Posts Tagged ‘jackets’

  • Review: Mammut Whymper Jacket

    Jun 25, 16 • 1750 Views • GearNo Comments

    Mammut designed the Whymper Jacket to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of Edward Whymper’s ascent of the Matterhorn. With taped seams, an adjustable hood, hem and cuff adjustments, underarm zips and large pockets the Whymper Jacket attempts to be the...

  • Review: Arc’teryx Nuclei AR Jacket

    Feb 16, 16 • 10355 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Rockies in winter are known for their cold temperatures and fierce winds. When I’m climbing ice in these mountains I need a belay parka that blocks the wind, has enough loft to keep me warm at a long belay, and compresses enough to carry easily on the...

  • Review: Arc’teryx Alpha Comp

    Jan 25, 15 • 5333 Views • GearNo Comments

    At the Climbing Zine we get lots of gear to test, sometimes too much to really wear something for longer than a few weeks. The Alpha Comp was different.  I kept coming back to it in my personal climbing, from high alpine routes to ski decents and local...

  • Review: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody

    Jan 1, 15 • 9653 Views • Gear2 Comments

    For once, I’m actually psyched to “leave it on,” as their ad campaign suggests. For climbers and skiers, the best characteristic of a jacket is not noticing it while it’s on, so you can focus on the task at hand. Then afterwards you realize, oh yeah,...

  • Review: Westcomb Tango Hoody

    Dec 28, 14 • 6619 Views • GearNo Comments

    Westcomb’s Tango Hoody is a formidable layer for a variety of conditions, with a lot to love in a simple, straightforward package. Having received this jacket in the late fall, a bit past prime time alpine climbing season, I chose to test this jacket in a...