The Goldilocks of Packs – this one is just right!

Product review by Abby Rowe, member since 2012 and Certified Single Pitch Instructor I remember putting on my dad’s suit coat and tie as a child and carrying his brief case around the house with an increased tone of authority in my voice while the tie brushed against my knee caps. As a smaller adult […]

TrainingBeta Power Endurance Program – Review By Albert Alvarez

Power Endurance – TrainingBeta The Power Endurance Program by TrainingBeta is definitely worth the investment and as long as you stick to the program, you’ll see some very noticeable results. There are two very huge advantages that aren’t clearly stated when you purchase the plan. Firstly, you get customer support that is always ready to […]

Voke Tab Review | by Jonathon Spitzer

I recently tried out some Voke Tabs.  These small caffeine pills contain 77 mg of caffeine in one little tab.  An espresso shot contains a similar amount of caffeine.  The tabs are dissolvable and are an easy alternative to coffee when it is unavailable. My only complaint is that I found the taste to be […]

Millet Trilogy Synth’x Down Hoodie Review – By Josh Kling

Every outdoor endeavor from spring to fall and the middle of winter needs some sort of puffy coat.  This is especially true when working high in the San Juan Mountains in the middle of winter.  This past fall, just before winter started, I received a Millet Trilogy Synth’X Down Hoodie. Since the fall this jacket […]

CAMP Storm Helmet Review – By Clint Cook

CAMP Storm Helmet Review I consider myself a climbing helmet snob. I have tried every helmet out there for the last 10 years, and have found only a couple that do well on all categories. Many are very light and comfortable, but not durable. Some are durable but offer less than ideal coverage or poor […]

La Sportiva Pegasus 2.0 Primaloft Jacket review – Michael Soucy

As an avid backcountry skier, ice climber, and mountaineering guide, I generally use two different types of puffy jackets. There’s the big fat down version, which goes on when I stop moving, and there’s the thinner synthetic version, which goes on when I’m moving kind of slowly in really cold temps. Sportiva’s Pegasus 2.0 fits […]

La Sportiva Halo Pant Review by Michael Soucy

La Sportiva launches their apparel into the “freeride touring” category with the Halo Pant. These highly water resistant softshell bottoms arrived at my house bright red and with big old cargo pockets, hardly what I expected coming from the Euro-centric brand. My American Mediums were automatically sized down from their Euro Large; take that into […]

AMGA Guide Rob Coppolillo Reviews the Mammut 9.5 Infinity Dry Rope

First off, full disclosure: I’ve been using Mammut ropes for 20 years, by choice and quite happily—and as long as I’m spilling the beans, Mammut provided this rope for free (to test, of course!). So, two strikes against me in terms of objectivity—but, I must say, I summoned my best journalistic integrity to give the Infinity […]

AMGA Guide Amos Whiting Reviews the Sterling Evolution Helix BiColor 9.5mm 60m rope

I received a 60-meter Sterling Rope Evolution Helix 9.5 Bicolor this summer in a fuchsia and green color. I have used this rope for about 20 days on the sharp granite mix of Independence Pass, sandstone of the Skillet and limestone of Rifle, for both single- and multipitch climbing and guiding with one client. This rope […]

Certified Rock Guide Lindsay Fixmer Reviews the Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

At first glance I thought it odd that Camp Chef’s Everest 2 Burner Stove was named after the highest mountain in the world, since it’s a big, double-burner stove clearly created for car camping. I wouldn’t exactly take the 12-pound Camp Chef Everest on a mountain—no one would. But, as I soon learned upon using the Everest, the […]