The Arc’teryx Nuclei FL Hoody is Puffy Supreme

February 27th, 2020 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on The Arc’teryx Nuclei FL Hoody is Puffy Supreme

It’s light, packs down small, is streamline and excels in windy conditions


The North Face Summit L5 Futurelight Review

February 10th, 2020 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on The North Face Summit L5 Futurelight Review

The North Face Summit L5 Futurelight is a stretchy hardshell that excels in range of movement and performing in variable conditions


2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Gym Climbing

December 17th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Footwear, Gear, Harnesses, Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Gym Climbing

THE guide to grabbing the perfect holiday gear for a climber in your life.


In-Depth Shoe Review: The Scarpa Instinct VS

November 18th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Articles, Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on In-Depth Shoe Review: The Scarpa Instinct VS

An in-depth shoe review of the Scarpa Instinct VS and the Instinct VSR


What’s the best rubber for your rock shoes?

October 4th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Articles, Bouldering, Footwear, Profiles | Comments Off on What’s the best rubber for your rock shoes?

Get a run down on some of the most common rubber on your climbing shoes



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Ontario’s New Outdoor Apparel Store is L.L. Bean

August 26th, 2019 by Lorena Jones | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Ontario’s New Outdoor Apparel Store is L.L. Bean

Maine might not be Canadian technically speaking, but sat just the other side of the border and known for its rugged landscape, sweet maple syrup and black bears, it’s about as close as you […]


How to Choose a Baaa-ase Layer: The Merits of Merino

July 2nd, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Special Feature | Comments Off on How to Choose a Baaa-ase Layer: The Merits of Merino

Wool: The Choice for the Real Backcountry You’re a long way from the trailhead. It’s getting late, you’ve worked up a sweat, the temps are dropping and you can feel the cold air seeping […]


Patagonia’s R1 Turns 20 and Has Fresh New Look

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Patagonia’s R1 Turns 20 and Has Fresh New Look

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: Black Diamond Vision Down Parka

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look: Black Diamond Vision Down Parka

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 | Comments Off on Field Test: The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hoody

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, […]



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