Review of Julbo Montebianco Sunglasses: Ultimate Eye Protection on Snow

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Quick Overview: Usual Retail Price: $100-200 depending on the lens Weight: 33g Lens we tested: Cameleon lens - category 2-4 photochromic polarized … [Read more...]

Great Visit to La Sportiva Factory and Headquarters in Italy

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Who would think that twisting mountain roads, climbing over high passes, would land me in front of a factory of one of the most recognized brands in … [Read more...]

Review of Northern Playground Ziplongs: Underwear for Mountain Athletes

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Quick overview: Usual Retail Price: $90-110 USD depending on length and material Material: Wool or Micro Fleece Pant length: Available as full … [Read more...]

The Lightest Ski Mountaineering and Ski Touring Skis in the World from Moonlight Mountain Gear

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Out of nowhere and out of Norway comes a little known ski brand that is manufacturering a line of arguably the lightest skis in the world! Their ski … [Read more...]

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...]