• MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit

    MSRP: $79.95   I’ve had a number of different go-to stoves since I was a kid, but this MSR PocketRocket stove kit might just be my new fave, taking the slot as my go-to solo … Continue reading "MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit"
  • HydraPak Stow H2O Bottle

    MSRP: $14 BEST FOR: Staying hydrated on the wall   While the HydraPark Stow water bottle was by no means built specifically for climbing, it’s exactly what I would have asked for in a water … Continue reading "HydraPak Stow H2O Bottle"
  • Garmin inReach Mini

    MSRP: $349.99 BEST FOR: Camping in all weather   Garmin’s new inReach Mini might be perfect for climbers and alpinists looking for a satellite SOS communicator with GPS that they could easily stuff in a … Continue reading "Garmin inReach Mini"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Send Climbing Wizard Sleeve Knee Pad

      MSRP: $39.00 BEST FOR: Sport Climbing, Bouldering   Not too long ago, circa 2014, Canadian crusher Sean McColl was filmed attempting Hubble—Ben Moon’s masterpiece—with a knee pad.  McColl’s critics were swift and numerous comment threads were … Continue reading "Send Climbing Wizard Sleeve Knee Pad"
  • The North Face Chalk Bag Pro

      MSRP: $25.00 BEST FOR: Rock climbing   A chalk bag’s a chalk bag’s a chalk bag. 9/10 times you can’t go wrong. That being said, every bag is slightly different, and it’s worth checking … Continue reading "First Look: The North Face Chalk Bag Pro"
  • Sea to Summit Alpha 2.1 Cookset

    MSRP: $64.95 BEST FOR: Camping and backpacking   The new Alpha cookware sets from Sea to Summit are lightweight camping sets for backpacking and camping. Each set nests together into the largest pot and can … Continue reading "Sea to Summit Alpha 2.1 Cookset"
  • TrailKeg Growler

      MSRP: $40-$199 BEST FOR: Drinking   Bringing together post-climbing libations and keg-quality beer has long been the goal of civilization, from Babylonia to the Greeks and onto ‘Merica…but, alas, problem solved. TrailKeg has brought … Continue reading "TrailKeg Growler"
  • Climbing Addicts Colored Chalk

      MSRP: $16.99 BEST FOR: Any type of climbing   We enjoy chalked up holds during onsight attempts: rather than navigating a sea of uninterpreted rock, the clues and hints about which holds are good … Continue reading "Climbing Addicts Colored Chalk"