Black Diamond Carbon Whippet Ski Pole Review
The Black Diamond Whippet has been a key part my quiver of ski poles since it was first released. The new carbon version is definitely an upgrade from the original aluminum one I purchased. This ski pole is not a daily driver, but when conditions or the line you want to ski dictate it, the  [...]
Black Diamond Stance Belay Pants Review
I love Winter. Skiing, Ice Climbing, not having to pick up dog poop are all great. But, there’s something special about being warm and cozy while breathing subzero air. The Black Diamond Stance Belay pants are great for staying warm in the deep freeze. Whether you’re belaying an ice climb, hanging out at camp after  [...]
Ortovox S1+ Review
When thinking about purchasing a product I consider four factors. 1. Functionality: How well does it work 2. Durability: Will it last 3. Customer Service: If anything goes wrong how will I be helped 4. Value: The composition of price vs factors 1-3 When I first started using the Ortovox S1(older version of the S1+)  [...]