New Remarkable Dynafit P49 Bindings and Pintech System: Videos and Photos

To release from the binding, you just press the two side buttons with your fingers and pull the boot upward. It feels easy to do with gloves on as well.

During my recent visit to ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich I was looking for a Dynafit booth to no avail. I headed to Pomoca instead, as both … [Read more...]

New Scarpa Alien 1.0 vs Scarpa Alien RS vs Scarpa Alien 3.0

Scarpa Alien 3.0 compared to new Scarpa Alien 1.0 (on the right).

Here are a couple of close-up photos of the newly redesigned Scarpa Alien 1.0, now using a carbon infused Grilamid shell just like the Alien … [Read more...]

Review of Karpos Race Skimo Racing Suit: Faster transitions, Breathability, Comfort

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Quick overview: Usual Retail Price: around $300 USD Weight: 530g (size L) Pros: Pockets, Fit, Comfort, Breathability Cons: Could use warmer … [Read more...]

La Sportiva Sytron and Scarpa Alien RS: Boots Under 1 kg with Focus on Downhill Performance

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There are two light ski mountaineering boots talked about these days - La Sportiva Sytron and Scarpa Alien RS - both weighing under 1,000 grams per … [Read more...]

10 Last-Minute Skimo Christmas Gift Ideas

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Christmas is quickly approaching and skimo athletes can be notoriously difficult to shop for. To help you out, we’ve got a gift list that you can … [Read more...]

Profiling Three Specialized Skimo Stores in North America

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Not long ago, all of North America was struggling to buy light ski mountaineering and ski touring gear. We were ordering online from Europe, dealing … [Read more...]

Review of Pierre Gignoux Black Ski Mountaineering Boots: Light, Comfortable and Performance Driven

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Quick overview: Usual Retail Price:  €1330 Euro ($1600 USD) + VAT if buying within Europe Weight: 600 grams with liner (size 26) Sizes … [Read more...]

Review of Salomon MTN Lab Helmet: Certified for Skiing and Mountaineering

Early season training at Whistler Blackcomb. Nick Elson Photo

Quick overview: Usual Retail Price:  $200 USD Weight: 330 grams without liner (size medium) Sizes available: Small (53-56cm), Medium … [Read more...]

Gear Guide To Your First Skimo Racing Setup: Skis, Boots, Bindings, and more

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When it comes to shopping for your first-ever skimo racing setup there is no "fit-for-all" advice as each person's goals, budget and athletic … [Read more...]

Innovative Ski Mountaineering and Skimo Racing Gear for 2016/2017

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Every year, manufacturers release fancy new gear to tantalize us. This is a selection of gear we think is innovative and probably worth having a look … [Read more...]

Video and Thoughts on Risks of Locked Binding Toes

Our thoughts are based on the talk by a biomechanical engineer Jeff Campbell. You can watch the 25min video further below.

We are all guilty of locking out our tech toe pieces while skiing downhill. If you are thinking "not me" right now then you are probably lying or you … [Read more...]

Taking Science to Skimo: Skin Glide Testing

Photo: TAS-POMOCO

Montagnes magazine recently published an article detailing a scientific study sponsored by POMOCA and carried out by the Technologie Zentrum Ski und … [Read more...]