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It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey

Rab Cirrus Flex Vest

Gilets may not be the most exciting category of clothing, but they're really versatile, says Dan Bailey - and this lightweight synthetic insulated vest from Rab ticks all the boxes for year-round use both climbing and on the hills.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 Limestone Rockfax guidebook the once-over.

The smaller/floppier handle makes closing the bag quite awkward, especially whilst full  © UKC Gear
The smaller/floppier handle makes closing the bag quite awkward, especially whilst full  © UKC Gear

Lowe Alpine Outcast 44

"The Outcast is branded as being 'the ultimate sport climbing backpack', but I'd go one step further and say that it could be the ultimate cragging pack" says Rob Greenwood.

Montane Protium Pull-on pre lockdown in a wet Chee Dale  © Hannah James-Louwerse
Montane Protium Pull-on pre lockdown in a wet Chee Dale  © Hannah James-Louwerse

Montane Protium Pull-on

Good for both walking and climbing, Alan James gets on well with this snug and pleasingly simple fleecy top.

Black Diamond Session Review  © UKC Gear
Black Diamond Session Review  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Session Approach Shoe

With its funky flip-down heel and soft sock-like fit, the Session is a comfy and convenient slip on/slip off shoe for...

Skye ridge montage  © Cicerone
Skye ridge montage  © Cicerone

Skye's Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Written by Skye-based guide Adrian Trendall, Cicerone's new guidebook to the Cuillin Ridge Traverse documents this classic...

Lowe Alpine Rogue 48L  © UKC Gear
Lowe Alpine Rogue 48L  © UKC Gear

Lowe Alpine Rogue 48

"The Rogue is a brilliantly designed crag pack " says Alan James. "In fact I'd go as far as stating that this is the pack I have been...

Lines and lines and lines and lines and lines at Frews Flutes, Ben Lomond  © Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing
Lines and lines and lines and lines and lines at Frews Flutes, Ben Lomond  © Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing

Adventures at the Edge of the World - A History of Tasmanian Rock Climbing

This immense volume does full justice to the rich history and sky high quality of...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Outside Deal of the Month  © Outside

Scarpa Instinct VS Deal at Outside

The Instinct VS is a hugely popular performance climbing shoe, and the women's version is perfect for anyone who prefers a lower volume fit (up to eu 42). For a limited time we have an exclusive deal - just £95 while stocks last.

Wild Country virtual showroom  © Wild Country
Wild Country virtual showroom  © Wild Country

Wild Country Product Preview - Spring/Summer 2021

As we approach the time of year where we are looking around to check out all the new gear coming out for SS21 we are faced with the realisation that this year will be slightly different. No international trade shows or brand sales...

Towers of Tigray 1  © The North Face
Towers of Tigray 1  © The North Face

The North Face presents: Towers of Tigray

With a rich history of climbing, the Tigray region of Ethiopia has always provided an incredible opportunity to discover another world. Priests and worshippers have scaled rock towers and cliffs since as far back as the 4th Century, creating...

30-Week Instructor Training 2020/21

Want to get qualified as a mountain-based leader, instructor or coach? Then maybe consider our 30-week training...

Action shot  © Red Chili
Action shot  © Red Chili

Red Chili 2020 climbing shoe range

Red Chili have been making high-quality climbing shoes since 1996. Throughout this time we have continued to push...

Rogue in use  © Lowe Alpine
Rogue in use  © Lowe Alpine

Lowe Alpine's Rucksack Revolution: The All-New Rock Range

From the pack brand born of one of the world's greatest climbing families, Lowe Alpine is proud...

TCS Deal of the Month - Climbing Clearance Offers

Whilst our shops have been closed due to COVID-19 we have been taking the time to sort out our...


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