Brand Spotlight: Grivel

Grivel Climbing and Mountaineering Products

 

A core climbing brand for nearly 200 years

Many of the major brands who produce climbing gear boast rich histories and are rooted deeply in the mountains. Among these core brands however, none have produced performance climbing and mountaineering equipment longer than Grivel. The Grivel family originally produced agricultural tools and machinery at the foot of Mont Blanc in Courmayeur, Italy. However an … Read more >>

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Choosing the Right Crampons

Get a Grip With the Right Set of Crampons

Binding Styles- Strap:

For boots without welts, like regular hiking boots, insulated winter boots, snowboarding boots, approach shoes, or mountaineering boots with overboots, a strap-on style crampon is necessary. This style of crampon utilizes nylon webbing straps and flexible plastic cages on the toe and heel. Strap style crampons are perfect for providing traction on non-technical terrain or unconventional winter footwear … Read more >>

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Published:January 23, 2015 View Post

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Gear Guide: Petzl Harnesses

High Performance Climbing Harnesses from Petzl

With so many different harnesses on the market, it can be a challenge to choose the right one.  All rock climbing harnesses from major brands are certified to be safe and hold up to the immense forces generated during a fall, therefore how comfortable a harness is, how light a harness is, and the various additional features —like adjustable leg loops, ice clipper slots … Read more >>

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Published:January 13, 2015 View Post

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Brand Spotlight: La Sportiva

La Sportiva

 

Italian Craftsmanship, Born in the Mountains: The Early Years of La Sportiva

Like many companies who manufacture high-end mountaineering boots, climbing shoes or hiking boots, La Sportiva originated with a humble skilled craftsman in the mountains of Italy, who drew inspiration, purpose and knowledge from the people who lived and worked in the mountains. Beginning in the 1920s, Narciso Delladio worked in his workshop, crafting quality wooden … Read more >>

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Closeouts – Black Diamond 4 Season Tents

Tempest

 Just in at GearX.com – Closeout 4-season, fire-retardant tents from Black Diamond. You won’t find Black Diamond 4-season mountaineering tents of this quality for a better price – 28% & 33% Off! We have three models, all of which are 2-person tents similar in construction, with variations among them.

The Fitzroy, Tempest, and I-Tent all use a single-walled tent body made of waterproof/breathable and, in this case, … Read more >>

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Published:April 3, 2013 View Post

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La Sportiva Deals + New Arrivals

 

Batura Boot

GearX.com has a killer deal on the La Sportiva Batura Evo Boot. This lightweight, low profile boot is designed with high elevation mountaineering and ice climbing in mind. The Batura regularly sells for $550 but through GearX.com is only $399 – That’s $150 in savings!

Pegasus Jacket

The Batura is a six layer synthetic boot with a built-in, highly water resistent gaiter. The inner boot of … Read more >>

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Published:December 4, 2012 View Post

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