First Look: Osprey Rook and Renn Packs for 2019

July 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

With a straightforward, lightweight design and capable feature set, Rook/Renn provides an exceptional opportunity for backpackers to experience the benefits of carrying an Osprey pack “Our new Rook/Renn Series is built with trusted Osprey […]


Review: Mountain Hardwear Splitter Station 40

May 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear | Comments Off on Review: Mountain Hardwear Splitter Station 40

The Splitter Station 40 is a robust new pack for 2018 that has a haul-bag shape and is constructed with 840d ballistic nylon construction with 600d TPU front paneling for abrasion resistance. There is […]


New Coloured Chalk Blends in With the Rock

May 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on New Coloured Chalk Blends in With the Rock

One of the worst things about busy climbing areas is the ugly white chalk that marks heavily-used holds. To help fix the problem, Climbing Addicts has produced coloured chalk that blends into the stone. […]


MSR Introduces Fuel Canister Recycling Program

January 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear | Comments Off on MSR Introduces Fuel Canister Recycling Program

Seattle-based Mountain Safety Research® (MSR®) has launched a new fuel canister recycling program aimed to reduce the number of canisters that end up in landfills. Customers who return empty fuel canisters, made by any […]


The 2017 Chamonix Arc’teryx Alpine Academy Trailer

January 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Events, Events, Gear, Video | Comments Off on The 2017 Chamonix Arc’teryx Alpine Academy Trailer

The Arc´teryx Alpine Academy is returning to Chamonix this year from June 29 to July 2. This is the sixth edition of the popular event that will unite 400 alpine enthusiasts, mountain guides and […]


Augmented Climbing Puts You in Video Game on Home Wall

September 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Video | Comments Off on Augmented Climbing Puts You in Video Game on Home Wall

The new augmented climbing wall combines projected graphics and body tracking to put you in a game. The games and applications can be used as training and can track your progress. Not the future of […]


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 […]