Climbing/Mountaineering

22
Jan
2012
jloomis

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes Review

Product Rating: 
5
MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

Features:

The Lightning™ Ascent snowshoes are MSR's most aggressive snowshoes designed for all-terrain adventures. Features include 360° Traction™ frames, aggressive steel cross members, Pivot™ crampons, and Ergo™ televators. The MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes are built to explore mountain terrain with the Ergo™ Televators, which reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps. The televators engage with a simple flick of a pole grip. Optional 5" modular flotation tails are available. Frame color available in black or yellow. The MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes have a lifetime warranty and are made in the USA.

08
Jan
2012
water

Marmot Expedition Mitt Review

Product Rating: 
5
Marmot Expedition Mitt

Features:

Carefully layered Primaloft One® insulation gives the Marmot Expedition Mitts uncompromising warmth on snow adventures to high, cold places. The Expedition Mitts feature: Marmot MemBrain®, a waterproof/breathable fabric; DriClime® bi-component wicking lining for breathability and excellent moisture transfer; reinforced palm for durability; gauntlet quickdraw with easy to use one-handed drawcords; SuperFabric® brand material external shell; nose wipe, a soft fabric to wipe your runny nose; safety leash to keep glove attached to wrist when removed from hand; wrist strap for adjustability and better fit.

21
Nov
2011
jloomis

Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters Review

Product Rating: 
5
Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters

Features:

Tough as a crocodile, Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters keep snow out of your boots when snowshoeing, climbing mountains, cross-country skiing, or just plain snow hiking. They feature waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex®/Taslan® nylon uppers and Cordura® lowers for durability. The Crocodile gaiters seal around your legs with a full length strip of 2 inch hook and loop closure. The tops cinch tight with 3/4 inch webbing and cam buckle. These gaiters also feature hook and loop shear tab at the bottom of front closure, double-riveted boot lace hook, and field-replaceable urethane-coated nylon instep strap.

13
Oct
2011
jloomis

HighGear ATF8 Altimeter Review

Product Rating: 
5
HighGear ATF8 Altimeter

Features:

The ATF8 Altimeter by HighGear is a small and lightweight clip-on altimeter, barometer, digital compass, thermometer, and watch for the outdoor adventurer. This versatile unit easily fits in your hand, clips to your pack, or sits upright on a flat surface. The ATF8 model also features a ski chronograph, weather forecaster, regular chronograph, dual time zones, and dual alarms. The ATF8 includes a Swiss altimeter sensor, EL backlight, mineral glass lens, and is water resistant to 30 meters.

17
Jul
2011
jloomis

Ambient Weather Keychain Weather Station Altimeter Review

Product Rating: 
2
Ambient Weather Keychain Weather Station (WS-108)

Features:

The Ambient Weather Keychain Weather Station includes an altimeter, barometer (relative and absolute with sea level correction), digital clock, digital compass, thermometer, and a weather forecaster. It is full of features and functions in a lightweight, low cost package. Features a convenient carabiner clip for simple carrying and quick access and includes a blue LED backlight for low light operation. Great for hiking, camping, skiing/snowboarding, mountaineering, climbing, and other outdoor activities. The Ambient Weather Keychain Weather Station is a perfect backup to your GPS.

15
Jul
2011
jloomis

CAMP USA Stalker Universal Crampon Review

Product Rating: 
5
CAMP USA Stalker Universal Crampon

Features:

Stalker Universal Crampons by C.A.M.P. USA are designed for general mountaineering and glacier travel. The universal bindings and thermoplastic heel and toe harnesses wrap around almost any hiking or mountaineering boot. The Stalker crampons are secured with a strong nylon strap with pull tab for ease of use. They are easily adjustable without tools. Included are Vibram® anti-balling plates to reduce snow build-up underneath your feet and a carry case for easy packing and storage.

05
Jul
2011
jloomis

Scarpa Summit GTX Mountaineering Boots Review

Product Rating: 
5
Scarpa Summit GTX Mountaineering Boots

Features:

The Scarpa Summit GTX are four-season mountaineering boots designed for ice and mixed climbing. The Summit GTX's heel and toe welts fit all crampon styles. They are fully insulated and feature an adjustable padded tongue. The articulated, padded ankle section provide flexibility without compromising support.

13
Jun
2011
jloomis

SMC Capra Ice Axe Review

Product Rating: 
5
SMC Capra Ice Axe

Features:

SMC's Capra ice axe is the culmination of two years of extensive design and testing around the globe. It is one of the lightest ice axes in this category at just over 16 ounces for the 65 cm model. The new full-sized head is designed to fit more naturally in the user's hand for increased comfort during extended use. It's assembled with SMC's patented insulating connection, reducing vibration and associated fatigue. Another feature is the Carpa's unique handle, designed to be easy to grasp for positive placement in self-arrest.

11
Jun
2011
jloomis

Homemade Glissading Sled aka "Glissade Diaper Sled"

Product Rating: 
4
Glissade Diaper Sled

The original idea for the Glissade Diaper Sled came from jmjula4. It's a sled that wraps around a climber like a diaper to protect their clothing and backpack while provided a faster, more efficient glissade down the mountain. See full post for instructions with pictures on how to make your very own Glissade Diaper Sled.

31
May
2011
jloomis

La Sportiva Pamir Leather Backpacking Boot Review

Product Rating: 
5
La Sportiva Pamir Leather Backpacking Boot

Features:

The Pamir by La Sportiva is a heavy-weight leather hiking and backpacking boot with traditional styling. It is built to take long-term abuse and provide comfort, stability, and traction on long treks. The Idro-Perwanger® full grain leather uppers are water-resistant and supportive. Traction and braking are provided by the Vibram® soles. The Pamir boots feature an anti-torsion shank on the back of the boot and anti-shock insert to dampen impact with the ground.

19
May
2011
jloomis

Otto All Season Gaiters Review

Product Rating: 
3
Otto All Season Gaiters

Features:

Otto All Season gaiters are designed to keep snow and other debris out of your boots. They are constructed of durable water-repellent materials like Cordura® nylon. The gaiters are secured with rip-and-stick velcro closure on the front. The breathable uppers feature nylon webbing with a cam-lock buckle for a secure fit. The lace hook on the lower portion of the gaiter allows a secure fit in combination with the adjustable Hypalon® instep strap that is field repairable. The lowers also feature elastic on the back half for a better seal around boots.

13
May
2011
jloomis

Petzl Elios Climbing Helmet Review

Product Rating: 
5
Petzl Elios Climbing Helmet

Features:

The Petzl Elios is a low profile, well ventilated, easily adjustable climbing helmet. It has a foam liner which is covered by a hard ABS shell, perfect for rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, canyoning and caving. Features adjustable side-release chinstrap, nape height, and headband for a custom fit. Headlamp and VIZION face shield compatible.

23
Feb
2011
jloomis

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Review

Product Rating: 
5
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

Features:

The Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a traditional mountaineering piolet. It's offered in lengths from 55 cm to 90 cm. The shaft is built from lightweight yet strong and durable aircraft grade aluminum alloy. The stainless steel head is designed for years of dependable use.

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