Category Archives: Ice Gear

gear for ice climbing

Petzl Grigri +

 The Petzl Grigri has been a staple of climbing for decades. Petzl, never a company to rest on their prior success continues to improve even the most beloved products like the Grigri. Enter the Grigri +. Design On first glace the overall look and design of the Petzl Grigri + appears to be the same Continue Reading...

CAMP Dyon Express KS

We think the new CAMP Dyon Express KS is pretty cool. Read on to find out why. There’s not a lot you can say about quickdraws really. The basic design is there, two carabiners and a sling. Yet, when you have to use a bad one you really curse it, and the joy that comes Continue Reading...

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...