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G3 FINDr 102 Ski and G3 Ion 12 Binding Review

G3 FINDr 102 Ski The G3 FINDr 102 ski performed exactly as the G3 website states, “bridging the gap between fat, floaty powder skis and super light mountaineering skis.” No matter the conditions, the G3 FINDr 102 met the demands of the day, making this ski a possible quiver of one ski. I’ve been testing out the G3 FINDr 102 ...

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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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Adidas Teams up with Parley: Tech Fabric Made from Plastic Retrieved from the Ocean

Adidas Parley

You may be asking, what is Parley? Parley is short for Parley for the Oceans,  an organization that was formed in 2013 to increase awareness and to formulate solutions to protect our oceans. Parley operates with 3 main tenants in mind with the acronym AIR: AVOID plastic whenever possible INTERCEPT plastic waste REDESIGN the plastic economy Adidas partnered with Parley in 2015 and ...

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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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Lightweight Lowa Innox Evo Low Review

Lowa Innox Evo

First Impressions of The Lowa Innox Evo Lo Let’s just say that I am super stoked to put these Lowa Innox Evo to the test. I have numerous mountain trips and adventures planned for the late summer and fall. These lightweight hiking shoes fall into Lowa’s ‘Speed Hiking” category which is a perfect classification and description.  I like to mix ...

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Royal Robbins Diablo Long Sleeve Shirt Review

Royal Robbins and his wife Liz are legends in the rock climbing world with many first ascents and notable climbs to their names.  As pioneers in American climbing during the 60s, they spent much of their time outdoors wearing clothing not particularly well suited to active pursuits.  In 1967, Liz Robbins was the first woman to climb Yosemite’s Half Dome ...

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Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket Review

OR Tantrum Hooded Jacket

The Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket arrived to my house about 30 days ago and I’d say I’ve used it for 30 days straight. The Tantrum Hooded Jacket has been my favorite piece of new gear and one I don’t leave the house without. The jacket itself is super lightweight, weighing 4.4 oz. Despite its’ weight, the jacket keeps you ...

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Helly Hansen Terrak Trail Shoe Review

When I hear the name Helly Hansen the first thing that comes to my mind is high quality skiing and sailing outerwear. And that is as it should be, considering that Helly Hansen was started by Norwegian Captain Helly Juell Hansen after he spent many wet and cold years at sea. Captain Hansen and his wife started producing oilskin apparel ...

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