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The Black Diamond Solution Guide Harness offers support, comfort, and extreme durability in a trad-specific harness.

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The Black Diamond Solution Guide Harness offers support, comfort, and extreme durability in a trad-specific harness.

Climbing brands usually reserve advanced technology in a harness design for high-end sport climbers. As such, these svelte models continue to get lighter, sleeker, and more minimalist. But when Black Diamond released its trad-oriented Solution Guide Harness last fall, it gave it both tech and materials on par with its sport climbing models. I’ve been testing a sample since its release on multipitch granite in Colorado and single-pitch granite in Texas. In short: The Black Diamond Solution Guide Harness ($100 for men and women) is well-appointed and extraordinarily durable. It focuses on the needs of trad climbers vying for long multipitch objectives...


This is the freest-feeling setup for sport and competition climbing.

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This is the freest-feeling setup for sport and competition climbing.

Mammut released the original Realization Shorts in 2013, and like many climbers, I scoffed. “Is there really a need for this? Is this better in any way?” I thought. Essentially shorts with a built-in harness, the Mammut Realization Shorts presented a super-niche product. It seemed unnecessary and gimmicky. Sport climbing harnesses are super-lightweight while remaining comfortable, and I can take them off without changing pants. I just didn’t get it. I’ve been testing both the original Realization Shorts and the 2.0 version, launched last spring, for a full year. And, like the shorts, my thoughts have evolved. They do indeed have a...


Bicycles, tools, beers, even a shower — RMU’s first tailgate pad packs more functions than mountain bikers will expect.

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Tags Biking, MTB, Reviews, Truck

Bicycles, tools, beers, even a shower — RMU’s first tailgate pad packs more functions than mountain bikers will expect.

Living in Colorado means two things. First, you either own a Jeep, Subaru, or a pickup truck. Second, you need a mountain bike. And those two things often go hand in hand, which means you will either invest in a bike rack or, if you’re a truck owner, a tailgate pad. A tailgate pad offers a few advantages over a rack. First, it’s easier to install and remove, usually cheaper, and often can accommodate more bikes. And up to now, truck owners have had relatively few features to consider when shopping for a tailgate pad. But when ski bum brand...


Bicycles, tools, beers, even a shower — RMU’s first tailgate pad packs more functions than mountain bikers will expect.

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Bicycles, tools, beers, even a shower — RMU’s first tailgate pad packs more functions than mountain bikers will expect.

Living in Colorado means two things. First, you either own a Jeep, Subaru, or a pickup truck. Second, you need a mountain bike. And those two things often go hand in hand, which means you will either invest in a bike rack or, if you’re a truck owner, a tailgate pad. A tailgate pad offers a few advantages over a rack. First, it’s easier to install and remove, usually cheaper, and often can accommodate more bikes. And up to now, truck owners have had relatively few features to consider when shopping for a tailgate pad. But when ski bum brand...


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Tags Gaming, Reviews, TabletopGames

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Discover the cleverness of game design with Ingenious! What Is Ingenious? Ingenious is an abstract family game for 1-4 players, ages 8 and up, that plays in 30-45 minutes. It is easy to teach, simple to learn, and its colorful appearance appeals to all. Designed by Reiner Knizia and published by KOSMOS, you can purchase it for $39.95 through their online store or at other game retailers. Ingenious Components Here’s what comes in the box: 1 Game board 120 Tiles 1 Cloth bag 4 Tile racks 4 Score boards 24 Score pegs Overall, the components are of good quality. The game board...

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