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20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 mode...

Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey
Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

Gas Stove Systems

In this group test we look at four all-in-one tower-style canister stove systems, the Alpkit Brukit; Jetboil Flash; Primus Lite+ and MSR Reactor. Which wins the battle of the boilers?

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean?...

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...

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

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...

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

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...

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

Performance Rock Shoes

Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear
Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear

Half Ropes for UK Trad

tents test montage  © UKC Gear
tents test montage  © UKC Gear

2-Person 3-Season Tents

softshell montage test  © martin
softshell montage test  © martin

Summer Softshells

mats group test montage  © Dan Bailey
mats group test montage  © Dan Bailey

Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats

How many is too many?  © Penny Orr
How many is too many?  © Penny Orr

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Winter overtrousers montage  © UKC/UKH Gear
Winter overtrousers montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

Winter Mountain Overtrousers

Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear
Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear

Technical Ice Axes

Top 10 products 2017 montage  © UKC Gear
Top 10 products 2017 montage  © UKC Gear

Top 10 Our Top 10 Products of 2017

Trail shoes montage  © UKC Gear
Trail shoes montage  © UKC Gear

Trail Running Shoes

Packs montage  © UKC Gear
Packs montage  © UKC Gear

Trekking & Expedition Packs 50-70 Litres

lightweight jackets montage  © UKC Gear
lightweight jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Waterproof Shells

Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear
Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear

Dedicated Rope Bags

Assisted Belay device montage  © UKC Gear
Assisted Belay device montage  © UKC Gear

Assisted Braking Belay Devices

Walking poles montage  © Dan Bailey
Walking poles montage  © Dan Bailey

Lightweight Compact Trekking Poles

Synthetic jackets group test montage  © UKC Gear
Synthetic jackets group test montage  © UKC Gear

Midweight Synthetic Insulated Jackets


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