First Look: Updated Edelrid Jay and Jayne Harnesses

September 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, Profiles | No Comments »

In 1953, with the invention of the kernmantel rope, Edelrid revolutionized mountaineering and they’ve been one of the world’s best rope manufacturers ever since. In 2019, Edelrid is introducing the first dynamic single rope […]


Review: The Wild Country Revo Belay Device

September 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

When the Revo Belay Device by Wild Country arrived in our office, it was met with some excitement. After all, its path from conception to execution has been long and given rise to numerous […]


First Look: Black Diamond Deploy Wind Shell is Light

September 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

One of the trends of the Outdoor Retailer summer market in Denver was light outerwear for 2019. The absolute lightest piece we saw is the new-for-219 ultra-light Black Diamond Deploy Wind Shell. It uses […]


First Look: The Slightly Aggressive New Scarpa Arpia

August 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing, News, Rock | Comments Off on First Look: The Slightly Aggressive New Scarpa Arpia

Scarpa is a family owned company based in the foothills of the Italian Dolomites where it was founded. Celebrating its 80 anniversary in 2018, Scarpa, an industry leader in footwear for all aspects of […]


Boulder Denim Launches Denim 2.0 Jeans

August 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Boulder Denim Launches Denim 2.0 Jeans

Boulder Denim, the first to market in 2015 with outdoor active stretch denim, launches their second generation product, Denim 2.0. Active, stretch denim is trending with consumers from all walks of life looking for […]


First Look at New Petzl Nomic, Quark and Ergonomic

August 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look at New Petzl Nomic, Quark and Ergonomic

Petzl has updated their amazing Nomic and Quark and are introducing the highly anticipated Ergonomic. Gripped magazine caught up with Pierre Plaze, product manager at Petzl, at Ouray Ice Fest in January 2018. Watch […]


First Look: Grivel Air Tech 28 Pack for Alpine

August 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Video | Comments Off on First Look: Grivel Air Tech 28 Pack for Alpine

The Grivel Air Tech 28 is a lightweight compact rucksack for climbing and mountaineering. It has a clean and minimalist body with a roll-top closure. It has a tapered ergonomic shape for great comfort […]