Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]


Mammut Story Contest: Your Most Epic Climb

March 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Outdoor, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Mammut Story Contest: Your Most Epic Climb

From March 15 to April 15, we will be running a story contest that anyone can enter. The author of the selected story will be awarded new gear from Mammut. What is your most […]


The Julbo Aero Sunglasses are Made for Climbing

February 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on The Julbo Aero Sunglasses are Made for Climbing

The new Julbo Aero sunglasses are designed for a number of outdoor activities and Gripped’s editor recently took them for a few climbs. Julbo has been making stylish, functional and durable sunglasses for years and […]


Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine Series and Contest

April 20th, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Accessories, Footwear, Gear, Harnesses, Outdoor, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine Series and Contest

Arc’teryx has long been an innovative and forward-thinking brand with one eye on the future and the other eye on their community.  For the summer of 2015, they are running a one-of-a-kind contest. Nominate […]


The North Face Fuseform Dot Matrix

April 2nd, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Outdoor | Comments Off on The North Face Fuseform Dot Matrix

The North Face’s new Fuse Form Dot Matrix jacket was all the buzz so in early spring, we took one for a tour on Canada’s West Coast. There’s no better place to test technical […]


The Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark Sleeping Bag

April 1st, 2015 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Outdoor | Comments Off on The Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark Sleeping Bag

Climbers love a good sleeping bag. From car camping and hut visits to mountainside bivies, a good sleeping bag can make all the difference in your experience. We recently got our hands on the […]


MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

November 17th, 2014 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Outdoor, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

Here is a new video and six weeks of gift ideas from the new MEC envoy and gear expert, “Nick.” Nothing against the jolly bearded guy from the North Pole, but he’s not exactly what […]