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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 new Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark and took it into the mountains for a try,
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The New Arc’teryx Acrux and Bora Shoe

The anticipation for the new Arc’teryx shoe was maxing out when we got our hands on a few pairs and, to say the least, we fell in love with them. We had the opportunity to take the new Acrux and Bora shoe into the wilderness and were floored by how great they performed.
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The New Metolius Master Cam

The new Master Cam: 20% lighter, additional color coding, and a new thumb loop design make the updated Master Cam drool worthy for anyone looking to reduce rack weight.
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The New Trango Raptor

The new and improved Trango Raptor penetrates hard ice and the new handle is more comfortable than ever. The Trango Raptor
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The Rubber Room: A Climbing Shoe Resoler

Tony Puppo has been climbing and resoling shoes in Bishop, CA since 1981. In 1999, he opened The Rubber Room with his wife, Nan, and quickly became one of the world’s premier climbing shoe resolers. Take a look inside the shop and watch the cobblers at The Rubber Room work
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The Most Expensive Piton Ever?

Before there was Yvon Chouinard, there was John Salathe. In the golden age of Yosemite big wall aid climbing, Salathe was not only one of the leading climbers, but he created new-age pitons, which led to breakthrough routes. This week, one of those pitons was priced on Ebay for
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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 you’d call an “outdoor enthusiast.” Aside from one busy night a year, Santa pretty much
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New carabiners for 2015

Highlights of the latest carabiners to be released for the 2015 climbing season. Check out the newest from CAMP, DMM, Edelrid, Grivel, Mammut, Metolius, Omega Pacific, and Wild Country. 2015 Carabiner Roundup from WeighMyRack on Vimeo.
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Outdoor Research Collections

Check out the latest Outdoor Research men’s and women’s collections.
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New Hardware for 2015

Gripped gear editor Rafal Andronowski has published an excellent write-up on his The Alpine Start blog about the new hardware for 2015 as seen at the Outdoor Retail Show in Salt Lake City. From harnesses to quickdraws and belay devices, every company has revamped one or two
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