Posts Tagged ‘gear reviews’

  • Review: Black Diamond Creek 50 Backpack

    Jan 17, 18 • 101 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Creek 50 from Black Diamond was one of those pieces of gear I just had to check out. Since I climb in Indian Creek more than any other place, a gear review of this pack for The Zine seemed essential. So, for the fall season in Indian Creek I took the...

  • Review: Edelrid Bulletproof Carabiners/Quickdraws

    Dec 1, 17 • 657 Views • GearNo Comments

    Every once and awhile a climbing product will come along and as a community we’ll collectively be like, “that’s a great idea, why didn’t they think of that sooner”? The Edelrid Bulletproof carabiner is one of those items....

  • Review: Scarpa Vapor Lace

    Feb 12, 17 • 4053 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...

  • Review: Yeti Tundra 50 Cooler

    Oct 4, 16 • 2599 Views • GearNo Comments

    The longer I review gear, the more jaded I become. It’s hard to be impressed. I’ve become more selective about what products I want to review. But when the folks at Yeti Coolers reached out before the summer Outdoor Retailer show I knew I had to check...

  • Review: Sterling Velocity Rope

    Jul 29, 16 • 2133 Views • GearNo Comments

    I needed the perfect rope for my project. It had to be an 80 meter rope and it had to withstand a little more abuse than your average skinny line. I know that because I first worked the route, a 39 meter crack climb in Indian Creek, on a 9.2mm rope that...

  • Review: Rinsekit

    Jul 20, 16 • 1655 Views • GearNo Comments

    The RinseKit is one of those outdoor products that at first glance seems a little unnecessary—until you use it. I had one of these sitting on my shelf in the garage for a while before I actually took the time to bring it out on a climbing trip. I used it...

  • Review: Patagonia Dual Aspect Hoody

    Jun 11, 16 • 3268 Views • GearNo Comments

    Marketed as a piece that blurs the line between a mid-layer and a shell, the Patagonia Dual Aspect Hoody turned into my go-to “maybe” piece. As in, maybe it will rain, maybe it will snow, maybe it will be windy, maybe it will be cold, or maybe it will be...

  • Review: Beal Cocoon Chalk Bag

    Jan 19, 16 • 2353 Views • GearNo Comments

    How much is there to say about a chalk bag? All it has to do is hang out back there and have that powdery gold ready for your sweaty, trembling fingers…and not fall off mid-way up a route…and not spill all over the tiny ledge you’re belaying on, or the...