Designed for agility, the Dynafit Racing gloves are made from Polarlite® DYNAstrech, a polyester / spandex blend that is form fitting yet very flexible. They also feature a soft chamude front which, combined with special silicone printed zones in the fingers and upper palm, offers excellent grip. The Racing gloves are finished with a brushed interior and neoprene cuffs to keep out ..
Behold, the CAMP G Comp Racing. Breathability and dexterity were prioritized when designing this glove, but not at the expense of real-world features. The upper is made of a breathable elasticized micro-fiber whereas a durable anti-slip treated synthetic leather makes up the palm. These two halves are joined by an exterior-seam, box construction to further enhance dexterity and com..
Dynafit has entered the market for transformer gloves that harbor bonus wind mitts in the cuff. Just unfurl the Pertex overmitt on the Mercury DST glove and you’ll instantly add several degrees of warmth and protection. Insulated with Primaloft, the DST starts as a fairly warm yet flexible glove with large zones on the palm. And when you hit the windy ridgelines, you can prevent th..
$74.95 From $59.95
CAMP describes the G Comp Wind as the ultimate glove for spring ski tours and randonee races. We think the hyperbole is justified. The basic glove is lightweight, flexible and grippy. It really starts to shine, however, when the wind picks up and your hands cool off. Hidden in the top of the wrist is a Windmit'N, which you can pull out and cover your fingers on the fly. This shield..
An upgraded version of the landmark G Comp Wind glove, the new Power version features a premium goatskin leather for enhanced grip and durability. This makes it possible to use your skimo gloves for cold weather activities that have even more intense hand usage, such as nordic skiing or winter biking. The G Comp Wind Power still features the innovative Windmit'N that optionally pro..
As one of the most versatile lightweight gloves, the Gara Evo Women’s Gloves are the backbone of a light ‘n fast skier’s hand-gear quiver. The gloves feature an ultralight wind-mitten that is stowed in the back of the palm as opposed to the cuff with similar gloves. This helps the glove fit better, maintain a bit of extra insulation, and provides a nice spot for a hand-warmer. The ..
The Gara Evo World Cups are lightweight racing and adventure gloves with retractable wind protection. Uniquely the wind covers stow into the back of the palm, as opposed to the wrists. This adds a bit of warmth to the back of the hand while stowed, and also prevents reducing circulation through the wrists. The glove body is built with lycra fleece and a breathable Schoeller fabric ..
What would make the popular G Comp Wind mitts even better, you ask? Insulation, that’s what. Now get your favorite transformer gloves with bonus warmth, via PrimaLoft® Gold insulation. When you’re working hard and it’s reasonably temperate, the breathable Lycra gloves are all you need. But if the temperature drops or you hit a cold wind on the ridge, simply pull the overmitt out fr..
$99.95 From $79.95
Not so great for arc welding, these gloves are more about arcing turns. The Black Diamond Arc is a durable and dexterous solution for ventures when you are doing as much climbing as skiing. A great all around glove for anyone who tends to wear gloves out quickly and an even better glove for those that just want something that will perform. A Pittards Oil Tac leather palm gives you ..
The perfect spring glove. The G Tech Dry used a sophisticated Hipora® membrane make it waterproof yet breathable. This is ideal for ski mountaineering where you are in frequent contact with the snow while working hard. CAMP made the G Tech Dry with a flexible yet snug fit, and then added extra grippy pads on the palm, index finger, and thumb to give you ample dexterity while climbi..
A warm, protective glove for modern ski touring. The Millet Touring Training Glove is built with female ergonomics to be precise so you can operate your bindings, skins, and other mountain gear. The glove has a waterproof, breathable insert so your hands won’t be frozen if you playing in the snow. Grip pads on each finger are perfect for holding poles or an ice axe. The Neoprene wr..
We always hear talk about “one-ski quivers,” the “perfect boot,” or recently “dual-certified helmet that’s vented enough to climb in.” What about the “one-glove quiver”? While some are too breathable and others too warm, Ski Trab’s Maximo glove is just right. With a nylon wind-mitt hidden in the cuff, the Maximo goes from a breathable and dexterous glove to a trail-breaking gauntle..
When your quests are of a more technical nature, you can call on the La Sportiva Tech Gloves. Designed for ski mountaineering and mixed climbing, the technology-laden gloves have movement-mapped fabrics designed for maximum articulation. Velcro wrist-closures keep the snow and ice out while sticky pads keep you attached to the rock. Leather reinforcements strategically reinforce yo..
As awesome as the waterproof Tech Dry glove is for spring snow scrambles, it can get a little chilly to use in the dead of winter. CAMP, never one to shy away from making a well-fitting glove for every occasion, answered those concerns with an insulated version. With the same breathable Hipora® membrane, the G Hot Dry is a great all-around glove for ski mountaineering. The Thermoli..
A women’s version of the G Hot Dry glove, the Lady has cut specific to women’s hands and light blue highlights specific to women’s tastes (ladies please verify this). It features the same waterproof and breathable Hipora® membrane which gives credence to the “Dry” part of the name. The “Hot” part is covered by Thermolite® insulation that will keep fingers warm during various ski to..
$119.95 From $69.95
Though not named after our store, the La Sportiva Skimo gloves fit right in. They are designed for alpine touring and work great in the dead of winter. The gloves feature a light layer of Polartec Alpha insulation, the most breathable kind. This allows you to have warm hands that don’t get too clammy when moving fast. A light Merino wool lining makes them comfortable for all day us..
As active ski mountaineers know, layering is key to dealing with unpredictable weather. This applies to gloves as well. The CAMP Drymit'N is a handy companion for thin and dexterous skimo gloves when it gets colder or you'll be touching a lot of snow. Simply slide the waterproof mittens over your lightweight gloves to give your hands respite from the weather.
Shell mittens fe..
The Gara (Race) Overglove is Ski Trab’s way of keeping all 10 of your digits cozy and dexterous. Lightweight overgloves are the preferred way of employing thin race gloves in sub-zero temperatures. Instead of Velcro that can ball up with snow and be rendered useless, the Ski Trab uses a neoprene cuff with a sturdy pull tab to seal out the elements. The palm of the Gara Overglove is..
The crazy idea behind these suspenders is to keep your pants up. If you like to buy ski pants that are too big because the cool kids are doing it, then you just might need help in this category. They Crazy Idea suspenders use Velcro and accommodate a wide variety of ski and mountain pants. A bonus feature of suspenders is to hold skins under your jacket where the glue stays nice an..
La Sportiva’s version of a Race Overglove epitomizes the light ‘n fast movement. Overmitts are usually deployed on a windy ridge or when the temperatures drop, which is no time to be fumbling around. Instead of being tucked into a tight cuff, the Sportiva mitt is stored on the backside of the hand with a single elastic strap, which provides quick and easy fold-over access. The Race..
Dexterity is an extremely important feature in a touring glove, however dexterity does you no good if your fingers are cold and you can’t move them. La Sportiva decided to take matters into their own warm hands and craft a mitten to give you the best of both worlds. The lightly insulated finger pocket of the Skimo Mitten flips up and over the backside of your hand to vent heat or m..
The Dragon Beanies from Ski Trab are lightweight polyester hats that fit under a helmet and breathe well enough to race in. Woven with fun Italian colors, the Trab caps demonstrate your love of both fashion and function. The beanies have a sleek feel and are deep enough to cover your ears. Plus wearing Dragons on your head instills fear in your enemies...
This is the go-to hat for most racing and speed touring. It’s basically the Dynafit Performance headband with a light mesh lid covering the top of your head. The mesh traps about half your heat which is about perfect when going fast. It’s super thin so fits easily under a helmet. Your ears are covered by a soft brushed lining that prevents frostbite without risk of overheating. The..
“Alps” and “Tech” are some of our favorite words so this hat quickly caught our attention. Plus, who doesn’t like a good beanie? Atomic used a combination of 91% Polyester and 9% Spandex make this cap 100% complete. One size fits most heads and it is thin enough to be worn under a helmet. The Alps Tech Beanie is a helpful head-companion for any mountain athlete getting out in the d..
Skimo racers don’t sweat nearly as much as 1980s tennis players. Dynafit consequently designed a band with different characteristics than the old white-cotton sweatbands. The Performance Dry Band has a comfortable brushed lining and wicks away moisture while protecting ears from frostbite. The headband is perfect for days when full head coverage is too much but no protection risks ..
A lighter and thinner cut than the Dragon, the Dragon Race headband is designed for skimo racing and other highly aerobic winter activities. The stretchy blend of polyester and spandex is just enough to stop your ears from freezing when you’re going hard. Fits comfortably under a helmet while letting excess heat escape out the vents. Join the Dragon Race club with the signature mem..
The Crazy Idea Fast Cut Thermo headband is a simple piece of Vuelta, a soft, moisture-wicking, bacteria-resisting fabric. If you’re lazy about washing your head gear, the “bacteriostatic” treatment should delay the onset of “stink”. The band is designed for skimo racing and other highly aerobic winter sports. Choose from two sizes (men: think large) and plenty of colors to fit styl..
Cover your ears with pure Italian style. The Dragon headband from Ski Trab is an 80% polyester / 20% spandex blend that softly protects your hearing-flaps and forehead from frostbite. Heat can still escape out your lid so you won’t overheat. The Dragon band is a casual ski touring accessory.
The pink colored band runs small and best suited for smaller heads...
You know the days. The days that other protection just won’t do and you need a balaklava. The Xtrem edition from ARVA is a good choice for those days, with Windshield inserts and a mesh breathing panel to accommodate your high exertion. Made with Thermoline+ 4-way stretch material, the Balaklava is Xtremely comfortable and can be worn under a helmet or by itself. It’s also got a ne..
What is a SKUBE you ask? It's what you get when you cross-breed a SKully and a neck tUBE. With a simple drawstring attached, the flexible SKUBE can either vent heat or store it. In other words, it's a perfect system for back country skiing when your are hot on the way up and cold on the way down. Worn as a hat, you can open the top to vent and then close it for the down. Or slide i..
So extreme is this bandana that ARVA didn’t even have time to write all the letters in the word. Or maybe their marketing team just consists of poor spellers. Either way, the Thermoline+ Stretch face protection is a handy tool for doing laps. It’s secured with Velcro, so you can leave it off while you’re huffing and puffing, and then put it on before the down, when you need the ext..
Keep your neck, head, ears, any maybe other parts warm with the Skimo Neck Gaiter. This sleek tube of CoolMax fabric can be worn dozens of ways to enhance your appearance or temperature. CoolMax is breathable so you won’t overheat on the up, but provides a good level of protection on the down. The gaiter is elegantly styled with the Skimo Co logo and is guaranteed to attract the op..
As maybe the only socks designed for ski mountaineering, the Crazy Compression socks are a treat to ski and climb with. Labeled for left and right feet, the perfectly formed leg tubes are zoned to provide protection from blisters when skinning. The compression weave is designed to stimulate blood circulation which can help keep your toes warm. It also purportedly reduces the format..
RFL stands for Real-F’in-Light. They are woven thin-to-win, perfect for those performance race fits. The socks are part of Darn Tough’s Vertical series, which is designed for up and downhill skiing. The RFLs offer a superior fit within a ski boot liner and are breathable for long uphill slogs. They are also antimicrobial so you can use them for many days without noticeable odor due..
A performance ski sock made for a women’s foot. The RFL’s are thin, ultralight Merino wool socks that work great in close-fitting ski boots. RFL stands for Real-F’in-Light, meaning these are the lightest, thinnest socks in Darn Tough’s Vertical ski line. But that doesn’t mean they are weak, since like all Darn Tough socks, they are covered by a lifetime warranty. The socks have ant..
The Vertical Light series is Darn Tough’s best weave for everyday ski touring. Featuring a snug fit and fun designs, the Light socks will get you up and down the mountain in comfort and style. The anti-microbial feature lets you use them day after day, while the toughness guarantee lets you repeat that season after season. The socks are breathable and designed to secure your foot i..
The Vertical Light socks are Darn Tough’s most popular option for ski touring. The Women’s version has a comfortable fit for a female calf and a breathable weave of Merino wool. The socks naturally repel bacteria which cause odor due to the antimicrobial properties of the yarn. Darn Tough backs up their socks with a lifetime guarantee, which helps establish their legendary durabili..
Swix is the most recogized ski wax in the industry. With an assortment of waxes for your skis and skins you can adapt to any snow condition. Yes, waxing skins can greatly improve glide as well as prevent glopping in the later part of the season. CH (Hydrocarbon) waxes are great for skis and skins alike. LF (Low Fluorocarbon) waxes work great on skins in snow with more moisture. F4 ..
$12.45 From $10.58
The Finnish leader in low-friction snow gliding has infiltrated Skimo Co and we couldn’t be happier. Once you get a taste of Start wax, there’s no going back. Addictingly fast, long lasting, and Finnish. With a broad assortment of waxes to choose from, there is no reason your skis and skins shouldn’t be properly waxed before every tour and race. Waxing skins is a secret trick that ..
$18.95 From $16.11
Early or late season days can take their toll on your gear. After such abuse, make sure your edges are clean, sharp, and happy. Two pre-set base and side edge angles are built into the 2x2 Edger for simple and accurate and hand-tuning. Side Edge angles are set at 87 and 88 degrees (aka 2 or 3) and Base Edge angles flip between 0.5 and 1 degree. They are labeled for easy identificat..
Sometimes there are sharks in the water. Sometimes there are rocks in the snow. If you get bitten by the latter, use the tools below to help repair your kit.
P-Tex: Both black and clear 8mm sticks of P-Tex, good for accurately placing base welds on your expensive ski bases. Sold individually, price is per stick.
Hardman Double Bubble Urethane: Easily winning awards as the epo..
Lightweight skis may require some unusual mounting tools. For example, some ski specs call for drill bits that are typically used for child skis. Yes, your expensive skinny skis may in fact be designed for children. But hopefully you mount them like an adult by using some of the tools below.
3.5 x 7.5mm Drill Bit - Custom size required for Vapor Svelte and shorter Nano skis (164..
If you've already solved your bottle holding issues, you might be in the market for a spare water bottle. The CAMP Action Bottles dispense water through either a drinking tube (118 grams) or a spout (98 grams). The drinking tube is nice for days where it's not too cold (it can freeze) as you can take a sip without pulling the bottle out of the holder. The spout is a standard pull-o..
$9.95 From $7.46
Holy filtration! Katadyn just upped the ante for freedom of movement in the mountains with virtually unlimited water. With careful planning, this might be the only water you carry during an ultralight spring mission. It could also complement and slow the consumption of a bladder. Bring a bottle as backup on short day hikes. Use it for travelling in foreign countries. Give one to pe..
A bigger version of the original, the Body Bottle Plus carries more life-source and has a wider screw-top to make it easier to add ice cubes or powders. It has a squared-off base which allows it to hold 17oz (500ml) of hydration concoction while still fitting in all UD vests. It’s still a soft flask which doesn’t slosh around and gets more compact as you drink. The cap even has a t..
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Ultimate Direction’s beloved soft flask, this time for gels! After everybody realized the benefits of full-size soft flasks intended for hydration purposes, a startling revelation was made: hydration is cool and all, but no matter how much you drink you will still need calories. And thus, a new way to fuel was born. However, the Body Bottle 150G is much more than just a wee-size ve..
With good reason soft flasks have been increasing in popularity. If you haven’t already tasted the Kool-Aid, let us enlighten you. When fully loaded with water, soft flasks maintain their shape just like a hard bottle. After a few sips, however, the contents won’t slosh around; instead it’s a quiet and air-tight blob that conforms to your body and moves with you. When it’s empty, t..
Soft Flasks are a nice hydration option since they get smaller as you deplete their contents. Thus they end up more streamlined as your get weary in the latter parts of big adventures. Easy to squeeze and re-fill, flasks take minimal effort to keep you going.
CAMP’s version, aka Soft Flask CAMP (SFC), comes in two sizes. 150 milliliters is good for gel, which is much easier to c..