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Petzl builds gear and develops techniques for rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, aid climbing, canyoning, caving, and via ferrata. Petzl is also known the world over for its innovative and line of LED headlamps.

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PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfort, balance and a lack of sweat are your priorities then look no further...

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Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this all the headtorch you need?

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.


Last winter Petzl brought out a revamped range of technical axes. We covered the NOMIC and ERGONOMIC back in March, but a broken leg put our review of...

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

Petzl VOLTA 9.2mm & VOLTA GUIDE 9mm Triple Rated Ropes

From Red Rocks to the Alps, UK trad to Scottish winter, Tom Ripley conducts a long-term test on these...

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test...

Latest News

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The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a reflective two-part headband for a stable and secure fit, this lamp is ideal for outdoor recreation with a mixed beam pattern ...

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to...

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple protection for your head is one of our primary concerns!

The Best Belayer In The World

Who is the one that checks that you are properly tied in before leaving the ground? Who yells out the beta that helps you move...

Petzl Helmets - Top and Side Protection

Petzl's latest helmets guarantee a certain level of protection throughout the entire helmet and not just the top....

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...


Articles featuring this brand

Competition WINNER - Petzl IKO - The Headlamp, Reinvented

What if a headlamp was both high-performance and lightweight? Comfortable and well-balanced? Versatile and inventive? Conceived after months of research, testing, brainstorming, and innovating, the IKO headlamp, little by little, began to see t...

Interview Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Damian Hall recently completed a record breaking winter Paddy Buckley Round, finishing in a time of 21:20:30 - 7 minutes ahead of Jim Mann's previous fastest known time. We caught up with him to find out more.

Competition WINNER - Win A Pair Of New Petzl ERGONOMICs

Developments in technology and design allow Petzl to offer tools for all disciplines. From glacier travel, to pushing the limits of modern ice and mixed climbing. The new QUARK, NOMIC and ERGONOMIC are the latest tools from Petzl and...

Competition WINNER - Win A Pair of Petzl's New QUARK Ice Tools

Petzl have redesigned their ice tools to bring you the QUARK, NOMIC & ERGONOMIC. Win a pair of QUARK's in...

Competition WINNERS - Win Your Choice From Petzl's Rope Range

Whether you are looking for a single, a half/twin or a rope with multiple certification (single and...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 4 New Petzl Harnesses!

With a complete range for mountaineering, climbing, canyoning, caving and children, Petzl harnesses always meet...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Petzl BOREO Helmets

Durable and very versatile, the BOREO helmet is suitable for a wide range of activities including climbing,...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 New Petzl ACTIK CORE Rechargeable Headlamps

Competition WINNER - Win A New Petzl REACTIK+ Headtorch

Competition WINNERS - Win a Petzl TIKKA XP

WINNERS - Win a Petzl Headlamp, Bouldering Pad & Gripmas

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