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Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 

Warm enough to take the edge off, but breathable enough to move in, Rab's Cirrus Flex range is archetypal 'active insulation'. Gear Ed Dan reviewed the Cirrus Flex Vest last year, and still more or less lives in it. So what are the sleeved versions like? Penny Orr and Rob Greenwood find out.


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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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. Do...

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...

Group Test Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Entire Lake District Climbs guide free on Rockfax Digital until 8th October

For the next two weeks the entire Lake District Climbs guide will be free on Rockfax Digital. The Lake District is one of the most beautiful, and the best, climbing areas in the UK. You can get access to the best crags in the Lakes on y...

Red Chili Round-up - Magnet, Spirit, Knee Pads and Jamming Gloves

Red Chili have released a number of new products throughout 2021, but here's a quick overview of some of the highlights - all of which are in store and available to order now.

Climbers' Club Guidebook - Moelwynion

276 pages long and containing 785 routes from Diff to E8 and F8a, the new Moelwynion & Cwm Lledr guidebook published by the Climbers' Club covers the cliffs and crags surrounding Blaenau Ffestiniog and Dolwyddelan. 

Entire Northern Limestone guide free on Rockfax Digital

We're making the entire Northern Limestone guide on Rockfax Digital free for absolutely...

The Culm Coast and Baggy Point

At 408 pages and containing over 1200 routes and boulder problems, the long awaited Culm Coast and Baggy Point guidebook...

Three new crags and two new areas for Rockfax Digital

This week we have a huge update for Rockfax Digital: three new Lakeland crags St. Bees HeadKettle...

8BPLUS | New Chalk Bags & Recycled Brush

2021 marks the 10th birthday of 8BPLUS. Known for their range of distinctive chalk bags and...


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