Jeans for climbing solves a multitude of problems. Rock climbing exposes clothing to extreme abuse; rough surfaces abound, shredding fabrics from the outside while constant dirt and infrequent washing do the same from the inside. Synthetics have improved longevity and performance compared to the work pants of the past, but life expectancy can still be Read more ›
At Home Sleeping Comfort in The Back of A Truck Many climbers have love affairs with their camper shells and trucks; with painstaking attention devoted to sleeping platform systems, gear storage strategies and electrical power provisions to bring comfort and convenience to the crag for extended stays. Although conversion vans are the undisputed kings of Read more ›
We tested alpine climbing gear during a five-day adventure in the North Cascades. After 100+ days of no precipitation, the North Cascades received over three feet of snow in a late-season storm that corresponded with our planned excursion into the backcountry. Careful analysis by my partner Mark Allen, IFMGA guide, and owner of Mountain Bureau, Read more ›
We joined Vasque, OtterBox, Ledlenser and Leatherman for a few days on the Pacific Coast to check out their latest and greatest.
Not only one of the finest gravel bikes out there, it became one of our all-time favorites thanks to its ability to do-it-all with aplomb.
The Gear Institute was invited to take a deeper look at what makes Danner boots a classic standout among its competitors.
Longtime bike industry pros open a new shop to make reasonably priced custom carbon bikes in the United States—and we test them out.
Carbon walls of the new Helios 3 series shatters the old conundrum of choosing a fly rod.
The goTenna Mesh improves on the original in every way. This off-grid communication device adds meshing capabilities, extending range and usefulness as a communications device in the backcountry.
Light, incredibly airy and offering plenty of protection, the Octal X should be on the short list for any rider needing one helmet for multiple cycling disciplines.
Gore Apparel's Rescue WS AS Jacket is made to weather the wind and rain without sacrificing breathability. The Gear Institute's cycling expert puts Gore's claims to test and sees if this jacket can live up to its promise.