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15 May 2015

The UKC Test Team take on eight pairs of approach shoes to find out which one will get you to the crag in comfort, style, with good grip, dry feet and no blisters.

And can you climb in them too?

Approach shoes, tested... Read more

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Gear News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

21 May 2015

thumb This spring Primus is introducing some small but significant improvements to their collection of award-winning, hose-mounted... Read more

11 May 2015

thumb The world's No.1 supplier of environmentally friendly waterproofing has just the thing for your tents this summer:  Tent & Gear... Read more

7 May 2015

thumb When travelling in remote, inhospitable environments your priorities are often similar to the often unforgiving nature of... Read more

5 May 2015

thumb Originally introduced by Montane in 2011, the Minimus Jacket has revolutionised waterproof protection.  Internationally... Read more

2 May 2015

thumb Introducing two NEW women's specific mountain packs for Spring '15. Following in the footsteps of the popular, award-winning... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb The latest additions to Brunton's high-yield lithium power pack offering are the Revolt 4000 and Revolt 9000 XL. Both have been... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb A lightweight technical synthetic jacket offers warmth no matter the conditions. Wear either as a pure outerwear all-year-round... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb The Minimus Sleeping Bag is revolutionary in its fabrication.  A waterproof, super light and hyper breathable piece of equipment,... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Brand new guidebook from Vertebrate Publishing combining the best scrambles, easy climbs and walking loops in the Lakes.  Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Montane's Terra range of legwear is known for its durability, dependability and all-round ruggedness. Catering for... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKH gear testers

13 May 2015

thumb Dan Bailey reviews a new guidebook to the smaller - but often no less interesting - hills of Scotland Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Alex Roddie enjoys the first book by Trail magazine's editor Simon Ingram. It's not very magaziney at all, he says, but rather... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Ammil, grumma, garbhlach and gryke; such is the language of Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane. Is it a dictionary of nature or a... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb The MSR WindBoiler is a small, lightweight cooking system. UKC have had it for several months and tested it in the Alps in... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Walking poles are great opinion dividers. There are those who think they are cumbersome wastes of time, and those who swear by... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Smock-style jackets - you might love them or hate them. But with the lightweight, very breathable Hymir smock, particularly... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb It is said that you can't buy style, but here – for the sum of £50 – I would say that you very much can Read more

Mar 2015

thumb Deep down every climber, hill-walker and mountaineer wants a van... However the reality of the situation, more often than not, is... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb Dan Bailey takes the top spec shell kit from The North Face on a long-term test spanning two winter seasons. He finds some... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb Alex Lowe famously said “the best climber is the one having the most fun”. Over the years I have come to agree with this... Read more

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