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Petzl Gri Gri Belay Device- Jen

Jul, 2018
Matt Eaton

The Petzl GriGri is such a tried and true method of adding some extra security to your belaying. Whether you're a light person belaying someone heavier and need some help, or you're getting a newer climber to belay you and just want to feel a tad safer. 

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Exped Synmat HL Winter - Matt

Jun, 2018
Matt Eaton

At 405 grams and an insulation R-Value of 4.9, nothing is as light, compact and warm for winter camping! Absolutely love this mat and has saved a heap of weight and bulk in my pack. Used for NZ alpine climbing and AUS backcountry. 

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La Sportiva Katana - Nick

Jun, 2018
Matt Eaton

It's really hard to find a fault with the La Sportiva Katana if you just want one shoe that cuts the mustard for any style of rock climbing! Indoor, outdoor, bouldering, trad, sport, multi-pitch. Call it "holistic" if you will. I love it!

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La Sportiva TX5 Hiker - Dip

This is proving to be a really popular boot both for staff and customers. It's robust but still light and just so versatile. Softer than your stiff full trekkers, more supportive than the minimalist light hikers. The more technical fit makes you feel nimble too.

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Exped Venus II Extreme - Matt

Mar, 2018
Matt Eaton

I bought this for a 4 season tent but have used it for absolutely everything else  including backpacking cross Europe. it ventilates enough for summer camping but come time for snow and winter it stands up to some hellish conditions. 

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Beastmaker 2000 Hangboard - Shay

Training for a hard send? This is the board! The design of the board is well thought out, the low friction of the board means your fingers are working harder and is forgiving on the skin. And the training app is brutal but awesome!

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Grivel G14 Crampon - Matt

Feb, 2018
Matt Eaton

The hot forged front points of the Grivel G14 not only bite well on hard ice and rock, but they've withstood a heap of abuse. They climb hard pitches better than anything else and still handle general easy alpine plodding fine too.

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Exped Mega Mat LXW - Dave

Jan, 2018
Matt Eaton

This thing is hands down the best sleeping mat I can find for car camping style trips. Better than any swag and probably better than my mattress at home. I did end up spending a good few months on it while moving house.

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Petzl Sama Harness - Gus

Dec, 2017
Matt Eaton

For the price this was really an easy choice when looking for a sport or trad climbing harness. The Endo-Frame spreads the weight really well and doesn't collapse over time. Light enough for hard sends, tough enough to beat up. 

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Sterling Chain Reactor - Matt

Nov, 2017
Matt Eaton

The Sterling Chain Reactor is the best thing if you want an adjustable personal anchor that is light. Every loop is rated for use as a PAS unlike a daisy chain which no one should be using as an anchor. You can't really stuff up a Chain Reactor

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La Sportiva Akasha Shoes - Dip

Oct, 2017
Matt Eaton

La Sportiva Akasha trail running shoes feel great straight out of the box! The flex and structure built in is great. I found the sole to be more durable than most trail running shoes so it's great just as a general walking shoe as well - day hikes, walking into crags etc.

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Exped Chair Kit/Mat Cover - Josh

Sep, 2017
Matt Eaton

There's nothing worse than having nothing to put your back against after a long day hiking. It also doubles as a durable mat cover making it really versatile. Keep the mat inside when you pack it up makes for a easy set-up. Totally worth the little extra weight. 

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