The Equipment Shop at American Alpine Institute

Guides Choice Testing ProgramThis is a complete list of the equipment, clothing and support materials that have received Guides Choice Awards over approximately the last fifteen years. A good number of these awards are no longer current because the products were superseded by modified versions of the model or by entirely new products - often created by the same manufacturer and in some cases by other companies.

View Guides Choice Award Winning products that we sell in the Equipment Shop.

Arc'teryx

Beta AR Pants

Alpha SV Jacket

Alpha SV Bibs

 

Atlas Snowshoes

Men's 10 Series

Women's Elektra 10 Series

 

Backcountry Access

Tracker DTS Avalanche Transceiver

 

Black Diamond

T-Stakes

Anarchist Pack

Quantum Pack

Flicklock Adjustable Probe Poles

Camalot C3

Camalot C4

Turbo Express Ice Screw

Spectre Ice Piton

Hotwire Carabiner

Micro Stoppers

Megamid Tent

Black Prophet Ice Tool

Guide Gloves

Dry Tool Gloves

ATC Guide Belay Device

Compactor Ski Poles

Couloir Harness

Vector Helmet

Camalot X4

 

Bluewater Ropes

Climb-Spec Tubular Webbing

 

Brunton

Solaris Solar Panels

 

Buff

Original Buff

 

CAMP

Blitz Harness

Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe

Photon Wire Carabiner

 

Camelbak

Hydration Pack StoAway

 

Cascade Designs

GuideLite Sleeping Pad

UltraLite Sleeping Pad

RidgeRest Sleeping Pad

XGK 2 Stove

Alpine & XPD Cook Sets

Whisperlite International Stove

Denali Evo Ascent Snowshoes

Whisperlite Universal Stove

NeoAir Sleeping Pads

Charlet Moser

Super 12 Crampons

Quark Ice Tool

 

CiloGear

WorkSack Backpacks

 

Clif Bar

Clif Bar Energy Bars

 

Colorado Custom Hardware

Alien Cams

 

Crazy Creek Products

Crazy Creek Chairs

 

Dana Designs Backpacks

Terraplane LTW Pack

Astralplane Pack

Glacier Pack

Bomb Pack

 

Dermatone Laboratories

 Skin & Lip Protector

 

Drymax Socks

Drymax Socks & Fiber Technology

 

DSM

Dyneema Fiber Technology

 

Edelrid

Ultralight Helmet

Madillo Helmet

 

Elaho Press

Climbing Guide Books

 

eVent

eVent Membrane

 

Feathered Friends

Rock Wren Liner Bag

Widgeon Series Sleeping Bag

 

Five Ten

Camp Four Approach Shoes

 

Granite Gear

Rock Solid Compression Sacks

Air Compressor Sacks

 

Gregory Packs

Denali Pro Backpack

 

Grivel

G12 Crampons

Air Tech Alpine Axe

 

Hilleberg Tents

Keron

Nallo

Unna

Anjan

Saivo

Injinji

Outdoor Series Socks

 

Ibex Outdoor Clothing

Ribbed Woolies Top and Bottom

 

Jetboil

Sol Ti Premium Cooking System

 

John Baldwin

Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis

 

Julbo

Bivouac Glacier Glasses

 

Kayland Boots

Apex Rock Boots

Hyper Traction Boots

 

Koflach

Arctis Expe Plastic Boots

Degre Plastic Boots

 

Kong

HMS Screw Carabiner

 

LaSportiva

Trango Plus Boots

Makalu Boots

 

Ledo Environmental

Biffy Bag

 

Lowe Alpine

Alpine Attack Summit Pack

 

Mammut

New Age Jacket

Champ Pants

Infinity Superdry 9.5 Rope

Contact Dyneema Slings

 

Marmot

Alpinist Climbing Jacket

Alpinist Trango Sweater

Alpinist Primaloft Sweater

DriClime Windshirt and Pants

 

McNett Corporation

Seam Grip

 

Metolius

TCU Cams

 

Montbell

Ultralight Thermawrap Parka

Moonstone

Maxima Sleeping Bag

 

Mountain Equipment

Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee

 

Mountain Hardwear

Trango 2 & 3.1 Tents

ZeO2 underwear

 

Nalgene

H2O Water Bottles

Lexan Loop Top Water Bottle

 

Nissan

Deluxe Briefcase Thermos

 

Ortik

Tupek Guide Alpine Multi Shelter

 

Ortovox

Probe Pole

F1 Focus Avalanche Transceiver

 

Outdoor Research

Crocodile Gaiters

Water Bottle Parkas

Gripper Gloves

 

Patagonia

Capilene Mid weight Underwear

Guide Pants

CSS Technology

R1 Series

 

Petzl

Zoom, Arctis, Micro Headlamps

Tikka Headlamp

Tikka Plus Headlamp

Spirit Carabiner

Attache 3D

Ecrin Roc Helmet

PO2 and Oscillante Pulleys

Reverso and Reversino Belay Devices

Tibloc

Ascension Ascenders

Core Battery

Spirit 3D Carabiner

 

Philips Environmental

Wag Bag

 

PUR

Explorer and Scout Water Filters

Rab

Super Dru Jacket

Stretch Neo Jacket

Stretch Neo Pants

Xenon Jacket

 

Scarpa

Alpha Ice Boots

Inverno Plastic Boots

 

Schoeller Textile USA Inc.

Schoeller Dryskin

 

Seattle Manufacturing Corporation

I Picket Snow Anchor

Fluke Snow Anchor

Locking D Carabiner

Himalayan Ice Axe

Axe Head & Spike Covers

 

Sterling Ropes

Marathon Rope Series

 

Suunto

Vector

 

Tendon

Master 8.9 Rope

 

Ursack

Ursack Minor

 

Mountaineers Books

Freedom of the Hills

Select Climbs in the Cascades Volume 1 & 2

Cascade Alpine Guides

Washington Ice

Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

Outdoor Expert Series

 

Silvretta

404 AT Bindings

 

Throlo Socks

Level 3 Mountaineering Sock

Level 3 Hiking Sock

Thermax Liner Sock

 

Valandre

Odin Sleeping Bag

Sirus Jacket

Shocking Blue Sleeping Bag

 

Voile

Telepro T6 Shovel

 

Wild Country

Expedition & Mountain Tents

 

Wild Things

Belay Jacket

Mule & Burro Duffle Bags

 

Wildflower Productions

Topo! Interactive Maps

 

 

 

Guides Choice Testing Program

Since 1987, the prestigious Guides Choice program has identified the best and most cutting-edge equipment for alpinists, rock climbers, skiers, and many other backcountry travelers.