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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, this substantial shoe is a Force to be reckoned with, says Dan Bailey.  


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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.

Montane Tenacity Pants - Legwear for all seasons

Trousers aimed at walking and backpacking, but versatile enough for climbing and mountaineering too, Montane's Tenacity range has an option for every season. Xa White and Dan Bailey road test them all.

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...

Mammut Trion 28 pack

Robust, comfy and versatile, the update to this alpine pack range retains its original close fit and handy chest pockets, features...

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...


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These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Pen Llŷn - The Climbers Club guide
to the Llŷn Peninsula

Long regarded as the exclusive playground of the climbing elite, Pat Littlejohn and Mick Lovatt reveal the Llŷn Peninsula as a destination for any adventurous climber eager to discover a largely unknown part of North Wales. 

SOTO extends range of expedition cooking kit

Expedition stove and cookware brand SOTO has recently added to its range of lightweight kit available in the UK. New to the market are SOTO's Thermolite Pot Set and Navigator Frying Pan, joining the likes of the popular Thermostack Cook Set...

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...

LED Lenser NEO Head Torch Collection

Berghaus MTN Guide Hyper Alpha

In the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha, Berghaus has brought together two high performance fabrics to create an ultra-lightweight...

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...


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