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28 Mar 2017

thumbAs an alternative to a traditional hard shell, Tom Ripley has been putting Páramo's top-end technical jacket and trousers to the... Read more

24 Mar 2017

thumbThis one-person mountain tent is lightweight, yet reliable in demanding conditions. With its durable construction it should offer... Read more

21 Mar 2017

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

17 Mar 2017

thumbAvon is a crag of great contrast, on the one hand it is roadside and accessible, sunny and quick-drying, but on the other it is... Read more

14 Mar 2017

thumbWith their active cut and tough, stretchy softshell fabric, the Exodus are great trousers for winter hillwalking and climbing.... Read more

10 Mar 2017

thumbA winterised big sister to La Sportiva's Trango Cube GTX, the Trango Ice Cube GTX is impressively light for a technical ice and... Read more

8 Mar 2017

thumbFirst published in 1989, the life story of our most celebrated mountaineer has been re-released by Vertebrate. It's "a record of... Read more

3 Mar 2017

thumbIt's light, it offers loads of grip for secure belaying, and it works smoothly on a range of rope diameters - what's not to like?... Read more

28 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

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

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Jan 2017

thumbThe result of 12 years of development, Alpkit's new top-end shell is billed as a fully-featured mountain waterproof at a highly... Read more

Feb 2017

thumbA winter baselayer should be warm, but still breathable. A high zipped neck and long hem are also essential. In this group test... Read more

21 Mar 2017

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

28 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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