9 gifts for climbers
Looking for the perfect gift for the vertically inclined in your life?
Climbers can be a hard crowd to buy for, the gear is technical and climbers are picky! But don’t worry, we’ve got your back this holiday season! Below is the latest and greatest this season from SCARPA, Petzl and Metolius, including: SCARPA’s most sensitive new sport shoe, one of Petzl’s most versatile new helmets (for climbing, mountaineering, caving and canyoneering), the bestselling crash pad in the U.S. for boulderers, a women’s specific harnesses for trad climbing and more!
1/ SCARPA Furia S
Building on the precision and sensitivity of the bestselling Furia, the all-new Furia S features a slightly softer design for an ultra-sensitive feel as well as a redesigned heel and singlepull Z-closure system for a glovelike fit. An IPR Tension active rand connects the heel to forefoot, offering power and support in a very light 7.8-ounce package. The Furia S is perfect for steep bouldering or sport climbing.
SCARPA Furia S | $195
2/ SCARPA Mescalito GTX
SCARPA’s new Mescalito GTX blends the features of a rugged trail shoe with SCARPA’s extensive experience in the climbing category to create an approach shoe built for all-around trial use. Designed for hikes into remote alpine objectives, scrambling and easy climbing, the suede Mescalito features a full perimeter rand made with sticky rubber in front and polyurethane in the back for support and protection.
SCARPA Mescalito GTX | $180
3/ Petzl BOREO
Durable and versatile, the BOREO helmet is suitable for climbing, mountaineering, caving, canyoning... Thanks to its hybrid construction, the helmet is both compact and head-covering. Protection against lateral, front and rear impact is reinforced. Optimized volume on the head and wide ventilation holes make it a comfortable helmet for all activities.
Petzl BOREO | $64.95
4/ Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses
The Upshot's have sport-style temples with low profile nose pads for a comfortable fit while belaying. These glasses are specifically designed to help reduce neck strain and fatigue while belaying at the gym, or crag. A durable case keeps them safe while transporting in your pack.
Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses | $59.95
5/ Metolius Sessions II Crash Pad | $149
The bestselling crash pad in the U.S. just got better! A redesigned flap closure system is easier to load and reverses to cover the shoulder straps while bouldering, and two new drag handles make it easier to position while open. A cross-clipper logo rug in the middle of the pad is to clean your shoes before jumping on the rock, and the padded shoulder harness and waist belt make for a comfortable carry.
Metolius Sessions II Crash Pad | $149 | $149
6/ Access Fund Public Lands Chalk Bag
Metolius is introducing a new Access Fund chalk bag in their popular competition style. A portion of the proceeds go to the Access Fund to help protect American climbing areas. The bag also includes a brush holder, full-length pile lining and a waist belt with side-release buckle.
Access Fund Public Lands Chalk Bag I $19.95
7/ Petzl LUNA
The LUNA harness is tailored to a woman's physique. Designed for technical mountaineering, trad climbing or multi-pitch climbing, the harness is equipped with adjustable leg loops to adapt to all climbers, in any season. The padded leg loops and waistbelt ensure maximum comfort without hindering freedom of movement. The five equipment loops carry all the equipment required for progression on ice or rock, and make it easily accessible during the activity
Petzl LUNA | $79.95
8/ Petzl ADJAMA
Designed for technical mountaineering, trad climbing and multi-pitch climbing, the ADJAMA harness is equipped with adjustable leg loops that adapt to all climbers in all seasons. The padded leg loops and waistbelt ensure maximum comfort without hindering freedom of movement. The five equipment loops carry all the equipment required for progression on ice or rock, and make it easily accessible during the activity
Petzl ADJAMA | $79.95
9/ Outdoor Research Fifth Force Hoody
Defy gravity with the soft stretch and durability of the Fifth Force Hoody. This purpose-built climbing piece lets the wearer act agile, flexible, and ready to reach that next crimper or go for the dyno. Cordura® nylon packs abrasion resistance against sharp rock walls, spandex allows unprecedented mobility, and breathable, lightweight cotton ensures you stay comfortable whether working up the crux or holding down a belay. Men’s and women’s styles available.