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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: 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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Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX boots

Over the past few years, the Scarpa Mont Blanc has become one of the most popular models among climbers & mountaineers in the Alps, and it's no coincidence that, in Chamonix, it has been chosen for renting to high mountaineering enthusiasts.
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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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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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New Gore-Tex® Surround waterproof & breathable technology for footwear; the sole that breathes

Waterproof and breathable membranes for mountain and outdoor footwear have, until recently, had a weak point; the sole. Between 30 to 40 per cent of lower limb perspiration is produced in the soles of the feet, and therefore, keeping them dry and comfortable is not easy.
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Matik. The new belay / descender device by Camp

The new Matik belay device, by Camp, forms part of an exclusive group of belay devices with auto-blocking system for both the leader and second climber. It is specially designed for sport 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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Arc'teryx Bora 2 Mid. Boots the Canadian Brand enters the world of mountain footwear

This season, the renowned Canadian brand, Arc'teryx, has launched its first outdoor footwear collection, and as we would expect, it has come up with some revolutionary designs.
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Black Diamond Camalot X4 Flexible and Robust

Since their appearance, over 20 years ago, the world of micro-cams has been monopolized by CCH Alien Cams. They functioned, simply at another level. Cams were also made by other brands, but just didn't compare.
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The North Face Cobra 60 pack

The North Face Cobra 60 pack - maybe one of the most versatile and modular packs of this size we've ever seen.

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