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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.

The North Face Thermoball Pro

With an improved quilting system to reduce cold spots and superior finishing and inner fabric, the Thermoball Pro is a top of the range lightweight synthetic insulated jacket.

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

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.

Barrabes – At Home in the Mountains

The Pyrenees are one of the most important mountain ranges in Europe.

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

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.

Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

A guide to the most popular ski touring route in the world

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

How to Choose a Hydration System for Trail Running

Introduction to the different hydration systems available in the market, the pros and cons of each, and how to choose the best one for your next trail race or training session

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.

Guide to choosing hiking boots

Questions about finding the right hiking and trekking footwear? Let us help.

How to Choose Alpine Skis

Basic ski design concepts and factors to consider in order to find the alpine right skis for you

Video: Down vs. Synthetic Insulation—Which is Better?

The Pros and Cons of Each Type of Insulation for Outdoor Clothing
Product Reviews

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.

Patagonia Fair Trade program; for fair production

Patagonia’s environmental program incorporates a Fair Trade Certified program that benefits its employees.

Mont Blanc, 4,808 m. Four routes up the highest peak in the Alps. Climbing guide

The highest peak in the Alps is a challenge that attracts every mountain climber at least once.
Product Reviews

Grivel’s Twin Gate Carabiners: Locking safety and an easy-to-use system in a single carabiner?

Grivel's Twin Gate system aims to combine ease of use with the safety of a locking carabiner.

Voluntary Recall Announcement - Arc’teryx 2016 Procline Boots

12 April 2017 - 0
Arc’teryx equipment is voluntarily recalling Procline boots due to fall hazard.
Product Reviews

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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