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    Brooks Range Mountaineering Alpha Softshell

    The Brooks Range Alpha Softshell is a unique piece that has become one of our favorite layers for climbing....

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    Evolv Shaman (2016)

    Evolv recently updated Chris Sharma’s signature sport-climbing shoe, the Shaman. So how different is the new version, and is...

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    Fred Beckey, Climber, 1923-2017

    Climbing pioneer, Fred Beckey, died yesterday at the age of 94. Our climbing editor, Dave Alie, reflects on his...

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    Evolv Supra

    The Evolv Supra is a compelling option as a workhorse sport-climbing shoe, and offers an effective blend of performance...

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    Evolv Zender Shoe

    The Evolv Zender effectively blends comfort, lightweight construction, scrambling performance, and low cost, making it a great option as...

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    Evolv Cruzer Psyche Shoe

    The Evolv Cruzer Psyche offers an appealing blend of hiking and scrambling performance in a lightweight package — and...

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    MSR WindBurner Stove System

    The MSR WindBurner might be the best canister stove currently on the market. Check out our full review and...

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    Five Ten Hiangle

    Five Ten says that the Hiangle is “relaxed enough for all-day climbing” and “aggressive enough to tackle steep, overhanging...

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    Boreal Mutant

    The Mutant is yet another shoe that is said to "excel in all areas," but where does it really...

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    MSR Flylite 2-Person Trekking Pole Shelter

    There are a lot of options on the minimalist end of the backcountry-shelter spectrum, and the MSR Flylite is...

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    Five Ten Quantum

    The redesigned Five Ten Quantum is billed as an all-round shoe, but where does it really shine? We weigh...

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    La Sportiva Otaki

    The Otaki is an all-around climbing shoe that La Sportiva says is closely related to the Katana Lace. So...

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    Petzl Aquila Harness

    Petzl's Aquila harness is everything you need to climb year round, and nothing you don’t.

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    Tenaya RA Climbing Shoe

    The Tenaya RA is a true "all-around shoe," but where does it truly shine?

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    DMM Dragon Cams

    DMM has updated their Dragon cams. See what’s new and what stays the same.

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    Metolius Ultralight Master Cam

    Metolius performed a major overhaul of their flagship cam, here is our review of the new Ultralight Master Cam.

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    Metolius Half Dome Haul Bag

    The Metolius Half Dome’s capacity and durability make it a great choice for those looking for a mid-sized haul...

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    Arc’teryx Cerium SV Jacket

    The Arc'teryx Cerium SV Jacket shines in extreme cold, especially when belaying ice climbs.

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    Evolv Luchador Lace

    The Evolv Luchador is a good do-it-all shoe for someone looking to tackle both trad and sport climbs.

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    Brooks Range Mountaineering Elephant Foot Sleeping Bag

    The Brooks Range Mountaineering Elephant Foot sleeping bag is a creative option for those looking to minimize weight and...

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