Gear Reviews

I am passionate about testing gear and clothing designed for all aspects of playing in the mountains!


Ortovox Diract Voice Avalanche Transceiver

Adventure Medical Kits MOLLE Trauma First Aid Kit 1.0

Backcountry Access BC Air Helmet

Wild Country Mosquito Harness

Black Diamond AirNet Harness

Epic Water Filters Outdoor Nalgene Bottle

LynQ GPS “People Compass”

Rocky Talkies

Montem Sneaky Snuggler Puffy Camping Blanket

Black Diamond ATC Pilot Belay Device

Arc’teryx FL-365 Climbing Harness

HitCase Pro iPhone Case

Petzl Nomic Ice Axes (2018 model)

BCA Link/Beofeng Radios

Black Diamond Vapor Climbing Helmet

Ortovox Avalanche Beacons

Entheos II Ice Axes

Locking Carabiners

Hydroflask Water Bottles, Food Flasks, Coffee Tumblers

Petzl Leopard LLF Crampons

AeroPress Coffee Maker and MSR WindBurner Stove

CAMP Cassin X-Dream Ice Axes

Petzl 2017 Sirocco Climbing Helmet

Petzl GriGri+ Belay Device

Climbing Skins

Ortovox Pro Alu Shovel & Pocket Spike

Petzl & Black Diamond Ice Screws Comparison

Petzl Sitta Harness

Suunto MC-2 Compass

DMM Dragon cams, Black Diamond C4 & Ultralight Comparison 

Petzl Hirundos Harness

Petzl Connect Adjust

VSSL Supplies Survival Gear Review

Colonial Knife “Blackie Collins” Model 102

Ortovox Kodiak Shovel

Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet

Brooks-Range LongNeck Pro T Shovel


KUHL AirKuhl Men’s Hoody

KUHL The Law Pants

Arc’Teryx IS Belay Jacket

Sierra Designs Cold Canyon Hoodie

Patagonia DAS Light Hoody

BightGear Solstice Graphene Hoody

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

BightGear Caldera Down Parka

Arc’Teryx Acto FL Jacket

Outdoor Research Alpine Down Hooded Jacket

Hyperlite Mountain Gear “The Shell”

Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Parka

NW Alpine Black Spider Hoody

Kailas 9A Climbing Pants

Black Diamond Alpine Softshell Pants

Black Diamond Alpenglow Sun Hoody

Black Diamond Helio Alpine Shell

Big Agnes Dunkley Belay Jacket

LaSportiva Castle Pant

Black Diamond First Light Hoody

Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody

Patagonia Men’s Sunshade Technical Hoody

Patagonia Reconnaissance Jacket

EMS® Men’s Feather Pack 800 DownTek™ Hooded Jacket

Black Diamond Convergence Jacket

Eastern Mountain Sports Helix Bib Pants


Osprey Poco Kid Carrier

Deuter Freerider Pro 34+ Backpack

Deuter Guide Lite 24 Liter Backpack

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Prism Alpine Backpack (and kit)

Black Diamond Rock Blitz 15 Backpack

Dakine Fall Line Roller Ski Bag

Patagonia Cragsmith 35L Backpack (submitted 7/28/16)

Petzl Bug Backpack (submitted 6/28/16)

Ortovox Trad 25 Backpack (submitted 5/27/16)

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Ice Pack (submitted 2/4/16)

Patagonia SnowDrifter 30L Backpack (submitted 1/12/16)

Eastern Mountain Sports Prez Backpack

Eastern Mountain Sports Wintergreen Backpack


AKU Rock DFS Approach Shoes

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoes

Arcteryx Procline Carbon Support/Lite Boots

Hoka One One Sky Arkali Hiking Shoes

Mammut Saentis Low Hiking Shoes

Salewa Wildfire Edge Approach Shoes

Arcteryx Acrux AR Mountaineering Boots (submitted 2/21/17)

LaSportiva Trango Cube GTX Mountaineering Boots (submitted 11/28/17)

LaSportiva TX2 Approach Shoes (submitted 7/5/16)

La Sportiva Batura 2.0 GTX Mountaineering Boots Review (submitted 4/4/16)

Five Ten Guide Tennies (Submitted 10/19/2015)

Five Ten Camp Four Approach Shoes (submitted 11/2/2013)


La Sportiva Tech Gloves (submitted (2/9/17)

Give’r Four Season Gloves (submitted 3/15/16)

Petzl Cordex Belay Gloves (submitted 8/24/15)

Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves (submitted 1/16/15)

Kincos Gloves (submitted 11/24/14)


Spiro Video Editing Service

Outdoor Apps Part 2 (Submitted 10/26/2015)

Outdoor Apps Part 1 (submitted 10/12/15)


Skout Organic

Go Gnarly Nutrition (submitted 3/6/17)

I am open to reviewing products that are specific to back-country skiing, ice climbing, rock climbing, and mountaineering, especially products I would use while guiding. If you are a manufacturer of something that you would like me to review please contact me using this form:

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