Campers' Corner https://www.camperscorner.com.sg Outdoor & Camping Equipment Store Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:53:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cropped-Campers-Corner-Logo-32x32.png Campers' Corner https://www.camperscorner.com.sg 32 32 HOW TO GET TO CAMPERS’ CORNER NOVENA! https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/how-to-get-to-campers-corner-novena/ Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:13:34 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=37699 Our second branch is at Novena Square and the current address is: 238 Thomson Road, Velocity @ Novena Square #03-33/34/35, Singapore 307683 Directions: By MRT: Alight at Novena Station on the North-South Line (Red). Upon exiting the train gantry, turn right and up the escalators next to the 7-eleven convenience store to Novena Square. By […]

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Our second branch is at Novena Square and the current address is: 238 Thomson Road, Velocity @ Novena Square #03-33/34/35, Singapore 307683

Directions:

By MRT: Alight at Novena Station on the North-South Line (Red). Upon exiting the train gantry, turn right and up the escalators next to the 7-eleven convenience store to Novena Square.

By Bus: Right in front of Novena Station Bus Stop 50038. Buses served by this stop include: 21, 56, 57, 131, 141, 166, 851 and 980. Novena Square is a 5 minute walk from Novena Station Exit B Bus Stop. Buses served by this stop include: 5, 54, 143, 162 and 167.

By Car: Exit from PIE along Thomson Road, turn left into Irrawady Road before making a right into Sinaran Drive and another right to the Novena Square sheltered car park.

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HOW TO GET TO CAMPERS’ CORNER BUKIT TIMAH! https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/how-to-get-to-campers-corner-bukit-timah/ Sun, 07 Apr 2019 16:38:06 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=36999 We have relocated our main branch and the current address is: 75 Bukit Timah Road, Boon Siew Building Singapore 229833    Directions: By MRT: We are a 5 minute walk from the Little India MRT Station. From Exit A, walk approximately 200 meters along Bukit Timah Road. The Boon Siew Building will be on […]

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We have relocated our main branch and the current address is: 75 Bukit Timah Road, Boon Siew Building Singapore 229833

 

Directions:

By MRT: We are a 5 minute walk from the Little India MRT Station. From Exit A, walk approximately 200 meters along Bukit Timah Road. The Boon Siew Building will be on your left.

By Bus: We are a 5 minute walk from the Little India MRT Station Bus Stop 40011. Buses served by this stop include: 48, 56, 57, 66, 67. 166, 170. 851, 960 and 980.

By Car: Exit from the ECP via Rochor Road or from the CTE via Bukit Timah Road. Open-spaced public car park is available behind the Boon Siew Building just off MacKenzie Road.

From Little India MRT Station to Campers’ Corner

From URA carpark to Campers’ Corner

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Mountain King Hiking Poles https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/mountain-king-hiking-poles/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 06:57:31 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=36028 Have you used hiking poles before on your long hikes? Ever thought what they can do for you? Hiking poles are more than just aesthetics. Young hikers tend to look at those with hiking poles and shudder at the thought of using them, wanting to rely on their own two feet throughout their hikes. Years later, […]

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Have you used hiking poles before on your long hikes? Ever thought what they can do for you? Hiking poles are more than just aesthetics. Young hikers tend to look at those with hiking poles and shudder at the thought of using them, wanting to rely on their own two feet throughout their hikes. Years later, they joined the club when the knees and the legs start to tire more easily.

Do you know hiking poles can reduce the weight on your feet by 7 to 11 kg per step. This makes walking uphill easier as your arms support your upper body and give extra support to your legs. Walking downhill is also easier, leaving your legs and knees with less strain over long descents. Hiking poles can also assist in stability when crossing streams or boggy ground.

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When purchasing your hiking poles, there are a few considerations to have. Are you using them in the winter, over boggy ground or urban pavement? The height of the hiker and having the right grip are also important.

For hikes in the snow or over boggy ground, interchangeable baskets for the tips are recommended. Getting the right height of hiking poles will also ensure that there is efficient transfer of weight from the upper body to the hiking poles and not to the elbows. It is recommended that there is a 90° bend at the elbows when the pole tips are touching the ground. If the hiking pole is not at the right height, it can create a strain on the arms, shoulders, back and neck of the hiker throughout the hike. To secure the pole plants and more leverage during uphill climbs, you can shorten each pole by 5-10cm. If you feel a strain or fatigue on your shoulders, it is most likely caused by being in an unnatural, lifted position. You should shorten the pole more. The steeper the slope, the shorter the pole.

To keep your body upright and balanced during descends, it is aright to lengthen the poles by 5-10cm from the general hiking position. This can be paired with the right grip. When griping the hiking poles, place the hand through the provided strap from the bottom up before gripping. The hand is to rest on the strap, giving room for a more relaxed grip to ease the tension. You can adjust the strap length to ensure that your hand is supported at the wrist while in a relaxed grip.

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Trek Itineraries for Taiwan https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/trek-itineraries-for-taiwan/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:52:24 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=35241 Fancy giving yourself a challenge in Taiwan? At 3952m tall, Jade Mountain is the world’s fourth highest island! Fret not, there are slightly lower peaks to try, all with great scenery as well.   玉山群峰(3952m)   雪山主東峰(3886m)   南湖大山 (3742m)   嘉明湖–天使的眼淚(3310m)  

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Fancy giving yourself a challenge in Taiwan? At 3952m tall, Jade Mountain is the world’s fourth highest island! Fret not, there are slightly lower peaks to try, all with great scenery as well.

 

玉山群峰(3952m)

 

雪山主東峰(3886m)

 

南湖大山 (3742m)

 

嘉明湖天使的眼淚(3310m)

 

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Trek Itineraries For Nepal https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/trek-itineraries-for-nepal/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:50:44 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=35204 Home to the 10 highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes reachable only by foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the most unique experiences in the Asian sub-continent. Explore and Experience the local cultures and exhilarating beauty of the high Himalayas!   10 DAYS LANGTANG VALLEY TREK   10 […]

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Home to the 10 highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes reachable only by foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the most unique experiences in the Asian sub-continent.

Explore and Experience the local cultures and exhilarating beauty of the high Himalayas!

 

10 DAYS LANGTANG VALLEY TREK

 

10 DAYS GHOREPANI (POON HILL) TREK

 

15 DAYS EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

 

16 DAYS UPPER MUSTANG TREK – Journey to the Hidden Kingdom

 

18 DAYS AROUND MANASLU TREK

 

22 DAYS ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK

 

 

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How To Clean And Wash Your Outdoor And Technical Garment https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/how-to-clean-and-wash-your-outdoor-and-technical-garment/ Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:06:20 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=34254 You have been out adventuring, exploring and enjoying the wilderness and outdoors. Protecting you from the elements were your outdoor and technical garments.Now when you have reached home, it is time for you to take care of them, to keep them lasting for many more trips to the wilderness. If this is your first season […]

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You have been out adventuring, exploring and enjoying the wilderness and outdoors. Protecting you from the elements were your outdoor and technical garments.Now when you have reached home, it is time for you to take care of them, to keep them lasting for many more trips to the wilderness. If this is your first season with new garments and equipment, you may be wondering how to ensure you are maintaining them well before storing. Here are some answers to the frequently asked questions.

Why should you clean your outdoor and technical garment?

You only used it a couple of times or had a heavy season out hiking. Regardless, there are many reasons why you should clean the garments that you wore. Washing your outdoor and technical garment removes dirt, eliminates odours and maintains any remaining water repellency. Washing them properly will also increase the performance and prolong the life of your garment, making sure they protect you longer.

When should you wash your outdoor and technical garment?

There are some common signs that it is time to give your garment a good wash. One would be the garment wetting out, which means that when it comes into contact with water, the water does not bead but instead soak in once in a while. This means that the face fabric is absorbing the water and it is time to reproof the piece of garment. Another sign is discolouration due to perspiration and contamination, which is not a good sign if the garment is made of Gore-Tex. Dirt ground into the material in high wearing areas such as the cuffs is another sign that it is time to wash your outdoor and technical garment.

As a general rule of thumb, high output activities such as ski touring or hiking, will require you to wash the garment more frequently. For low output activities such as casually around town, you do not have to wash it as much.

What should you use to wash your outdoor and technical garment?

It is common to think “Why do I have to buy a cleaner for my gear when I have my normal detergent at home?” There are a few key differences that separates normal detergent and specific cleaners for outdoor and technical garment. Washing specialist outdoor and technical garment in normal detergent may make them smell a bit better but it can also impair their performance. Additives that are imbedded during the normal washing cycle might be good for ordinary clothing but affects the breathability and water-repellency of outdoor and technical garments. We recommend specially formulated wash-in cleaners such as Grangers Performance Wash when washing outdoor and technical garments.

A technical cleaner such as the Grangers Performance Wash gently removes dirt, eliminates odours and remove harmful residue build-up, while maintaining any remaining water-repellency. It is also recommended as a pre-wash to any water-proofing treatment. Grangers Performance Wash is also Bluesign® approved. Grangers Performance Wash is suitable for Gore-Tex® and eVent® linings, waterproof, windproof, soft shell and fleece garments.

How to prepared your outdoor and technical garment for washing?

Close the zips of the main and pits if there are. Release the tension on all elastic drawcords which may be found at the hood or at the hem. Open any pocket zippers. If there are cuff Velcro on the sleeves, loosen and secure them.

It is recommended to use a front loader washing machine. If you have a top loader with an agitator, place the down garment in a wash bag to protect it.

Washing:

  • With the Grangers Performance Wash, add a 50ml capful per large garment or two smaller garments. If hand washing, half a cup will do.
  • Pour the product directly into the detergent drawer of the washing machine.
  • Wash on a full cycle at 30°/86°F or according to care label instructions.
  • Double rinse to ensure all the washing liquid is out of the down.

If your outdoor and technical garments are still beading water, the next step is to place it in the dryer. If not, it means that it is wetting out and you will have to treat it with a Durable Water Repellency (DWR) spray. For water-proofing your outdoor and technical garment, we recommend that Grangers Performance Repel.

 

The Grangers Performance Repel is a specially formulated water-proofing treatment to restore the water-repellent finish of all technical fabrics. It is simple to use, harmless to the environment and your lungs. All you need to do is spray it on the garment and allow it to dry. Grangers Performance Repel maximises breathability while adding durable water repellency. It is Bluesign® approved, PFC-free and is effective without heat activation.

Reproofing:

  • Hang the garment up on a rack.
  • Do up all zippers.
  • Spray directly onto a freshly-cleaned, damp garment from roughly 10-15 cm away. Target on areas that have a tendency to have abrasion as DWR coating may be removed due to washing or abrasion in everyday wear.
  • Allow to dry naturally or follow your care label’s drying instructions.

How to dry your outdoor and technical garments?

  • Place the garment in the dryer.
  • Set the temperature at regular.
  • Set the timer to approximately 40 minutes.
  • The garment should be dry to the touch when you pull it out of the dryer.

Is there a faster way to wash and treat my outdoor and technical garment?

You would like to treat and maintain your outdoor and technical garments but do not have the time for the multiple wash cycles? We would recommend using the Grangers Wash + Repel Clothing 2 in 1.

With the Grangers Wash and Repel 2 in 1, you will require less energy and water while still providing superior protection. As a Grangers exclusive, there is nothing like it on the market. This PFC-free, Bluesign® approved, durable waterproofing treatment is specially formulated to clean and restore the water-repellent finish of all technical garment. Grangers Performance Wash is suitable for Gore-Tex® and eVent® linings, waterproof, windproof, soft shell and fleece garments.

You will have to prepare your outdoor and technical garment the same way stated as above.

Washing:

  • For best results, we recommend reproofing garments separately.
  • With the GrangersWash and Repel 2 in 1, add 2 50ml capfuls per garment.
  • Pour the product directly into the detergent drawer of the washing machine.
  • Wash on a full cycle at 30°/86°F or according to care label instructions.
  • Heat activation is required. Tumble dry on a low-medium heat, or apply heat using an iron or hairdryer.

For more information, you may check out the Arc’teryx video below regarding washing outdoor and technical garments.

Now, your outdoor and technical garment is ready to protect you on your next adventure!

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Japan Adventures by Nagano Ventures https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/japan-adventures-by-nagano-ventures/ Mon, 28 May 2018 11:49:51 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=27404 Speaker Daniel Moore  ,the owner of Nagano Ventures, is a tour operator in Nagano, Japan. They have various hiking and outdoor trips that they offer to customers, with activities that include walking, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, cultural activities etc.

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Speaker Daniel Moore  ,the owner of Nagano Ventures, is a tour operator in Nagano, Japan. They have various hiking and outdoor trips that they offer to customers, with activities that include walking, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, cultural activities etc.

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Afghanistan by Sg Travel Cafe https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/afghanistan-by-sg-travel-cafe/ Mon, 28 May 2018 11:40:18 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=27402 Afghanistan.  A sharing session 8th June 2018 9pm to 10pm  

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Afghanistan.  A sharing session

8th June 2018

9pm to 10pm

 

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Via Francigena by Sg Travel Cafe https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/via-francigena-by-sg-travel-cafe/ Mon, 28 May 2018 11:38:11 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=27397 8th June 2018 8pm to 9pm Come for the sharing session where Trisha will share her experiences travelling on the old pilgrim”s trail from France to Rome,

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8th June 2018

8pm to 9pm

Come for the sharing session where Trisha will share her experiences travelling on the old pilgrim”s trail from France to Rome,

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Travel Journal: Nar Phu Valley – 5 Things to Expect https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/travel-journal-expect-nar-phu-valley/ Wed, 02 May 2018 05:21:29 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=25024 If you’re reading this, you’re probably are planning to give Nar Phu Valley a visit. Hidden snug in between its more popular neighbours, the Nar Phu Valley (specifically Koto to Phu) is one of the rarely-visited and less established treks in Nepal. Independent travellers consider it a hidden gem as it gives them the opportunity […]

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably are planning to give Nar Phu Valley a visit. Hidden snug in between its more popular neighbours, the Nar Phu Valley (specifically Koto to Phu) is one of the rarely-visited and less established treks in Nepal. Independent travellers consider it a hidden gem as it gives them the opportunity to truly see the Himalayan wilderness in its true, untouched state.

Splitting off from the more-popular Annapurna Circuit, we were welcomed by a mixture of unspoiled valleys and Tibetan-influenced architecture. Unpolluted treks, charming locals and no access to wi-fi, we felt as if we had been transported back in time. Nar Phu Valley was definitely one of the most memorable treks we’ve been to yet, and we would recommend you to pay it a visit before it becomes too popular.

Here are 5 handy things you can (and should) expect while embarking on the Nar Phu Valley Trek.

1. Be Prepared to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

The Koto to Phu trek is definitely not for those who wish to remain within their comfort zone. Unlike more established circuits, you won’t be expecting any apple pie tea houses or wi-fi along the trek. Simple tea houses are sparse, therefore sometimes you may have to camp in tents to rest for the night. This isn’t such a bad idea, though, given that you get to sleep under a breathtaking view of the night sky.

 

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Camping Overnight at Chako Village

2. Experience Heaven on Earth

Since you’d be sharing the same trail with your engines of transportation of goods (aka donkeys and yaks), do expect a lot of animal dung along the trails. Rest assured, you will also be rewarded with the beautiful views of majestic mountains that Nar Phu Valley has to offer to you every single day. We can safely bet that you will be so busy admiring the stunning landscapes to even notice the dung overtime. When you are really this close in proximity to nature, your physical pains and complaints become insignificant in comparison. It is just Heavenly.

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A typical day on the trek with an atypical view of the Himalayas

3. It’s Longer and Harder Than You Think

The Nar Phu Valley trek can be physically demanding for those who lead a more sedentary lifestyle. The climbs are steep and just as you think you have finished one killer climb, there’s always another one waiting for you around the next corner.

We would recommend that you train for the trek at least 2-3 months before your hike. Do circuits training up and down staircases or mountains, do loads of squats & lunges, and don’t forget your cardio for at least twice a week. During the real trek, remember to pace yourself and be aware of your limits. Continue to breathe and take one step at a time.

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Multiple switchbacks along your hike

Having said that, the locals of Nar Phu Valley are used to walking the terrain and altitude. So if the locals tell you it is one hour away, you most probably need 2 or 3. Trust your body that with each climb, you are getting stronger day by day, step by step. Mind over matter, stay strong, young Padawan.

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The locals are already physically accustomed to the treks

4. Risking Traveller’s Diarrhoea 

It goes without saying that sanitation would be less than satisfactory during the hike. Imagine, walking through animal dungs, you tie your shoelace and you don’t shower every day. Never forget to use hand sanitiser before eating.

Having come from Singapore where filtered water runs through our taps, we are not accustomed to drinking unfiltered water. Boiled water for drinking is not cheap as you get higher up the trek, but it will be worth the buck since you won’t have to worry about problem tummies later on. Boiling water costs money as it requires wood and kerosene, which have to be carried up the mountains. Put your health first, and you get to support the locals whilst at it!

 

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We only consumed boiled water stored in our thermal flasks

5. Watch Out for Signs of Dehydration

One simple rule of thumb, if you don’t wake up to pee 3 times a night, that means you have not drunk enough water. We understand that it can be a pain to wake up in the cold to pee, but this is a good natural indicator whether you have been drinking enough water or not. As the air is dry, you tend to lose a lot of water while trekking but you would barely feel it as the weather is cool. Dehydration will occur if you are not consciously drinking.  Drink water, drink tea, drink soup.  Drink while trekking, drink before you sleep. Just drink. It will also help with the acclimatisation of altitude and your body will thank you the next day.

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We refilled our water bottles every morning before our hike!

6. It is really ok not to bathe.

With the freezing cold around you, it might be a little too uncomfortable to shower. The cost of hot water to bathe can, in fact, cost you up to USD5 for just one small bucket for a quick rinse. Under such circumstance, it is okay not to bathe every day. In fact, you will be amazed how your body gets used to things. Besides, your natural oils will prevent your skin from cracking in the dry weather. Shower only when the temperatures are warmer. In the meantime, to keep your basic personal hygiene, brushing your teeth and using wet wipes would more than suffice until your next shower.

From its breathtaking sceneries to kind Sherpa people, to experiences of a lifetime, the Nar Phu Valley had been nothing but generous and hospitable to its visitors.

If you would like to learn more about our 9D8N trek to Nar Phu Valley, we will be holding a sharing session on Friday, 25th May 2018 at our retail store. Click here for more information.

 

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Beginner’s Guide: Choosing Rock Climbing Shoes https://www.camperscorner.com.sg/beginners-guide-choosing-rock-climbing-shoes/ Tue, 03 Apr 2018 07:30:03 +0000 http://camperscorner.com.sg/?p=25009 Choosing Your First Pair of Climbing Shoes With so many considerations and unlimited options, it can be daunting choosing rock climbing shoes for the first time. However, those icky damp gym rental shoes don’t quite cut it for you anymore, and you’re now ready to commit. “Every Expert was Once A Beginner” Good news is […]

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Choosing Your First Pair of Climbing Shoes

With so many considerations and unlimited options, it can be daunting choosing rock climbing shoes for the first time. However, those icky damp gym rental shoes don’t quite cut it for you anymore, and you’re now ready to commit.

“Every Expert was Once A Beginner”

Good news is that we’ve been there, and we understand. Here are some tips and advice to help in your decision-making process, and begin your personal journey to be an expert rock climber!

Finding The Right Fit

Like any other pair of shoes, the key to a good climbing shoe is how well it fits you. Climbing shoes come in all many varieties; narrow or wide feet, high or low volume feet. You can choose from a variety of rock climbing shoes designed to cater to each individual foot shape. For example, if you have wide feet with a high volume, the Mad Rock Remora might be worth considering.

Choosing Rock Climbing Shoes: Perfect Fit

A general rule of thumb is to compare the end result to the same feeling that you experience when trying on a new pair of shoes. Find a pair that fits you well, and you are on your way to improving your footwork by a good mile.

Follow these steps when you’re trying on shoes:

  1. Ensure that your toes are in a slightly crimped position and snug, but not in pain.
  2. Avoid hotspots, areas that are especially uncomfortable.
  3. Make sure your feet has proper circulation

Features To Consider

1. Shoe Type

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Downturned Shoe
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Flat Shoe

Downturned

Most of us would have definitely witnessed the more experienced climbers squeeze their feet into mean-looking, aggressively shaped shoes. The downturned camber of the shoes pushes power into the toes, giving you a better foothold as you step into those tiny nubbins on the wall.

However, this performance comes at the price of comfort. By forcing your toes to the front of the shoe and into a claw like position, a high tension rubber rand is often used in the design of these shoes. This design places a large amount of pressure on your Achilles tendon, and often causes a significant amount of discomfort for the uninitiated.

Examples: La Sportiva Solution, Mad Rock Shark

Flat

While flat shoes do not exert as much tension on the foot as the downturned one, this comfort sacrifices on the sensitivity and power that you get when your foot is in a fully tensioned, claw-like position. But, hey, you’re still starting out. What’s important is to get your footwork fundamentals down.

While some performance may be sacrificed when you get a flat shoe, once you get your footwork down while wearing a flat shoe, upgrading to an aggressive one wouldn’t take too much of an adjustment next time.

Examples: Mad Rock Weaver , Mad Rock Drifter

2. Softness

There are various factors to consider in this conundrum, sensitivity (soft) or support (stiff), smearing (soft) or edging (stiff).

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Soft Shoe
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Stiff Shoe

Soft Shoe

A soft shoe moulds well into the climbing holds and your feet. As a result, you would have a better feel of what you are stepping onto and where to plant your toes for optimum power. Soft shoes also allow your toes to apply maximum rubber contact to better grab onto holds when things start to get overhung and gripping with your toes become more and more vital.

Soft shoes have a shorter break in period compared to stiff ones, and comfort out of the box is easily achieved. However, a soft shoe offers less support for prolonged climbing sessions or long routes on top rope or lead. For those with less acclimatised feet muscles, you will definitely feel the fatigue in your feet after a long day of climbing in soft shoes.

Examples: La Sportiva Python

Stiff Shoe

While stiff shoes lose out in terms of sensitivity, they more than make up for that in terms of edging. The idea is that the stiff sole acts as an extension from the micro footholds, giving you a larger, more stable platform for you to push down on. This support also goes a long way in reducing fatigue over a long day of climbing. While they can feel clunky and unwieldy initially, do take heart that the sensitivity does get better as the shoes start to break in.

Examples: Mad Rock Drifter, La Sportiva Otaki

3. Material

In choosing rock climbing shoes material boils down to personal preference and none of which is superior than the others. Each material has its own unique benefits and disadvantages.

Leather

Leather is soft, breathable and molds to your feet, to give your shoe a fit that’s unique to you only. However, leather is the least durable of the 3 materials. It also tends to overstretch, leaving your shoes feeling unnecessarily baggy as it nears the end of its lifetime. Leather is most commonly used on higher end, more pricey shoes, like the

Examples: La Sportiva Testarossa , La Sportiva Cobra

Synthetic

Synthetic is the toughest material. Synthetic materials can take a lot of abuse, and has the least amount of stretch, giving you a pair of shoes that fits about the same throughout the time that you use them. However, synthetic is the least breathable material. For those with especially sweaty feet, you will often find yourself with a pair of incredibly smelly and damp shoes. There are tricks and hacks that allow you to get rid of the smell, a simple trick would be to make sure to air your shoes after a climb before you store them back.

Examples: Mad Rock Drone HV

Cloth

Cloth gives your toes the softest treatment among all 3 materials. They are also the most welcoming and breathable. Cloth shoes are therefore long-wearing because of its exceptional comfort. However, the looseness of cloth does not offer the snug fit that less stretchy materials offer. This results in a slight drop on performance.

Examples: Mad Rock Weaver

4. Footwear Closure

This is purely personal preference. Between velcro or lace, you’re essentially prioritising either convenience or custom fit.

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Velcro Closure
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Lace Closure
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Slip On

Velcro

Velcro offers an easy on and off, ideal for bouldering in the gym, or even outdoors. Velcro allows a certain degree of security and tightness adjustment. However, there can be loose areas on the shoe that the Velcro cannot reach, and these excess space can be a little distracting when you are climbing.

Examples: La Sportiva Katana (Women’s),La Sportiva Katana (Men’s)

Lace

The lace option on the other hand offers a tight customised fit. The lace running down a significant length of the shoe, allows different parts of the shoe to be tightened to fit your unique foot shape. Your feet will tend to expand from exertion during climbs and using laced shoes would allow you to readjust the fit on the spot. However, laces are a hassle if you prefer to take off your shoes in between climbing attempts.

Examples: Mad Rock Pulse Positive

Slip On

As the name suggests, slip on shoes are the easiest to get in and out of. Slip on shoes use an elastic closure system to maintain the fit and tightness over your feet. Slip on shoes tend to be the most comfortable among the 3 due to the lack of tension on the top of your foot. However, being the least snug among the three, slip on shoes often require you to size down to get the same snug fit. Slip on shoes also typically stretch more as compared to other shoes. Lacking the closure systems, slip on shoes tend to blow off your feet during powerful heel hooks.

Examples: Mad Rock Remora

Our Recommendation

This article points out to you some factors you could consider before making the purchase commitment. The old-school trick of “If it doesn’t hurt, the size is not right.” should be proceeded with caution, and what is important is for you to have your basics nailed down. A pair of painful shoes may prematurely dampen your passion for climbing.

Selecting a shoe that fits you is a personal experience, and at the end of the day, never discredit your gut feeling.

A word of advice that goes a long way in choosing rock climbing shoes: “The shoes don’t make the climber; the climber makes the shoes.”

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