Climbing Gear

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Recent Climbing Product Reviews

Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie

rated 4 of 5 stars Got these in the Yosemite mountain shop and walked around the valley for two days taking pictures. A little scrambling to get in position for some shots of climbers on El Cap and walking the roads of the valley to get around. The salesman talked me into getting my regular size because I wasn't planning on doing any technical climbing and I'm glad he did. I strolled around and put probably ten miles on them in two days. It was a warm November 1st and 2nd (70 degrees daytime) and with summer weight… Full review

Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good for three-season mountaineering from trail head to summit. Now you don't need approach shoes any more. Light is fast and fast is safer. Review The weight and stiffness of mountaineering boots make them something I put on with reluctance and only when absolutely needed. For instance, to avoid wearing the big boots I hiked to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier in Gore-Tex trail runners before donning the big boots to finish the trip. Conventional mountaineering boots are big, clunky and too stiff for trail… Full review

Millet Trident Guide

rated 4 of 5 stars The details put into the design of this approach shoe shout "quality." It can be difficult finding approach shoes that fit mid to wide feet and that won't be prone to the ever-problematic "ankle roll" issues that many approach shoes seem to have. The Millet Trident series approach shoes appear to solve these issues. Perfect as a multi-activity shoe...not just dedicated to the trails. The soles are thick and will last. Full review

Koflach Degre

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent boots. Easy to maintain. Light. Robust. Used for Search and Rescue in UK. Brought those boots to use them on the winter for Search and Rescue. They are a bit overkill for UK, but the low maintenance costs are the plus side. Used them on Scotland when climbed Ben Nevis and proven again that Koflach still remains a strong boot for the serious climber. Six out of five stars.  Full review

Koflach Degre

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fantastic for what it is built to do. I just got back from a 5-day excursion in Northern Ontario. These were the only boots/shoes I brought. When not needed for more trying climbs/hikes, the boot was real easy to adjust loosely around the foot to be worn like a pair of slippers. The fit was right on the money with my measurements. Also, the boots stayed warm in temps that hovered in the negative teens F. Only in a few instances were my toes cold, very rarely. Snowshoeing in these boots was a dream. Full review

La Sportiva Men's Glacier EVO

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Fell apart after quite moderate usage at the same heel seam that other mention. Such a basic design fault and they cannot have done much product testing at all. I'd avoid La Sportiva in future for that reason — selling a reasonably upper end mountaineering product that hasn't been properly tested is appalling. Took a long while to break in and were only moderately comfy till then. However, just as they're broken in the same heel stitching problem has beset me — they are falling apart. This is… Full review

LiveFireGear 550 Firecord

rated 5 of 5 stars Check out this nice cord from LiveFireGear with internal FIRECORD. Full review