Mountain Standards

Posted June 26, 2008

C.A.M.P. Coral Harness: Light is Right

As a lightweight gear freak (and an aging alpinist), I am always looking for the latest and greatest in the ultralight world.

Posted June 16, 2008

PSolar BX Balaclava: Darth Vader on a Snow Machine

Although I found that the PSolar BX made breathing super-cold Alaskan air more comfortable, I have always been skeptical of any techy do-dads like flux capacitors and time machines.

Posted June 11, 2008

Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw: The Deluxe Sport Rig

Sometimes you have to try new gear that's really good to realize that your old stuff just isn't as effective as you thought. This was my experience when trying out the new Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraws. Though not light, BD's deluxe sport rig offers big and beefy 'biners with features that enable quick and efficient clipping. Whether pushing tricky sport clips or extending ice and mixed protection with a gloved hand, this quickdraw truly makes the job easier.

Posted June 4, 2008

Julbo Race Sunglasses: Built for Speed

As part of Julbo's Speed Series the Race is a great choice for high-speed activities such as skiing, biking, running and for windy mountain conditions.

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