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...]

New Fischer AlpAttack skimo race skis and bindings

Fischer AlpAttack skis.

Fischer, an Austrian company founded in 1924, has a long history of alpine and nordic skiing gear manufacturing. And for the next season they are … [Read more...]

Exciting Look at New SkiMo Gear Introduced at Recent Trade Shows

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Looks like all skimo companies have been pretty busy lately because I don't even know where to begin with this gear summary. Let's start with … [Read more...]

La Sportiva Syborg skimo race skis & boots: Affordable cousins to RSR & Stratos Cube

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In the next couple of days, La Sportiva will unveil their new skimo race product line to the World - Syborg skis and Syborg boots - that should be … [Read more...]

Dynafit TLT 6 Mountain Review: First impressions and comparison to TLT 5

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Dynafit TLT 6 Mountain Boot quick overview: Usual full price: $749.95 USD Weight: 1225g per boot (size 27.5) Cost per gram: $0.31 / … [Read more...]

Current deals on Avalanche beacons and avalanche airbags

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While browsing online stores over the weekend, I stumbled upon some great deals on avalanche beacons and airbags. Seems like stores are doing a big … [Read more...]

Detailed review and direct comparison of Dynafit DyNA Evo vs Scarpa Alien 1.0 skimo racing boots

Scarpa Alien carbon vs Dynafit Evo

From mountains to pubs to bedrooms, currently, no other question dominates the skimo racing boots debate more than "How does DyNA Evo compare to … [Read more...]

Are skimo boots too expensive? Brief look at recent history of pricing and performance of the lightest ski mountaineering boots

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Since I am currently shopping for new light skimo boots I am developing a severe case of PSC (price sensitivity condition) so today I set out to … [Read more...]

Why you don’t need new very light gear right away, and my skimo gear progress

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In recent months I have received couple of questions about my ski mountaineering racing gear, specifically, how I lightened up over the years. To give … [Read more...]

Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest Review: For runs when you need more than just a water bottle

Scrambling Rainbow Mountain.

Ultimate Direction Scott Jurek Ultra Vest quick overview: Usual full price: $124.94 USD Weight: 368 g with 2 UD bottles Cost per … [Read more...]

Suunto Ambit 2 Review: Multi-sport altimeter GPS watch with heart-rate functionality

On Castle Towers: Shows data (HR & Time) display.

Suunto Ambit 2 quick overview: Usual full price: $550.00 USD Weight: 82-92 g depending on the model (mine is 89g for the watch + HR belt … [Read more...]