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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Haglofs Roc Sheer GTX Jacket

Lightweight and well-cut for climbing and scrambling, this is a perfect just-in-case shell to live in the bottom of your bag, says Tom Ripley. But it's pretty decent when you get it on, too.

Mountain Equipment Aerotherm Softshell and Firefly Shell - not just for running

Patagonia Triolet Jacket - PFC-Free, and Built to Take Abuse


Product Videos

FIRST LOOK: La Sportiva's Alpine Tech Collection

La Sportiva's Alpine Tech range has been designed alongside Swiss Mountain Rescue and represents the pinnacle of their clothing collection. It's unashamedly technical!

Product videos allow us to give our expert opinion on the latest outdoor products. They are provided as a service to our readers and companies that advertise with UKClimbing Ltd.

Latest Group Tests

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

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 significan...

Head To Head Heavyweight Belay Jackets from Mountain Equipment and BD

Stand around in cold conditions and you'll soon conclude that most synthetic insulated jackets are not really that warm. For max winter comfort you need to go large. Here two of the world's beefiest synthetic jackets - Black...

Review UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and after much deliberation we've managed to boil it down to a selection of favourites. So here it is, our Gear of the Year 2022.

Open Comp Win a Berghaus down jacket worth £200

Open Comp Win a Mountain Equipment Makalu Jacket!

Open Comp Win a Pair of Trekmates Thaw Gloves or Mitts

Open Comp Win a pair of EDELRID Rage ice axes

Open Comp Win a Rab Microlight Down Jacket and Nikwax Down Care Kit

Open Comp Win a Quickdraw Set of Hawk Bio-based Dyneema® by Ocún

Open Comp Win a Rab Neutrino 400 Down Sleeping Bag 

Open Comp Win a LifeStraw GO 2.0 Water Filter Bottle

Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

LifeStraw : New GO Filter Bottles

Hitting the shops now are the updated LifeStraw GO filter bottles in Tritan Renew and insulated Stainless Steel

Silva FREE: the world's first modular head torch

Silva's new Free head torches create a new concept: modularity. Buy one of the Free models, then swop different light units and batteries around to create the perfect set-up for your activity.

Adventures For Kids - a gritstone bouldering guide for children and their parents

At last, children can be set free to get stuck into grit bouldering on...

Fully Committed: Salewa's Latest Mountain Boot

Salewa's Ortles collection is its most technical and performance-oriented range, named after Mt Ortles...

Berghaus MTN Guide Hyper Alpha

In the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha, Berghaus has brought together two high performance fabrics to create an ultra-lightweight...

ARB LuminAid PackLite Max 2-in-1

Lumin AID seeks to make safe light and energy accessible for all!

COROS announces the PACE 3 GPS Sport Watch

'The Pembroke Bond' Photo Book - Available Now

Save 40% on La Sportiva G5 Evo Boots

Latest deal just arrived at Outside - save £££ on a pair of La Sportiva G5 Evo mountaineering boots - grab them while we've got your size!

Black Diamond Vapor Helmet Mega Deal!

Providing ultralight, low-profile protection, unparalleled ventilation and a secure and super-comfortable fit, the Black Diamond Vapor helmet is a go-anywhere cragging lid that proves helmets aren't just for multi-pitch trad climbs and big...

Scarpa Boot deals at Outside

Time to get going in a bargain pair of quality Scarpa hiking boots. Save up to 40% on your next pair of comfortable, hard wearing boots at Outside.

Trade Show Reports

OTS 2023

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

OTS 2023 Our Best of the Show

This year's Outdoor Trade Show has just wrapped up. Staged in a tropical Liverpool, the show brought practically all the brands with a UK presence under one roof. While a lot of the gear on display looked good, as always there were a few pieces in particular that stood out for us. Here's our pick of OTS 23.

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