La Sportiva TX3 Shoe

Sam Shaheen reviews the La Sportiva TX3 for Blister

Approach shoes vary a lot, from casual sneaker styles to others that are basically toned-down mountaineering boots. So where does La Sportiva’s TX3 fall, and how does it compare to the competition? Check out our full review.

La Sportiva Cobra Eco

Sam Shaheen reviews the La Sportiva Cobra Eco for Blister

La Sportiva recently released a new, more environmentally friendly version of their classic Cobra shoe, and we’ve now spent a year in the new Cobra Eco to see how it compares.

Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco

Sam Shaheen reviews the Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco for BLISTER

While most companies make tons of climbing shoes for bouldering, sport, and gym climbing, there aren’t nearly as many trad-specific shoes out there. But Scarpa recently made an addition to this category, the Maestro Mid Eco, and you can check out our review of this comfort-oriented shoe.

Tecnica Plasma S Shoe

Luke Koppa reviews the Tecnica Plasma S Shoe for BLISTER

Best known for their ski boots, Tecnica recently launched a hiking line that brings something entirely new to the market: a heat-moldable fit. And after using their new Plasma S Shoe for the past year, you can now check out our full review.

Petzl Meteor Helmet

Sam Shaheen reviews the 2019 Petzl Meteor Helmet for Blister

The Meteor has served as Petzl’s lightweight climbing helmet for more than 20 years. This year, they made their most significant update yet — making it dual-certified for both climbing and ski touring. Check out our full review of this versatile helmet.

Big Agnes Flume UL 30 Sleeping Bag

Jed Doane reviews the Big Agnes Flume UL 30 for Blister

Picking out the right sleeping bag comes down to a lot of compromises: Light, or durable? Packable, or comfortable? But the Big Agnes Flume UL 30 is one of the best bags we’ve used when it comes to being very light and still maintaining comfort.

Edelrid Bulletproof Quickdraw

Matt Zia reviews the Edelrid Bulletproof Quickdraw for Blister

The Edelrid Bulletproof quickdraw features a unique hybrid construction that’s designed to offer the best of both worlds: steel’s durability and aluminum’s low weight. So does it actually work?

Petzl Sitta Harness

Matt Zia reviews the Petzl Sitta Harness for Blister

The Petzl Sitta harness is one of the lightest on the market, but Petzl says it’s still fully featured, comfortable, and durable enough for technical rock and ice climbing. So what (if any) compromises did they make by going so light?

Black Diamond Shadow

Matt Zia reviews the Black Diamond Shadow for Blister

Black Diamond entered the climbing-shoe market only a year ago, and the Shadow is their most aggressive offering. So how does it compare to similar shoes like the Scarpa Instinct VS and La Sportiva Testarossa & Kataki? Check out our review.

Edelrid Tommy Caldwell ProDryDT Rope

Dave Alie reviews the Edelrid Tommy Caldwell ProDryDT Rope for Blister

While it might initially seem like a heavy workhorse rope, the Edelrid Tommy Caldwell ProDryDT has proven far more versatile than that. Check out our review, with comparisons to the Mammut Infinity and Sterling Evolution Helix.

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight Cams

Matt Zia and Dave Alie review the Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight cams for Blister

Black Diamond’s Camalot Ultralights take their classic Camalot design and trim down the weight significantly, but what about durability and value? We weigh in on how the Ultralights compare to the original Camalots, as well as some other options on the market like the Metolius Ultralight Master Cams.

Petzl Boreo Helmet

Sam Shaheen reviews the Petzl Boreo helmet for Blister

Climbing helmet standards have typically been focused on protecting against impacts from above (e.g. rockfall). But Petzl’s new Boreo helmet is also tested against the front, side, and rear impacts that are common in actual falls. The idea certainly makes sense, but how well is that idea executed here? Check out our review.

Black Diamond Vector Helmet

Kristin Van Der Kloot reviews the Black Diamond Vector Helmet for Blister

Once upon a time, climbing helmets were pretty much all the same. Not anymore. There are ultralight helmets on one end, and durable but heavy options on the other. The Black Diamond Vector falls in between, making it a versatile option. Check out our full review, with comparisons to several helmets from Black Diamond, Petzl, and Mammut.

Evolv Agro

Dave Alie reviews the Evolv Agro for Blister

While many high-performance bouldering and sport-climbing climbing shoes have been moving in the “soft and sensitive” direction, the Evolv Agro takes a different approach. Check out our review, with comparisons to the La Sportiva Solution, Five Ten Hiangle, and Evolv Shaman.

Five Ten Hiangle

Five Ten says that the Hiangle is “relaxed enough for all-day climbing” and “aggressive enough to tackle steep, overhanging routes.” But how comfortable and how aggressive is it really? Check out our full review with tons of comparisons to other shoes.

La Sportiva Kataki

Matt Zia reviews the La Sportiva Kataki for Blister

The La Sportiva Kataki looks a lot like one of our favorite climbing shoes, the Sportiva Katana Lace. So how similar or different are the two shoes, and where does the Kataki really excel? Check out our review.

La Sportiva Genius

Dave Alie reviews the La Sportiva Genius for Blister

The La Sportiva Genius is one of the most aggressive climbing shoes on the market, but it lacks one noteworthy thing: an edge. So how does it compare to other aggressive shoes like the La Sportiva Solution & Futura, Evolv Shaman, and Five Ten Hiangle? Check out our review.