All Advices

ALL ADVICES

The clothes to wear for trekking The 4-layer system explained by mountain advanced specialists.

Choosing the right clothes for trekking, using the 4-layer technique

When it comes to staying dry and at the right temperature when trekking, there's no use in just multiplying the number of layers: You just need to find the right combination of clothes! The 4-layer rule is a heat management and humidity regulation technique.

Sun protection: We tell you all!

Sun protection: We tell you all!

The good weather’s back! We can finally enjoy the sunshine, in moderation, and without forgetting skin protection, especially while out doing sport. Get all our advice on how to get ample vitamin D without the risk!

USER GUIDE ACCESSORY CORDS

USER GUIDE ACCESSORY CORDS

Versatile use in mountaineering and climbing (4mm for load attachment, 5/6mm for stirrups, rings, plugs, 7mm for rings, plugs), with the exception of

STATIC ROPES

STATIC ROPES USER GUIDE

Semi-static rope that is ideal for rope climbs and other work at height.

TUBIK ABS USER GUIDE

TUBIK ABS USER GUIDE

SIMOND TUBIK ABS USER GUIDE

USER GUIDE - CONNECTORS - QUICKDRAW STRAPS

USER GUIDE - CONNECTORS - QUICKDRAW STRAPS

We thank you for selecting this SIMOND connector/quickdraw strap and placing your trust in us. This connector and quickdraw strap comply with Standard

USER GUIDE KLIMB HARNESS

USER GUIDE KLIMB HARNESS

Thank you for choosing this SIMOND harness and placing your trust in us.

Dynamic rope user guide

Dynamic rope user guide

Dynamic rope user guide

How do you train for a trek?

How do you train for a trek?

Have a long trek in the works? Find out what kind of physical preparation you'll need to experience this opportunity for exercise, nature, and fun.

Design and production at Simond

Design and production

Unique know-how, from design to production.

Vertika, our new climbing shoes for all feet

Discover the VERTIKA shoe range

Discover our new VERTIKA climbing shoes in 4 models!

Vertika our new climbing shoes for all feet

Vertika SOFT our new indoor climbing shoes!

Check out our new VERTIKA SOFT climbing shoes, available in 2 models to suit different foot shapes.

Team Simond athletes

Team Simond athletes

Meet Team Simond. Mountaineering and climbing professionals, these athletes venture in varied environments but are all united by the same passion for climbing or mountaineering.

choosing water bottle material

How do you choose the material for your water bottle?

Looking for a new water bottle for your hikes? Decathlon can help you choose the perfect material for your sports equipment!

Why climbers use chalk ?

Why climbers use chalk ?

Why use chalk?Climbers use magnesium carbonate based chalk to help to reduce moisture and sweat from the hands which can cause slipping. This drying agent can increase friction and improve your grip on indoor holds and rock, especially in warmer temperatures.Which chalk to choose?There are a number of different chalks on the market. The standard being loose powdered chalk which works well on both indoor holds and rock. You can achieve a good covering on your hands easily and can adjust the amount you use as required. The downside to loose chalk is that on application you may lose some into the air. Fill your chalk bag about a third full to reduce the possibility of spillage.This chalk is also available in a block which can be crushed and used as loose chalk. These blocks generally work out cheaper than loose chalk.A great alternative to loose chalk is to use chalk balls. These are a sealed mesh bag filled with chalk. Available in high or low diffusion and by patting the chalk ball on your hands you will achieve a more precise and even covering with less wastage than loose chalk. The downside to chalk balls is they may be harder to re-chalk mid climb, one handed, particularly on long routes. A solution to this is to add loose chalk with your chalk ball in the chalk bag for the best of both worlds.The third option is liquid chalk. This is available with or without an alcohol base. On application, spread the liquid evenly and allow to dry. This chalk tends to last longer on the skin and has much less wastage, dust and mess generally. It can be used with a minimal extra coating of powder chalk for extra grip if necessary. The downside is application from a bottle is difficult one-handed, mid climb plus it can be very drying to the skin due to the alcohol.If you choose to use chalk, always have a soft brush with you too. This will ensure you don’t leave unnecessary and excessive chalk residue on holds at your indoor climbing wall and especially outside on rock. Always try to leave the rock as clean as possible by brushing any marks away.

5 Ways Yoga Can Help you Run, Cycle and Climb Better

5 Ways Yoga Can Help you Run, Cycle and Climb Better

Flexibility and stability gained from yoga is great for runners, cyclists and climbers.

INSTRUCTION DYNAMIC ROPES

INSTRUCTION DYNAMIC ROPES

Instruction dynamic ropes

ECO-DESIGN FLEECE

Ecodesign fleece

10 years of responsible commitment

Visit SIMOND in Chamonix

Visit SIMOND in Chamonix

Information and bookings for visiting the SIMOND site in Chamonix, Mont Blanc. Design centre for climbing and mountaineering equipment.

USER GUIDE HAR500 CANYONING HARNESS

USER GUIDE HAR500 CANYONING HARNESS

USER GUIDE HAR500 CANYONING HARNESS

How to create a workout routine from the start of the school year

How to create a workout routine from the start of the school year

Wondering how to create a workout routine and stick to it, in spite of all the bustle of the start of the school year? We'll help!

USER GUIDE - DYNAMIC LOOPS

USER GUIDE - DYNAMIC LOOPS

PLEASE NOTE: ESSENTIAL TRAINING

INSTRUCTION USE DYNAMIC LOOP

INSTRUCTION USE DYNAMIC LOOP

PLEASE NOTE: TRAINING IS ESSENTIAL

escalade en bloc

USERGUIDE VERTIKA HARNESS

PLEASE NOTE: TRAINING IS ESSENTIAL

alpinisme rocheux

USER GUIDE QUICK LINKS

USER INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUICK LINKS THAT ARE FITTED ON INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDING PROTECTION AGAINST FALLS FROM HEIGHTS (EN 362 : 2004) OR WHICH ARE USED IN MOUNTAINEERING AND ROCK CLIMBING (EN 12275 : 2013) PPE REGULATION 2016/425

USER GUIDE CANYONING STATIC ROPE

USER GUIDE CANYONING STATIC ROPE

Before use, read these instructions carefully.

USER GUIDE HELMETS FOR MOUNTAINEERS

USER GUIDE HELMETS FOR MOUNTAINEERS

ATTENTION: for your safety, please read this information carefully before use.

Mountaineering in rocky terrain

CANYON STATIC ROPE USER GUIDE

Read these instructions carefully before use.

Bouldering

VERTIKA HARNESS USER GUIDE

WARNING: TRAINING ESSENTIAL

MOUNTAINEERING HELMET USER GUIDE

MOUNTAINEERING HELMET USER GUIDE

CAUTION: for your safety, please carefully read this information before using this product.

QUICK LINK USER GUIDE

QUICK LINK USER GUIDE

USER GUIDE FOR QUICK LINKS MOUNTED ON INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AGAINST FALLS FROM A HEIGHT (EN 362: 2004) OR FOR USE IN MOUNTAINEERING OR CLIMBING (EN 12275: 2013) PPE REGULATION 2016/425

Performance packs - multi-pitch climbing

Performance packs - multi-pitch climbing

Find the best pack for multi-pitch climbing

Climbing packs

Climbing packs

Check out our packs suited to every climbing activity: indoor, outdoor, rock climbing, bouldering, multi-pitch...

Performance pack - slackline

Performance pack - slackline

Find the best pack for slackline

ECO-DESIGNED FLEECES

Quechua Fleeces

More than ten years of sustainable commitment.

USER GUIDE FOR CORDS

USER GUIDE FOR CORDS

USER GUIDE FOR CORDS

How to choose the size of your hiking gaiters

How to choose the size of your hiking gaiters

Need some hiking gaiters, but would like some help choosing the right size and model? Find out about the different uses for gaiters, the size and height you need and how to put them on.

USER GUIDE ACCESSORY ROPE

USER GUIDE ACCESSORY ROPE

USER GUIDE ACCESSORY ROPE

Which pair of extreme-cold-weather gloves should I choose?

Which pair of extreme-cold-weather gloves should I choose?

Are you planning a hike in extreme temperatures? We can help you choose a pair of cold-weather gloves to keep you warm.

Our story

Our story

The story behind the Simond brand, a family-run business from Chamonix

How to choose a softshell jacket?

How to choose a softshell jacket?

As a hiker or trekker, softshell is an important element of your equipment. So much so that its choice is going to be crucial. So just for you, here is the complete guide to choosing the right hiking softshell!

TUBULAR SLING USER GUIDE

TUBULAR SLING USER GUIDE

Tubular sling with exceptional durability for multiple uses in mountaineering, climbing and all vertical sports.

DYNAMIC ROPE USER GUIDE

DYNAMIC ROPE USER GUIDE

DYNAMIC ROPE USER GUIDE

USER GUIDE DYNAMIC ROPE

USER GUIDE DYNAMIC ROPE

USER GUIDE - TUBIK ABS

TUBIK 2 / TUBIK COMPACT USER GUIDE

TUBIK 2 / TUBIK COMPACT USER GUIDE

TUBIK 2 / TUBIK COMPACT USER GUIDE

How to choose your climbing carabiners

How to choose your climbing carabiners

Need help choosing your climbing carabiners? Whatever your climbing discipline, we will tell you all you need to know to help you make your choice!

How to choose your climbing and mountaineering helmet

How to choose your climbing and mountaineering helmet

In the mountains, just like with many other sporting activities, helmets are essential for protecting your head. Need help choosing one?

USER GUIDE FOR SINGLE AND DOUBLE LANYARDS FOR BELAYS

USER GUIDE FOR SINGLE AND DOUBLE LANYARDS FOR BELAYS

Designed for attaching to belay stations when rock climbing, or to secure a route for mountaineering across rocky terrain.

USER GUIDE 8 MK 100

USER GUIDE 8 MK 100

Braking device

How to choose the right sized backpack

How to choose the right sized backpack

The criteria that apply to choosing the right size of backpack are very important, irrespective of how you use it. Find out how to choose the right size.

Which rain poncho should I choose?

Choosing a poncho for your next hike

Protect yourself from any potential downpours while you’re out hiking. This guide helps you to choose the ideal rain poncho for your trips.

TECHNICAL ICE AXES

TECHNICAL ICE AXE USER GUIDE

Ultra-lightweight, modular technical ice axe with interchangeable blade. The carabiner hole underneath the overhang of the handle will allow you to secure your ice axe with a leash.

RESOLING YOUR CLIMBING SHOES

RESOLING YOUR CLIMBING SHOES

Did you know? A pair of climbing shoes can be resoled up to 3 times! We'll tell you how!

Discover all our SIMOND sets

Discover all our sets

Discover the sets for your sport. Whether you're a fan of indoor or outdoor rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, via ferrata or canyoning, we have the kit for you.

Mountaineering packs

Mountaineering packs

Find all our packs suited to every climbing activity: indoor, outdoor, rock climbing, bouldering, multi-pitch...

Performance pack - bouldering

Performance pack - bouldering

Find the best pack for multi-pitch climbing

Performance pack - ice climbing

Performance pack - ice climbing

Find the best pack for mixed-terrain mountaineering

Performance pack - mixed-terrain mountaineering

Performance pack - mixed-terrain mountaineering

Find the best pack for mixed-terrain mountaineering

Performance packs - multi-pitch climbing

Performance packs - rock climbing

Find the best pack for rock climbing

Performance pack - indoor climbing

Performance pack - indoor climbing

Find the best pack for multi-pitch climbing

Performance pack - glacier trekking

Performance pack - glacier trekking

Find the best pack for glacier trekking

Performance pack - rocky terrain mountaineering

Performance pack - rocky terrain mountaineering

Find the best pack for rocky terrain mountaineering

CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING HARNESS - ROCK

USER GUIDE - CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING HARNESS - ROCK

Our climbers and mountain guides have designed this harness with the aim of providing you with maximum comfort and versatility, whatever terrain you're taking on.

chrononutrition

Chrononutrition : what to eat and at what time of day

Fancy trying out the new Chrononutrition diet but not sure how to go about it? Necessary or not? We'll tell you everything you need to know.

5 popular misconceptions about competition sports

5 popular misconceptions about competition sports

Shake off the stereotypes about competition and throw yourself into a joyful, challenging world of sports.

How to choose your ice axe(s)

How to choose your ice axe(s)

For mountaineering or glacier trekking, knowing how to use an ice axe is essential. Choose the right ice axe for your objective and level!

TERMS OF USE

TERMS OF USE

TERMS OF USE

The SIMOND brand

The SIMOND brand

Introduction of the Simond brand, a family-run business based in Chamonix

Children Rock Climbing shoes

Decathlon Junior Rock Climbing Shoe : product review

Having two energetic young boys, I was so chuffed when they both became excited about climbing. We visit our local climbing walls, The Mini Climbing Works and Awesome Walls most weeks and the boys soon became confident in getting to the top of the 'big' walls.

Five tips to get started with paragliding

Five tips for getting started with paragliding

Paragliding is a fascinating sport. This feeling of freedom, of being alone in the world and of admiring landscapes in a more than comfortable position. Wouldn't that be the life everyone dreams of? In any case, it made us want to share with you our five tips to successfully start paragliding and make the most of it!

How to choose your climbing bag

How to choose your climbing bag

Off on a climbing expedition, going on routes or boulders, and looking for the right bag to carry everything you need? Find out how to choose your climbing bag!

How to choose your quickdraws

How to choose your quickdraws

Need to get started or replace your rock climbing or mountaineering gear? We’re here to help you choose!

How to choose your mountaineering boots

How to choose your mountaineering boots

Here are our tips to help you choose the right pair of mountaineering boots.

QUECHUA BACKPACKS

Quechua Backpacks

Carry your dreams even higher

Diagram of Easy3 Simond Climbing Harness from Decathlon

How to Choose Your Climbing Harness

A harness is an essential piece of climbing equipment. It is the vital link between your body, the rope, the quickdraws and the cliff...

Beginners Rock Climbing Shoe

Beginners Rock Climbing Shoe : product review

I was keen to test out the Simond Rock shoes for rubber stickiness and comfort. I'd seen them in use regularly by climbers around the Climbing Works in Sheffield and for the price (£29.99!) thought they would be a great deal if they were even half-decent. I'm used to doing indoor circuits in Sportiva Miura's, try to climb hard steep things in Scarpa Boostic's and choose my (too small) Five Ten Anasazi's for slopey grit problems.​​ First up I tested them on some well used volumes on the indoor comp wall. My first heel slipped off but after some more precise foot placement I found I could top out a number of problems, including using some good, strong heel hooks. I wasn't as trusting as I could've been just because I wasn't confident of their stickiness but if I went back I'm sure I'd do it again. Some of these problems included tiny, slopey foot holds on the side of volumes on the steeper section and with a bit of intent foot pushing, to my surprise I began to trust them.Foot swapping proved to be a little tricky as they have quite a rounded toe which I'm not used to, but not impossible. I spent the next hour doing the curcuits in them and found them to be as comfortable as slippers!​When the next sunny, dryish day came along, I took them out to boulder on some grit. I had wanted to take them up to Mark's Roof to test the heel hooking and performance on steep boulders but the rock was dripping wet so we headed for the Burbage valley suntrap.They were pretty sticky on a number of low-grade slab problems and I trusted them as much as I'd trust my Miura's. I tried a number of heel-toe jams on a few steeper problems and I found them to actually perform quite well.I'm gonna stick by my theory that if you're a good climber you can climb well in anything, because as a 'beginners shoe', I was surprised by their technical abilities.​​ So, to break it down..Comfort: These shoes are not designed to fit too tight. I chose a size bigger than my usual EU climbing shoe size and wore socks inside for extra comfort and warmth. They are well adjustable with the laces, easy to get nice and snug fitting, though the toe box is on the large side for my skinny feet. I could wear them comfortably for hours.Edging: Pretty stiff solid edges on the shoe, held me well on tiny edges.Smearing: Not the softest shoe but enough flexibility to move and grip. Totally flat sole.Heel hooking: Brilliant. Loads of well shaped rubber that gets a good, solid hold.Toe hooking: Basic as the rubber is limited.Rubber stickiness: The soles are made of a resin-rubber, definitely not as sticky as some rubber but stuck to grit better than steep indoor holds - which was possible with determination (good core work-out too!)All together, I think for their price these rock shoes are pretty decent. I'll definitely be using them for indoor circuits and training. I'll take them to Fontainebleau next month and challenge them (and my own skills) with the red & black circuits.I would recommend them to beginner climbers - indoor and out, and as a comfortable training shoe for advanced climbers.

Which are the best climbing shoes?

Which are the best climbing shoes?

Which climbing shoes are the best is a very personal choice.As all peoples foot shapes are different you need to take into account the arch type, comparative length of toes, width of foot, angle of the heel, what level they climb at, whether the person likes climbing with socks, if someone climbs indoor or outdoor, what type of rock, their preferred climbing style and whether or not they take their shoes off after each route.As you can see when it comes to what climbing shoe is best the answer is whats best for each climber.This is why Simond create a number of different climbing shoes at each level, with different fits and different properties to cater to all types and abilities of climber.

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