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Outdoor Research Transition Hoody Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Outdoor Research Transition Hoody. This lightweight fleece hoody is made of Polartec Grid fleece and it’s super stretchy! I love the weight and fit of this piece. It’s perfect for high output activities such as bouldering and climbing, biking, and running when it’s cold out.

I received the hoody from Outdoor Research for review, but don’t…

Outdoor Research Helium II Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket.  This ultra lightweight piece is built for flash storm protection.  There is no excuse not to take this jacket if their is a chance of rain because it packs down so small!  The features are minimal but the beauty lies in the streamlined design.  You can squeeze this thing in the smallest of places for that iffy…

Metolius Alpine PAS Review

In this video, I review the Metolius Alpine PAS. The PAS stands for “Personal Anchor System”. This versatile and light weight piece is basically a chain link of webbing. It’s full strength from any point and it’s quite useful when cleaning anchors on a single pitch route, extending a rappel, or any multi-pitch environment.

I received the PAS from Verde Brand Communications and…

Cypher Vesta Sport Quickdraw Review

This review is of the Cypher Vesta Sport Quickdraw, which is a redesign of the original Vesta draw.  The dogbone is totally different and a huge improvement.  It’s super stiff and perfect for hard sport climbing.  You can get the Vesta Sport with a straight gate or wire gate rope end, but I prefer the wire gate.

I received the draws from Liberty Mountain and Cypher Climbing for…

Two Ogres Chalkzilla Review

In this video, I review the Two Ogres Chalkzilla chalk bucket. This chalk bucket has an excellent closing system, a little front pocket, and two big grab handles. The fleece interior keeps chalk dust at bay and the Chalkzilla is made in the USA!

I received the chalk bucket from Two Ogres for review, but don’t worry, you can’t buy my…

Two Ogres Swaddle Case Review

In this video, I review the Two Ogres Swaddle Case for the GoPro camera.  This minimalist case is the only case you really need in my opinion.  Large cases just take up room and they never hold exactly what you need.  Plus that stuff is durable anyhow!  You just need to protect the camera if running it naked, or the lens when using the housing.  Try this one out!

I received the cas…

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…

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…

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,…

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