UPCOMING GEAR REVIEWS

 

Clothing

Uniquely lofted yarn gives this seamless merino baselayer exceptional warmth, stretch and breathability; with wool from the grasslands of Patagonia blended with Capilene® fiber.


Built for the highest exertion mountain athletes and objectives, the Nano-Air® Light Hoody is 75% more breathable, 33% less insulative, and lighter weight than our regular Nano-Air Hoody, with the same level of unprecedented stretch, for increased comfort in those max cardio moments.


Light, durable, weather resistant softshell pant leverages two materials for enhanced mobility and air permeability. Designed for rock and alpine climbing in warmer weather. Gamma Series: Softshell outerwear with stretch | SL: Superlight.  **Recently climbed Mount Rainier in these pants this past August 2016.


Lightweight, breathable, technical alpine pant constructed with two weights of stretchy yet durable textile that provide enhanced abrasion resistence and mobility. Gamma Series: Softshell outerwear with stretch.


The most versatile Arc’teryx softshell pant for climbers and alpinists.


Harnesses

Ultra-lightweight mountaineering/ski harness, dons with feet on the ground.  Designed with WIREFRAME Technology construction, the ALTITUDE harness is built for mountaineering and skiing. Ultra-light (150 g), its design makes it easy to don, even when wearing skis or crampons.   **We will be comparing this to the Black Diamond Couloir Harness.


Packs

We thought K2, the Latoks and Alaska’s Hayes Range (places where weight really makes a difference) when we honed our 4400 Ice Pack for the rugged alpine climber and ski touring maniac. We streamlined this minimalist expedition backpack to carry exactly what you need and nothing more for multiple days in the most extreme or high altitude environments. It’s large enough for the traverse in, yet minimalist and light enough for the day on the wall. Like all of our 70-liter packs, this ultralight pack has additional plastic frame sheet for added load carrying capacity. Made from 100% waterproof Dyneema® Composite Fabrics (formerly Cuben Fiber), the 4400 Ice Pack is highly durable and weatherproof. Use this backpack with our Stuff Sacks for a nearly perfect waterproof kit.

**This pack was recently used on Mount Rainier in August 2016...Review Coming Soon!


Gear kits

** UPDATE** This is in our GEAR REVIEWS page NOW!

When he's not out reviewing new gear, check out what Coby uses on a daily basis while guiding on the icy cliffs of New Hampshire.  This blog post will entail everything from hard goods (Harness, Ice Tools, Screws, Helmet etc...) to his clothing system (including gloves), pack and boots....with links included. 

Coby's Ice Climbing Gear Kit