Cool-Weather Rock Climbing Gear
It's send season! Rock climbing in cooler weather is the best. No bugs, grippy rock, and fewer crowds make climbing outside even better. To usher in the new season, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite fall climbing products.
Arc'teryx Proton LT Insulated Hoodie — Men's & Women's (Sponsored)
Arc'teryx just released a new climbing jacket that it claims is 60 times more durable than the industry standard. Meet the Proton LT Hoodie. Its durability comes from its proprietary new Fortius Air 20 fabric, which results in a lightweight jacket that breathes well and stands up to abuse on and off the wall. The brand designed it to be a layer you can put on for the approach and keep on all the way to the summit. The Proton LT Hoodie is available exclusively at REI.Buy Now
climbOn! Mini Tube
Splitter cracks, crimps, heck, even the jugs can wear down your skin. Give those hands some love! This lotion from climbOn! is designed specifically for climbers. The mini tube fits easily into a crag pack or chalk bag so you can apply right after your session is finished.Buy Now
prAna Brion Pants — Men's
Several GearJunkie staff members own a pair of these pants. They are durable, stretchy, and can be used for all kinds of activities. They are perfect for climbing but work well hiking, camping, and traveling as well. The Brion offers a slimmer fit that the Zion pants, which is a nice option for some.Buy Now
Black Diamond Creek 50 Pack
Switching to Black Diamond's Creek pack from a regular backpack was revolutionary. The flat bottom helps the pack stay standing. The main compartment holds a ton of gear, and there's a smaller compartment on the front to help keep things organized. Both are accessible from the top and via a long side zipper. The pack carries well when loaded and is very durable. If you don't have a designated crag pack, the Creek 50 is worth looking into.Buy Now
BUFF Lightweight Merino Wool BUFF
A BUFF is one of the more versatile pieces of gear you can own. It's always in our climbing bags for cool-weather climbing. Wear it as a thin insulating layer under your helmet or as a balaclava to cut the wind. However you wear it, the merino wool will keep your head warm and protected.Buy Now
Though it's not a piece of gear, the Mountain Project website and app helps you find rock climbing routes quickly at crags across the country. It's a great way to find new climbing areas and keep track of the routes and problems you've sent. The comments also provide valuable insight into conditions and closures and can serve as a place to connect with other climbers.Buy Now
Black Diamond Solution Harness — Men's & Women's
The Solution is a strong, light, and affordable harness. We been using it for several years and love its all-day comfort and low weight. It has sturdy gear loops for your pro and packs down fairly small in your backpack. It's a great option for anyone looking for an all-around harness.Buy Now
La Sportiva TC Pro Climbing Shoes
The TC Pros are a classic shoe built for edging and crack climbing. La Sportiva makes a lot of great shoes, but these are a go-to for taller crack climbs because of the extra padding in the shoe and the ankle protection that the mid-height cuff offers.Buy Now
Metolius Session II Crash Pad
We've been using this bouldering pad for years, and it's great. The 4-inch foam and 12 square feet of coverage offer good protection on falls. It's easy to carry at 9 pounds, and grab handles make it easy to maneuver while you're spotting. Best of all, the logo patch is made of carpet and gives you a spot to wipe off your feet.Buy Now
Sterling Rope Evolution VR9 9.8mm x 60m Dry-Core Rope
Just getting into climbing or moving through the ranks? The 9.8mm is a single dynamic rope for price-conscious climbers not looking to sacrifice quality. The VR9 gives you a lighter-weight option for multipitch routes while providing a beefy core.Buy Now
Adventure Travel Gear
Adventure travel spans from the tarmac to the trail and everywhere in between. It isn't an all-inclusive style of travel, so having the right gear makes a world of difference. Here's our list of gear to get you there and keep you going no matter where you're headed.
Patagonia Black Hole 55L Duffel (sponsored)
This one-stop-shop duffel is the only travel bag you'll need for your next adventure. The combination of 100-percent recycled polyester ripstop fabric, a highly weather-resistant TPU-laminate film, and a DWR finish make sure your items stay safe and dry. Feeling weighed down? Padded, removable shoulder straps help transform this duffel into a backpack for easy carry.Buy Now
LifeStraw Go Travel Water Bottle (sponsored)
When you're adventuring in a place where clean water isn't a guarantee, the LifeStraw Go is the ultimate travel companion. This durable, BPA-free bottle protects against bacteria, parasites and microplastics, chlorine and organic chemical matter, and improves overall water taste. Plus, for each purchase, one child will receive a year of clean water. Win!Buy Now
Outdoor Research Men's Echo Hoodie
UPF sun protection, Airvent polyester moisture management, ActiveFresh odor control technology, and an anti-chafing flat-seam design make the Echo Hoodie a smart way to tackle the heat. Plus, it does double duty as a layer to keep you warm in the cooler hours of the day.Buy Now
Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole 20L Pack (sponsored)
Traveling light? The Black Hole Pack from Patagonia is the perfect companion. The lightweight, 100-percent recycled nylon ripstop is both highly weather-resistant and packable. An easy-to-access main compartment and a zippered stash pocket make this a travel-ready pack.Buy Now
Darn Tough Hiker Boot Cushion Socks — Men's & Women's
This performance fit sock is a must for any excursion. It's comfortable, wicks moisture, and is naturally antimicrobial, meaning you can wear them for longer in between washes. Seamless construction feels smooth and also means fewer weak points for potential tears.Buy Now
Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 Binoculars (sponsored)
Don't miss a thing on your next trip. This award-winning pair of binoculars was built from the ground up to achieve optimal optical performance, durability, and handling. Part of the MONARCH family, Nikon engineered the optical system around its ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and high-quality multilayer coating applied to all lenses and prisms for brighter, higher-resolution viewing. This pair of binoculars can handle all terrain and any condition.Buy Now
Smokey Bear 75th Birthday Gear Collection
Smokey is blazing through his 75th birthday, and we've assembled the best gear to show off your Smokey pride and love for our forests. Filson and Chaco went all-in to create gear to celebrate. Click the links above to see even more prints and gear.
Best-Selling Gear of 2019
Want to know what your fellow GearJunkies are using? Here is our list of the top-selling outdoor gear this year. A mix of practicality, great design, durability, and price has made these fan favorites.
Best Camping Tents
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Best Sleeping Pads of 2019
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Best Camping Chairs of 2019
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