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Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

If you are a multi-discipline outdoors enthusiast and want just one shell to cover all bases - or even to carry just in case - the Interstellar is a great lightweight option, says Rebecca Ting


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Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer year-round. We compare 10 options.

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Group Test Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine female-specific models here.

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From inspiring new rock guides and big name autobiographies, through glossy photography books to some fascinating writing compilations, readers this Christmas will be spoilt for choice. Here are our favourites.

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Group Test Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...

The North Face Summit L3 Ventrix Hoodie 2.0

While The North Face describe the Ventrix Hoodie as a midlayer, you could equally call it a thin jacket. It's hard to...

Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

A robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin...

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Group Test Half Ropes for UK Trad

Over the last few months the UKC Test Team have been putting six pairs of half ropes through their paces. Though they're all good, we...


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These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

2019 Crux Expedition Award Open for Submissions

The Crux Expedition Award is an annual grant to encourage young climbers to try for adventurous objectives.

Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight 30

The Ascent Superlight 30 is the pack of choice for the modern alpinist, the ultimate lightweight backpack for fast and light ascents.

Beal OPERA 8.5mm UNICORE - Triple rated rope

Weighing in at only 48g per metre, the Opera 8.5 is the first sub 50g rope and is the lightest and thinest single rope on the market that is also rated as a double and twin rope.

New Contemporary Designs and Colours from Bridgedale for AW'18

Autumn 18 sees the introduction of bright, fresh new colours and designs into Bridgedale's...

Stocking Fillers from Edelrid

Now that the festive season is upon us it's time to start thinking about hanging up your rock shoes for a few days and...

Master your mind with MASTERMIND!

"The brain is the most important muscle for climbing." (W. Güllich) Utilising the power of your mind will make the most...

EB Split

EB, the grandfathers of all rock shoes, have been quietly reinventing and re-establishing the brand over the past 6 years, under the guidance of...


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