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Altai leather ski Glove

Leather Ski Gloves

Leather Ski Gloves Put your skins on. Take your skins off. Buckle your boots. Loosen your boots. Fuss with your bindings. Open your pack. Eat a snack. Take a photo. A typical day in the backcountry asks a lot of our gloved hands – far more than a day at the resort. Good gloves for backcountry skiing need to be… Read More

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FreeriderPro30

Backcountry Ski Packs

Last winter, we took 10 backcountry ski packs (non-airbag) for an extended spin. The line-up included packs from Arcteryx, Black Diamond, Cilo Gear, Deuter, Exped, Gregory, Jones and Mammut, Ortovox and Osprey.  Here excerpts from the reviews and a link to the full backcountry ski pack review – pdf. Arc’teryx Khamski 38; $299 Weight: 3lb The newly revamped Khamski 38… Read More

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AT Boot Testing

Lightweight Alpine Touring Boot Testing

The selection of lightweight alpine touring boots available gets better every year. What passed for light four or five years ago now pales in comparison to the boots headed to store shelves next season. We gathered a good collection of three and four buckle boots from Black Diamond, Garmont, Dynafit, Scarpa, La Sportiva and even Tecnica for a little uphill… Read More

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