Toru Nakajima


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One of the strongest, most gifted climbers in the world. Toru can do it all; from hard grit ascents in the middle of summer, repeats of some of the world's hardest boulder problems, hard sport climbing and even waterfalls.

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L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna

The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket & Summit L1 Climb Trousers

John McKenna tries this combination of a light shell jacket and softshell trousers on the rainy Scottish hills and crags.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...

It's a super-snug belay refuge  © Dave Saunders
It's a super-snug belay refuge  © Dave Saunders

The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka

It's way more jacket than most of us need, but if you're after a duvet for somewhere seriously cold then the Down Belay Parka would be a decent choice, says Dan Bailey

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

It's good as 'active insulation' in winter conditions  © Martin McKenna
It's good as 'active insulation' in winter conditions  © Martin McKenna

The North Face Summit L3 Ventrix Hoodie 2.0

While The North Face describe the Ventrix Hoodie as a midlayer, you could equally call it a thin jacket. It's hard to...

Submersion is not a problem for the Mammut Redburn Low GTX  © UKC Gear
Submersion is not a problem for the Mammut Redburn Low GTX  © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

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...

Gore-Tex Pro, helping me keep cool under fire  © Mike Pescod, Abacus Mountaineering
Gore-Tex Pro, helping me keep cool under fire  © Mike Pescod, Abacus Mountaineering

The North Face Point Five NG Jacket and Pants

Dan Bailey takes the top spec shell kit from The North Face on a long-term test spanning two winter...


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OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - Final New Product Roundup

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 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Clothing and Packs

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...

TNF Sawanabori Newsletter 3  © The North Face
TNF Sawanabori Newsletter 3  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L2 Proprius Grid Fleece Hoodie

The only thing that'll work harder than you on the predawn skin is this polartec® power grid™ fleece that delivers an unparalleled warmth-to-weight ratio as well as breathability and freedom of movement.

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

Antarctica Expedition 3  © The North Face
Antarctica Expedition 3  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L5 GTX® Pro Jacket, Pants and Bib

Athlete tested, expedition proven: The North Face's mantra when creating its Summit Series products...

Summit L3 Ventrix™ 2.0 Hoodie Action 2  © The North Face
Summit L3 Ventrix™ 2.0 Hoodie Action 2  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L3 Ventrix™ 2.0 Hoodie

Your new alpine workhorse, this synthetic-insulated mid layer features our cutting-edge dynamic-venting...

The Men's Summit L6 Down Belay Parka in Antarctica  © The North Face
The Men's Summit L6 Down Belay Parka in Antarctica  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L6 Belay Down Parka

Staying warm and dry during belays can make the difference between success and failure. Designed for long, cold...