Watch Factor 2 Fall on Nylon and Dyneema Slings

June 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear | Comments Off on Watch Factor 2 Fall on Nylon and Dyneema Slings

Nylon (polyamide) and Dyneema®/Spectra® (polyethylene) are two synthetic raw materials used in the manufacture of slings and quickdraws. Understanding the properties and differences of these man-made fibres will guide us to best practice at […]


The New Louis Vuitton “Chalk Bag” Nano is $1,860

June 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on The New Louis Vuitton “Chalk Bag” Nano is $1,860

You know climbing is popular when brands like Louis Vuitton are getting in on the game. They are releasing a new “chalk bag” described as a bag that “showcases the distinctive Louis Vuitton Monogram […]


Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses: See Better to Belay Better

May 28th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses: See Better to Belay Better

Belay glasses won’t win any fashion contests for eyewear. They look a little like the trick “see around the corner” glasses that used to be advertised on the front page of comic books. But […]


Metolius Magnum Bouldering Crash Pad Review

May 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Metolius Magnum Bouldering Crash Pad Review

On the surface, it can seem like all crash pads are the same. All you really need is something to pad your fall when you get the beta wrong and save you from landing […]


Rock Star Peter Croft’s Crag Pack is the TNF Cinder 40

May 17th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Rock Star Peter Croft’s Crag Pack is the TNF Cinder 40

It’s an open secret that some manufacturers have not learned: cragging is really hard on backpacks. Lots of packs can carry your load, haul bags can do it without tearing, but even in their […]


Mind Tools Aim to Keep You Psyched

December 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, News, Rock | Comments Off on Mind Tools Aim to Keep You Psyched

Mind Tools are a climbing accessory created to help climbers overcome fear, making them the first mental training tool for climbers on the market. They are colorful slip covers that fit on most common […]


More Protection from New Petzl Meteor for 2019

November 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear | Comments Off on More Protection from New Petzl Meteor for 2019

For 2019, Petzl sticks to their plan to make helmets that offer side protection in addition to the standard top protection. The updated Meteor, Petzl’s most versatile helmet now offers enhanced protection that complies […]


The Helinox Chair One is Perfect for Camp Life

November 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | Comments Off on The Helinox Chair One is Perfect for Camp Life

After a hard day in the hills or backpacking, most of us don’t look forward to sitting on the rough, often damp ground. Secretly, despite our love for the outdoors, we miss our comfy […]


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 […]


First Look: Osprey Rook and Renn Packs for 2019

July 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on First Look: Osprey Rook and Renn Packs for 2019

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 […]