Gear Review: Patagonia R1 Hoody and MICROspikes

As I work my way through climbing the 7 Summits, stuff I am testing a few pieces of new gear both on the climbs and for training.

First up is new to me, a  mid layer for warmth – the Patagonia R1 Hoody. Patagonia has had variations of this style available for years but this new version is a strong winner.

The other item are MICROspikes from Kahtoola. Developed by the grandson of the famous Gore family, here these are crampon replacements are designed for situations when the big guys are too much. I have been using them on my training climbs this winter and am very pleased.

Gear Review: Patagonia R1 Hoody

Gear Review: Kahootla MICROspikes

Climb On!


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