive chalk bags and...

HK - Made in Sheffield Recycled Nylon Range, Organic Cottons Shorts and Tops &

HK - Made in...

Dancing Ledge update for Rockfax Digital. Dorset pre-orders 1 July

As an extra taster for the eagerly-awaited Dorset guide we're releasing the...

Beta Eco

Beta Eco is constructed using recycled materials wherever possible in an effort to lead the way for environmentally sustainable climbing...


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