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Petzl Sirocco, version II

Petzl Sirocco, version II

When the original Sirocco came out almost four years ago, it came in only one colour — bright orange — and had a unique look that resembled, ah, let’s say wrinkled skin. However, it was also very light, extremely durable and comfortable enough for all-day use, and soon became a […]

Review: Singing Rock Penta Helmet

Review: Singing Rock Penta Helmet

The arguments and evidence for wearing a climbing helmet are long-documented, both through lab testing and anecdotal evidence. It’s also widely accepted that users are more likely to wear a lighter helmet but even the lightest helmet in the world won’t save your head if you’re not wearing it because […]

OR Summer 2014: Highlights

OR Summer 2014: Highlights

OR Summer 2014 is still going on but I’m already home due to a very tight schedule this summer. With only two days to spend on the show floor it was a whirlwind tour, but here are the highlights from the show. Full report coming later next week. For ease […]

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 2.0

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 2.0

I am not quite sure how to sum up today. I was on the floor from 9 – 6 and all I got to eat and drink were energy gels, powerbar samples and various hydration mixes (well, and a couple of beers courtesy of BD! – I know, hard life, […]

Field Tested: Petzl Sirocco

Field Tested: Petzl Sirocco

I only really expect two things from a helmet: be comfortable, and pass whatever UIAA tests there are to ensure it protects my head. Beyond that, light is good, and well ventilated is also a benefit. And don’t underestimate the importance of looks — in the shop, we sell more […]

A Few First Impressions (Gear Post)

A Few First Impressions (Gear Post)

A few first impressions of some new gear I’ve been using over the past couple of months. More detailed reviews coming once I have some more time with these pieces! BD X4 cams – In a word, awesome! Just like the C4 but narrower, and more flexible. Their narrower head […]