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How to Choose a Base Layer

The basics of base layers – what they do and how to choose the right one for you.
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The Barrabes Outdoor Layering Guide

Base, mid and outer layers—an introduction to how to layer your clothing properly in order to stay dry and warm outdoors
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How to Pack for a Day Hike

We normally have a better idea of what and how to pack in a backpack for a several day journey rather than for a single day. In light of not having to spend the night, most people decide to take very little water, food and maybe some warm clothing.
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How to Choose Gloves for Mountaineering, Snow and Ski Activities

A Barrabes guide on the different types of gloves on the market and how to choose the right gloves for each kind of activity
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The End of Universal Compatibility Among Brands for Alpine Boot and Binding Systems?

Until now, all Alpine ski boots and bindings had been compatible with each other, regardless of the brand. Things have changed.
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How to Understand the Arc’Teryx Naming Scheme

A quick guide on what the names of the Arc'Teryx models (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, AR, LT, SV, etc.) mean and how to choose the perfect garment for you
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The North Face Apex Flex GTX 2.0

The Apex Flex combines Gore-Tex® protection with soft shell flexibility for ultimate versatility in unpredictable conditions.
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Guide to choosing hiking boots

Questions about finding the right hiking and trekking footwear? Let us help.
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Video: Ventrix Jacket, The North Face. Adjustable heat?

The Ventrix system, by The North Face provides self-regulation of heat depending on whether we are stationary or active.
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The Edelrid OHM: Safety for Climbing Partners with a Big Weight Difference

Edelrid presents a solution to the safety issues of climbing partners with anywhere from a 10 to 40 kg (22 to 88 lb) weight difference.
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What to Wear for Trail Running and Mountain Races

One might think –particularly those who join the mountain-racing world from a non-mountain background like running– that trail-running clothes are pretty much the same as those worn for urban races.
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New trail-running shoes Norvan VT, by Arc’teryx

The Canadian brand makes a grand entrance in the mountain race world.
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Michelin soles for Mizuno trail running shoes

The Japanese brand decided to leverage Michelin’s experience into the manufacturing of its soles.
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La Sportiva Akyra trail running shoes

La Sportiva’s Akyra shoes are the Italian brand’s latest innovation in mountain racing and trail running for 2017.
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Polartec Alpha: active protection for high-performance situations

An intelligent material that regulates body temperature during intense activity in cold conditions.
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How to choose your crampons 2017

In this article we explain all types of crampons, their use, and we show you the full range that you can find on our website this season.
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Arctic Grip by Vibram and Crossover AG by Bestard—Magic on Ice

We test the new Arctic Grip sole by Vibram, with a result on ice that far exceeds everything that’s come before.
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Video-test: Arc’teryx Bora AR 50 Backpack

A full-suspension backpack that balances your gear and enhances mobility while carrying heavy loads.
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How to choose your new 2017 Ice Axe

A lot of time has passed since the first ice axes were adapted to the current models. An undoubted symbol of mountaineering, how to choose an ice axe is something we should pay special attention to.
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Rocker and Camber Explained

In recent years we've seen a revolution in ski design: different combinations of rockers and cambers respond to the demands of any skier.
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