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19 Jan 2018

thumbThe Alpkit Viso 2 is ideal for 3-season car camping or travel. It's no lightweight, but if you're counting pounds more than...

16 Jan 2018

thumbEveryone likes a pair of jeans that you can climb in, but still look good down the pub - and the Mercury Jeans certainly tick...

12 Jan 2018

thumbIf you hear the name Beal you'll probably think ropes, but the brand has a range of hardwear too. The new Be Free Rubber is a...

9 Jan 2018

thumbMarrying weatherproof fabrics with a snazzy pile lining, this is a bit of a cutting edge softshell, reckons Dan Bailey. Perhaps...

2 Jan 2018

thumbBuilt to last, and with a massive 130 litre capacity, this simple and well designed duffel is all the travel bag Nick Brown needs.

30 Dec 2017

thumbA simple and lightweight shell in Gore-Tex Pro, the Arcteryx Beta LT is an ideal all-season all-rounder for the weight conscious,...

27 Dec 2017

thumbWeighing only 56g, yet maxing out at 150 lumens, the Iota's impressive power:weight ratio makes it a great backup torch. But it...

Dec 2017

thumbThought you'd heard everything about that infamous 1977 expedition? This short, beautifully presented account from Doug Scott...

Dec 2017

thumbAlan Hinkes is still the only Brit to have climbed all the world's 8000m peaks. Terry Abraham's new biopic of this...

Dec 2017

thumbSome say that bouldering, due to its elegant simplicity, is the purest form of climbing. Maybe that was once the case, but it...

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30 Dec 2017

thumbA simple and lightweight shell in Gore-Tex Pro, the Arcteryx Beta LT is an ideal all-season all-rounder for the weight conscious,...

Dec 2017

thumbOver a year our reviewers get through a mountain of gear. Here, members of our review team pick their personal highlights from...

Dec 2017

thumbSome say that bouldering, due to its elegant simplicity, is the purest form of climbing. Maybe that was once the case, but it...

Oct 2017

thumbTechnical hill runs, big races, training in the park, hillwalking, scrambling, crag approaches and long distance backpacking -...

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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...

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...

Dec 2010

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

Sep 2015

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


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