Watch Arc’teryx Athletes Test Gear in Rad Coast Mountains

October 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

Arc’teryx began on Canada’s west coast because the Coast Mountains are a perfect place to test new gear. The coastal environment is harsher, more humid and nastier than almost anywhere else in Canada. “Testing […]


First Look: Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Alpine Hoody

September 25th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News | Comments Off on First Look: Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Alpine Hoody

The new-for-fall 2018 Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Alpine Hoody is a new down jacket for mountain users this season. It’s packed with synthetic insulation but lacks baffles, which means less heat loss and more […]


First Look: Black Diamond Deploy Wind Shell is Light

September 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on First Look: Black Diamond Deploy Wind Shell is Light

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 […]


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 […]


The North Face has New Indoor Climbing Apparel

April 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on The North Face has New Indoor Climbing Apparel

The North Face has a new purpose-built line of apparel for indoor climbing that is functional and stylish. The North Face had many of their athletes help with the new line of clothing, including […]


Review: Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Shell

March 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on Review: Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Shell

Black Diamond’s new StormLine Stretch Rain Shell has hit the market just in time for spring in Canada. The seam-taped breathable and waterproof rain jacket is stretchy for active climbing and hikers. The main […]


Rad New Climbing Jeans by Artist Jeremy Collins

March 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Rad New Climbing Jeans by Artist Jeremy Collins

Meridian Line is an artful lifestyle brand led by the award-winning outdoor filmmaker and artist, Jeremy Collins, which has launched a new line of performance denim for both men and women. Check out all […]