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COROS Vertix 2 Watch

With an incredible battery life, and a host of features that should appeal to runners, mountaineers and hillwalkers alike, the Vertix 2 is a state-of-the-art wrist-mounted powerhouse, says Rob Greenwood. But despite the huge price tag, it's not quite perfect. So is this the watch you've been looking for?


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive range.

Komperdell Carbon Expedition FXP4 Vario Poles

Featuring an interesting self-deploying mechanism, Komperdell's Carbon Expedition FXP4 is a robust folding trekking pole that's built to take some knocks, says Dan Bailey.

Ruffwear Web Master Harness

The Web Master Harness is built for taking dogs on terrain where they may need a helping hand. We tested it on a labrador and a spaniel, two dogs with a significant weight difference, and we're pretty impressed.

LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole

This is a superb and well-designed folding pole that improves on previous LEKI models. The new mechanism may become the...

MSR DynaLock Ascent Carbon Poles

Tough, compact and light, this new model from MSR is an excellent pole for the money, says Alan James - and you don't have to be...

Exped Seal Sleeve Waterproof Cases

Made specifically to keep electronic gear clean and dry outdoors, Exped's new Seal Sleeve cases come in a range of sizes to fit...

Group Test Lightweight Compact Trekking Poles

In search of a pole that's as small and light as possible for carrying in a climbing pack or holiday hold baggage, we...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Revolutionary New Komperdell FXP Pole

Gold Winner of the prestigious Outdoor by ISPO 2019 Best New Product Prize, Komperdell's Carbon FXP4 Expedition Pole will soon be available in the UK.

Leki Helicon Lite - well equipped on tour

The perfect pole for ski touring this winter is the LEKI Helicon Lite pole [RRP £64.95] - two-piece, adjustable and built for safety. Made from high-strength aluminium, the Helicon Lite has a diameter of 16mm and 14 mm, making it incredibly...

The new Black Series trekking pole: award-winning technical elegance 

LEKI's new, award-winning Black Series trekking pole (£194.95) offers the highest technical and aesthetic standards on the market. 

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon: the classic folding pole just got better

The Micro Vario Carbon [£164.95] walking pole is always a first choice – no matter...

Ruffwear supports Search and Rescue Dogs

Ruffwear's technical dog gear is put through it's paces by working dogs around the world.

Komperdell Walking / Trekking Pole Range 2019

Few companies enjoy such a beautiful setting in the Austrian Alps as Komperdell. The family company has been...

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon

The Micro Vario Carbon, which is also available in a Ladies and a Strong version as well as with an integrated anti-shock feature,...


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