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Mountaineering Gear Reviews

May 1, 2018

After having compared a number of down suits on the market, I decided on the Marmot 8000m Suit.  It has an excellent combination of features that puts it above most other suits on the market.  Marmot really put a lot of thought into making the suit simple and user friendly, all while keeping it lightweight and minimal.  

Marmot uses Primaloft in the calves and back panel to help keep those areas warm wh...

November 15, 2017

Earlier this year Eddie Bauer released the a new down jacket called the Evertherm.  Instead of standard down fill, it uses a manufactured sheet of material made from real down clusters.  They claim that it is even warmer than their standard down jacket - the Downlight - yet without any of the bulk associated with typical down jackets.  So naturally, when I saw one in the store, I had to check it out....

June 6, 2017

With the rising trend of ski mountaineering, gear manufacturers have been clamoring to create ultralight harnesses specifically suited to this light-and-fast style of climbing.  In 2016 Petzl introduced a whole line of gear aimed at the skimo market, including a harness that weighs a mere 5.3oz. (150 grams).  Meanwhile, Edelrid put the rest of the market to shame when they introduced the Loopo Light, weighing an astonishing  2...

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Hi, I'm Kevin.  I'm a triathlete and mountaineer, among other things.   This is where I get to share my adventures with you.  


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