Gear Reviews

What You Really Need When Building Your First Trad Rack
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Edelrid Ohm
Initial Review: Edelrid Ohm
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Veronica’s First Scramble on Mount Temple
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How to survive a roadtrip with your girlfriend
How To Survive A Roadtrip With Your Girlfriend
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Downhill Kayaking
Downhill Kayaking in Sault Ste Marie
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How Not to Climb Mount Toubkal in Morocco
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World’s Toughest Mudder
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How To Run a Tough Mudder
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Running with the bulls
Running With The Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
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Boxing in Brawl on Bay Street X
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The Rise and Fall of the 15 Gary Strength Institute
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Battle of The Badass Strongman Competition
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Petzl SmD
Petzl SmD Carabiner

The newest superlight carabiner from Petzl

DMM Dragon
DMM Dragon 2 Cams

A longterm review of the updated Dragon 2 cam, featured redesigned lobes for increased strength and weight savings.

DMM Zenith
DMM Zenith 18

Technical pack for multipitch rock and alpine climbing.

Patagonia Levitation
Patagonia Levitation Hoody (coming soon...)

Lightweight, breathable an versatile softshell for ice, alpine and rock.

Petzl Ride
Petzl Ride Ice Axe

Ultra-lightweight aluminum piolet for ski touring, mountaineering and alpine climbing.

Deuter Gravity Haul 50
Deuter Gravity Haul 50

Part haulbag, part backpack.

Arcteryx Acrux AR
Long Term Review: Arc'Teryx Acrux AR (coming soon...)

A low volume double boot for technical mountaineering and ice climbing.

Trango Vergo
Trango Vergo Belay Device (coming soon...)

A long term review of the ergonomic assisted braking belay device from Trango.

Patagonia Nano-Air Light Hoodie
Patagonia Nano-Air Light Hoodie (coming soon...)

Quite possibly the best midlayer I've ever owned.

Outdoor Research Deviator
Outdoor Research Deviator (coming soon...)

Possibly the best mid layer I've ever owned.

Volkl V-Werks Katana
Volkl V-Werks Katana (coming soon...)

Light, playful and hard-charging carbon powder skis.

DMM Chimera
DMM Chimera Carabiner (coming soon...)

Lightweight and hot-forged wiregate carabiner.

Kong GiGi
Long Term Review: Kong GiGi (coming soon...)

A simple, low-tech belay device that has become a staple of my multipitch kit.

Edelrid Ohm
Field Tested: Edelrid Ohm

An assisted braking resister designed to help climbers with a large weight differential.

Petzl Leopard
Petzl Leopard Crampons

Ultra-lightweight aluminum crampons for ski touring, mountaineering and alpine climbing.

Petzl Altitude
Petzl Altitude Harness

Superlight Dyneema harness for ski mountaineering and alpine climbing.

Scarpa Triolet
Long Term Review: Scarpa Triolet GTX Pro

The Triolet has taken me above 4000m twenty times in twelve countries over four years and this is my long term review.

Edelrid Skimmer
Edelrid Skimmer Pro Dry 7.1

An initial review of the Edelrid Skimmer Pro Dry 7.1mm set, the world's thinnest fully certified half ropes.

From time-to-time I am sent products by companies for gear reviews but try not to let this influence my feelings on the products whatsoever.  To provide honest gear reviews, I make a point to test each product in a wide variety of conditions and ensure I get some mileage with a few of the competitor products so my gear reviews can remain unbiased. If there are any gear reviews you’d like to see, please contact me at the link below and I’ll do my best to gain access to the product in question and sufficiently battle test it.