New Patagonia Lightweight Cinch Pack is Rad

January 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Video | Comments Off on New Patagonia Lightweight Cinch Pack is Rad

The new Patagonia Cinch Pack is a clean, 20-litre top-loading bag that is designed to keep your gear organized. “A simple, single-pull main closure makes loading a cinch and a zippered stash pocket and […]


Watch How to Build an Ice Climbing Anchor

December 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch How to Build an Ice Climbing Anchor

American Mountain Guides Association instructor Patrick Ormund demonstrates how to build a number of ice climbing anchors. Always practice before heading up on a route.


The Story of Top Brand ORGANIC Climbing

October 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on The Story of Top Brand ORGANIC Climbing

ORGANIC Climbing has been an industry leader for years. With some of the most durable and functional bouldering products on the market, it’s no wonder their gear can be found around boulders across Canada.


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 […]


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 […]