Scarpa Furia S

Ben Firth reviews the Scarpa Furia S for Blister

The new Scarpa Furia S is one of the softest climbing shoes on the market, and is designed to offer ultimate precision and grip for overhung terrain. So does it? And how does it compare to shoes like the Scarpa Drago, Five Ten Team VXI, and La Sportiva Futura? Check out our full review.

Butora Altura

Dave Alie reviews the Butora Altura for Blister

The La Sportiva TC Pro has long been the go-to for those who spend long days on big walls. But it now has some competition in the form of the Butora Altura. Check out our full review to see how they compare.

Mad Rock Drone HV

Whitney Burton reviews the Mad Rock Drone HV for Blister

Precise, comfortable, sensitive, and affordable. That’s how we’d describe the Mad Rock Drone HV, and why boulderers and sport climbers looking for an aggressive, precise shoe should take a look.

Tenaya Mundaka

Ben Firth reviews the Tenaya Mundaka for Blister

The Tenaya Mundaka offers an excellent blend of performance and comfort, and is a great option for intermediate to advanced climbers looking for precision — and a wider fit — than most other high-performance shoes.

Remembering Ryan Johnson & Marc-André Leclerc

Ryan Johnson and Marc-André Leclerc, Blister

We are devastated to learn that a week-long search and rescue operation in Alaska was brought to a close on Tuesday night, leaving two of North America’s brightest alpinists presumed dead in the Mendenhall Towers outside of Juneau. Here, our Climbing Editor, Dave Alie, reflects on the two alpinist’s lives and accomplishments.

Black Diamond VaporLock Magnetron Carabiner

Matt Zia reviews the Black Diamond VaporLock Magnetron for Blister

Black Diamond’s Magnetron carabiners are certainly unique, but are they better than traditional lockers? We spent the past season using the VaporLock Magnetron on everything from single-pitch climbs in Indian Creek to multi-pitch ice in Montana to see just how effective this innovation really is.

Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody

Dave Alie reviews the Arc'teryx Atom SL Hoody for Blister

As the fast-and-light take on the classic Atom LT, Arc’teryx’s Atom SL Hoody might initially seem like a niche piece for specific objectives. However, we’ve been impressed not only by the Atom SL’s light weight and packability, but also its versatility.

Evolv Shaman (2016)

Dave Alie reviews the Evolv Shaman for Blister Review

Evolv recently updated Chris Sharma’s signature sport-climbing shoe, the Shaman. So how different is the new version, and is it still the high-performance shoe that its predecessor was?

Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device

Matt Zia reviews the Edelrid Mega Jul for Blister Review

The Edelrid Mega Jul offers an intriguing combination of assisted braking functionality and minimal weight, and though it’s not the best all-around belay device, it performs well in particular climbing situations.