Gordini Polar Mitt Review

The Gordini Polar Mitt is hands down one of the best values on the market for a set of cold weather mittens.  These mittens are waterproof to keep the moisture out on wet snow days and include a 600 fill down combo to keep your hands warm on the cold days. Gordini Polar Mitt – Designed for Warmth As one ...

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Chaco Yonder Boots Review

Chaco Yonder Leather Boot

Chaco, a brand long known for extremely supportive footbeds and sandals that will last for decades is throwing their hat in the ring for fashionable winter boots for men.  The Chaco Yonder is a fashion focused boot that includes one of the things that has made the Chaco brand so popular, the LUVSEAT footbed. Making of the Chaco Yonder Stepping ...

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Smith Quantum Helmet with MIPS Review

  Helmets need to keep your noggin warm, vent or breathe when you heat up, integrate with your goggles, and fit well. Yet the #1 feature we should all consider is what they can do to protect your brain.  Fortunately, with the Smith Quantum Helmet features the best technology to keep your head as safe as possible while checking the ...

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Fischer Transalp TS Pro Alpine Touring Boots Review

  Like most companies, the masters of performance and racing in alpine skiing at Fischer Sports have taken note of the increased popularity of back- and “side”-country pursuits and consequently have put significant effort in to products for this growing market.  Austria, where Fischer is based, is home to a European populace that has long enjoyed ski touring and randonee ...

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Black Diamond Razor Carbon Ski Poles

Black Diamond Razor Carbon

The Black Diamond Razor Carbon Ski Poles have been a great surprise this season. A set of carbon poles is something I never really considered a must have, but now that I’ve tested the Razor Carbon poles I don’t think I could go back to my previous all aluminum pole that weighed a good 5 oz more per pole. The ...

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Helly Hansen Aurora Shell Pant Review

The Helly Hansen Aurora Shell Pant is the only pair of ski pants I have needed all season. They have been with me in the backcountry, during early morning skin tours up the resort, and riding the lift on powder days. The Aurora Shell Pant has been in use for at least 40 days and has not disappointed. Helly Hansen ...

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Dakine Excursion Glove – Designed for Stoke

Dakine Excursion Glove

When checking out gloves, there are literally hundreds of options ranging from $5-$350 on the market to choose from.  Dakine, a long time maker of gloves and mittens for winter travel has long been known for high quality and price points that won’t send you to the poorhouse. The Dakine Excursion Glove is designed for the skier and snowboarder who ...

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DC SPT Mountain Work Boots Review

DC is known for its long history of great snowboard boots and they have brought that legacy into their line of snow boots. It can be hard to find a winter boot that is both very warm and functional with snow pants and also looks great with a pair of jeans.   DC teamed up with the expert terrain park builders ...

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Outdoor Retailer Fall & Winter 2017 Preview

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2017

The North Face Summit L3 Proprius PrimaLoft® Hoodie – $225   As Ski Mountaineering and uphill travel becomes more popular in the US, larger brands such as The North Face are starting to take notice.  The new Summit L3 Proprius PrimaLoft® Hoodie is a mid layer designed for both uphill travel when it’s cold out and that piece that you ...

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