The legendary TLT has earned a higher number. While it’s a mathematical axiom that 7 > 6, in terms of weight the opposite is true. Dynafit moved away from the removable tongue system towards a streamlined design that sheds a couple hundred grams per bo..
Fischer doesn’t actually call these high-end race bindings version 2.0, but we need some way to differentiate them from the previous year’s model since they are completely different. These bindings are made by Dynafit, and folks familiar with the non-auto..
If you’ve spent sleepless nights thinking about minimalist skimo packs (like Ultimate Direction did), you will end up designing the Skimo 8. At just 8 liters, the trail-inspired racing vest is the fastest way to fly. Weighing next to nothing and hugging y..
The Hybrid glue system from Contour solves the stickiest skin problem. That is designing a glue strong enough to adhere to the backing but not so strong that you can’t separate a skin from itself. Contour achieved this goal by using multiple layers of glu..
$229.95 From $149.95
Look, a jacket for women with skin pockets. The Dynafit PDG is a casual racing, training, and touring jacket that is comfortable and functional. The top has a performance fit with 4-way stretch fabric that moves with you. It has an elastic hood so you can..
When we asked Dynafit team member Benedikt Böhm which binding he uses most, he immediately pointed to the Expedition. That is not surprising as the binding is designed to be used on the type of expeditions for which he’s known. If you need a lightweight b..
The F1 is back! This time with a standard ski/walk mode switch. When the first edition of this boot was recalled due to over-innovation, we had a hard time getting all the boots back from customers (in fact some still have them). That’s because the F1 wal..
Black Diamond skins are coming around to the light side. The “UltraLight” construction is 20% lighter and more packable than previous iterations. In addition, BD renovated the tip attachments into a simple Dynex™ cord and pipe that is light, secure, and f..
$179.95 From $149.95
Women no longer have to shop in the men’s department for this. The PDG is a popular skimo pant since it’s a stretchy softshell with wind-blocker sewn in the front. That means it moves and breathes on the uphill yet doesn’t give you the shakes on the down...
Dynafit calls the Superlite 2.0 a revolution instead of an evolution. If you like brakes then you might be inclined to agree, since the new version is the first race-weight binding with an (optional) integrated brake. It maintains the fully adjustable lat..
Colltex invented the adhesive climbing skin in the sixties, and they continue to produce amazing skins that are chosen by guides and companies such as Atomic, Movement, and Ski Trab. The Mix formula is a workhorse blend of 65% mohair and 35% nylon that ge..
$209.95 From $179.95
The updated version of the Sideral boot provides 2.0 times the refinement. La Sportiva borrowed its slick Pegasus buckles from the Spectre to refine the lower buckle closure. A new lower-shell mold has a refined shape, allowing more feet to fit in. Sporti..
We’re not going to call the Arc’teryx Procline a ski boot because it’s so much more. Sure you can ski in them. But you can also do some serious climbing. That’s because the upper cuff splits into two sections while in walk mode, offering lateral ankle art..
There is still plenty of room left for innovation in climbing skins. Just a little less room, however, after the advent of Atomic’s Rocker skins. Since most of the grip when skinning comes from underneath and behind your feet, looking for weight savings a..
The World Cup Aero Pack is Ski Trab's lightest race pack, designed as a minimalist system to shave weight. Despite that constraint, the form fitting pack is actually featureful enough to tour with on those farther and faster days with a ski carry system, ..
The CAMP Rapid Racing Pack is built on the same beloved platform as the Rapid, one of the most popular race style packs around, only the Racing version went on a substantial diet to optimize for speed, speed, and more speed. The new version uses a superli..
The Expedition version of the TLT7 features a Custom Ready liner that is warmer and takes up more space within the shell. This makes it a better fit for skinny-to-average width and cold feet. All feet will appreciate the toe fittings being moved closer to..
Together with the jacket, the Syborg Racing Pant from La Sportiva offers an athletic fit with excellent climate control. The stretchy, body hugging fabric enables fluid movement while you’re playing in the mountains. It’s designed to stay out of your way,..
Take a proven design, add higher release values and more adjustability, and you get the Plum Guide binding. Crafted in France with extremely accurate CNC machines, the binding echoes the classic TLT Speed that has proven itself reliable for more than a de..
$479.95 From $389.95
The Pomoca Climb 2.0 formula focuses on savings, both weight and cash. As of this writing, they are the lightest available trim-to-fit climbing skins for skis. Pomoca uses a short nap on its Safer Skin Light backing, making for an extremely lightweight an..
$179.95 From $149.95
The GlideLite mix skins are 65/35 blend of mohair and nylon. They are lighter, faster, and more packable than the equivalent Ascension skins. The glue is BD Gold Label, a secret formula that arguably works too well. GlideLite skins are held to your skis w..
$179.95 From $149.95
With the young Speed Turn already turning 2.0, we officially say goodbye to the Dynafit 5-hole toe pattern. This new iteration of the Speed turn features a simpler toe piece modeled after the Radical toes. With an elongated mounting pattern and forged alu..
Here’s what happened: the recalled F1 Evo boots were melted down, fed to an improved boot making machine, and spit out into boxes. You can now have your boots back, which were the only ones that fit, we know! The improved F1 is virtually the same boot as ..
It’s about time there was a major innovation in climbing skins. The Fischer Profoil skins look and feel nothing like what you might be used to. Instead of being make of countless fibers shorn from the back of real or synthetic animals, these new skins are..
Now you can get your I-on without brakes. After a successful, virtually problem-free, introduction of the ION in 2014/15, G3 is now offering a cornucopia of I-options. The LT 12 version is basically the same impressive platform as the original, just witho..
The Starlet is becoming the default choice for female ski mountaineers. The updated 2.0 version promises to continue that trend with a host of tweaks designed to improve your daily adventures. Pegasus buckles were added to fine-tune your ability to lock y..
The Arc’teryx Procline is designed for the new generation of female alpinists that prefer to bring their skis. With a revolutionary split cuff design, the Procline is a ski boot that climbs like no other. With a rigid Grilamid & carbon fiber shell, th..
The perfect gift for your ski partner, the ARVA Axio Beacon might give them the best chance of finding you if you’re buried in an avalanche. Other beacons rely on a very short third antenna which is limited by the depth of the housing. This renders the an..
The Dynafit Speed Radical is the standard by which touring bindings are measured. Evolved from the tried and true TLT Speed, the binding is designed to be safer, easier to use, and support a wider range of boots sizes and release values. The skiability an..
Get all the features of a skimo top without those unsightly arms (sold separately, tic). Stuff your skins in your shirt without taking off your pack. Store your hydration next to your heat center so it doesn’t freeze up. Secure you beacon, headlamp, and e..
While better known stateside for producing awesome clothing, Millet actually got their start making backpacks. And since the company is based in Chamonix, it’s not surprising that they make ski mountaineering packs. The Tour Comp 20 is a skimo racing pack..
$109.95 From $79.95
The Climb Pro Glide skins by Pomoca are a 70%/30% blend of mohair/nylon which is quickly becoming a standard ratio in ski mountaineering. The blend makes for a great balance of grip, glide, and durablity. Pomoca recommends these skins for mountain guides ..
$188.95 From $119.95
Why bother trimming skins when you can get Pomoca-quality Speedskins precut for Dynafit skis? The climbing skins include a patented clamp system designed to work effortlessly on non-race model (i.e. other than Dy.N.A. and PDG) skis. Designed to be ripped ..
$189.95 From $139.95
Dynafit’s 7th iteration of the TLT boot is the best one yet. The TLT7 Expedition is simple, lightweight, and skis well. Just what you want in a backcountry boot, with nothing you don’t. The women’s edition has a cush liner and equal performance to the gen..
The La Sportiva HiGlide climbing skins use a 70% mohair / 30% nylon blend to achieve an optimal combination of grip, glide, weight, and durability. Unique to La Sportiva skins, a special HiGlide process is used to treat the fibers for lifetime gliding per..
$189.95 From $164.95
We have been loath to carry airbag packs since they’ve been so heavy. Enter the Mammut Ultralight with the Removable Airbag 3.0 system. Without the canister the pack is nearly race-weight, and it comes in under 2kg when all topped up. That means you may n..
$139.95 From $119.95
Going fat doesn’t have to mean going heavy. If you prefer wide skis (e.g. DPS 112s) and aren’t competing on the freeride world tour, the Plum Yak will take you to your happy place. Lightest in category, the touring binding features an extra-wide mounting ..
$549.95 From $459.95
Atomic did not forget about the fairer sex when developing its new line of alpine touring boots. The Women’s Backland is packed with most of the same technology as the carbon version, but with a softer flex and better colors. The boots ascend like a dream..
$648.95 From $449.95
As the big brother of the Ultralight pack, the 30-liter version allows you to carry technical gear and a few more candy bars. The Light Removable Airbag 3.0 offers the same safety features since it’s also equipped with Mammut’s third iteration RAS. The bi..
$229.95 From $199.95
Ready-to-go skins precut for Movement skis, complete with simple attachments and a cool apple logo. The Extreme Camlock skins cut for most models are 100% mohair, while the Fish-X skis (Gold & Big) feature an even faster race formula. All are full cov..
$169.95 From $149.95
This ARVA combo kit is a great way to get started in the backcountry. You get all the gear you need at a discounted price:
Neo Beacon – An avalanche transceiver with the best range on the market that is simple to use. What more do you need?
The Hagan Core Women’s boot is loaded with acronyms you don’t need to know. The important facts are: it’s simple, walks well, and skis well. The lower buckle uses a smart wiring system that acts like a toe buckle and an ankle buckle, locking your foot in ..
We search the world far and wide for skimo packs. Lo and behold, one just turned up in Colorado! Made by veteran backpack company Osprey, the Kode Race 18 is a local take on racing. Of course, locals now do it just like the rest of the world with plenty o..
Although limited in boot compatibility*, the TR-2 binding is not limited in features and performance. Ski Trab developed a unique heel design that uses downward pressure to maximize steering precision. It also lets you change from ski-mode to walk-mode wi..
$499.95 From $399.95
Dynafit's Radical Racing Suit is a lightweight, form-fitting, speed machine. Designed to reduce drag and keep you comfortable, the suit uses specific ratios of materials in key areas to optimize movement and air flow. Easy access to Dynafit boot buckles a..
The Women's version of the Dynafit TLT6 Mountain boot is no less robust than the men's. Although it has a Custom Ready liner with a women's specific fit and slightly lower profile, the TLT6 Mountain Women's CR uses the same shell mold, cuff, and sole. A s..
The Movement Performance boots sure do look good on the Alp Tracks skis! The sleek black kicks are a solid ski touring boot that will get you up and down the mountains quickly. In walk mode, the boots feature 62° of ankle articulation and a quick-release ..
Atomic pulled out all the stops for the new Backland series of touring boots. This figurative expression not only refers to pipe-organ knobs, but also to financial constraints, production impediments, and reasons that may stop you from buying them. This i..