Black Diamond had a rough start to 2016 with some major recall’s. These recall’s range from Ferratas to Nylon Runners. If you haven’t checked Black Diamonds site and the recall list, please do it now and check it against your gear. The first 2 recalls came in early February and affected Nylon Runner and Carabiners. These last round of recalls involve Camalot’s, Index Ascenders, Easy Riders and the Iron Cruiser Via Ferratas. Better safe than sorry – check your gear and send it in if it’s part of the recall.
We were in the market for a new knife to keep on our harness that could handle being dragged through a canyon while exploring some tight slots. There are many great knives for climbing that are incredibly lightweight and beautifully made, but we needed something that was incredibly tough.
Finding home training gear that doesn’t turn your house into an episode of Hoarders is always tough. Diversity requires multiple options to keep the training regiment fresh, allowing you to build endurance and focus on critical muscle groups. Thankfully the Metolius 3D Rock Rings are a great addition to any home gym, don’t take much space, and best of all, cost under $30.
I really like what is going on at Baladeo with their line of knives. All the different styles are so well crafted and designed. There was a lot of thought put into the products I saw on display. Their products range from specific activities to good old fashion pocket knives. Some of the Pocket Knife lines are Hunting, Modern, Ultra light and another big bucket of dedicated knives include Climbing, Canyoning, Diving, Mushroom Hunting, Watch Making, and more.
Spending time with the WAE (Wireless Audio Experience) Outdoor BTP04 has been fantastic – it delivers great sounding music and clear audio content while doing a number of activities in various places. While bluetooth speakers are old news, outdoor rugged speakers are making their way into the market place in a big way. These are allowing us to bring music deep into the backcountry, at the local wall, car camping, or even around the house and yard.
What a FANTASTIC knife! I had been seeing these brightly colored knives here and there but never really stopped and paid attention, that was my bad. Here I was walking past a truly great piece of engineering between Light my Fire and Mora of Sweden. The Swedish FireKnife is easy to clean, light and durable this is with me every trip. Eventually I see myself with a slew of these knives for different load outs, not to mention all the ad on’s you can get offered by Light my Fire.