Adam Hocking


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Keswick, Cumbria, United Kingdom
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...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our...

harness group test montage  © UKC Gear
harness group test montage  © UKC Gear

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.

Jack Geldard guiding at Tremadog in poor weather  © Jack Geldard
Jack Geldard guiding at Tremadog in poor weather  © Jack Geldard

360 Helmet from Wild Country

UKC Editor Jack Geldard takes the 360 helmet for a spin and - he likes it! "...this one doesn't look like a washing up bowl..."

The Wild Country helmet  © Wild Country
The Wild Country helmet  © Wild Country

Wild Country Helmets

Wild Country have come up with a radical new helmet design aimed at providing the cross-season climber with one do-it-all...

Neon Keylock Screwgate Karabiner in action  © Kevin Avery-UKC
Neon Keylock Screwgate Karabiner in action  © Kevin Avery-UKC

Wild Country Neon Screwgate, Astro Tech-wire and Nitro Tech-wire

Less is more and light is vital! Wasn't this the mantra of training guru Matt...

The author using the Elite Adjustable on rock (Viking Line, HVS 5a, Reventeenvuori, Finland)...  © TobyA
The author using the Elite Adjustable on rock (Viking Line, HVS 5a, Reventeenvuori, Finland)...  © TobyA

Wild Country Elite Mens Adjustable harness

Toby Archer dangles around in the Elite Mens Adjustable harness from Wild Country. He finds plenty of good points and a...

Elite Syncro Ultralite from Wild Country  © Jon Griffith
Elite Syncro Ultralite from Wild Country  © Jon Griffith

Wild Country Synchro Ultralite Ziplock Harness

Jon Griffith gets to grips with the Synchro Ultralite Ziplock Harness from Wild Country: "..it is actually a simple...


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OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportu...

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the rock shoes and footwear category:

ISPO Final Report  © UKC
ISPO Final Report  © UKC

ISPO 2018 - Final Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations.

OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC
OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC

OutDoor 2017 - Mountain Clothing and Footwear

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some...

Best of Fred 2016 montage  © UKC Gear
Best of Fred 2016 montage  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2016 - Our Top 10 Products

The annual orgy of gear and beer that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen is over for another year, and UKC & UKH were out in force...

Outside Crag Clean Up 2016  © Outside
Outside Crag Clean Up 2016  © Outside

The annual Outside Crag Clean Up is back!

Have you ever walked around the Peak and itched to pick up those random chocolate wrappers - but you didn't have...

SHAFF Montage Image  © ShAFF
SHAFF Montage Image  © ShAFF

UKC's Choice Picks for ShaFF

With ShAFF only a few days away, here's UKC's 'greatest hits' of what's on offer throughout the weekend.