Tag Archives: Alpine climbing jacket

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...

Black Diamond Alpine Kit

The needs in the alpine environment are many, and can change on a snap with the whim of Mother Nature. Black Diamond has been in the backpack business for a long time, making some of the best climbing packs out there. Black Diamond has also been working and designing outdoor clothing for a couple of Continue Reading...

Rab Continuum Hoodie

The Rab Continuum Hoodie is a follow up to the very popular Rab Continuum Jacket. Being the alpine centric climbers that we are, we typically prefer jackets with hoods, which add greatly to the versatility. The basic stats on the Continuum Hoodie are fantastic. 850 fill of high quality hydrophobic European goose down. 385 gram weight. Continue Reading...

Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket

We were sent the Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket with the promise that it would change the way we think about layering for climbing. When you first put the Nano-Air jacket on it feels like you’re wearing a cozy old quilt. The one your Mom has had since before you were born. The inside and outside are made Continue Reading...

Mountain Hardwear Super Chockstone Jacket

Spring is in full effect in most of the country. The lucky stiffs in the mid-west still seem to be getting snow, but for the rest of us Spring alpine climbing and rock climbing are here. We’ve been testing the Mountain Hardwear Super Chockstone jacket in our Springtime temperatures and it has quickly become a Continue Reading...

Arc’teryx Alpha Comp Hoody

As many jackets as pass through our office I am always amazed and the new and developing fabric technology and the ways that product designers use them to create very functional high tech garments. The Arc’teryx Alpha Comp Hoody is no different. Arc’teryx clearly designed this jacket with alpine and ice climbers in mind. The Continue Reading...

Rab Strata Hoodie

I’m constantly on the lookout for new outdoor clothing pieces that can fill gaps or do something better than what I currently have. With the ever evolving technology around shell material and insulation there is always something new to check out. I’ve been wearing the Rab Strata Hoodie, with the latest insulation technology from Polartec Continue Reading...

Sierra Designs – Cirro DriDown Jacket

The Sierra Designs Cirro DriDown jacket is a great example of understated outdoor clothing technology.  Sierra Designs is jumping ahead of the curve both in terms of styling and technology. DriDown has been around more or less for a year and you see it all over in Sierra Designs jackets and sleeping bags. We tested Continue Reading...