Category Archives: Product Reviews

Waterproof, Clean, Explore with Nikwax

    Ever suffer from water stains, leaky tents, or dirty coats?  Sounds familiar to me as well!  There is an easy solution to all of those problems, it’s been hiding right under your nose, it’s called Nikwax.  Nikwax is a line of products that range from cleaning, waterproofing, conditioning, and UV protection without the harsh…

MadRock Shark 2.0 Review

Assistant Manager for the Columbia store and avid climber, Ryan Gajewski, dishes out some pretty awesome hands on experience for the new MadRock Shark 2.0 climbing shoe! Over the past four months I have been testing the new MadRock Shark 2.0 climbing shoe. What is new this year is the split sole technology. The idea…

What’s the Best Boat for You? You Can Paddle Day is Saturday, May 4

We took two of Alpine Shop‘s best paddlers out to Simpson Park in St. Louis County to test their opinions on what is the best light touring kayak for the St Louis area. Mike Morin and Jake Parr – both Shop managers and certified ACA instructors do their best to tell you which boat they…

Staff Pick of the Month!

Though there may be snow on ground, spring is just around the corner! Spring vacation is the perfect opportunity to break into some of the new spring apparel. Whether it’s hanging out at the beach, enjoying the view from a cruise, or dressing up for dinner; this multi-optional skirt and dress is perfect! Patagonia’s Kamala…

To Wool or not to Wool? That is the question! Smartwool Merino Wool Socks

Why does Alpine Shop recommend merino wool socks, specifically the Smartwool brand? Merino wool is an extraordinary fiber that out-performs cotton and synthetics in several ways. Moisture management is superior. Merino will wick away sweat and won’t retain moisture meaning it keeps you comfortable in any weather condition no matter you’re activity level. This also…