Category Archives: Ice Gear

gear for ice climbing

Arc’teryx Proton LT Hoody Review

It is officially Fall. Cool weather climbing is upon is and soon the bitter cold of Winter will descend on us too; we can’t wait. One of the newest mid-layer jackets on the market is the Arc’teryx Proton LT Hoody. Read on to see what we think of it so far. Design One of the Continue Reading...

Wild Country Mission Women’s Harness Review

Wild Country has been busy revamping their line of harness this year. We tested the Mission Women’s harness this Spring and Summer, read on to see what our testers think. Design Wild Country has both a Men’s and Women’s version of the Mission harness. It appears that Wild Country set out to make the Mission Continue Reading...

Petzl MYO & TIKKA Headlamp Review

Petzl has updated much of their extensive headlamp line this year. We tested two from opposite (lumen) ends of the spectrum: Petzl Myo and the classic Petzl TIKKA. Petzl MYO The Petzl MYO headlamp has been around for a few years but has been refined to provide even more use when your adventures keep going past Continue Reading...

CAMP Tricam & Ball Nut Review

CAMP has been making and selling rock protection to climbers for decades and some of the classics are still as good today as they were when introduced. We racked up with CAMP Tricams and Ball Nuts for trad and aid climbing this Spring and Summer to see how they handle granite, sandstone, pin scars and Continue Reading...

LifeProof FRĒ POWER iPhone 6s Case Review

Electronics have infiltrated every part of our life now, even becoming a nearly integral part of our outdoor experience. LifeProof understands this need and created a line of phone cases to keep your phone safe when all of your time is spent on rocks, in dirt or snow, or wherever your wild place is. The Continue Reading...

Thule Stir 35 Backpack Review

If you’re like me when you think of Thule you think of roof racks and cargo carriers. As it turns out, they also make backpacks, lots of them. We tested the Thule Stir 35L Men’s backpack this Spring to see if Thule’s backpacks are as good as their roof racks. Design The Thule Stir 35L Men’s backpack is Continue Reading...

Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool

We love it when new ice tools come on the market. Seeing, and testing, the new designs really brings out the gear-hound in us. Heading out with the new Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tools was no different. Black Diamond has a variety of ice tools in market and the Fuel ice tools are the newest tools Continue Reading...

Black Diamond Snaggletooth Crampon Review

One of the more interesting products that we saw at last  year’s Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, was the Black Diamond Snaggletooth Crampon. Black Diamond, never a company to sit back and enjoy the success of their lineup of product successes, is always looking for new ideas and ways to innovate. When I Continue Reading...

Petzl Luna Harness and Elia Helmet

Most climbers can’t afford, or don’t want to buy, a different harness for all the different types of climbing that they do. For that they need a do it all harness. We tested the Petzl Luna Harness for just this reason. The Petzl Luna Harness is designed as a women’s harness, the male equivalent is the Continue Reading...