Rodcle Consusa 45 Liter Pack Review

I have tried many packs for canyoneering over the years. I currently us an older Arcteryx Bora 35 Liter for most canyons that don’t require a combination of overnight gear, packrafting gear [...]

Adidas AX2.0 Canyoneering Shoe Review

Bless you Adidas for buying Five Ten. I was worried that when Adidas bought Five Ten they  would discontinue making shoes that would work in wet canyons. Not only did they continue, they made an [...]

Kong OKA Rappelling Device Review

The Oka is a new rappelling device made by Kong. It is similar to the Petzl Pirana only it is larger and has more options. I have tried it through wet and dry canyons and it performed great in [...]

How to use a Petzl PIRANA

Rappelling Device for Technical Canyoneering The PIRANA descender offers multiple braking options and can be installed on the rope without removing it from the harness. Designed for use with [...]

Kong Kevlar 3/4 Finger Gloves

These are a good pair of gloves for rappelling in wet or dry situations. They have a Kevlar palm to last longer and to keep the heat from a rapid descent from reaching your skin. They have only [...]

Merrell Radland Men’s Shoe Review

I have really liked the Merrell Outland hiking shoe. I could get 500-600 miles on one pair before they had to be retired. Unfortunately Merrell discontinued them so I bought a pair of the Radland [...]

Petzl Cordex Gloves Review

What they say: These lightweight belay/rappel gloves combine the durability of a work glove with the precise fit and dexterity of a fine driving glove. Double-layered leather protects the palm [...]

The North Face Smedge 2 Review

What they say: The Smedge rocks. Literally. This breathable approach shoe excels on craggy, rock-strewn routes that require a low volume fit and a high-friction, sticky rubber grip. With a [...]

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