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    Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody

    As the fast-and-light take on the classic Atom LT, Arc’teryx’s Atom SL Hoody might initially seem like a niche...

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    Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight Cams

    Black Diamond’s Camalot Ultralights take their classic Camalot design and trim down the weight significantly, but what about durability...

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    2017 Sterling Fusion Nano IX Rope

    Sterling’s revamped Fusion Nano IX rope put up some impressive numbers in lab tests, so we took it out...

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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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    Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device

    The Edelrid Mega Jul offers an intriguing combination of assisted braking functionality and minimal weight, and though it’s not...

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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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    Salomon Bonatti Pro WP Jacket

    We were impressed by Salomon’s Bonatti jacket last year, and there are some key improvements to the new Bonatti...

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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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    Mammut Zephir Altitude Harness

    The Mammut Zephir Altitude Harness is a very light and packable harness that's great on glaciers or easy alpine...

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    Kelty TN2 Tent

    The Kelty TN2 is a pretty packable, affordable option for anyone looking for a roomy two-person tent.

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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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    Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody

    There is a paradigm shift happening in insulation, and the Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody employs one of the most...

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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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    Mammut Wall Rider Helmet

    The Mammut Wallrider helmet offers a hard-to-beat combination of durability and low weight.

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