Category: Gear Reviews

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Evolv Defy climbing shoe review

The Evolv Defy is the most trusted beginner’s climbing shoe. While the La Sportiva Oxygym (view on SingleGeared) is now hot on its tail, the Defy has been the trusted beginner’s shoe for over a decade now. In...

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Keen Men’s Durand Boot Review

Sometimes you live in a place where you need a good winter boot to keep your feet warm and dry, even if you’re just running errands around town. I live in Denver, Colorado and...

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Scarpa Instinct S Climbing Shoe Review

I’ve been climbing for about a decade now, and in that time I’ve had the fortune to wear and wear out quite a few high end climbing shoes. After starting on the Evolv Defy,...

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Best glove liners for skiing

Whether you are an extremely experienced skier or it’s your first day, you’re aware that when your fingers get cold then your comfort drops. As a kid I use to swear by polypropylene glove...

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G3 Ion 12 Binding Review

G3 says that the Ion 12 binding is: “THE MOST INTUITIVE, RELIABLE AND POWERFUL LIGHTWEIGHT TOURING BINDING. PERIOD.” After spending season 2016-2017 on them, I have to say they may be biased but they...

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Osprey Kamber 32 Backpack Review

Are you looking for a new backcountry skiing pack and are considering the Osprey Kamber pack? My wife and I took up backcountry skiing in winter 2014/2015 and for the last couple of years...

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Black Diamond Revert Ski Review

I skied the Black Diamond Revert ski (2013-2014 version) for two seasons when we lived in California. While I rented them from Sports Basement Berkeley, which is basically the coolest store ever because it’s...

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Arc’teryx Alpha AR Jacket Review

Ah the Arc’teryx Alpha AR jacket. I freaking love this jacket. If you’re looking for a classic and solid softshell that repels wind and wet weather, fits like a glove, and looks great then...