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Patagonia’s Rad Mobile Repair Station

Better Than New is a short film that introduces Patagonia’s new biodiesel repair wagon and pays tribute to customers and repair techs who have kept Patagonia going for over 40 years. Patagonia’s Reno Repair Department is the largest garment repair facility in the U.S. –
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Metolius’ New Ultralight Master Cam

We’re excited about Metolius’ new Ultralight Master Cams and can’t wait to take them for a few laps. The new Master Cam is 40 per cent lighter per set than other cam sets and they’re all hand built in Bend, Oregon with American-sourced materials. One of
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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 rain shells than Canada’s West Coast. During the Vancouver International Mountain
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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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