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ProView: Outdoor Research Verismo Women’s Down Jacket

Mollie Bailey started climbing in 2011 in Sand Rock, Alabama. She quickly realized from those wonderful outings that an outdoor life was the one for her. She migrated to Colorado shortly after to pursue the outdoor lifestyle that’s overwhelmingly present in Colorado. She has been a Rock Climbing Guide since 2013; and loves to teach and share the world of climbing with everyone. You can find her on her … Continue reading ProView: Outdoor Research Verismo Women’s Down Jacket

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SIA On-Snow Demo: Our Favorite Gear and Trends for 2017/2018

Last week, Outdoor Prolink took our office outside to the slopes of Copper Mountain, host of SIA’s On-Snow Demo Day. We tested the newest gear, spoke with some of our brands, and gathered all the information right here to keep you informed on what to look for this and next seasons. Gear from Head to Toe We spent a little time with our brands present … Continue reading SIA On-Snow Demo: Our Favorite Gear and Trends for 2017/2018

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ProView Gear Review: Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket

Niels Meyer is a guide with Sun Valley Trekking and Mountain Madness. Read his pro profile here.  Ski touring in the Intermountain West day-in and day-out generally calls for soft shell everything. You will usually find me touring in light, breathable clothing for the ascent and a warm puffy jacket for the descent due to frosty temps, sunny days, and cold storms. When I put on hard shell pants or jackets … Continue reading ProView Gear Review: Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket

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ProView – Outdoor Research Men’s Skyward Bib Pants

Chris Marshall is an IFMGA/AMGA Mountain Guide and lead ski guide for Sun Valley Trekking in Idaho. As a full time backcountry ski guide in the winter, I spend countless hours breaking trail and skiing in a plethora of snow and weather conditions. It is critical to have inner and outerwear that both fits and functions at a high standard. I have been a long … Continue reading ProView – Outdoor Research Men’s Skyward Bib Pants

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ProView – Petzl Evolv Adjust

Kirsten Kremer has not missed a ski season in the Chugach since her first visit in 1993 and has worked and guided for Valdez Heli Ski Guides since 1996. Kirsten’s motivation and exploits are legendary: she has flown a paraglider off the North Face of the Augille de Midi in Chamonix; climbed first ascents in Yosemite Valley; skied first descents on Denali; and is an … Continue reading ProView – Petzl Evolv Adjust

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ProView – Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device

Brian has been climbing since he was 15 years old. His experience has been gained in the vertical world of Devils Tower, Yosemite’s big walls and the remote sandstone towers of Utah’s desert. His knowledge of regional climbing areas is unrivaled. Brian loves guiding because it gives him a chance to share something with others that has been meaningful to him… Clients keep coming back … Continue reading ProView – Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device

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ProView – Bergans of Norway Sky Jacket

Patrick began climbing in 2008 while visiting Colorado and he has never looked back. Since then, Patrick has climbed throughout the Rocky Mountains, western United States, and Western Canada. Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Leadership from Colorado State University – Pueblo, and has over 4 years of experience teaching rock climbing in a formal setting as well as commercial guiding. Patrick is an … Continue reading ProView – Bergans of Norway Sky Jacket

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ProView – Edelrid Swift 8.9mm 60m

 Andy Stephen is a climber and guide for the American Alpine Institute. I have had the pleasure of testing the Edelrid Swift 8.9mm 60m climbing rope over the last month. At 8.9mm, it is one of the thinnest single ropes on the market. Edelrid recommends using this rope as either part of a double or half rope system, or as a single line for “sport … Continue reading ProView – Edelrid Swift 8.9mm 60m

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ProView – Backcountry Access Scepter Carbon Poles

Niels Meyer is a guide with Sun Valley Trekking and Mountain Madness. Read his pro profile here.  Get 10% off Backcountry Access + order for friends and family through December 12th.  I was initially skeptical of Backcountry Access’ (BCA’s) new Scepter Carbon Poles. With the backcountry ski industry ramping up we see new designs and changes popping up every year. After my first ski tour with the Scepters … Continue reading ProView – Backcountry Access Scepter Carbon Poles

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ProView – NEMO Equipment Bikepacking Kit

Ben Horan is a freelance writer and sometimes-guide based in Missoula, Montana, and blogs at thegentlemanatlarge.com (instagram: @thegentlemanatlarge). When covering ground is more important than creature comforts around camp, then light is definitely right. Nothing brings this up more than trying to pack for a bikepacking trip, and it’s refreshing to see that NEMO Equipment has stepped up, cut out the fluff, and brought a trail-ready solution for … Continue reading ProView – NEMO Equipment Bikepacking Kit