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Native Eyewear Upslope Goggle Review

  Native Eyewear Lens Features The Native Eyewear Upslope Goggles feature SnowTuned lenses that are a double spherical lens (double>single layered lenses for barrier and more resistant to fogging).  The spherical lens allows for a greater peripheral field of view. Combine the spherical lens with the viewing radius of 7.75″ and the Upslope Goggles provide a wide, unobstructed field of ...

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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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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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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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Marker Tour F10 Review

Marker F10

Initial Impressions The Marker Tour F10 is a solid binding that gives you the confidence and performance on the downhill that you expect from a Marker binding, in a lighter weight option than its’ other AT offerings.  When it comes to choosing an AT setup, you need to think about what your expectations for skiing will be on the ski/binding. ...

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Lib Tech Freeride HP Ski Review

Lib tech Freeride HP Skis

  Mervin Manufacturing based out of Carlsborg, Washington is the home of Lib Tech.  They’ve been making quality snowboards since 1977 by its founders, Mike Olson and Pete Saari. Made in the USA these days is something few and far between, but these Lib Tech Freeride HP skis were assembled right there sandwiched between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges. ...

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Outdoor Research White Room Jacket Review

Outdoor Research White Room Jacket

Outdoor Research – Designed by Adventure.  Started in 1981 by a scientist and adventurer, who after a setback to his climbing partner’s gaiter while climbing Denali in Alaska, devoted his life to making the best gear possible. Outdoor Research White Room Jacket Introduction You want to hit the snow and cold in warmth and comfort? Then this is the piece of ...

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