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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 recently reviewed the NIAD VCS. Here Rebecca Ting offers a different take on the lower volume version. Does the NIAD VCS LV manage to blend comfort and performance? And might it please fans of the original...


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 approach was originally used in reference to approaching mountain crags, it could be argued that the Prime was designed more...

Five Ten NIAD VCS

The Five Ten NIAD VCS is the latest evolution of the classic Anasazi. Famously a jack-of-all-trades, this comfortable, high performance shoe has long been a regular at every crag and wall. But does the NIAD VCS retain all the perks of the original, does it add anything...

Red Chili Mystix

Alan James takes a look at the new Red Chili Mystix. An indoor bouldering shoe as claimed, or an outdoor precision tool for steep sport and trad - which is it?

Unparallel Flagship

Sitting at the top of Unparallel's range, the Flagship is a good performance all-rounder both indoors and out, says Rob Greenwood, with its...

Beal Phantom Harness

Whilst it's pitched as a lightweight harness for high level sport climbing, the Phantom isn't actually mega-light by modern standards. But...

Five Ten Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro

Rob Greenwood looks at the three recent models in Five Ten's Hiangle range - the Hiangle, Hiangle LV and...

Scarpa Drago LV

The super-sensitive Drago is ideal for high performance bouldering and sport, both indoors and out, and if your smaller or lower volume feet...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

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.

8BPLUS | New Chalk Bags & Recycled Brush

2021 marks the 10th birthday of 8BPLUS. Known for their range of distinctive chalk bags and buckets, they have also have a great line of chalk products, brushes and other accessories. 

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

HK - Made in Sheffield officially launched in March 2021, with a range of UK made sweaters promoting our ethical and environmentally friendly ethos. We have had a fantastic response from our customers...

Beta Eco

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

Five Ten NIAD VCS

Climb after climb, the adidas Five Ten NIAD VCS Climbing Shoes deliver all-around performance. Versatile Stealth® C4™ rubber edges,...

A Feeling for Rock, by Sarah-Jane Dobner

A Feeling for Rock is a visceral exploration of rock climbing as a passion and lifestyle. Through a mix...

New Troll Products for Spring '21

The range of clothing and equipment from Troll expands for spring '21 with a new climbing trouser, some...


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