Some big news for Black Diamond coming next Spring with a new product category as well as some new or improved items. Even a headlamp for kids with full rainbow colours.
Spring is coming back, and so is Arc’Teryx ! As we are patiently waiting for the first flowers to bloom, we can already get ready to pack the adequate gear for our spring adventures. For now, let’s have a look at what Arc’Teryx will be offering us for the season to come. The Atom jacket… Continue reading Arc’Teryx 2016 Spring / Summer collection : a mountaineer’s paradise
Scarpa is back with new high-tech climbing gear! The 80-year-old brand from Italy (acronym for Associated Shoe Manufacturing Company of the Asolo Mountain Area in Italian), specialized in innovative products, has been introducing its latest boots. The Phantom Tech are a new series, replacing the Phantom Guide Boot in the brand’s catalog. One of the… Continue reading Scarpa Phantom, high-quality climbing boots with a spiral zipper
The Project360 is a virtual experience allowing you to climb some of the most famous alpine routes from the safety of your computer. Ideal for the wanabee alpine climbers who would like to gather some experience, or for any curious mountain lover! The team was composed of 3 swiss climbers, who took pictures all the… Continue reading Project 360, the alpine version of Google Street View?
The Swedish manufacturer Haglöfs (known for its backpacks since 1914) just won the award for best product in the outdoor show of Friedrichshafen 2015. We’re talking about the leading outdoor trade show, in the german region of Badden – Württemberg (close to the swiss and austrian borders). The intelligent design of the ROC HELIOS 25… Continue reading HELIOS 25 by Haglöfs, the ultralight award winning backpack
Released by the Italian brand La Sportiva, those Xplorer could offer a good alternative for those who want to swap between hiking boots and rock-climbing shoes. Combining the stability of boots with the lightweight of soft climbing shoes (without excelling at neither of those), they are ideal in terms of versatility.
Meet Chris Sharma, a 34-year-old from California who took tree climbing to the next level. Renowned mountain climber (he set up a number of 5.15 climbing routes in the entire world, and climbed ropeless the sea cliffs of Mallorca), he took on that project and connected with his roots as a child tree climber. But… Continue reading Climbing a 700-year-old giant tree
A few hand picked ideas for to give to a your climbing friend or partner. A great variety of gear for all budgets.
Patagonia Alpine Houdini review, a minimalist emergency jacket for bad weather made by environmental champion Patagonia
Weight is your enemy while climbing. The more weight you carry, the harder it is to go up. This is simply what gravity does to us, we have to live with it. HANCHOR knows this too, but that doesn’t stop them. Instead, they created the lightest chalkbag in the world.
How much do you know or do you think you know about your climbing rope? It’s the most critical peace of our climbing equipment and yet most of us don’t know much about it.
Edelrid have been creating gear for climbers since 1863 from their German office and are part of the Vaude group. We’ve been given the chance to review one of their latest rucksack, the Satellite 20 UL. This is a climbing specific pack with an focus on lightness. How it was tested The backpack was created… Continue reading Gear Review: Edelrid Satellite 20 UL climbing rucksack