Climbing Gear Reviews

Climbing Gear Reviews are an independent reviewer of climbing, skiing and mountaineering equipment. Fronted by Kevin Avery, a trainee IFMGA mountain guide and former Gear Editor at, alongside Yorkshire based MIA Dave Sarkar, they provide completely honest and 100% impartial reviews.

Kevin Avery says; "I don't write all the reviews myself and, as well as Dave, we have a small but strong team of specialist reviewers all with their own knowledge, interests and expertise. I myself have been climbing for 20 years, all over the world and in every discipline from red-pointing sport routes to frigid north faces. I am also a keen skier and love ski mountaineering and touring over the winter and spring. Otherwise, I generally just try to be on the go outside and having fun, whether it be fell running, cycling or out on the local crag.

The highly active lives of me and the rest of the CGR team afford us limitless opportunities to test kit to destruction and then tell readers how it is."

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