Tag: Mammut

Climber’s Christmas Gift Guide Part 1: Top 5 for 2016

Climber’s Christmas Gift Guide Part 1: Top 5 for 2016

Well it’s that time of year again and I’m sure that there’s a bunch of you out there with a hard-to-shop-for climber in the family.  Not to worry, we have a 2-part special that should help you with some Christmas gift ideas.  Part 1 will highlight five great gift ideas […]

Long Term Review: Mammut Trion Nordwand pack

Long Term Review: Mammut Trion Nordwand pack

One of these days I will find the perfect pack. That is not today, however, because as much as I like the Mammut Trion Nordwand, it is not perfect (though keep in mind that perfection is subjective). The Trion Nordwand is the flagship of Mammut’s alpine oriented packs, and it […]

Comparison: Mammut DRY vs PROTECT ropes review

Comparison: Mammut DRY vs PROTECT ropes review

Last winter, the UIAA — finally! — introduced a water-resistance standard for dry ropes.  Previously, manufacturers did all their own testing, and had their own definition of what constitutes a ‘dry’ rope. Now, any rope labelled as a ‘dry’ rope must absorb, at most, 5% of its weight in water. […]

OR Summer 2015: Clothes & Randoms

OR Summer 2015: Clothes & Randoms

A few pieces in clothing really intrigues us, either with thoughtful design or clever materials. Let’s deal with the clever ones first. First honours goes to RAB and their Rampage Jacket. Before I continue I’d like to thank RAB for making sure there’s an index in their 240-page workbook! But […]

OR Summer 2015: Hardware

OR Summer 2015: Hardware

Somewhat surprisingly, not a lot of new hardware to report on from the show but what there was is very cool. So, without further ado, let’s start with the coolest product we found: Dry Ice The Kronos ice tool is the first T-rated CE-certified ice tool made from wood. Yup, […]

Field Tested Review: Mammut Nordpfeiler Jacket

Field Tested Review: Mammut Nordpfeiler Jacket

There are few items that immediately pry me away from my tried, tested and true favourites; the gear that I take into the mountains when I just want to climb, when I’m not testing new gear or trying out new ideas. But I received a piece this winter that is […]

OR Summer 2014: Hardware

OR Summer 2014: Hardware

There are some really cool products coming in Spring 2015. Please keep in mind I didn’t make it to every booth so these are just the major players. Items should be hitting store shelves around February. Arc’teryx’s harness line-up goes from 9 harnesses down to 5. All harnesses have redesigned […]

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 […]

Long-Term Review: Mammut Ropes

Long-Term Review: Mammut Ropes

Of the six ropes I own, four are Mammuts. Most of my friends own at least one Mammut rope. And pretty much everyone I talk to that has owned or used a Mammut rope says they’ll buy another one. This could mean one of two things: Mammut ropes are really […]

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 […]