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leather ski gloves

Leather Ski Gloves

Good leather ski gloves need to be durable and not too warm, yet still able to handle storm conditions. Of course, a glove’s warmth rating is subjective and based on weather and personal preference. Some  skiers use a two-glove system – lightweight gloves for the up and warmer gloves for the down, while others prefer to run one pair of gloves… Read More

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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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