This highly anticipated helmet is one of the first that gives protection against front, rear and lateral impacts. Despite the extra protection, it is still considered lightweight and well ventilated. It’s a rugged and versatile helmet, which is great for new sport climbers and climbers hoping for an everything-in-one helmet. Highly recommended. Shoulder season sport climbing requires you to bring multiple layers and the Kyanite is a top choice for a midlayer or a standalone. It’s one of the stretchiest jackets on the market, which makes it good for big on-route moves. The hightec fabric makes it durable for long crag days and the trim fit snugs it in close to the body. This updated-for-2018 Hirundos will be many sport climber’s number one pick this year. It’s more comfortable than the already-comfy outof-production Hirundos that many crag dwellers had come to love. It features elasticized leg loops the give you a great range of motion. It has four gear loops which give ample room for a rack of draws and anchor material.