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20 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

16 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

15 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

13 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

9 Jun 2017

thumb Lakes-based fell runner John Fleetwood looks at the new Cicerone guide to running in the Lake District. There may not be much... Read more

6 Jun 2017

thumb Tom Ripley hangs out in the Gambit, one of the lightest fully featured, fully adjustable, all-round harnesses on the market. Read more

2 Jun 2017

thumb This ultralight water filter is about the size of a small bag of crisps, says Richard Prideaux, but it delivers a lot for such a... Read more

30 May 2017

thumb This well made little bag wouldn't be a great choice for a dedicated climbing pack, says Dan Bailey, but for light walking,... Read more

26 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 Billed as a light-but-strong two-person shelter for North American winter ski touring, MSR's Access 2 has obvious year-round... Read more

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26 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

Mar 2017

thumb As 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

Apr 2017

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

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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

Jan 2013

thumb The 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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