450 grams: New La Sportiva Stratos Hi-Cube Skimo Racing Boots

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"How much lighter can they get? How much longer to 300 grams?" That's what I keep asking myself every year now since new superbly light skimo boots … [Read more...]

Preview of new Fischer Travers Carbon ski mountaineering boots

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There were a couple of new ski mountaineering and ski touring boots that caught my eye at the recent Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City. In this … [Read more...]

Review of Arc’teryx Procline Comp Jacket: Breathable and super light hardshell for snowy ski mountaineering

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Quick overview: Usual full price: about $399.00 USD Weight: 405 g Pros: Fit, Simplicity, Function, Breathable, Weight Cons: Longer … [Read more...]

Long-term Review: Dynafit RC-1 Skimo Boots

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Quick overview: Usual full price: $2150 USD Weight: 507 g (size 27) Cuff Rotation: 75 degrees Forward Lean: 12/18 deg Material: Carbon … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]