The Trad Zero 24 is lightweight at 570 grams. We took a closer look at the puristic alpine backpack from Ortovox and tested it on a multi-pitch tour in the Alpstein. Spoiler: We were impressed by the successful mix of comfort, functionality and lightness.
If you are looking for a climbing fin for alpine tours, multi-pitch routes or long indoor sessions, the Spirit and the low-volume model Spirit LV are the best choice. Red Chili has revised their luxury classic while maintaining the mix of comfort and performance.
Along with shoes, a crash pad and a chalk bag, a brush is part of the standard equipment for bouldering. A grip, bristles and good is. You don't need it anymore for cleaning rocks. If you still want to bring some color and natural creativity into play, you are in good hands with the brushes from Faza Brushes.
Sports watches have undergone a remarkable development. Once as a simple pulse check on the wrist, they have blossomed into true all-rounders in recent years. The trend is now towards specialization. The watches are designed as perfectly matched measuring devices for individual sports. This also applies to the Garmin Enduro, which is fully tailored to trail running.
The cooler the rock, the more grip. Climbing and bouldering in winter is fantastic. The cold is of secondary importance, after all, you are constantly on the move. Warming clothing also helps, but there is still one problem area: the feet. The circulation suffers in the climbing finches, the insulation is also poor, and people climb barefoot. The solution: heated socks.
The book series Safe on the Mountain for beginners and advanced skiers from the Austrian Alpine Club is now available in bookshops.
Petzl is recalling its Pirana descender due to the risk of drowning if the rope accidentally jams in the locking groove. Do not continue to use the descenders affected by this recall.
Together with Rother Bergverlag, the German Alpine Club has digitized more than 100 Alpine Club guides with a total of 45.000 pages. Probably the most famous reference works in the Eastern Alps are now available for download free of charge.
Voice commands can be useful. We talk to our phones to be faster and devices like Alexa talk to us in turn as if we were in a relationship. An electronic device that is symbolic of efficiency and speed in mountain sports is the avalanche transceiver. The question that arises is: Could voice commands speed up the search for buried subjects? Ortovox has an answer: The Diract Voice.
Shortly before Christmas or during the year on a birthday, the question always comes up: What do you give a climber? We have compiled numerous products for you that will delight every climber.
Anyone who climbs usually relies on first-class equipment: perfectly fitting shoes, safety equipment with the highest standards and practical clothing. It seems as if only our bare hands can withstand the climbing purism. But even this last bastion falls if the climbing trips are in the direction of ice and mixed - because nothing works without gloves.
More and more climbing equipment suppliers rely on social and ecological production of their products. But is that important to consumers? Michael Fuchs from the University of Leipzig gets to the bottom of this question with his study. For each completed questionnaire, 1 euro will be donated to the Protect Our Winters Europe organization.
The French mountain sports outfitter Petzl is recalling its Scorpio Eashook via ferrata set. The reason for the recall is a malfunction of the carabiners. The affected products may no longer be used.
We have taken a closer look at the Mammut Crag We Care Classic sport climbing rope and tested it on the rock for you.
We got the order to test the new Telos TR2 tent from Sea to Summit. Not on the campsite, but in a special place. Said and done. What came out of it can be found here in this experience report. So much can be revealed: We are blown away - from the scene as well as from the tent.