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Osprey Snow Kit Gear Duffel

Osprey SnowKit Duffel

Osprey SnowKit Duffel The joys of air travel for skiing – it’s a mix of anticipation for the adventure to come and the possibility that your gear may not arrive when you do. It only takes getting skunked on arrival without some piece of critical gear – like your boots or skins – once to appreciate the ability to carry… Read More

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Backcountry Access BC Link FRS Radio Review

Backcountry Access BC Link FRS Radio Review

Backcountry Access BC Link FRS Radio Review Good communication in the backcountry means many things, but on the most basic level it’s about actually being able to talk to each other. Two-way radios are a great tool to facilitate communication when the terrain splits the group. Whether it’s simply to make sure you get a photo set up just right… Read More

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scarps freedom sl

Scarpa Freedom SL Review

I’ve run the Scarpa Freedom SL for a full season of testing now, and it continues to live up to its first impressions as an incredibly lightweight and touring friendly alpine ski boot. I do not see it as a dedicated touring boot for a devoted backcountry skier but rather as the best of the crossover boots that provide alpine… Read More

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ski goggles

Pack-Friendly Ski Goggle Case

Pack-Friendly Ski Goggle Case Goggles are a required item for most backcountry ski tours, but packing them is not so simple. Big hard cases are just that, big. They offer great protection for your expensive ski goggles, but they take up a lot of space in a day pack. For years, I have managed with a light goggle bag when I… Read More

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