Product Reviews

Welcome to the Rock + Run Blog! Chances are you’re reading one of our blog posts because you either love climbing or outdoor gear… or both. Here at Rock + Run we are a team of climbers, runners and general outdoor fanatics, psyched to share our knowledge and passion with you. We invite you to look through our world-wide climbing and bouldering destination articles, gear reviews and informative ‘how to’ guides.

Scarpa Instinct SR Review

Scarpa Instinct SR Review

May 17, 2018 0 Comments

A detailed review of the Scarpa Instinct SR slipper. We look at performance, fit, product features, durability and how the shoe compares to the other Instinct models in the Scarpa range.
La Sportiva G5 Mountaineering Boot Review

La Sportiva G5 Mountaineering Boot Review

May 11, 2018 0 Comments

An in depth review of the La Sportiva G5 Mountaineering Boot, taking a detailed look at the fit, weight, climbing and walking attributes and overall usability...
La Sportiva Kataki Review

La Sportiva Kataki Review

May 03, 2018 0 Comments

A detailed look at La Sportiva's lace up climbing shoe, the Kataki, an all-round performer with a stiff midsole, versatile last and extremely adjustable fit.

Alex Magos swinging on a boulder wearing Tenaya Masai climbing shoes

Tenaya Masai and Oasi Review

February 05, 2018 0 Comments

By Pete O'Donovan - An detailed look at two of Tenaya's most popular rock climbing shoes, the Oasi and Masai...
Sunset view from a hiker wearing the La Sportiva TX4 Approach Shoe

La Sportiva TX4 Approach Shoe Review

January 12, 2018 0 Comments

The La Sportiva TX4 is the leather approach shoe part of La Sportiva’s Traverse X approach series...
A view of the valley from a guy wearing the Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 rucksack.

Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 Rucksack Review

November 17, 2017 0 Comments

The Aeon series is aimed at outdoor enthusiasts who do a bit of everything. It’s a real multi-sport pack, and the 27 litre version I tested is probably the most versatile of the range...

ArcTeryx Acrux SL Leather approach shoe

Arcteryx Acrux SL Leather Review

October 26, 2017 0 Comments

The reliable fit gave me the confidence to use the Acrux for a wide variety of activities, and when scrambling...
View of a lake and valley from runner wearing the Scarpa Spin running shoes

Scarpa Spin Review

September 27, 2017 0 Comments

Built for speed, the Spin is a light, protective, low profile off-road shoe which offers a great ride and good performance across a range of terrains. The thermo-welded upper features no stitching...
boulderer wearing scarpa instinct lace climbing shoes, climbing

Scarpa Instinct Lace Review

August 24, 2017 0 Comments

Visit any major climbing wall across the length and breadth of Britain and you’ll be doing well to not spot the signature orange and black...

A review of ten of the best instructional books for climbers

A Review of the 10 Best Instructional Books for Climbers

August 23, 2017 0 Comments

Whether you’re just starting out at rock climbing, or a seasoned veteran looking to refresh your mind on a few long...
Mountain Hardwear Optic 6 Tent Review

Mountain Hardwear Optic 6 Tent Review

July 19, 2017 0 Comments

With that extra zest of class over your average family camping tent, the Mountain Hardwear Optic 6...
Rab Vapour-Rise Alpine Jacket Review

Rab Vapour-Rise Alpine Jacket Review

July 17, 2017 0 Comments

In many ways a true softshell, yet equally an entirely different and unique beast, the Rab Vapour-Rise Alpine is...


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