Gear Review- Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Parka

I've had almost two full winter seasons testing the lofty Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Parka and it has been a consistent performer in the category of down belay jackets. Let's take an in-depth look at the good and the bad and determine if this is the right choice for you! Insulation/Warmth It is important when … Continue reading Gear Review- Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Parka

Patagonia Cragsmith Pack 35L Review

The Patagonia Cragsmith Pack 35L is a thoughtfully designed gear hauler well suited for "cragging". Cragging simply means rock climbing on smaller cliffs, usually single pitch in nature. Compared to multi-pitch climbing cragging implies less commitment, frequent returns back to the ground, social environments, and well... fun. To that end it can be nice to use … Continue reading Patagonia Cragsmith Pack 35L Review

Patagonia Men’s Sunshade Technical Hoodie Review

On a particularly hot & humid day last summer I came across a fellow guide sporting a long sleeve hoodie while guiding a couple of clients up the scorching Whitehorse Slabs. I thought he must be cooking in a long-sleeve hoodie (hood up) but he assured me he was quite comfortable. The garment in question? … Continue reading Patagonia Men’s Sunshade Technical Hoodie Review

Patagonia SnowDrifter Pack

Back in November I received a promotional email from Patagonia featuring their new line of SnowDrifter back-country ski packs. Already a fan of their clothing I had to get my hands on one of these packs and reached out to their marketing team. A couple weeks later both the pack and a very nice new … Continue reading Patagonia SnowDrifter Pack