Keith Sharples reviews the Force Ten Alpine 25 rucksack. This 25L climbing pack is one of three in the range, the other two being 35L and 45L versions.
Keith Sharples checks out this mid-weight synthetic jacket designed for cool to cold conditions from The North Face.
Kouba are a new brand to the UK market and Stewart Moody reviews two sets of their offset climbing nut protection that will appeal to climbers on a tight budget.
A rope well suited for sport climbing and redpoint projects, Gus Hudgins puts a 70m 9.8mm Edelrid Boa rope through its paces and is pleased with the results.
Need a new helmet? Richard Wheeldon reviews Black Diamond's super lightweight (weighing in at just 186g for a small/medium and 199g for a medium/large.) top of the range helmet.
Billed by Edelrid as ‘little wonders’ and ‘the lightest karabiner set on the market’, the Nineteen G quickdraw set is indeed lightweight weighing in at an incredible total of 45g for the 10cm set and just 47g for the longer 18cm set. But how do they handle?
On single-pitch ice routes or massive alpine objectives, the Black Diamond Stance Belay Parka keeps you toasty whilst your partner battles away. It is filled with two layers of lightweight but compressible PrimaLoft Silver Hi-Loft insulation that provide sleeping-bag level warmth, even when wet. David Simmonite tests it out.
Mark Reeves puts this light-weight climbing pack, well fitted and perfectly sized for long days out in the mountains, through its paces.
David Simmonite reviews the Xplorer approach shoe from La Sportiva
Most of us have experienced poor karabiner alignment whilst using a belay device and the possibility of cross loading in the event of a fall. Stewart Moody tests the ovaLock designed to remove such risks with innovative safety features.
Need to move fast and light but still eat like a champion? Jamie Maddison tests out lightweight freeze-dried food technology - with a difference, in the first ever mountain meals 'Come Dine with Me' style dinner party!