7 Ice Cragging Gear Essentials

Seven necessities for a comfortable and fun day of ice climbing
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Seven necessities for a comfortable and fun day of ice climbing
Ice Climbing Gear Reviews Essentials

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Review: The North Face Ice Project Backpack
This Conrad Anker–influenced pack is the first we’ve seen specifically tailored to ice cragging. Read full review.

Review: Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Tea
A hot drink is key to keeping morale high on a long, cold day, and we’re loving Good Earth’s Sweet & Spicy tea. Read full review.

Review: Outdoor Research Stormtracker Heated Gloves
Light and flexible enough to climb in, and then tap on the heat and have maximum comfort for chilly belays. Read full review.

Review: Hydro Flask Insulated Food Flask
Our testers loved bringing hot rations from home with this compact container. Read full review.

Review: Camelbak Forge Mug
A vacuum-insulated steel travel mug that rises above common problems through thoughtful design. Read full review.

Review: Stanley SS Flask
This lightweight and perfectly sized flask is ideal for long days in the cold—or long nights in the tent. Read full review.

Review: MSR WindBurner Stove
The WindBurner ups the ante with a new design that boils fast even in cold temps. Read full review.