• PrAna Super Mojo Pant

    MSRP: $79.00 BEST FOR:  All-around climbing or bouldering    prAna’s Super Mojo pant is the (literal and figurative) extension of the best climbing shorts ever made, the uber-classic Mojo shorts, which now come in a … Continue reading "PrAna Super Mojo Pant"
  • PrAna Avril Shorts

    MSRP: $65 BEST FOR: All-around use, warm weather   If you like items that double, well, here you go. These are climbing shorts you can wear, without embarrassment, into the grocery store. Or hike in, … Continue reading "PrAna Avril Shorts"
  • Smartwool Merino 150 Underwear

    MSRP: $29.95 – $44.95 BEST FOR: All outdoor activities   When it comes to performance wear we put a lot of thought into what we don before setting off into the mountains. We want moisture … Continue reading "First Look: Smartwool Merino 150 Underwear"
  • Hilleberg Soulo Tent

      MSRP: $695.00 BEST FOR: Everything from high-altitude alpine climbing to dirtbagging   Hilleberg is pretty much to tents as Harley Davidson is to motorcyles; the wares they produce are not cheap, but, man, oh … Continue reading "Hilleberg Soulo Tent"
  • Stonewear Designs Drishti Tank and Ascending Tank

      MSRP: $48; $56 BEST FOR: Cragging or gym wear   Truth is, it caught my eye, is all. Same, apparently, for the woman co-owner of Water Stone Sports in Fayetteville, in the heart of … Continue reading "Stonewear Designs Drishti Tank and Ascending Tank"
  • Hippy Tree Crag Shorts

      MSRP: $55.95 BEST FOR: Bouldering both indoors and out   It’s the build quality of these Crag Shorts that really stands out. They’re simple, yet simply well made. Hippy Tree are a California-based company … Continue reading "Hippy Tree Crag Shorts"
  • Kailas 9A Pants

    MSRP: $99.00 BEST FOR: Sport, trad, bouldering—you name it Lightweight sport climbing gear—quickdraws, harnesses, what have you—is about the essentials: stripping away the superfluous features and doohickeys to save grams. Sport climbing clothing should follow … Continue reading "Kailas 9A Pants"
  • Stonewear Designs Dynamic Pant

    MSRP: $94.95 BEST FOR:  All-around climbing, hiking too    When they say stretch, they mean it, as in four-way, a featherlight fabric and real flexibility. The Dynamic Pant, first out in spring 2017 and now … Continue reading "Stonewear Designs Dynamic Pant"
  • Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

      MSRP: $299.00 BEST FOR: just about everything   Who can afford to have a ski jacket, ice climbing jacket, rain jacket and alpine jacket? Unless you’re sponsored, no one. With how niche climbing gear has … Continue reading "First Look: Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket"
  • Mountain Equipment Squall Jacket

      Mountain Equipment’s Squall Hooded Jacket, updated for 2018, is a lightweight, non-insulated wind-stopper soft shell. Reading the company-listed garment features you’d think the Squall Hooded Jacket is pretty darn average given the generic industry … Continue reading "Mountain Equipment Squall Jacket"
  • Black Diamond Fineline Stretch Rain Shell

      MSRP: $129.00 BEST FOR:    Though you’d think it should be a given with anything billed as a raincoat, we’ve worn enough duds in our day that didn’t keep us 100% dry to feel … Continue reading "Black Diamond Fineline Stretch Rain Shell"
  • La Sportiva Levanto Short

      MSRP: $59.00 BEST FOR: Summer cragging and gym climbing   The La Sportiva Levanto Short trend on the longer side—they seem to flirt with the idea that they should be knickers instead. With that … Continue reading "La Sportiva Levanto Short"