New MSR Paragon Snowshoe Binding Made for Comfort

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor | No Comments »

Seattle-based Mountain Safety Research (MSR) introduces the Paragon Binding, the world’s first single-strap mesh snowshoe binding delivering the pinnacle of simplicity, security, durability, and comfort in alpine terrain. Unlike other snowshoe bindings, which can be […]


MSR Access 2 Tent Review from Baffin Island

January 14th, 2019 by James Cook | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor, Profiles | No Comments »

A quick Google search for “World’s Best Hiking” or “Top 10 Hikes” will consistently deliver a common result, the incredible Akshayuk Pass in Auyuittuq National Park on Canada’s Baffin Island. The hike is a […]


Outdoor Retailer in Denver Cut to Three Days

December 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor | Comments Off on Outdoor Retailer in Denver Cut to Three Days

The Outdoor Retailer once took place at Salt Palace in Salt Lake City and is now a triannual event that takes place Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. Starting in 2019, the four day event will […]


Arc’teryx Launches Gear Library and Contest

December 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Arc’teryx Launches Gear Library and Contest

The Gear Library provides customers with the tools and inspiration they need to explore the great outdoors, free of charge. “We wanted to give our communities the opportunity to try new product and inspire […]


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 […]


Hillsound’s Armadillo LT Gaiter Great for Hiking

October 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Hillsound’s Armadillo LT Gaiter Great for Hiking

Trekking around outside can mean encounters with hidden mud patches, bramble bushes, burs, and more, all hoping to disrupt your adventures and get into your shoes, rip your pants, and be a general nuisance. […]


Watch Arc’teryx Athletes Test Gear in Rad Coast Mountains

October 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Watch Arc’teryx Athletes Test Gear in Rad Coast Mountains

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: 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 […]


New Patagonia/Danner Wading Boots for Better Fishing

July 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on New Patagonia/Danner Wading Boots for Better Fishing

At the big fishing trade show called ICAST, Patagonia and Danner announced their collaboration on the best and new wading boot. This is one of the only collaborations that Patagonia has ever done and […]


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 […]