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Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody & Alpine Light Pants

From winter walking and climbing to spring cragging and via ferrata, Toby Archer tests a lightweight softshell combo from Black Diamond

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger, easier to carry and boast useful extra features. This test highlights the range of options currently available.

Technical Ice Axes

Whether it's for Scottish mixed, Continental ice or drytooling, a pair of technical axes are your key weapons. In this comparison review seven models go head to head.

Black Diamond Iota Headtorch

Weighing only 56g, yet maxing out at 150 lumens, the Iota's impressive power:weight ratio makes it a great backup torch. But it also...

Sneak Peak: Black Diamond ATC Pilot and Momentum Rock Shoe

In September Black Diamond and Visit Innsbruck teamed up to invite UKClimbing, among others, to the...

Dedicated Rope Bags

Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however, a little...

Lightweight Compact Trekking Poles

In search of a pole that's as small and light as possible for carrying in a climbing pack or holiday hold baggage, we...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the clothing category:

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the rock shoes and footwear category:

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and here you can see some of the best products in the climbing equipment category that we saw:

The technology behind Black Diamond Climbing Shoes

Five years. This is how long the designers at Black Diamond have been working to create this unique line...

Black Diamond Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag

The ultimate for cold cragging days or for climbers who suffer from cold hands, the Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag's...

All-new Black Diamond ATC Pilot

Superior control with enhanced security. An all-new geometry assisted braking device, the ATC Pilot introduces a system...

Black Diamond Fontainebleau Clean Up March 30th - April 2nd

From the 30th March to the 2nd April Black Diamond athletes and crew will be visitng Franchard...


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