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Outdoor Research Foray Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Outdoor Research Foray jacket.  This ultralight Gore Tex Paclite rain shell will keep you dry during those summer rainstorms but won’t weight you down.  It’s got lots of innovative features such as a poncho style opening that allow you to fully vent if you get a bit warm.  To me, this is an ideal three season rain jacket.

I received t…

Rain and Sun

One day it’s sunny and perfect, the next it’s raining.  That’s the name of the game during the Spring in West Virginia.  Despite some unpredictable weather, we still got three days of great climbing in!  Check out my latest video on my favorite climbing area, the New River…

Two Ogres Basique v2 Review

In this video review, I look at the Two Ogres Basique v2 chalk bag. This is the second edition of the original Basique and it has many improvements! The material is super durable and doesn’t show wear. The closure system is updated and really keeps the chalk dust at bay. Also included is a small zipper pocket, brush holder, and very functional belt.

I received the chalk bag from Two Ogres…

It’s Been A While

It’s been quite a while since our last climbing trip!  Real life has got in the way but we managed to squeeze in a day at Coopers Rock, WV for some fun in the sun.  My climbing performance was a bit frustrating, but you can’t really complain about any day on t…

Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody.  This ultralight, three season piece is a perfect companion anytime you venture outdoors.  The stretchy, wind resistant, water resistant fabric will shed off light summer storms and wind, but keep you cool at the same time during higher output activities.  The minimalist hood and chest pocket are perfect features…

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Full Pants Review

In this video review, I review the Outdoor Research Ferrosi full length pants.  This is somewhat of a long term review because I have reviewed the Ferrosi 3/4 length pants in the past.  The Ferrosis have made my short list of favorite climbing pants, which is quite the achievement because I’m so picky!  The fit is great and the material is very versatile.  The pants are water resistant,…

Early Season Endurance

 

Well… unfortunately my GoPro is back in California, hopefully being replaced.  After some technical difficulties, we are back to the old style of trip reports.  In an effort to get a good night’s rest, we left Friday night and headed straight to Fayetteville to stay with Chris and Spencer for the weekend.  My MO for this year is to send as many 5.11 routes as possible.  I f…

Outdoor Designs Diablo GTT Glove Review

In this video review, I look at the Outdoor Designs Diablo GTT gloves.  This mid weight glove is super versatile but also quite durable.  The goat leather palm will protect the glove while you are working and the Polartec hard face fleece will keep you warm and block wind.  If you are looking for a three season glove for mild winter days, have a look at these.

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Metolius Ultralight Master Cam Review

In this video, I review the Metolius Ultralight Master Cam.  This cam is a redesign of the original Master Cam.  It’s not only lighter, but has a few features, such as the trigger, that have been improved for easier use.  The action is great and the color coded cams are easy to spot on your harness.  Pair that with the FS Mini II carabiner and you have a winning combination that w…

Outdoor Designs Denali Glove Review

In this video review, I look at the Outdoor Designs Denali gloves.  This is an over built, highly featured winter glove for the harshest conditions.  I see this as an ideal ski glove that will last you many seasons.  It comes in a mitt or glove configuration and also in two colors, tan or all black.  My favorite feature is the ingenious cuff design.  Be sure to size up on this glov…

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