Putting Power Shield Pro to the Ultimate Test

The Elk Mountains Grand Traverse is a 40-mile backcountry ski race that starts at midnight in Crested Butte and finishes in Aspen, CO. When it comes to fabrics and layering, there’s no better test for warmth, weather protection and breathabilty. Every year racers invariably have to contend with sub-freezing temperatures, howling winds and whiteout snow […]

Big Wall Cribs

This is a pretty entertaining video of Black Diamond pro climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson talking about their ‘crib’ on El Capitan. In addition to his sweet portaledge, Tommy (in orange) is rocking a Polartec Power Dry baselayer, perfect for long days of climbing on a big wall. Big Wall Cribs with Tommy Caldwell […]