Scarpa Phantom Tech

Scarpa Phantom Tech Climbing Boots

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The latest addition to the Phantom line of climbing boots, the Phantom Tech are the lightest boots Scarpa has yet to make. With a brand new gaiter design, the boots are created for full-condition ice, mixed, and alpine climbing.

Ice Climbing Hardware

Ice Climbing Hardware Essentials

Ice Climbing Hardware

This weekend’s Bozeman Ice Festival usually marks the official start of ice climbing season, but with the early season cold temps, many climbers have been getting after it for quite some time now. We will post a few different essentials lists pertaining to the sport, but begin here with the hardware required to second a multi-pitch climb or even top rope. Stay tuned for our apparel picks for the season, as well as a look at gear choices for leading.

Trend: Everything Old Is Cool Again

Vintage gear comes back at Outdoor Retailer

Among the high-tech fabrics and gadgets at Outdoor Retailer, some of the most popular "new" gear was actually modern versions of vintage gear.  A big trend for outdoor brands seems to be bringing back some of their original lines or taking inspiration from fashion that was popular in the 70s and 80s. 

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