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Product Reviews

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.
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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.
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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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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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Petzl GriGri +

If you’re a climber of any kind there’s probably no need to introduce Petzl’s GriGri belay system.
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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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Not sure what type of climbing shoes are right for you?

We explain the three general styles of climbing shoe using three La Sportiva models as examples:
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Video-test: Gore-tex Shakedry

Tired of having to choose between comfort and protection?
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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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Scarpa Vapour V W

Guest blogger and climber Alice Hafer gives Barrabes her feedback on the Scarpa Vapour V model for women.
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Video Product Review: Mutant and Silex Climbing Shoes from Boreal

Testing out the Mutant and Silex from Boreal: two great but very different options for climbers of varying skill levels and types of climbing
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Video-Product Review: Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody

The Canadian brand had an interesting idea with this jacket: take the concept of a 2nd-3rd down filled layer for the winter, and use it for the other seasons.
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Video-test: Haglöfs Roc Helios 25

A minimalist climbing and mountaineering pack with back panel access
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Video Review: The Beal Karma, 9,8mm x 80m Rope

A dynamic single rope for sport climbing, that belongs to the new ACTIVE line from Beal.
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Video-test: Sky Carbon Trekking Poles from Camp

Ultralight trekking and hiking poles that can be folded into three sections and are height adjustable like any other finished pole.
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Video-test: The North Face Hyperair GTX

Ultra-light and ultra-breathable, the Hyperair GTX by The North Face is a radical innovation for fast-paced aerobic activities.
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The Ice Master M Trail Running Crampons by Camp

Crampons: a critical piece of equipment for the Aneto-Posets Great Trail
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The Trail Vest Light, by Camp

Ultra-light, comfortable and functional, we put this trail running pack to the test during the Aneto-Posets mountain running race.
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X-LIGHT Ice Axe - Lightweight, Technical and Versatile

After field-testing the C.A.M.P. X-LIGHT, we can verify the technical features and exceptional all-round performance.

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