• 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Wacaco Nanopresso (Portable Espresso Machine)

      MSRP: $64.90 BEST FOR: Camping, backpacking   No more packets of instant coffee; no more bitter, sludgy cowboy coffee. Caffeinating at the campsite just entered a new era with the Nanopresso, by Wacaco. The … Continue reading "Wacaco Nanopresso (Portable Espresso Machine)"
  • Black Diamond Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag

      MSRP: $59.95 BEST FOR: Duh, cold fingers   About damn time. People who don’t get that cold don’t get it. Read on, though, because this affects all of us, whether we are the sufferers … Continue reading "Black Diamond Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag"