Exped Core 35

Aimed at those looking for a minimalist yet durable pack for mountain and alpine trips, the Core 35 prioritises functionality over unnecessary features. We tested the bag over summer and autumn, both here in the UK and on a trip to the Ecrins, and were suitably impressed.

Latest Reviews

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Edelrid Eagle Lite Protect Pro Dry 9.5mm

When it comes to single ropes, it's tempting to assume that thicker and heavier necessarily equals more durable and longer-lasting. But thanks to its use of Aramid fibres, the Eagle Lite Protect Pro Dry challenges conventional wisdom. John McKe...

Edelrid Pure, Pure Wire and Pure Pro Quickdraws

We reviewed the previous version of the Edelrid Pure in a 2016 Group Test. It was a good weight saver, and reasonably priced, but featured a floppy sling and was a bit less ergonomic than some of the competition. So has the updated version...

Wild Country Flow Clothing Collection

Rob Greenwood and Emma Hill look at a range of casual cotton climbing clothing ideal for the wall and the crag alike.

Montane's Lightweight Legwear

In hope that there's still a bit of life left in the autumn sun, Dan Bailey checks out a range of lighter legwear perfect for...

Edelrid Helios Harness

The Helios is a definite cut above your average all-round workhorse harness, with nicely sculpted and cleverly padded waist and leg...

Montane Protium Fleece Collection

In an age of active insulation and softshell it may feel like fleece has been sidelined; but it still has benefits. Here Rob...

Boreal Alpha

If you're after a forgiving rock shoe that's equally suited to beginners and all-day climbing in the less demanding grades, the competitively...

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These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Getting started with EDELRID

Starting climbing as a beginner can be daunting so we asked friend of the brand and new climber Lucy O'Neill to summarise her top five favourite Edelrid products ideal for beginners.

Why choose a Tendon rope? 

A long established brand from the Czech Republic who has been at the forefront of rope manufacture and development for decades, Tendon have been leading the way in rope technology advancement. Manufactured at their Lanex factory in the EU, Tendon are also a...

Edelrid 160 Years

This year marks the 160th year anniversary of EDELRID. Since the company was founded in 1863 by Julius EDELmann and Carl RIDder, we have continued to push innovation in the climbing and outdoor markets. 

The North Face Summit Series™ Casaval Midlayer Hoodie

The North Face Summit Series™ Casaval Midlayer Hoodie is an essential layer you can dial...

Christmas gifts from EDELRID

With Christmas fast approaching it's time to start thinking about what gifts you may want to buy the climber in your life....

Nalgene Sustain: Great New Colours – Built with 50% Certified Recycled Material

Fully committed to the circular economy, Nalgene have pioneered the use of...

How The Adaptive Climbing Group Built A Paraclimbing Community | adidas TERREX

If you don't know about the Adaptive Climbing Group yet, then it's time...

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