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..
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..
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 ..
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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..
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..
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.
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Wearing lightweight race gloves in the backcountry has spoiled us since the dexterity is unmatched. However, rare is the mid-winter day warm enough to wear a thin glove exclusively. The Dynafit Borax Mitten allows you to enjoy your dexterous gloves while keeping your hands warm. Slip these over your tiny gloves (on your tiny hands?) and let the Primaloft insulation do the talking (..
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..
Sometimes a thin sheath of nylon isn’t enough. If you want serious backup protection for your skimo gloves, check out the Crazy Idea Over Gloves. They pack up small but contain a healthy amount of insulation to stave off frostbite. Just slip them on and the elastic wrists will hold ‘em in place. Use the palm window as necessary to operate any finicky equipment. The Over Gloves are ..
The CAMP Tempest Mitt greatly widens the array of acceptable ski-conditions. A packable, insulated mitt with a DRYZONE membrane keeps your hands dry and toasty when the mercury plummets. The membrane is a weather-stopping fabric that’ll shield your hands while protecting the zoned Primaloft insulation. The lightweight insulation with a generous amount of loft (read: warmth) surroun..
The Crazy Idea Tropical Mitt packs in so much insulation that your hands feel like they are in the tropics. Designed for brutal cold weather or hands that simply run cold, the Tropical Mitt is different from the other overmitts in a few ways. First, it has a closed palm. The closed palm eliminates any chance of a draft coming and locks in the warmth for your benefit. A very lightwe..
The Race 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. The inside is lightly brushed for a soft feel against your noggin...
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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..
Exceptionally comfortable, the Pierra Menta Beanie is perfect for under your helmet during cold races and aerobic tours in the dead of winter. The lightweight stretch knit keeps cold out but vents off any excess heat and perspiration quickly.
87% polyester, 13% spandex blend is lightweight and breathes.
Comfortable shape stays in place with or without a helmet.
“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 ..
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..
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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..
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..
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..
This sock is for winners. This sock is for skiers who get to the top and stay there, who perform on the knife-edge of perfection. Racers with finely tuned, perfectly dialed kits, and mountaineers who push so far into the alpine world above that they need every advantage they can get to guarantee success.
Or, it can just be for someone who likes a thin, tight-fitting sock. Either..
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..
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In the dog-eat-dog market for ski socks, only the fittest survive. Bridgedale isn’t scared since they make the best-fitting (aka “fittest”) socks around. The Ski Lightweight socks feature a wildly comfortable construction. Knowing that no single fabric is the perfect ski sock material, Bridgedale zoned their ski socks to include the right materials in the right places. The goal was..
Bridgedale is serious about the fit of ski socks. In the survival-of-the-fittest sock industry, they make the fittest socks. The Ski Lightweight sock is comprised mostly of stretchy synthetic fibers so comfort and sweat wicking are the center-piece. Mixing in 20% wool helps keep it stink-free and warm. Functionally, the Ski Lightweight socks do two things really well: ski and be li..
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..
The EASY ON ski sock from Bridgedale will make those early morning fights with your cold ski boots a thing of the past. With friction-free slide zones placed strategically along the outside of your sock, the inside of your stiff and cold ski boots will feel like silky smooth velvet. These lightweight ski socks are knit with Merino Wool and are made to provide warmth and cushioning ..
The EASY ON ski sock from Bridgedale will have you booted and ready to ski before your partner has finished grunting their way into just one of their boots. Friction-free slide zones cover key parts of the outside of the sock, allowing your foot to slip smoothly into your liner, no matter how old and stiff they are. Merino Wool is knit with various synthetic yarns to provide warmth..
With new gear coming out every year, it can be hard to keep up with all the fads and trends. It seems like every season, a tried and true classic gets tossed out the door in favor of a new, modern, stylish alternative. Gore Tex sunglasses? Breathable water bottle? Ultralight kevlar bulletproof socks? Sometimes, all of these innovations get to be too much, and you find yourself long..
Kohla’s Magic Gel is the anti-snow goop that we’ve all been waiting for. We all know that snow can accumulate on your top-sheets while skinning. A common tradition among weight-weenies is to smear butter or Crisco onto the top-sheets of your skis to reduce weight and keep snow away from crucial parts. The biggest issue with that plan, aside from the obvious fact that neither of th..
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 ..
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 ..
For years, the weight-weenies of the world have been applying Crisco, butter, and various oil-based lotions to their skis to prevent snow buildup on the top sheets. The preferred anti-snow solution is highly dependent upon the geographic location of the skier. The French and Italians use artisanally crafted, organic, grass-fed butter that was tenderly gathered and deliberately hand..
Now you can wax like a professional. If you spend a lot of time on your skis then Start’s Acrylic Wax Scraper will be a valuable utensil, right next to your forks and knives. The scraper is just flexible enough to get into the grooves of a concave base but stiff enough to get an even scrape from edge to edge. Start’s Acrylic Wax scraper can be used to wax just about anything except..
You know you ski a lot (or just wax a lot) when your scraper becomes dull. The folks at Swix ski a lot and decided it was time that somebody made a sharpener for wax scrapers. If your wax scraper has rounded edges, the Swix Plexisharpener is the perfect tool to revive it. Slide any acrylic scraper over the file and it becomes square, meaning less passes to scrape off your hot wax. ..
There’s no sense in having a state-of-the-art ski, boot, and binding combo that is poorly maintained. Use a Swix Gummy Stone to remove all the rust and inconsistencies along your ski edges to make the most of your gear. The soft blocks are also great for detuning your skis near the tips and tails to reduce grabbiness or hookiness. Apply to new skis or freshly filed edges...