• 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • La Sportiva Women’s Aim Hoody

      MSRP: $85.00 BEST FOR: All-around use, cool weather, warming up   Hoodies are the greatest for climbing, especially bouldering. They are good in the cold and for warming up, and handy for walking around … Continue reading "La Sportiva Women’s Aim Hoody"
  • Adidas Women’s Terrex Multi Pant

      MSRP: $99.00 BEST FOR: General mountain sports, from climbing to hiking and skiing   After I first tried these pants on, they stayed on the rest of the work day, then I climbed in … Continue reading "Adidas Women’s Terrex Multi Pant"
  • Meridian Line Denim Jeans

      MSRP: $79 (Limited time Kickstarter price!) BEST FOR: climbing, hiking, general outdoor use   Climbing jeans? Your skepticism is justified, as your mind conjures up moments of panic when you can’t high-step on your … Continue reading "Meridian Line Denim Jeans"
  • The North Face Beyond the Wall Collection – Hoodie and Pants

      Men’s Hoodie MSRP: $99.00 BEST FOR: Gym Climbing, Cragging, Bouldering The North Face’s new Beyond the Wall Collection, with design input from Sam Elias, is all about the functionality you want out of climbing … Continue reading "The North Face Beyond the Wall Collection – Hoodie and Pants"
  • Patagonia RPS Rock Pants

      MSRP: $89.00 BEST FOR: All-around technical rock climbing and summer alpinism   Patagonia’s new lightest weight climbing pant—available in men’s and women’s versions— are made with stretchy water-repellent material designed to be breathable but … Continue reading "Patagonia RPS Rock Pants"