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Boreal Satori - an all round performer

We last reviewed the Satori back in 2019, and whilst the model featured here shares the name, and still sits at the top of Boreal's performance climbing collection, it feels like a big step up from its predecessor in every other way.


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Montane Men's Resolve XT Jacket

Whether you're belaying at a blustery crag, hiking at high altitude, or sitting in the pub garden on a chilly evening, there are few pieces of outdoor gear as indispensable as a good down jacket. The Resolve XT is at home in all of the above sc...

Montane Tenacity Pants - Legwear for all seasons

Trousers aimed at walking and backpacking, but versatile enough for climbing and mountaineering too, Montane's Tenacity range has an option for every season. Xa White and Dan Bailey road test them all.

Black Diamond Vapor & Capitan Helmets

Helmets have come a long way in recent years, and what was formerly lightweight is now midweight. Here we look at two different options from Black Diamond - the Vapor, perhaps the lightest climbing helmet on the market, and the Capitan, a knockabout...

Edelrid Moe 3R - The first recycled harness

The Moe 3R is claimed to be theĀ first climbing harness made almost entirely from recycled materials, an advance...

Sea to Summit Frontier Cookware

Dan Bailey indulges in a bit of backpacking luxury with a selection of lightweight, sturdy and beautifully designed pots and...

Mammut Trion 28 pack

Robust, comfy and versatile, the update to this alpine pack range retains its original close fit and handy chest pockets, features...

Trekmates Ankle Gaiters

Love them or not, gaiters have their uses. But whether you're spring hillwalking or running in the rain, you don't always need...

Mountain Equipment Vega - update of a classic

Mountain Equipment Earthrise Jacket - Down Needn't Cost The Earth

Salewa Ortles Hybrid Tirolwool Responsive Jacket

The North Face Summit Pumori Gore-Tex Pro Jacket

Scarpa Mescalito TRK Pro GTX Men's and Women's Boots


Latest Group Tests

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

Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power models are mind-bogglingly bright. Here we compare three headtorches that feature a dazzling 1000+ lumens of output. While they all have their impressive points, each is be...

Gear of the Year 2023

Our reviewers see a lot of gear, and while most is pretty good there will always be a few real stand-outs. Looking back over the last 12 months of rigorous in-the-field use, the review team have picked their personal highlights. Here it is, our Gear of the Year...

Recycled Gear - Reducing Our Impact

With a growing awareness of environmental issues, and the urgent need for greater sustainability, many outdoor brands are increasing their use of recycling. To highlight these efforts, we look at a diverse range of products featuring significant...


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