Mountain Standards

Posted January 27, 2017

A slim workhorse: Edelrid Topaz Pro Dry CT 9.2mm rope

The 9.2mm Edelrid Topaz Pro Dry CT is a skinny rope that handles like a mid-weight. Chris Van Leuven has put thin cords to the test before, and he was mostly pleased with this one, awarding it four stars.

Posted January 18, 2017

La Sportiva TX2: Blurring the line between climbing and approach shoes

The La Sportiva TX2 approach shoes shine brightly on fast-and-light rock missions when you need to carry your approach shoes with you on the climb. Alpinist Digital Editor Derek Franz awards them five stars.

Posted January 3, 2017

VOORMI River Run Hoodie: A featherweight top for all seasons

The VOORMI River Run Hoodie keeps Chris Van Leuven comfy in all kinds of conditions, from rainy trails and toothy offwidths to social scenes. He awards it five stars.

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