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 […]


Review: Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS Jacket

March 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on Review: Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS Jacket

The new Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS Jacket and Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS Hooded Jacket brings us a new baffle design, eye-catching colours and is stretchier than Mountain Hardwear’s other stretch pieces in this category. […]


Screaming Barfies: Why?! and How to Avoid

February 26th, 2018 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 […]


Danger of Muted Shades Replacing Bright Climbing Clothes

February 23rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on Danger of Muted Shades Replacing Bright Climbing Clothes

In the world of outdoor fashion, it seems muted shades, such as grey, black and white are replacing bright colour patterns. A post shared by The Outpost (@outposttrade) on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:13am […]


Review: The Amazing Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

February 1st, 2018 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Review: The Amazing Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

There’s been a lot of anticipation for the new Patagonia Micro Puff and for good reason, it’s at the leading edge of the synthetic jacket game. We had the opportunity to visit Indian Creek, […]


MEC Has Great New Outdoor Gear for 2018

January 23rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Outdoor | Comments Off on MEC Has Great New Outdoor Gear for 2018

MEC continues its tradition of designing and catering equipment and apparel for outdoor enthusiasts with their 2018 lineup of spring and summer gear. See the full line of spring/summer releases from MEC here. Whatever […]