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Avalanche Airbag Packs – What’s New

When avalanche airbag packs first began hitting the North American market, they were expensive, heavy and somewhat awkward in design compared to non-airbag packs. Airbag pack design, however, has evolved quickly the past couple of seasons and, though they are still spendy compared to a traditional ski pack, fit, design and pack options have come a long way. As evidenced… Read More

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Tradeshow Highlights – Avalanche Airbag Packs

Tradeshow Highlights – Avalanche Airbag Packs There’s no shortage of Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade show beta on the interweb, but I’d feel amiss in my duties I didn’t add something about the newest backcountry ski gear we saw while walking the halls at OR. In the big picture, I’d say the two biggest themes for backcountry skiers were avalanche airbag packs… Read More

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CiloGear – Backpacks made in Portland Oregon

Continuing with our side project to visit and highlight local and regional ski related businesses, I recently made a trip to backpack maker, CiloGear, located in Portland, Oregon. The small, independent pack company is named after the Cilo Mountains, a remote range in southeast Turkey where Graham Williams, owner and founder, actually spent time climbing while living and working in… Read More

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