Patagonia’s R1 Turns 20 and Has Fresh New Look

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Even after 20 years, Patagonia’s iconic R1 midlayer remains a benchmark for alpine efficiency. For the 20th anniversary of one of our favorite products, Patagonia is celebrating the amazing adventures (and mishaps) that have […]


First Look: Tecnica Plasma is Customized Approach Shoe

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

Customization is the new frontier in apparel and sport, and Tecnica is revolutionizing hiking and outdoor boots with their innovation and exclusive technology. The first to bring customizable technology to trekking boots, Tecnica uses […]


First Look: Black Diamond Vision Down Parka

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | No Comments »

Braving the elements will test your willpower and beat you down to the grimy ground, especially if you come unprepared. American mountain sports equipment company Black Diamond has got your back, giving you an […]


Field Test: The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hoody

February 11th, 2019 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | No Comments »

When you think of a down jacket, you don’t often think of a jacket that stretches and works well when you are climbing. I’ve been using the Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hoody now since August, […]


First Look: New Cassin Alpinst Tech Crampons for 2019

February 11th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Ice, News | No Comments »

The new Cassin Alpinist Tech is an aggressive mono-point that has a shorter secondary point for more support and stability. We got a first look at the new crampons at the Denver Outdoor Retailer […]


New Mammut Ducan GTX Crossover Mountaineering and Hiker

February 7th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

The Mammut Ducan GTX is a new lightweight crossover mountaineering and hiking boot designed for multi-day trips in the mountains. The midsole has a spring-steel sole, thanks to Mammut Flextron technology, which stiffens the […]


The New Grivel Duetto Helmet is Light and Sleek

February 6th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on The New Grivel Duetto Helmet is Light and Sleek

The new Grivel Duetto helmet wights only 195 grams, comes in a sleek blue or grey and is certified for climbing, mountaineering and skiing. It debuted in North America at the Denver Outdoor Retailer […]


PrimaLoft Debuts 100 Per Cent Biodegradable Insulation

February 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on PrimaLoft Debuts 100 Per Cent Biodegradable Insulation

PrimaLoft debuts the first-ever 100 percent biodegradable synthetic insulation, designed to completely biodegrade in one year. PrimaLoft has coated each fiber with “food” that makes it more appealing to the naturally occurring microbes in […]


Marmot West Rib Parka Uses WarmCube Technology

February 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on Marmot West Rib Parka Uses WarmCube Technology

Marmot debuted its new WarmCube technology with this hybrid down/synthetic jacket at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Denver. The idea behind WarmCube is to employ 3D construction to conform to the curves of […]


The North Face Futurelight is Apparel Game Changer

February 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors, News | Comments Off on The North Face Futurelight is Apparel Game Changer

In Fall 2019, The North Face is launching an advanced breathable-waterproof outerwear technology, which their athletes say is a game changer for outdoor apparel. As The North Face states, “Futurelight will redefine the future […]