Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

  • Dirtbag State of Mind Hats by Peter W Gilroy

    Aug 1, 17 • 792 Views • GearNo Comments

    We always wanted to make some Zine hats, we were just waiting for the right design. Years of waiting led to this design, the “Dirtbag State of Mind” hats, created with metal work from Peter W. Gilroy. We’re proud to announce these are...

  • Review: Mammut Smart Alpine and Petzl GRIGRI + (belay devices)

    Jun 23, 17 • 612 Views • GearNo Comments

    With more and more options for a safer belay, The Zine got its hands on two of the most innovative devices, The Mammut Smart Alpine and the Petzl GRIGRI + (Plus). Let’s start with the Smart. Mammut Smart Alpine  Retail: $49.95 I first noticed this...

  • Review: Grivel Stealth Helmet

    May 28, 17 • 1287 Views • GearNo Comments

    Climbing helmets have come a long way in the last few years—mostly by shedding weight and becoming ultralight. I’ve realized that the really light helmets are not for me, they smash and get banged up too easily. Thus when I got my hands on the burly...

  • Review: The North Face Progressor Insulated Hybrid Hoodie

    May 5, 17 • 838 Views • GearNo Comments

    This spring I got to check out some items from The North Face’s Progressor Collection, and this piece, the Insulated Hybrid Hoodie was my favorite. Retail: $199.00 Essentially this is a layer that is light (less than 12 ounces), keeps you insulated, and...

  • Review: Deuter Gravity Haul 50

    Mar 29, 17 • 974 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Deuter Gravity Haul 50 is advertised as a backpack that can turn into a haul bag. That’s a combination I haven’t come across in my two decades of climbing, which includes a lot of cragging and a few walls here and there. After using this pack for the...

  • Review: Grivel Salamander 2.0 helmet

    Mar 13, 17 • 790 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Grivel Salamander 2.0, while designed with zero frills to keep operation straight-forward, is a versatile helmet with a few highlights as well as drawbacks. Designed for alpine, rock and ice use, the 2.0 comes in three colors – white, yellow, and black....

  • Review: Scarpa Vapor Lace

    Feb 12, 17 • 2829 Views • GearNo Comments

    Scarpa’s Vapor V rock shoe now has an upgraded model. The new Vapor Lace shoe offers a more customizable fit, which provides slightly more comfort and control. This shoe is ideal for vertical to slightly overhanging face climbing and mixed face and crack...

  • DU/ER Jeans – Performance Denim

    Feb 11, 17 • 1426 Views • GearNo Comments

    The trend of “stretchy jeans” for men in climbing seems to be gaining traction ever since Outdoor Research introduced the Goldrush jeans a couple years ago. After testing out the Goldrush’s I was definitely sold on the concept of wearing jeans that have...