The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. We were blown away by the variety and quality of the hardware on offer, and we think you'll be pretty excited too...
Below are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their favourite new items.
Black Diamond Ultralight Camalot RRP £80-£100
Black Diamond's updated Camalots, with up 25% less weight than the original version.
Black Diamond Solution Harness RRP £75
A new mid-range sport climbing harness designed for comfort, but with the added bonus of being lightweight.
Camp Flash Harness RRP £55
A top-end sport climbing harness, designed with practicality and comfort in mind, at only 230 grams in weight.
Petzl Tibloc RRP £22
The updated version of the Tibloc, lighter in weight and 'bites' onto the rope without the need for applying force.
Ocun Sitcase RRP £66
A thin bouldering pad which opens out to a larger size, with the bonus of doubling up as a carrying case for gear.
Moon Sport Chalkbag RRP £14
A sport climbing chalkbag with a cordless closure system, it 'snaps' shut for easy and clean closure.
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Anti-Shock RRP £154.95
A foldable pole which packs down to backpack and suitcase size with an anti-shock system.
Kletter Retter Hand Cream RRP £10
A climber's hand cream specially formulated for quick healing and moisturisation.
Grivel - Shield RRP £25
A back protector for wear on the waistband of a harness to cushion from falls and hanging belays.
Grivel Captive RRP £12.5
A karabiner which stays in place and doesn't rotate in the bolt.
Edelrid Jul 2 RRP £25
A singular tuber belay device perfect for single pitch climbing, with assisted braking.
DMM Dragon Cams RRP £60-£70
A redesign of the popular Dragon Cam. Lobes are more robust with increased width and no anodised layer.
DMM Chimera RRP £9.5
A development of the Phantom quickdraw with a clean nose and a weight of 30g.
Climbing Technology RRP £Various
A new sport harness, Orion helmet, and innovative karabiners.
CAMP Titan Helmet RRP £45
An affordable helmet with both comfort and practicality.
Aku Serai GTX RRP £349.95
A stiff, lightweight ice climbing boot built over 3 layers for extra support and insulation.
Edelrid Ropes RRP £140-£200
A new range of ropes, dry-treated and bearing the Blue Sign accreditation for eco-friendly production.
Fixe Roca Rope Range RRP £Various
A range of Endurance treated ropes, both durable and flexible.
Wild Country Friends RRP £54.95-£79.95
An update to the old Friends, lighter, grippier and with twin axles.
Tech Rock Alien Cams RRP £55
An evolution of the old Alien cam, lighter in weight with the pin replaced with cables for flexibility.
Salewa Vayu Helmet RRP £110
A light, multi-impact, ventilated helmet with a skeletal structure on the inside.
Powerfingers RRP £23
A training tool for stretching and strengthening extensors to balance antagonistic muscles and protect the elbow.
Petzl Vasac Crampon RRP £115
Part of Petzl's updated crampon range with reduced steel thickness, a common heel and mix and match front ends.