• La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

    MSRP: $475 BEST FOR: Ice climbing   The Trango Tower Extreme GTX is the latest offering in La Sportiva’s popular Trango line of alpine boots. With a bit more insulation than the Trango Ice Cube … Continue reading "La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX"
  • Petzl Actik Core Headlamp

      MSRP: $69.96   BEST FOR: Alpine climbing, winter climbing, multipitching   Have you ever accidentally left your headlamp in the car—or outside the tent, or wherever—on a frigid night before you’re supposed to go … Continue reading "Petzl Actik Core Headlamp"
  • Ultimate Direction SCRAM 20L Pack

      MSRP: $134.95   BEST FOR: Multi-pitch and alpine climbing; ski mountaineering   A climbing pack from a running brand? Yep, you heard that right. Ultimate Direction, known for its hydration vests, waist belts and … Continue reading "Ultimate Direction SCRAM 20L Pack"
  • BioLite Headlamp

      MSRP: $49.95 BEST FOR: Approaches, descents, camping   OK, so I’m blind. Or rather, a specter is hanging in the air, everywhere I look. Because I was just examining the Biolite headlamp, flicking the … Continue reading "BioLite Headlamp"
  • Ledlenser MH10

      MSRP: $80   Light must be important because in an old book, right after God made heaven and earth, it is written that he said, “Let there be light!” If he had had the … Continue reading "Ledlenser MH10"
  • Road Trip Finger-Wellness Tools

      The Wave Tool   MSRP: $49.99   Remarkably good at massaging your forearms on the road, or on rest days, and with a specific design to clear out scar tissue on finger pulleys. Once you … Continue reading "Road Trip Finger-Wellness Tools"
  • SPOT Gen3

    MSRP: $149.99 Now $75.00 with Mail-in Rebate!   With the push of a button the SPOT Gen3 allows you to Check In with family and friends while adventuring or send emergency responders your GPS location.  … Continue reading "SPOT Gen3"
  • Black Diamond Ultralight Ice Screws

      MSRP: $84.95 BEST FOR: All things ice!   Much as I love ice climbing, placing screws is not something I relish: there have been more than a few times that I wish I had … Continue reading "Black Diamond Ultralight Ice Screws"
  • Tenaya Oasi LV Women’s Climbing Shoe

    MSRP: $165.00   The Spanish climbing brand Tenaya is widely recognized for comfortable performance shoes but the brand claims the new low-volume Oasi provides “levels of comfort previously unheard of in such high-end models.” A … Continue reading "Tenaya Oasi LV Women’s Climbing Shoe"
  • GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Cookset

    MSRP: $44.95 BEST FOR: Multi-day alpine climbs   With GSI Outdoors’ Pinnacle Soloist Cookset, you get your pot with a lid and handle, your bowl and a foldable utensil all in one light-weight, nest-able package. … Continue reading "GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Cookset"
  • Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad

    MSRP: $399.95 BEST FOR: Highballing and solo sessions   The Black Diamond Mondo lives up to its name—this is one big crash pad. It spans 44 by 65 inches when open and covers nearly 20 … Continue reading "Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad"
  • Ombraz Sunglasses

    MSRP: $160.00 BEST FOR: Cragging or multi-pitch   I rarely wear sunglasses when I climb—seeing the rock with an orange or yellow or purple tint feels strange. More importantly, most of the time they rattle … Continue reading "Ombraz Sunglasses"