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18 Jul 2017

thumb Lighter mats tend not to be luxurious, so instead Therm-a-Rest have gone all out for comfort here. Richard Prideaux enjoys... Read more

14 Jul 2017

thumb The Last Hillwalker is a memoir of the hills, exploring through a series of stories the relationship between man and nature, our... Read more

14 Jul 2017

thumb Released in 2016, Wild Country's New Friends are the result of several decades of refinement on the iconic original. Over the... Read more

11 Jul 2017

thumb Though billed as a Via Ferrata boot, the Ayako High GTX is also well suited to adventurous hillwalkers on home shores, says... Read more

7 Jul 2017

thumb If there's a big weight difference between lead climber and belayer, the Edelrid Ohm offers a genuine safety gain. Rob... Read more

23 Jun 2017

thumb It may not set out to rewrite the rules, but we think Climbing Technology's Orion is an excellent take on the polystyrene style... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb The Aptin Shorts and Phasic Evolution T-Shirt are new to the 2017 Arc'teryx line-up; they may not be a budget option, but they go... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb 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,... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Lightweight climbing chinos with a superb active cut, 3rd Rock's Ramblas trousers can also be worn down the pub without "looking... Read more

Jun 2017

thumb Rob Greenwood takes a look at the Mountain Equipment Helium 250 sleeping bag, a model that has been completely re-designed for... Read more

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May 2017

thumb Assisted-braking belay devices are popular for indoor and outdoor sport climbing, adding extra braking in the event of a fall and... Read more

May 2017

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

Jun 2017

thumb 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,... Read more

May 2017

thumb Following 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

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Dec 2013

thumb In 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

thumb Are 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

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

Sep 2015

thumb Here we put all the top cams head to head in one massive review! Which cams have the largest range? Which are the lightest?... Read more


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