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


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, […]


PrimaLoft Debuts 100 Per Cent Biodegradable Insulation

February 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on PrimaLoft Debuts 100 Per Cent Biodegradable Insulation

PrimaLoft debuts the first-ever 100 percent biodegradable synthetic insulation, designed to completely biodegrade in one year. PrimaLoft has coated each fiber with “food” that makes it more appealing to the naturally occurring microbes in […]


Marmot West Rib Parka Uses WarmCube Technology

February 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on Marmot West Rib Parka Uses WarmCube Technology

Marmot debuted its new WarmCube technology with this hybrid down/synthetic jacket at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Denver. The idea behind WarmCube is to employ 3D construction to conform to the curves of […]


The North Face Futurelight is Apparel Game Changer

February 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors, News | Comments Off on The North Face Futurelight is Apparel Game Changer

In Fall 2019, The North Face is launching an advanced breathable-waterproof outerwear technology, which their athletes say is a game changer for outdoor apparel. As The North Face states, “Futurelight will redefine the future […]


Screaming Barfies: Why?! and How to Avoid

February 4th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | 1 Comment »

It’s cold out there in Canada this season but Canadian ice climbers don’t like to sit still with so much ice around, whether it’s 0°C or -40°C. This winter has served up some blasts […]