The Elusive Lynx: 22 Designs Lynx Tele Binding Review

Testing the 22 Designs Lynx tele binding

The world of telemark skiing is one unfazed by the trends of the retail marketplace and the greater realm of skiing—crusty backcountry curmudgeons will continue to delightedly drop knees on three-pins and leathers until the end of snow. But still, a small cadre of diehard gear-heads and free-heel aficionados have been working the past few years to push the boundaries of the sport.

Living On The Edge

NTN bindings have … Read more >>

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Published:March 21, 2019 View Post

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Review: The Arc’teryx Acrux SL

The Arc'teryx Acrux SL Approach Shoes

Purpose-built, ultralight approach shoes

Arc’teryx has long been a name associated with a meticulous, almost obsessive attention to detail in the craftsmanship of their apparel and gear, so when they introduced a line of footwear for the Spring 2015 season, I was interested in seeing what exactly they were planning to bring to the table.

As expected, Arc’teryx delivered their signature level of rampant nerdery with the Bora Mid boot, … Read more >>

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Published:June 5, 2016 View Post

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Petzl Lynx Crampon

The new Petzl Lynx Crampon is a super universal and versatile crampon. These fully adjustable 14-point crampons are ideal for ice/mixed climbing and mountaineering as they will fit most any boot in your closet. The crampons come with interchangeable front bindings allowing use on boots with or without toe welts. A stainless steel bail is used to attach to boots with toe welts while a flexible binding is easily swapped … Read more >>

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Published:February 12, 2013 View Post

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Hand Knit Hats From Nepal

These hand knit hats from Nepal are part of Ambler’s Himalayan Collection. We have a wide variety for sale at Outdoor Gear Exchange or online at GearX.com. The Himalayan Collection combines hand-knit quality, 100% natural wool fibers, and a production model that supports women in developing countries. Every hat in the collection is handmade in Nepal by a woman working from her own home.

Working from home enables … Read more >>

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Published:October 22, 2012 View Post

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Salomon Speedcross 3 Leaves OGE Fun Runners With Lots of Traction and Happy Feet

This Wednesday was the first OGE fun run, and participants had the option to use Salomon’s Speedcross 3. Will “Happy Feet” McNulty, event organizer, loved the shoes. Here is his report:

In the past, I have never had much luck with Salomon shoes. I have a wider mid foot and Salomon shoes are narrower in the heel and mid foot. Even so, Salomon has always been a brand I respected. … Read more >>

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Published:May 11, 2012 View Post

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Gotta Have Guide Books for Northeastern Adventurers

If you live in Vermont, or really, the Northeast, these guides will get you to the best hiking, climbing, and paddling…

1. Rumney Guide Book by Ward Smith: If you like to sport climb, you need this book. It’s the authoritative guide to one of the Northeast’s biggest and best climbing areas. The guide contains digitized topographic maps and written descriptions covering more than 500 routes, rated 5.0 to 5.15 … Read more >>

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Published:September 18, 2011 View Post

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Mammut Zephir Harness Review

Zephir Harness

It seems every year climbing equipment continues to get better, lighter and faster! The Zephir Harness from Mammut is another great example of this trend. The Zephir is an extremely lightweight and breathable sport climbing rig stacked with modern features, and also comes as the women’s specific Zephira. It uses a new split webbing technology and high-strength Dyneema, which helps keep the weight down without sacrificing strength. 250 grams, … Read more >>

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Published:September 12, 2011 View Post

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