The North Face Women’s Free Thinker Jacket Review

When it comes to wet, heavy snow days I turn to The North Face Women’s Free Thinker Jacket to keep me protected. The North Face Free Thinker is within the Steep Series, meaning it was designed for big mountain, full day adventures. TNF has incorporated the highest quality fabric, GORE-TEX® Pro 3L which is waterproof, breathable, and extremely durable. I’ve ...

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Julbo Airflux Goggle Review

The Julbo Airflux offers up some of the same great features as the Julbo Aerospace in a more affordable price category, retailing for $130-150. For a full review of the Julbo Aerospace Goggle, please click here. Features Touring in goggles can be a pain as you can fog or ice up on the ascent and are forced to go without ...

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Bolle Virtuose Goggle Review

Variable weather and light conditions can turn a wonderful day of skiing into a scary experience. A bluebird day can quickly change to puking snow in a flash and your sunny day goggles may not help you find your way down your next run. Fortunately, Bolle’s Virtuose Goggle is a cinch to swap out lenses and they offer a lens ...

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Review – Zeal Level Goggle – Large Frame

Zeal Level Goggle

Price: $129 For skiers and snowboarders looking for a quality snow goggle without paying a $200+ price tag, the Zeal Level goggle is a great option.  For the average skier and boarder, you want a goggle that has a good quality lens, won’t scratch the second you brush it up against tree branch fits with well with your helmet.  Oh, ...

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Julbo Aerospace Goggles – Backcountry Focused

Julbo Aerospace goggle

Price: $230 When it comes to backcountry skiing, ski goggles typically work well only on the downhill.  The Julbo Aerospace goggle has the backcountry skier or snowboarder in mind with a unique ventilation system allowing you to wear the Aerospace goggles for both uphill ski touring without fogging up and providing the protection you want while charging the downhills. Unique ...

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Vasque Lost 40 Winter Boot Review

Master of Deep Snow and the Cold Sometimes, you just need a big boot that will keep you warm and dry regardless of conditions and the Vasque Lost 40 seeks to fill this niche in your footwear arsenal.  This is a boot that makes no apologies for its purpose of winter hiking in serious snow and other cold-weather activities. Think ...

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Women’s Winter Boot Guide

  Living in a ski town, or an area the receives major snow, means that you are wearing boots for 6 and sometimes 8 months of the year. Unfortunately, there isn’t one boot out on the market that you can wear hiking in knee deep powder, to the office, with a pair of jeans around town, and throw on to ...

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Oakley Mod 5 Helmet Review

Oakley Mod 5 Helmet

The Oakley Mod 5 helmet is one of the most recent intro’s to the ski and snowboard helmet market for Oakley.  Given the long time that Oakley has been making ski goggles, it was only time until they got into the helmet market to complement their goggles. When you carry the company name Oakley and you enter into a new ...

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Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket – Best Backcountry Ski Jacket

Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket

If you enjoy going uphill as much as hitting monster powder stashes, it’s essential to have the right gear to keep you protected, yet ventilated.  The Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket is hands down the best backcountry ski jacket on the market, performing just as good on the uphill as on the downhill.  The Skyward Jacket has every feature that you ...

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Kora Shola Crew Review

Kora Shola Crew Fit

It might be cold outside but you don’t have to be.  The Kora Shola Crew is a versatile base layer top that is perfect for all cold weather adventures.  Behind each garment from Kora there is a great story.  Each product made at Kora originated from Himalayan Yak Wool.  The wool is harvested by the nomadic farmers and purchased at ...

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