Posts Tagged ‘gear review’

  • Review: Climb Tech Top Anchor Hook

    Jun 3, 18 • 2399 Views • GearNo Comments

    The construction style “Mussy Hook” has always been one of my least favorite pieces of climbing hardware to see at an anchor. They tend to get sharp quite easily from wear and tear, and their gates often stop functioning properly, leaving an open part of...

  • Review: Edelrid Topaz Rope

    May 28, 18 • 1049 Views • GearNo Comments

    Doing a gear review Climbing Zine style for a rope is difficult. For starters our method for reviewing gear is simple: we use it in our normal day-to-day climbing, as anyone else would. We pay attention to what we like, and what we don’t. by Luke...

  • Review: Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

    Dec 1, 17 • 1216 Views • GearNo Comments

    There are certain products that come along on every adventure. This past fall, as temps cooled and the stoke rose, the new Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody, was one of those items that was in my pack each and every day. Retail: $299 Before you read any more I was...

  • Review: Grivel Salamander 2.0 helmet

    Mar 13, 17 • 2583 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: Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Parka

    Dec 23, 16 • 5966 Views • GearNo Comments

    If you’re a climber, you have a puffy coat. That’s a given—the best climbing days usually give way to cold nights and mornings. I tend to run on the cool side, and for years I’ve been trying to find that perfect puffy, one that both keeps me warm, but...

  • Review: Voormi Eleven.9

    Mar 17, 16 • 3116 Views • GearNo Comments

    Wearing something from Voormi—a clothing line based out of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, attracts attention and curiosity. Retail: $149.00 For the last two months I’ve tested out their Eleven.9 hoodie, and almost every day someone makes a comment about it....

  • Review: Westcomb Recon Cargo Pant

    Dec 22, 15 • 3083 Views • GearNo Comments

    Are you looking for a synthetic, 3-season technical pant that moves as you move? If so, read on. Featuring NanoSphere® moisture and stain shedding technology the Westcomb Recon Cargo Pant does one thing quite well: wears like a pant for a person looking for...

  • Review: Scarpa Techno X

    Nov 1, 15 • 8440 Views • GearNo Comments

    Scarpa redesigned their most popular shoes this year, with a new model to cover each style of climbing. I had the chance to try out their super-downturned bouldering and steep sport shoe (Instinct VS) and their slightly downturned, sensitive performance shoe...