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LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?


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Latest Reviews

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Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear
The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob Greenwood, and not necessarily an improvement on the older models.

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

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...

SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey
SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa's New SL Active Boot

Scarpa's SL boot is 35 this year. A lot has changed in the outdoor world since then; now in its ninth version, has the new SL Active...


Latest News

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Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is the secret to its high level of comfort.

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa
Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is built around the latest Essential AC sole platform which is lightweight, and cushioned but also extremely burly and durable. The TPU...

Phantom Tech  © Scarpa
Phantom Tech  © Scarpa

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new waterproof gaiter design uses PU Tek technology to create a lightweight but extremely durable outer with a high degree of dexterity and...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa
ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic...

Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa
Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Women's Collection: Instinct VSRW, Maestro, Vapor, Arpia

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted...

Arpia  © Scarpa
Arpia  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Arpia and Vapour V

The Arpia is especially designed for climbers who want to step up to their first high performance shoe. It combines performance...


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Robbie Phillips climbing in the Scarpa Booster at Eden Rock  © Robbie Phillips

Competition Win 1 of 3 pairs of Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

Scarpa Phantom Tech + Mt Blanc Pro Competition  © Scarpa
Scarpa Phantom Tech + Mt Blanc Pro Competition  © Scarpa

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of Scarpa Mont Blanc or Phantom Tech

Scarpa have released two major updates to their 2019 winter range. Phantom Tech, which is their flagship technical climbing/mountaineering boot has got lighter and warmer. The Mt Blanc Pro is more of a workhorse, geared towards...

Scarpa Competition  © Scarpa
Scarpa Competition  © Scarpa

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of Climbing Shoes from the Scarpa Women's Collection

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted fit that differs to the men's version in a variety of different ways.

Women's Vapour V  © Scarpa
Women's Vapour V  © Scarpa

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of Scarpa Vapour, Friction Labs Chalk, and Organic Chalkbag

The Vapour has undergone a number of changes within the eight years of its...

Ribelle Moutaineering  © Scarpa
Ribelle Moutaineering  © Scarpa

Competition WINNER - Win a pair of Scarpa Ribelle Mountain Tech OD Boots

Extremely light and comfortable thanks to the exclusive Sock-Fit Plus construction system and...

Lewis Digi Feature  © Mike Hutton
Lewis Digi Feature  © Mike Hutton

Digital Feature The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Far, far away on the rugged coastline of Western Lewis stand some of the wildest sea cliffs in Britain....

Jordan Buys on Bananas at Tremadog  © Mike Hutton
Jordan Buys on Bananas at Tremadog  © Mike Hutton

Digital Feature The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Tremadog

Overlooking the village of Tremadog, the sun-blessed cliffs of Craig Pant Ifan and Bwlch y Moch offer over 300 routes...

Mescalito Men's  © Mountain Boot Company
Mescalito Men's  © Mountain Boot Company

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of Scarpa Mescalito

Dan Varian using the Instinct SR  © Mark Savage / Mountain Boot Company
Dan Varian using the Instinct SR  © Mark Savage / Mountain Boot Company

Competition WINNERS - Win a Pair of Scarpa Furia S or Instinct SR

Scarpa Mago Competition  © UKC Gear
Scarpa Mago Competition  © UKC Gear

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Pairs of the NEW Scarpa Mago

Maestro square  © Scarpa
Maestro square  © Scarpa

Competition WINNER - Win a pair of Scarpa Maestro


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