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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...


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Marmot Ether Driclime 2.0 Jacket

This lined softshell is a versatile and lightweight do-it-all layer for walkers and climbers, reckons long-term Driclime fan Rob Greenwood, though the new version is a tad warmer than its predecessor. 

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 with...

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...

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoe

It's light and cool for summer, but though the Fuel is Black Diamond's most capable approach shoe, it's not a great choice...

Scarpa's new Boostic

UKC's Rob Greenwood and Alan James take a joint look at the new Scarpa Boostic, and reach quite different verdicts. Is it an improvement...

Julbo Sunglasses: Monterosa 2, Montebianco 2 and Shield M

Rob Greenwood looks at three pairs of sunglasses from Julbo, each coming with various lens options,...


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