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Comparison: Belay Devices

Comparison: Belay Devices

There are probably a hundred different belay devices on the market, yet around here, only two are commonly seen on climbers’ harness: the Black Diamond ATC Guide and the Petzl Reverso. A fairly new contender is the Mammut Smart Alpine, a tube-style device with the ability to autolock in the […]

Long-Term Review: Arcteryx Kappa Hoody

Long-Term Review: Arcteryx Kappa Hoody

The Kappa Hoody is described by Arcteryx as “ideal for active pursuits in freezing weather.” So, naturally, I first used the Kappa while somewhat “active” in “freezing weather,” aka walking our dog around the neighbourhood. I also used the jacket around town when heading to the bank, walking downtown or […]