If climbing is your thing, make sure you climb in style this season. Sure, all of the equipment you need to keep you safe on the rock face will do just that – keep you safe – but who says it can’t also look cool? Some of the hottest brands in climbing gear have introduced new products this year that not only serve their intended purpose but also look fantastic. Mad Rock has just brought out their Mad Monkey 2.0 climbing shoes – made especially for kids, these bright blue and yellow creations will make your kids stand out a mile on the cliff face. The new Deuter range of Aircontact backpacks are another example of climbing gear that combines form and function. Available in several different colors and sizes, these packs were designed with comfort in mind. Climbing is an exhilarating experience, but it can also be nerve-wracking. Knowing that you have all of your essential gear organized and close to hand can go a long way towards making a hiking trip memorable for the right reasons. After a long day’s climbing, you’ll want to make sure you get a good night’s sleep ready for the next day’s descent (or further ascent). Nothing brings you down faster on a climb than having to heft a heavy pack the whole way up, but if you’re planning to be out overnight you need somewhere to sleep right? Luckily, most modern tents are designed with hikers and climbers in mind. Sure, some people drive to campsites – we can leave the heavy and complicated tents to them. Climbers who need a lightweight and easy-to-assemble tent can click here for information on Nemo tents. Nemo’s fantastic range of tents was designed with an eye to lightweight portability. Lightweight, durable, and brightly colored, these tents come with all the right accessories to make for a peaceful night after a long day’s climb. Of course you love the outdoors, but there’s no reason that you shouldn’t take advantage of the latest gear to make your trip as pleasant as possible. With a lightweight pack and tent and nothing weighing you down you can focus on the important stuff – like the breathtaking view from the top.