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19 May 2017

thumbFollowing a re-design, the new Petzl SIROCCO is a big improvement on the original, says Theo Moore. No longer at risk of looking... Read more

16 May 2017

thumbOur resident tea drinker takes on the challenge of reviewing a flask that actually has a point of difference beyond colour -... Read more

9 May 2017

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

3 May 2017

thumbWith the waterproofness of a shell and the breathability of a softshell, the Kinetic Plus is an unusual and versatile summer... Read more

28 Apr 2017

thumbWith superb warmth for its modest weight, the Xeros would be a great sleeping bag for anything from fast and light alpine... Read more

25 Apr 2017

thumbWhether it's for mountain rock or lightweight hillwalking, a little pack is sometimes ideal. Smallest of the new Alpine Ascent... Read more

Apr 2017

thumbPrimus have brought out a number of new gas stoves for spring/summer 2017. We've taken a look at two models from opposite ends of... Read more

Apr 2017

thumbA very sturdy waterproof-lined walking shoe, the Boreal Aztec is billed as a low-ankle alternative to boots. Is Dan Bailey... Read more

Apr 2017

thumbQuick drying, ultra light and highly breathable, Rab's Alpha Flux exemplifies the new breed of 'active insulation'. If you're... Read more

Apr 2017

thumbCovering ground on both ski and snow shoes, this new Cicerone guide to one of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges is... Read more

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Mar 2017

thumbAs a vegan, taking on a new sport/discipline requires research. With the help of the Veggie Guide team, we have put together a... Read more

Mar 2017

thumbBalancing lightness, warmth, weather resistance & breathability, a midweight synthetic jacket is the most versatile of... Read more

Feb 2017

thumbOn 25-26th January UKC were invited to the launch of the forthcoming Petzl GRIGRI+, which is due to hit the shops in April this... Read more

Feb 2017

thumbA light insulated jacket that's an outer layer when you're working hard or a midlayer when the weather turns, the Katabatic is a... Read more

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Dec 2013

thumbIn this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you... Read more

Jan 2012

thumbAre you a walker, a mountaineer, a climber or a bit of all three? Dan Bailey tries out three winter boots, each designed for a... Read more

Dec 2010

thumbEdinburgh-based climber Viv Scott takes a look at modern Scottish winter clothing systems and gear, and reviews his top pick of... Read more

Jan 2013

thumbThe UKC team looks at high performing ice axes from top brands such as Petzl, DMM, Black Diamond, Grivel and Edelrid. If you... Read more


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