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Salewa Dropline Mid Shoe

Is it a boot with trainer-like bounce, or a shoe with added height? The Dropline Mid defies neat pigeonholing, says Dan Bailey, but if you're making the change from traditional boots to trail shoes then this light, cushioned and breathable boot-shoe could be the ideal stepping stone. 


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Montane VIA Trail Running Clothing Collection Review

If you're clocking up the miles then you want clothing that's both comfy and durable, says Rob Greenwood - and Montane's VIA Trail running collection delivers on both counts. It's good for warm weather walking, too.

Scarpa Little Terra kid's boot

If you don't want to put the kids off walking for life, then make sure their boots are easy on the feet. These little brown boots score big in that regard, and our junior reviewer has been keen to wear them everywhere from summits to school.

Montane Azote 32 pack

Dan Bailey tries a new hillwalking daypack from Montane. His feelings? It's a love/hate thing. Well at least it didn't leave him indifferent.  

North York Moors

A guidebook should inform, educate and entertain, says Rob Greenwood, and Franco Cookson's guide to the North Yorks Moors does each in...

Arc'teryx Atom LT jacket - a lightweight best worn on the go

The Atom LT may not be very warm or particularly weather-resistant, but its breathability on the...

Montane Running Packs: Gecko VP5+, Gecko VP20+ and Gecko Ultra V+

Rob Greenwood puts three new running packs from Montane through their paces, while training...

Trekmates Gaiters - range overview

Dan Bailey sets aside his gaiter-scepticism to try out three models from Trekmates' extensive range. They all do a decent...

Julbo Sunglasses: Monterosa 2, Montebianco 2 and Shield M

Sprayway kid's jackets - Bianca and Belle

Black Diamond Punisher and Terminator gloves - spot the difference

A Feeling for Rock, by Sarah-Jane Dobner

Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Jacket and Pants

Five Ten Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro


Latest Group Tests

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

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 d...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size...

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...


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