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Arc'teryx Creston Pant for hillwalking  © UKC Gear

Arc'teryx Creston Pant

Arc'teryx Creston Pants are light trousers, pitched at those after warm-weather, breathable legwear with a bit of stretch. Alan James takes them out for a bit of walking and a bit of climbing.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 walls, to sea cliffs and training boards". Rebecca Ting gives them a run for their money.

One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey
One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

With a refined design that marries the confidence inspiring grip of a trail shoe, and climbing performance to match the best in its class, the TX Guide may be the most mountain-worthy approach shoe on the market, if - and it's a big if - you can get on with...

Ace montage  © UKC Gear
Ace montage  © UKC Gear

Boreal Ace

In a market saturated with soft downturned rock shoes, the stiff and supportive Ace will be a breath of fresh air for trad climbers, says Rob Greenwood - provided they fit you!

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...

Peak Limestone Rockfax - Pre-order Now  © Rockfax
Peak Limestone Rockfax - Pre-order Now  © Rockfax

Peak Limestone Rockfax

Regular UKC contributor Paul Sagar has used his recovery period following a recent accident to frustrate himself by giving the new Peak...

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

Helium Down 3x2  © UKC Gear

New for AW'20: The Outdoor Research Helium Down Hooded Jacket

The Helium Down Hooded Jacket from Outdoor Research infuses ultra-durable Pertex Diamond Fuse fabrics into the lightweight down jacket category, adding several degrees of durability along with added weather protection to ultralight, pac...

Jakob Schubert climbing  © Mammut
Jakob Schubert climbing  © Mammut

Mammut Sender Harness

The harness for top performance. Jakob Schubert climbed his way into the medal rankings at the 2019 World Championships with the Sender harness. The MAMMUT Pro Team Athlete will also rely on this climbing harness at the Olympic Games.

Rab Vapour-Rise Range: Tested to Perfection

Tested to perfection - The new Vapour-Rise range from Rab.

Mammut Ropes Deal  © Outside
Mammut Ropes Deal  © Outside

Save over 40% on Mammut Ropes at Outside

Time to rope up! Indoor training ropes, sturdy single cragging ropes or dry treated twin ropes for...

BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond
BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Vision Helmet + Vision MIPS

The most durable foam helmet in the Black Diamond line-up, the Vision helmet features a fusion of EPP...

Hiangle  © Five Ten
Hiangle  © Five Ten

The New Five Ten Hiangle - an update of a classic

Built on the same last as the previous Hiangle, these shoes are built for high-precision...

Edelrid Key Products  © Edelrid
Edelrid Key Products  © Edelrid

History of EDELRID and some key products

EDELRID started out manufacturing braids and cords and in 1880 presented their first braided fishing lines in...


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