Gear Reviews

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


Black Diamond ATC Pilot Belay Device (submitted 7/13/18)

Petzl Boreo Climbing Helmet (submitted 6/24/18)

Furnace Industries Kronos Ice Axes (submitted 5/12/18)

Rugged iPhone Cases (submitted 4/6/18)

Ortovox Avalanche Shovels (submitted 2/21/18)

Ortovox Avalanche Probes (submitted 2/19/18)

Ortovox Avalanche Beacons (submitted 2/15/18)

CAMP Cassin X-Dream Ice Axes (submitted 9/6/17)

Petzl 2017 Sirocco Climbing Helmet (submitted 7/12/17)

Petzl GriGri+ Belay Device (submitted 5/18/17)

Climbing Skins (submitted 4/25/17)

Ortovox Pro Alu Shovel & Pocket Spike (submitted 3/14/17)

Petzl & Black Diamond Ice Screws Comparison (submitted 1/12/17)

Petzl Sitta Harness (submitted 9/19/16)

Suunto MC-2 Compass (submitted 9/11/16)

DMM Dragon cams, Black Diamond C4 & Ultralight Comparison (submitted 9/1/16)

Petzl Hirundos Harness (submitted 8/24/16)

Petzl Connect Adjust (submitted 5/23/16)

VSSL Supplies Survival Gear Review (Submitted 11/23/16)

Colonial Knife “Blackie Collins” Model 102 (submitted 5/7/15, revised 5/11/15)

Ortovox Kodiak Shovel (submitted 2/4/14)

Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet

Brooks-Range LongNeck Pro T Shovel


Hyperlite Mountain Gear “The Shell” (submitted 6/6/18)

Patagonia Fitz Roy Belay Parka (submitted 3/1/18)

Outdoor Research Perch Belay Parka (submitted 12/23/17)

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody (submitted 12/20/17)

Black Diamond Alpine Softshell Pants (submitted 9/4/2017)

Black Diamond Alpenglow Sun Hoody (submitted 5/8/17)

Black Diamond Helio Alpine Shell (submitted 1/26/17)

Big Agnes Dunkley Belay Jacket (submitted 1/11/17)

LaSportiva Castle Pant (submitted 12/27/17)

Black Diamond First Light Hoody (submitted 12/5/17)

Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody (submitted 11/15/16)

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody (submitted 8/10/16)

Patagonia Men’s Sunshade Technical Hoody (submitted 5/12/16)

Patagonia Reconnaissance Jacket (submitted 2/24/16)

EMS® Men’s Feather Pack 800 DownTek™ Hooded Jacket (Submitted 11/6/2015)

Black Diamond Convergence Jacket (submitted 2/4/15)

Eastern Mountain Sports Helix Bib Pants


Black Diamond Cirque 45 Backpack (submitted 1/12/18)

Cassin Eghen 22 Backpack (submitted 11/30/17)

Montem Diadema 18L Backpack (submitted 10/31/17)

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


Five Ten Access Knit Approach Shoes (submitted 5/31/18)

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)


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

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

Food (submitted 3/6/17)

GrandyOats Granola (submitted 5/29/18)

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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