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Mountain Equipment Kryos Jacket

A cutting edge down jacket aimed at hardcore alpinists, the Kryos may be a big investment for the less elite masses, but its active cut, weather resistance, and superb warmth for weight would give it a very viable role in the Scottish winter hills as well as on big, scary Alps, reckons Dan Bailey. Bring on the cold!


Latest Reviews

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Joss Naylor's Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District

Brilliantly written, and a visual feast, this book is an inspiring celebration of the landscape and culture of the Lake District, and a fitting tribute to one if its truly great characters, says Rob Greenwood.

The Culm Coast and Baggy Point

"This was the guidebook I was most looking forward to seeing this year" says Rob Greenwood, "and it excelled my highest expectations. I hope many other climbers go out and buy it, as it'd be great to see this fantastic, adventurous coastline get the love it...

Scarpa Rapid - approach shoe meets trail shoe

Is this a lightweight approach shoe you can also run in, or a trail shoe with scrambling ability? A jack of all trades (or terrains) rather than a master of any one, the Rapid would be a good choice for hands-on hill days and mountain crag...

Wild Country Mosquito Harness

The Mosquito is the lightest harness that Wild Country has ever made. It's designed to be a super minimal sport climbing harness...

Mammut Climbax Review

The Climbax is a pair of wristbands linked to an app, which tracks your indoor climbing session and performance. It's the first time...

Group Test One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a...

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new...

The Red Curtain by Dave Barnes - It's Climbing Jim, But Not As We Know It

The Earth Beneath My Feet by Andrew Terrill

Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 


Latest Group Tests

These feature many different product ranges, reviewed by the UKC editorial team

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budg...

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a downturned...


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