Tuesday’s Tips

Protecting your climbing rope and maximizing it’s life span: According to Petzel the following precautions will help keep your trusty rope fit for duty and avoid early retirement. Use a Rope Bag:   When your rope is in contact with the ground, it will have contact with dirt and other debris which can get into…

Tuesday’s Tips

  Today our quick tips are on rock climbing safety-more specifically, rappelling.  As fun and adventurous as rappelling can be, it is one of the more accident-prone areas of climbing. TIE THE KNOT! – You have heard it and we want to remind you. Tie a knot at the end of your rope when rappelling.…

Nitecore P12 Flashlight

The Nitecore P12 flashlight has been tested by The Gear Guys over the past two years and has proven itself worthy very many times.  We have used and abused this flashlight while hiking in the woods, walking on a sandy beach, walking on a frozen icy beach, while freezing during a winter camping expedition, and…

Kate’s Real Food Bars

Receiving complimentary samples of Kate’s Real Food Bars, the Gear Guys decided to let Gear Mom do the tasting. As an athlete who runs, bikes, rock climbs, scuba dives and works out regularly at the gym, I (Gear Mom) was excited to try these healthy samples of food bars.  Wholesome, certified organic and made in small…

NEW ACCESS BOOK FROM PETZL

Petzl just sent out an e-mail today with a very nice instructional book for belaying indoors at climbing gyms.  As the Gear Guys, we thought it was some great information and wanted to share it with you. Please click the hot link below to download your very own copy. ACCESSBOOK-1-2017-EN ACCESS BOOKS provide technical information…

All Weather Chelsea Boots by Lands End

I purchased this pair of all weather boots from Lands End back in late October, just before the fall weather kicked in. Environment, Conditions, Duration of Testing: 14 weeks worn 50 plus hours per week Temperature range -10 Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Exposed to snow, ice, rain, wet concrete, oil covered concrete, dry concrete Testing…