The New SPOT X Can Message From Almost Anywhere

May 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on The New SPOT X Can Message From Almost Anywhere

The new SPOT X can message from almost anywhere and is a great tool for climbers to have in their pack in case things go bad in the mountains. SPOT X combines proven S.O.S. […]


Top Brands Talk Climbing Trends in 2018

May 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors, Outdoor, Profiles | Comments Off on Top Brands Talk Climbing Trends in 2018

Mountain sports range from casual day hikes to long distance traverses to alpinism and there’s more people in the mountains now than ever before. At the ISPO trade show 2018, a number of big […]


First Look: New Affordable and Pocket-Sized Satellite Hotspot

April 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on First Look: New Affordable and Pocket-Sized Satellite Hotspot

The upstart brand Smartwear has created a pocket-sized and lightweight satellite hotspot that can connect from anywhere in the world to send and receive text messages Like other satellite hotspots, it can update users […]


The Tecnica Forge, an Innovative Trekking Boot

April 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on The Tecnica Forge, an Innovative Trekking Boot

Many of us remember hiking boots back when they were solid, full grain leather models with impressive norwegian welts. These were esthetic and durable but only conformed to the feet after the painful process […]


Review: Smartwool PhD Outdoor Approach Crew Socks

March 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Review: Smartwool PhD Outdoor Approach Crew Socks

Smartwool partnered with top climber Conrad Anker last year to introduce the PhD® Socks line. As Smartwool says, “The PhD® Socks represent the highest degree of performance. We pack these wool socks chock full […]


Review: Keen Targhee III Mid WP Hiking Boots

March 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Review: Keen Targhee III Mid WP Hiking Boots

The Keen Targhee III builds on the great features of the Targhee II and comes with the comfort of a lightweight approach shoe, but the durability of a hiker. One big difference between the […]


Review: Arc’teryx Konseal FL Approach Shoe

February 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Review: Arc’teryx Konseal FL Approach Shoe

The new Arc’teryx Konseal FL Approach shoes are made for the mountains, city street and boulder-fields. The technical shoe offers climbers a balanced design that combines durability with low weight, nice stability and good […]