Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

  • Gear Review: The Petzl Ange Finesse Quickdraws

    Jan 3, 13 • 5753 Views • GearNo Comments

    In the grand scheme of things, for my generation, climbing gear has always been rad. Cams have always been around, the Gri-Gri has been a staple, and ropes have been lightweight and performed at a high level. Many breakthroughs occurred before we started...

  • Samson’s Top 5, Winter 2014 Outdoor Retailer

    Jan 2, 13 • 6344 Views • Gear1 Comment

    Samson is back at it again, with his top favorite 5 products from the Winter 2014 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show. The winter show is always second fiddle to the summer show in terms of new climbing products, so we had to dig a little deeper, and even selected...

  • Gear Review: The Petzl NAO Headlamp

    Nov 19, 12 • 4700 Views • GearNo Comments

    The new Petzl NAO hints at the headlamp of the future, but the cost will have to go down before most climbers will want to buy one. I was first introduced to the NAO (Retail: $175.00) at the Winter 2012 Outdoor Retailer show, and it seemed intriguing enough...

  • Samson’s 5 Tips for Entering The World of Trad

    Nov 11, 12 • 10935 Views • Gear2 Comments

    So you wanna start climbing trad- awesome, here are five tips to help you out along the way. 1. Hexes– Don’t get them. You may be tempted – they are cheap (like real cheap, you can get a whole used rack for the price of one new cam) – but...

  • Samson’s Top 5, Summer 2013 Outdoor Retailer

    Aug 8, 11 • 8430 Views • Gear2 Comments

    The Climbing Zine crew was up in Salt Lake City this past weekend for the Summer Outdoor Retailer (OR) show. We always have our eyes out for everything climbing related, and came back psyched and stoked on several new products, and one very major leap forward...

  • Winter OR, “Light Is Right”

    Jan 26, 11 • 4013 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Winter Outdoor Retailer show is notoriously absent on new climbing gear, but these five products stood out from the crowd – either for their game changing nature or for their simple awesomeness. by Samson The 5.10 Team VXi – The Lightest...