STAFF PICK: ZACH
I have been a huge fan of the Buff products for years! I wear the Pack Run Cap for trail running and under my bike and climbing helmets daily. It acts as a great sun protector and sweat catcher all in one. Big fan!
HMS Compact Lock
Keylocking HMS carabiner with screw gate closure. The unique rounded design positions ropes perfectly for rappels and creates a very wide gate opening with substantial inner working space. Unlike many belay carabiners, the HMS Compact has no corners so ropes have nowhere to bunch. This results in less friction for smoother rappels and belays and helps keep heat to a minimum on long rappels.
Height (mm) : 111
Width (mm): 76
Gate Opening (mm): 25
Major Axis (kN): 22
Minor Axis (kN): 10
Open Gate (kN): 6
WEIGHT 89 g, 3.1 oz
STAFF PICK: ANDREW
My favorite carabiner! The large rounded basket is great for stacking and loading while multipitch climbing. It's great on repels and holds a clove hitch perfectly. It's not the lightest carabiner, but with a solid feeling twist lock and great functionality I never leave it at home.
Wasatch Tech Pack
THE WASATCH BLURS THE LINE BETWEEN A TRADITIONAL FISHING VEST AND A TECHNICAL PACK.
Perfect for hiking into those top-secret backcountry fishing spots, or any time you're spending a long day on the water, the Wasatch Tech pack combines a vest-style front with a versatile backpack and hydration reservoir pocket. This product revolutionized the vest category with its adjustable “one-size-fits-most” suspension system. The Wasatch blurs the line between a traditional fishing vest and a technical pack. The result is an entirely new product category from Fishpond that combines the best features of both.
- “One-size-fits-most” adjustable shoulder and waist strap design
- Two patented, signature molded zip-down fly benches with replaceable foam
- Integrated rod tube holder
- Expansion zipper for larger loads
- Water bladder compatible
- Lightweight, recycled fabric from commercial fishing nets—CYCLEPOND™
STAFF PICK: NATE
For a full day on the river, the Wasatch Tech Pack is the only way to go. I have used many other packs and vests, but the Wasatch has everything you need in one. Put your food, water and rain jacket in the backpack portion of the vest and the front vest panels carry more than everything you need for a full day of fishing. Highly recommend this pack for anyone looking to get into a vest-pack that can carry it all without feeling too weighted down.
Specs + SizingBag temperature: 0°F
Insulation: SpiraFil LT
Lining: 70D 100% Polyester 2.2 oz/yd
Pack volume: 1202.2ci » 19.7 liters
Weight: 4lbs 9.8oz (2092g)
STAFF PICK: TUCKER
The Trestles 0 Bag from Marmot is my go-to bag when I know that it's going to be cold. I like this bag specifically because it's synthetic so it stays warm through anything. It also has a great interior pocket for my cell phone or camera batteries so I can avoid those dying in the cold.
XLC Nanotech Auto Crampons
The XLC Nanotech features the same lightweight materials and construction as the hyperlight XLC crampons with the addition of innovative Sandvik Nanoflex® steel reinforcements on the front points for increased durability, strength, and penetration on hard ice and snow. Automatic bindings offer the most secure fit for rigid boots with full toe and heel welts, including A/T and telemark boots.The most sophisticated mountaineering crampons in the world
Size: Eur 36-47
Frame Material: 7075 Aluminum / Nanoflex
WEIGHT 560 g, 19.8 oz
STAFF PICK: ZACH
The XLC Nanotech Crampon has been my go to for years regarding tackling big ski mountaineering lines in RMNP. I love them because of their compatibility and their ultra light and minimalist nature when on your boot. The steel front points and the aluminum body are the perfect pair.
Heady Stripe Micro Crew Light Cushion
SpecsLight Cushion: Light and strong with a thin layer of cushioning along base of foot. Our most versatile construction.
Micro Crew Height: A shorter, more concise take on the traditional crew height. Peeks just above the top of a standard hiking boot.
48% Nylon, 45% Merino Wool, 7% Lycra® Spandex
STAFF PICK: NATE
The perfect sock for anytime! Whether I'm out mountain biking, hiking, or just kicking around the Shop, the Heady Stripe sock from Darn Tough is my go-to. I use this sock all the time, and they hold up to all the abuse I put them through. It's hard to argue against an unconditional lifetime guarantee too!