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Climbing

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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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    Petzl Aquila Harness

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

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    Arc’teryx Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoe

    The Arc'teryx Acrux FL GTX is a radical departure from traditional approach shoes.

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    Arc’teryx FL-365 Harness

    The Arc'teryx FL-365 is a great option for climbers looking for a comfortable harness that can hold a lot...

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    Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody

    The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody is one of the most versatile soft shells we've used.

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    Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody

    The Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody is an excellent, if somewhat specialized softshell.

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    Petzl Sum’Tec Ice Axe

    While the Petzl Sum'Tec ice axe performs very well, we were left with a few questions.

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    Mammut Multipitch Chalk Bag

    Mammut's Multipitch Chalk Bag is much more useful than your average chalk bag.

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    Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag

    Patagonia just made half a sleeping bag. Turns out, it’s one of the most versatile bags we’ve used.

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    Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 and Insert

    The Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 is a super lightweight, super versatile, 4-season shelter that is well-suited to...

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    NEMO Hornet 2P Tent

    It’s easy to find a comfortable & heavy tent, or a cramped superlight tent. But the NEMO Hornet 2P...

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    Mystery Ranch Pitch 40 Backpack

    The Mystery Ranch Pitch 40 is one of the most durable, comfortable climbing packs we've used, but that comes...

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    Stone Glacier Cirque 6200 Internal Frame Pack

    The Stone Glacier Cirque 6200 is the best lightweight, big-load-hauling backpack we’ve used.

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    Thule Versant 60L Backpack

    The Thule Versant 60L is a mid-sized pack with a simple pocket layout and some useful features, though we’d...

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    Black Diamond Mission 75 Pack

    The Black Diamond Mission 75 is a lightweight, versatile, big load hauler that climbs very well.

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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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