It's the season of giving 🎁 We put together our holiday gift guide for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals in the industry. Here are some of our favourite products picked by our staff.
Not just a water knife. This knife will work great on a rescue or rope access harness as well. It's equipped with a glass breaking tip, lanyard attachment point (drop proof!), dual sided blade (both serrated and smooth) and it has a handy rope cutting notch. It even has a bottle opener for festive occasions after work!
The Petzl Bindi is a lightweight, powerful and rechargeable headlamp that is guaranteed to meet your nighttime trail-running, backpacking and camping needs. We love It’s minimalistic design.
Need some extra space to haul all those holiday goodies around? The Cross Pro series of bags from French equipment manufacturer Courant is our recommendation for a "do it all" style gear bag. A favourite of rope techs, rope rescuers and arborists everywhere, the Cross Pro keeps your gear meticulously organized and looks good doing it. Also available in XL (75 litres!!!) - for those who were extra good this holiday season ;)
The Ten4Tec Radio Harness is the first big design change in chest rigs in years. This is built with functionality and comfort in mind. Moisture wicking materials, wide spaced neck yoke, large divided main pocket modular ability to add multiple devices, and best of all, it's designed in Squamish! We think this is going to be one of our hottest sellers of 2023!
The Petzl Grigi is the most popular belay device known today. Poke around any crag or climbing gym and you’ll see how commonly used this device really is! Whether you’re a beginner climber or an experienced veteran - the Grigi remains a favourite among the entire community. Because almost everyone uses one, it is easier to find good teachers to check each other's belays for safety, and also wise to know how to use one if you or your partner forgets their belay device for the day. For all of these reasons, and because they really do function at a high level, this is the active assist braking device for sport climbing that we recommend before any other!
Tired of reindeer antlers, santa caps and elf hats? Switch things up this winter with a new Zenith X helmet from Kask Safety. Available in 9 different colours, vented or non-vented options and ANSI certified (with Type 2 certification coming in the new year!). Give someone you know the gift of premium head protection.