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OTS 2024 - Our Best of the Show

The 2024 Outdoor Trade Show has just concluded. Over a busy three days our team clocked up an impressive mileage crisscrossing the show to check out all the new gear we can expect to see in the shops in 2025. As ever, a few items particularly caught our eye. And here they are...


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scarpa Force - top in class comfort and edging performance

In a market dominated by softer climbing shoes, stiffness and support are hard to come by; but here's a model that bucks the trend. Combining a forgiving fit for all-day comfort, with surprisingly decent performance in the low-to-mid grades, th...

Boreal Satori - an all round performer

We last reviewed the Satori back in 2019, and whilst the model featured here shares the name, and still sits at the top of Boreal's performance climbing collection, it feels like a big step up from its predecessor in every other way.

Black Diamond Vapor & Capitan Helmets

Helmets have come a long way in recent years, and what was formerly lightweight is now midweight. Here we look at two different options from Black Diamond - the Vapor, perhaps the lightest climbing helmet on the market, and the Capitan, a knockabout...

Edelrid Moe 3R - The first recycled harness

The Moe 3R is claimed to be the first climbing harness made almost entirely from recycled materials, an advance...

La Sportiva Miura VS - If it ain't broke...

The Miura VS has been a much-loved favourite for over 15 years, says Tim Hill, and in a world of soft climbing...

Montane Fury Lite Hoody

It's just a fleece, says John McKenna, but a nice one. The Fury Lite is well suited to both walking and climbing, and its midweight...

Mountain Equipment Earthrise Jacket - Down Needn't Cost The Earth

Lightweight down jackets are ubiquitous these days, so one way to stand out in this crowded...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

OHM II & PINCH from EDELRID

2024 is, as usual, shaping up to be an exciting year for EDELRID. This year brings, not only some new products but also some long overdue updates to existing products in the range. We could go on for hours about updates to the range but instead...

Flashed MG2+ Chalk: Minimal Environmental Impact and Maximum Friction

Performance and environmental responsibility have always been driving motivations to make continual progress. The concept behind our new Mg2+ was to go further.

Gilmonte Rope Review

We sent Will Rupp, a British climber and photographer, a selection of our ropes from Gilmonte, for him to put to the test to see what...

Getting started with EDELRID

Starting climbing as a beginner can be daunting so we asked friend of the brand and new climber Lucy O'Neill to summarise her...

Why choose a Tendon rope? 

A long established brand from the Czech Republic who has been at the forefront of rope manufacture and development for...

Edelrid 160 Years

This year marks the 160th year anniversary of EDELRID. Since the company was founded in 1863 by Julius EDELmann and Carl RIDder,...


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