Salomon S-LAB X ALP 20 Backpack review: Day-pack for Fast and Light Travel


Quick overview: Usual full price: $150 USD Weight: 560 g (one size) Volume: 20 L Pros: versatile, durable, spacious Cons: weight, bulk, … [Read more...]

Naked Running Band review: Simplicity meets functionality


Quick overview: Usual full price: about $39.00 USD Weight: 66 g size V (size 5) Pros: Simplicity, Function, Fit, Comfort, … [Read more...]

New Skimo Gear for 2015-2016 Season

La Sportiva Sideral 2.0

It’s that time of year when all the manufacturers are coming out with the newest products. Here we want to give you a quick overview of what is new … [Read more...]

Review of CEP Compression Progressive+ Ski Merino Socks: Great for ski touring


Quick overview: Usual full price: about $69.00 CAD Weight: about 90 g / pair Pros: Fit, Function, Comfort, Odor free Cons: Slightly warm … [Read more...]

Podcast #4: JetForce avalanche airbag, AvaTech SP1 probe, Skimo gear


This episode features two interviews that discuss two new exciting products that will increase our safety in the backcountry. There is also a short … [Read more...]

Review of Hydrapak SoftFlask: Practical little helper


Hydrapak SoftFlask quick overview: Usual full price: $13.99 USD Weight: 24 g (250ml Energy Flask) Pros: Light, Versatile, No Waste, Ease of … [Read more...]

Game changer: AvaTech SP1 snow profile probe and AvaNet data sharing platform


Today, I had great time recording a podcast session with folks from AvaTech - the company behind two totally new revolutionary products in the snow … [Read more...]

Review of Dynafit Pantera and Pantera GTX trail running shoes


Dynafit Pantera & Pantera GTX Overview: Usual full price: around $140.00 USD  and $160.00 for GTX version Weight: 410 g and 430 g for … [Read more...]

How to make a ski hook for rapid backpack skis attachment?

These add up to 18 cm for one end, so 36 cm in total. I went with 4 cm extra to account for the curves and curls. It worked perfectly.

A recent conversation with a SkinTrack follower on Twitter prompted me to write this DIY/How To article. Over the years, I have owned couple of skimo … [Read more...]

Hydration & Overhydration in Endurance Sports: Book Review of Waterlogged by Tim Noakes


Waterlogged book overview: Usual full price: around $25.00 USD Pages: over 400 Pros: lots of details, very useful, fairly easy to understand, … [Read more...]

40 runs Review of Salomon Sense Mantra trail running shoes

The toe box reinforcements look use but no rips or holes so far.

Salomon Sense Mantra Overview: Usual full price: around $120.00 USD Weight: 270 g (8.5 men's US) Pros: great fit, light, low drop, keeps you … [Read more...]

Two-season Review of Dynafit Broad Peak skis with TLT Speed Radical bindings: BPs ski well in all conditions and down any terrain, durability could become an issue

Skiing couple of 3000m powder days in Rogers Pass.

Dynafit Broad Peak Skis quick overview: Usual full price: around $600.00 USD Weight: 1280 g at 176 cm (reviewed), 1120 g / 167 cm, 1005 g / … [Read more...]