Do you have an all-time favorite piece of gear? We want to hear about it! We're putting together a climbing gear hall of fame for a future issue of our print edition and we want your nominations.
The focus will be on core gear, like pro, harnesses, helmets, etc., BUT we’d also like to include apparel. On top of that, we're interested to hear about any nominations you might have in the camping gear category, particularly if you feel a certain item is (or was) a must-have item for climbers, tell us about it! These products can be brand new, super old, still available for purchase, not around for 15 years, or anything in between. They can also include items that might not be as practical now, such as first iterations of certain types of pro, old harness, belay plate, etc. As long as you have a good reason for nominating it, we want to hear about it!
What we're looking for are your nominations for the best gear, along with a few sentences about WHY you’re suggesting that particular item. You can nominate as many products as you’d like, and we’d love to include any interesting stories you might have about this gear. Did it ever save your life? Did it ever come in handy in a really unexpected way? What’s your favorite memory of using it? Things like that.
So, climbers, what's your most loved piece of gear of all time? Tell us about in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org.