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Using the Addsfit Portable Massage Gun as an aid to warming-up at the wall  © UKC Gear

Addsfit Portable Massage Gun

Walk into any climbing wall and you'll probably see people using an assortment of therabands, foam rollers, and massage balls. This massage gun brings something different to the mix - but is it better than the existing cheaper options for warming up and down, recovery and injury prevention? In Rob Greenwood's house the verdict is split 50:50....


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

TN Pro montage  © Nick Brown

Unparallel TN (Tomoa Narasaki) Pro

In a market saturated with soft and specialised performance shoes, the TN Pro is something different, says Nick Brown - a downturned and stiff performance shoe that can hold its own both indoors and out.

The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear
The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster has similar sensitivity to Scarpa's other soft shoes like the Furia Air, Furia S and Drago, says Rob Greenwood, but with the added benefit of some modest edging ability. Shame about the heel.

The Lowe Alpine Misfit is perfect for bouldering or solo circuits, where you don't need to carry too much kit  © UKC Gear
The Lowe Alpine Misfit is perfect for bouldering or solo circuits, where you don't need to carry too much kit  © UKC Gear

Lowe Alpine Misfit 27 Pack

The smallest of the three models in Lowe Alpine's Rock Range, the Misfit might be primarily aimed at boulderers, but its sturdy carry system makes it more versatile than you might initially think, says Rob Greenwood.

Stretch ascender fabric and a diamond crotch mean your trousers won't be the limiting factor in your bridging  © Ben Bishop
Stretch ascender fabric and a diamond crotch mean your trousers won't be the limiting factor in your bridging  © Ben Bishop

Mountain Equipment Dihedral Pant

Mountain Equipment's Dihedral Pant is designed to be "the perfect all-round pant" for "year round climbing everywhere from big...

Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood
Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood

Black Diamond airNET Harness

At £150 this isn't a cheap option, says Rob Greenwood, but within the category of extremely lightweight, high performance sport...

The Fitz Roy on Monty Python's Direct at Kyloe-in-the-woods  © UKC Gear
The Fitz Roy on Monty Python's Direct at Kyloe-in-the-woods  © UKC Gear

Looking for Wild: Fitz Roy pants + Cilaos shorts

Looking for Wild are a new French climbing clothing brand whose clothes are ideal for climbing whilst also...

Walking out from Rocher Fin   © UKC Gear
Walking out from Rocher Fin   © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Street Creek Pack

The Street Creek is a well-made and cool-looking day pack aimed at urban wall-goers. It's just a shame that a higher volume...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Hiangle Pro 3x2  © Five Ten

Five Ten Hiangle Pro

Made for the demands of modern bouldering competitions, these climbing shoes are built on the same last and with the same materials as the classic Hiangle. The moulded Stealth® C4 outsole wraps up the inside of the foot to become the rand to pr...

Parthian Climbing Southampton Assistant Manager  © Parthian Climbing Southampton
Parthian Climbing Southampton Assistant Manager  © Parthian Climbing Southampton

Parthian Climbing Southampton Assistant Manager

We are looking for an Assistant Manager to work alongside the Centre Manager, playing a leading role in setting up and running all elements of our new flagship climbing centre in Southampton.

Climbing Technology - New Harnesses & Quickdraws

Climbing Technology have updated their range of harnesses this year with 3 new models, the Quarzo, Dedalo and Musa. There's a new collection of quickdraws too.

Parthian Climbing Southampton  © Parthian Climbing
Parthian Climbing Southampton  © Parthian Climbing

Parthian Climbing: a new 25,000 sq ft Climbing Centre for Southampton in 2021

Construction is underway in the city of Southampton for a new...

Parthian Climbing Southampton Centre Manager  © Parthian Climbing Southampton
Parthian Climbing Southampton Centre Manager  © Parthian Climbing Southampton

Parthian Climbing Southampton Centre Manager

If you want to play a leading role in setting up and managing our new flagship climbing centre in Southampton, we...

Mastia  © Tenaya
Mastia  © Tenaya

Tenaya Mastia

When we conceived the new Mastia we wanted not only to create an aggressively curved shoe that delivered maximum power for standing...

The Font - London, SW18 - Centre Manager Vacancy  © JoeyPowis
The Font - London, SW18 - Centre Manager Vacancy  © JoeyPowis

The Font - London, SW18 - Centre Manager Vacancy

The Business: The Font is a new London-based indoor climbing proposition with its first site opening in...


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