Tag: mountaineering

Long Term Review: Julbo Venturi Zebra

Long Term Review: Julbo Venturi Zebra

Between a combination of light coloured eyes and contact lenses, sunglasses are a vital piece of kit for me on just about any mountain adventure. Up until finding the Julbo Venturi Zebra’s, I have always had to compromise between some combination of finding sunglasses that fit, can keep up with […]

Review: Petzl Sum’Tec Mountaineering Axe

Review: Petzl Sum’Tec Mountaineering Axe

There’s a wide range of alpine ice axes or piolets on the market and it can seem confusing or intimidating when trying to choose one.  However, when it comes to a versatile alpine climbing and mountaineering tool the Petzl Sum’tec has no rival.  If you’re in the market for a […]

Long-term Review: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoodie

Long-term Review: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoodie

With the name “Alpine Start” you know this lightweight hoodie from Black Diamond should be good!  And it doesn’t disappoint.  This simple and lightweight layer cuts the wind, sheds light precipitation and keeps the sun and bugs off all while breathing very well.  It’s not waterproof though so any continuous […]

Review: Petzl RAD System

Review: Petzl RAD System

I wrote an update for this review that takes into account some recent changes including an update in Petzl’s published strength of the RAD line from 8kN to 12kN.  For this updated review click here.  The original post is below. Original post: Petzl recently released the RAD (Rescue And Decent) system which is […]

Field Tested: Canada Goose Timber Shell Jacket

Field Tested: Canada Goose Timber Shell Jacket

Canada Goose is a Toronto, Canada, based company that is renown for making exceptional extreme weather outerwear. The company specializes in down-filled jackets and parkas, and since the 1970’s has been supplying mountaineering, Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. The clothing is well thought-out, warm and durable, and has earned a well-deserved […]

FIELD TESTED: ALIEN EVOLUTION CAMS

FIELD TESTED: ALIEN EVOLUTION CAMS

  When Alien cams were first introduced by Dave Waggoner they revolutionized climbing protection and have since become a familiar name in every crack climbing household.  The narrow head and flexible stems were unlike any cam available on the market at the time and could be securely placed where no […]

Field Tested: Deuter PACE 36 Pack Review

Field Tested: Deuter PACE 36 Pack Review

Field Tested: Deuter PACE 36 Pack Review The Deuter PACE 36 is a very light alpine pack primarily marketed towards the alpine ski touring and ski mountaineering adventurer. Weighing in at 920 grams (about 2 lbs), it is noticeably lighter than other Deuter packs in the same class, including one […]

Field Tested: CAMP Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe Review

Field Tested: CAMP Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe Review

“Wow that’s light.” We’ve stopped for a lunch break and my climbing partner has picked up my Corsa Nanotech. Without fail every single person to lift my axe has expressed the same shock. The weight, or lack thereof, truly is remarkable. Whatever else the CAMP Corsa Nanotech may be, it […]