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Arcteryx Proton LT Hoody Review [2022]

If you’re looking for something that can keep you warm during your next alpine or rock climbing adventure, the Arc’teryx Proton LT Hoody might be on your mind. Today we’re going to dive into this jacket thoroughly, to determine if it’s worth its high price. We’ll be looking at key specs such as its material

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5 Best Grip Strengtheners for Climbing

There is little doubt that the best way for climbers to improve their grip strength is to actually climb, but sometimes getting on the wall as often as you’d like is difficult. Whether you’re stuck at a desk job or find yourself traveling often and unable to get in climbing time, there are certain grip

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Scarpa Helix Review (2021)

If you want a quality pair of climbing shoes you can’t go wrong with Scarpa. This Italian brand has been around for generations and is easily one of the best outdoor footwear manufacturers out there. One of their many rock climbing shoe models is the Helix. The Helix is available for both men and women,

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The Top 3 Best Climbing Harnesses with Safety and Comfort in Mind

When it comes to a harness you want safety, comfort and durability all wrapped up into one. It’s safe to say that majority of the climbing harnesses sold by reputable brands are completely safe but can completely fail on the other two necessities. Here are 3 of some of the most highly rated climbing harnesses

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Best Climbing Chalk Bags: How to Find The Right Calk Bag for Climbing

When most people think of chalk and athletic activities, they tend to think of gymnasts or even bodybuilders. However, chalk is also relied on in climbing, for the very same reasons others athletes use it. Chalk, which is made of magnesium carbonate and occasionally other drying agents, is ideal for quickly drying clammy hands in

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The Top 3 Best Pants for Climbing

From softshells to hardshells, from layering to insulated Spandex, there’s a lot to sort out when making a decision about climbing pants. Every experienced climber knows that their clothing is just as important as their helmet, pack, parka, and other gear.  This review focuses on the 3 best climbing pants.  Unfortunately it’s not as simple

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Five Ten Rogue Climbing Shoes Review [2020 Update]

Our Verdict Up Front If you’re a new climber who just wants to learn the sport without torturing your feet for no reason, the Rogue as a pair of shoes is an excellent choice. And if you’re a more experienced climber but you want to train in comfort and don’t need the absolute highest-possible performance,

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Winter Hiking Made Possible: Our Microspikes vs Crampons Comparison

Hiking in winter comes with certain challenges. You must select appropriate clothing to keep you warm and dry, especially when it comes to your extremities. One of the important factors when preparing for winter hikes is your choice of footwear and footwear accessories. Aside from keeping your feet warm, you also need to ensure that

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Five Ten Quantum Review [2021]: Expert Take

Our Overall Verdict The Quantum truly is a quality shoe and a great example of Five Ten’s experience creating amazing climbing shoes. As long as you heed the two possible downsides (a bit wide for narrow feet and not meant for extreme bouldering or smearing), chances are these shoes will probably be worth every penny

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La Sportiva Nago Climbing Shoes Review: Get Up There!

La Sportiva makes pretty much every type of sport shoe you can imagine. They are an Italian company with a long history of producing that popular high quality European footwear that many athletes love. They are well-known for their climbing shoes, which they design for everyone – whether haven’t even set foot in a gym

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