Gear Reviews | Below you will find a selection of gear reviews, written after extensive usage of the product:

Scarpa Charmoz GTX
Scarpa Charmoz GTX
The Scarpa Charmoz GTX is a lightweight versatile boot, designed to be competent on everything from UK...
La Sportiva Nepal Extreme
La Sportiva Nepal Extreme
Due to its popularity, the Nepal Extreme has become somewhat of a synonym for the leather B3 mountaineering...
Outdoor Research Alibi Pants
Outdoor Research Alibi Pants
The Outdoor Research Alibi Pant is a high performance soft shell trouser designed for ice climbing. Made from...
Berghaus Storm Overtrousers
Berghaus Storm Overtrousers
The Berghaus Storm Overtrousers are a versatile simple waterproof pant. The simplistic design helps to keep...
Beal Booster III 9.7mm
Beal Booster III 9.7mm
The Beal Booster III 9.7mm (Dry Cover) is a good all-round rope suitable for a wide range of activities; sport...
Tendon 8.5mm Ambition
Tendon 8.5mm Ambition
The Tendon 8.5mm Ambition is a lightweight low impact force half rope. Its primary use is for trad climbing or for...
Alpkit Gourdon 20
Alpkit Gourdon 20
The Alpkit Gourdon 20 has a somewhat confusing identity/purpose in that it is more akin to a school bag than...
Osprey Mutant 38
Osprey Mutant 38
The Osprey Mutant 38 is a well featured climbing and mountaineering pack. At 38 litres and 1330g it may be too...
PHD Minim 500
PHD Minim 500
The PHD Minim 500 is a stripped down lightweight minimalist sleeping bag. PHD Clothing has a reputation for...
Vango Venom 200
Vango Venom 200
The Vango Venom 200 is a lightweight minimalist down sleeping bag. Weighing only 650g, the Venom 200 has...
Rab Vapour-rise Stretch Top
Rab Vapour-rise Stretch Top
The Rab Vapour-rise Stretch Top falls in to the lightweight pile-pertex category, making a functional and versatile...
Montane Extreme Jacket
Montane Extreme Jacket
The Montane Extreme Jacket is a heavyweight pile-pertex jacket. In winter this single layer is designed to...
Mountain Equipment Shield Jacket
Mountain Equipment Shield Jacket
The Mountain Equipment Shield Jacket is a highly protective Gore Windstopper Hooded Soft Shell jacket. The main...
Rab PS Zip Top
Rab PS Zip Top
The Rab PS Zip Top is a simple Polartec Powerstretch stretchy wicking mid layer. It features a deep venting chest...
Paramo Velez Adventure Smock
Paramo Velez Adventure Smock
The Paramo Velez Adventure Smock is a multi-activity directional waterproof. The Nikwax Analogy Waterproof...
Rab Momentum Jacket
Rab Momentum Jacket
The Rab Momentum is a lightweight 3 layer eVent waterproof jacket. It fits snugly but without restricting, has...
Mountain Equipment Randonee Glove
Mountain Equipment Randonee Glove
The Mountain Equipment Randonee is a dextrous yet warm pile-schoeller mountaineering and ski glove. It features...
Mountain Equipment Couloir Glove
Mountain Equipment Couloir Glove
The Mountain Equipment Couloir Glove is a rugged glove, excelling in most situations where durability and weather...
Wild Country Rock Lite Helmet
Wild Country Rock Lite Helmet
The Wild Country Rock Lite is a comfortable lightweight EPS/Polycarb helmet. It features four headtorch...
DMM Highball
DMM Highball
At an overall thickness of 10.5cm the DMM Highball is an excellent pad with noticeably more foam than many...
Grivel Air Tech Crampons (New-Matic)
Grivel Air Tech Crampons (New-Matic)
The Grivel Air Tech Crampon is a lightweight versatile 12 point crampon. It's available in three different bindings...
Terra Nova Equipment Superlite Bothy 2
Terra Nova Equipment Superlite Bothy 2
Bothy bags are often seen as the preserve of outdoor pursuits instructors and alpinists for use in...
Karrimor Spike Low Walking Shoe
Karrimor Spike Low Walking Shoe
The Karrimor Spike Low Walking Shoes are an archetypal walking and approach shoe. They have...
Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks
Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks
A merino wool sock intended for cold weather activities like winter walking and ice climbing...
Rab Stretch Neo Pant
Rab Stretch Neo Pant
The Rab Stretch Neo Pant is billed as a high performance waterproof trouser offering...
Rab Alpha Direct Jacket
Rab Alpha Direct Jacket
The Rab Alpha Direct Jacket is essentially a pile-pertex jacket and a good one at that...
Arc’teryx Alpha SL Pant
Arc’teryx Alpha SL Pant
The Arc’teryx Alpha SL Pant is a lightweight GORE-TEX waterproof trouser designed for those...
Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant
Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant
The Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant is a lightweight softshell trouser designed for hill walking...

Climb GB’s gear reviews are produced after extensive usage of the product in an appropriate environment (including as many different weather conditions, as many different appropriate activities, across Britain and other mountainous areas). The gear reviews are designed to be a realistic analysis of how the chosen product will perform for its end purpose, reflecting the products real world characteristics. The products reviewed have all been used personally (typically climbing, mountaineering and running) and professionally (as an instructor) throughout their test time.