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...]

In-depth La Sportiva shoes review and comparison: Akasha vs Bushido vs Helios SR

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Overview: Suitability: Akasha - long distance trail and mountain running (lots of cushioning) Bushido - technical mountain running and … [Read more...]

Review of Free Range Equipment Raven Pack

Climbing steep neve on the Coleman Headwall. (Nick Elson Photo)

Quick overview: Usual full price: $169 USD Weight: 540 g (one size) Volume: 25 L Pros: versatile, durable, spacious, lightweight, 2 ice axe … [Read more...]

Review of Adidas Terrex Skychaser Trail Running Shoes

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Quick overview: Usual full price: about $160.00 USD Weight: 325 g (single shoe) Pros: Traction and Grip, Built quality, … [Read more...]

Fischer Profoil Skins Review: New way of skinning

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Overview: Usual full price: $225 USD - (Skimo.co) Weight: 230g/pair (for Fischer TransAlp 80 skis at 170cm) Compatibility: Fischer TransAlp, … [Read more...]

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

Storm skiing in Coast Mountains, BC.

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]