Most Valuable Gear: 2015 Scarpa Freedom SL Alpine Touring Boot

The best of both worlds for the ascent and descent


When SCARPA first released the Freedom SL boots in 2013, they were lauded industry-wide as offering next level tourability with a hard charging descent at a weight anyone could love.

Built with a high, alpine boot-esque cuff, a category leading range of motion of 27°, and a custom intuition liner for warmth, comfort, and a great fit, the Freedom SL … Read more >>

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Published:October 21, 2016 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Mammut T-Trail Headlamp

Shine a bright light for the right price!

Need a headlamp? Need one for a great price? Look no further! Boasting 4 Definition.LEDs that will shine an 80 lumen, wide angle floodlight for up to 30 meters and keep at it on high-power for 20 hours, Mammut’s T-Trail headlamp is a streamlined, no-fuss headlamp that doesn’t skimp on quality.

The T-Trail’s utility, ease-of-use, and rugged construction are all reasons that … Read more >>

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Published:July 24, 2016 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon Z-Pole

Fly Up (And Float Down) the Mountain with the Ultra Mountain Carbon Z-Poles from Black Diamond!

On long treks through the backcountry, any upgrade to your balance and stability can keep trip-ending injuries at bay. An ultra compact, true 4-season trekking pole from Black Diamond, the Ultra Mountain Carbon Z-Poles are the perfect option for hikers who are not cowed by snowy terrain. Featuring a rugged and durable, yet lightweight … Read more >>

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Published:July 27, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Evolv Luchador SC

A performance all-around shoe for technical climbing at an affordable price!

Climbing is a multifaceted sport with a variety of rock types, terrain styles and difficulty levels. It can be hard to find an all-around shoe with the range necessary to take on steep boulder problems, juggy overhangs, thin face climbs and blocky lower angle moderates —all in the same day. It’s even more difficult to find this perfect shoe … Read more >>

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Published:July 1, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Camelbak Magic Hydration Pack

Carry the Essentials with the Camelbak Magic Hydration Pack

On nice day on the trail, whether you are mountain biking, hiking or running, all you need are a few essentials on your back. Water, snacks and lunch and an extra layer will insure that you are properly prepared for your day on the trail. With Camelbak’s Magic hydration pack, you can bring along everything that you need and nothing … Read more >>

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Published:June 23, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Adirondack Rock

The essential, comprehensive guidebook for climbing in New York’s Adirondack mountains.

Climbing in the Adirondack mountains is like anything else there: rugged, wild and beautiful.  From classic moderates on the Chapel Pond Slab to exposed multipitch routes on Wallface to the hard cracks of Spider’s Web, the Adirondacks offer a variety of world-class routes. For years, the original Adirondack Rock by Jim Lawyer and Jeremy Haas was the bible of … Read more >>

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Published:May 14, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp

A lightweight headlamp with powerful performance!

A headlamp is an integral part of most outdoor adventures, so it is important to choose one that is comfortable and unobtrusive, while providing the lighting performance that you need. When you are trail running, hiking, climbing or biking, your headlamp shouldn’t be a distraction or a weight on your head, yet it is essential to light the trail or route. The Fuel headlampRead more >>

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Published:March 17, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Rossignol BC 70 Positrack Ski

The perfect Nordic ski for exploring —on or off of the trail

Nordic skiing isn’t just for groomed trails or tracks. When adventure calls, grab a pair of metal edged Nordic skis with a versatile shape. Whether you are skiing in your backyard, exploring the beauty of untracked woods, or venturing off-trail, a versatile, all-terrain Nordic ski like the Rossignol BC 70 Positrack is a great option to help you … Read more >>

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Most Valuable Gear: Alpina Alaska

A rugged Nordic ski boot for cold backcountry adventures

No one likes cold feet, especially deep in the backcountry, far away from a warm blanket or fire to warm your toes. When you’re taking your Nordic skis into the mountains, the average cross-country boot just won’t cut it. For rugged durability, warmth and versatile performance, nothing beats the Alpina Alaska NNN BC boot! This beefy backcountry Nordic boot utilizes … Read more >>

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Published:February 6, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: AKU Tribute II GTX

A technical hiking boot with classic style!

These days, hiking boots and shoes are surprisingly technical. Colorful space aged, ultralight mesh uppers, speed lacing systems, and shock absorbing midsoles have replaced the classic full-leather boots of old. Low hikers, ultralight boots and trail runners have become the norm on hiking trails and mountain summits. While technology has made hiking boots and shoes more efficient, lighter and improved breathability, the aesthetics … Read more >>

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