Group Test All Round Harnesses
Since most climbers do a bit of everything, there's a lot to be said for a harness that does too. Over spring and summer 2016 the UKC test team has put ten all-round harnesses through their paces.
Chalk, clip sitcks and other miscellaneous climbing gear
Belay Devices, Locking Gates, Ascenders, Pulleys & Via Ferrata Gear
Climbing harnesses for winter or summer
Rock climbing and mountaineering helmets
Cams, Nuts, and other protection
Climbing ropes, rope bags and other accessories
These are reviews from the UKH editorial team
It may not set out to rewrite the rules, but we think Climbing Technology's Orion is an excellent take on the polystyrene style helmet that has become more or less standard in recent years.
Following a re-design, the new Petzl SIROCCO is a big improvement on the original, says Theo Moore. No longer at risk of looking like a giant tangerine, he has been sporting it on crags from Pembrokeshire to the Peak. Here's what he thought.
Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples like hats and torches to climbing hardwear and ultralight packs, here are some ideas that won't break the bank.
Becky Coles and Simon Verspeak take these top-of-the-range men's and women's sunglasses from the UK, to the Alps, to...
No matter what you might think, even for experienced climbers a VF set is an essential purchase if attempting a via...
Got whiffy feet? From climbing shoes to walking boots, Lemon Sole spray is made to keep outdoor footwear fresh. Martin McKenna gives it the...
A refinement on the popular ELIOS, Petzl's new ELIA helmet is designed specifically for women - particularly those with long hair. Alex...
These are annoucements direct from manufacturers
New for this season, Montane have updated their iconic Fast Alpine climbing pack to increase usability and versatility.
Named after Montane Athlete Tom Ballard's now legendary 'Starlight and Storm' Expedition. A collaborative effort between Tom and Montanes' expert technical designers, the Starlight Pull-on is the ultimate 'Fast and Light' technical insulation layer.
This summer sees the launch of 5 new packs (Artlu 10, Gnarl 15, Presta 20, Ledge 30 and Orion 40) aimed at our core activities: trail running, hiking, biking, scrambling and climbing. We've worked hard to strike a balance...
Sun protection for the beach, trail or crag.
Fragrant and moisture absorbing deodorisers for climbing shoes, running shoes, hiking boots or any other 'fruity' footwear.
For 40 years, Petzl has been creating headlamps with the same focus on innovating lighting technologies, improving...
A versatile and affordable kit for indoor and outdoor climbers. The light and comfortable Flint harness features the patented No-Twist belay loop that...