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The name says it all - literally. Being well insulated, the Race Thermo bottle is made to keep drinks hot or cold while you race around, go into the "pain cave," and come out the other side thirsty. Good thing you have this awesome bottle to help quench your actual thirst despite your insatiable thirst for fast uphills and crazy downhills. Where can I put this bottle you ask? Pair ..
$24.95
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..
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The Ultimate Direction Body Bottle II 500 S is for those that would like a soft flask with easier access than the standard nozzle. S stands for straw, which provides crucial clearance from a shoulder carry that other soft flasks lack. No need to stop and fiddle - just sip while you skin! Made from PEEVA, an FDA approved, BPA free material, this soft flask with a straw is a great ad..
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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..
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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 traveling in foreign countries. Give one to peo..
$44.95
The Ultimate Direction Body Bottle II 500 is a great water carrying solution for minimizing sloshing and maximizing storage efficiency. Once you finish slurping, the bottle shrinks down to take up minimal space. These soft bottles also work well for stashing in your jacket's skin pocket! Made with a new FDA approved BPA free material called PEEVA, this bottle should be standard in ..
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Soft Flasks are a nice hydration option since they get smaller the more you drink!! CAMP’s version, aka the Soft Flask CAMP (SFC), comes in a range of sizes to suit all of your hydration needs. The 150ml and 300ml flasks are good for gel, which is much easier to consume when mixed with water and put in a flask, as well as for shorter tours where you don't need as much water. The 60..
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Looking to create your own custom gel formula or just sick of carrying a pile of individual gels during long days out? Then read on! The Ultimate Direction Body Bottle 150 G is an incredibly efficient way to get calories into the system when on the move. Packed with thoughtful features like a high flow valve and shrink as you drink design, consider adding the Ultimate Direction Bod..
$12.95
If you’ve made the switch to squeezable fuel, you’ve probably found that rigid bottle holders just won’t do. As the soft flask decreases in size as you drink, the fit becomes sloppy and the flask falls out when you bend over. The CAMP Soft Flask holder, however, lovingly cradles your water, gel-water, or water-gel. The stretchable mesh holder attaches to your shoulder strap and kee..
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The goal of a high-altitude bottle holder is to keep fluids in their liquid state for as long as possible. The holder fits most hard bottles and attaches directly to the shoulder strap of Dynafit and possible other packs. A bungee cord helps keep the bottle from rolling down into the valley below. The Dynafit Alpine Bottle Holder saves pack-space by keeping your liquid in front of ..
$19.95
CAMP Bottle Holders are perfect for attaching to your backpack straps and having hydration right in front of you at all times. Designed to attach to just about any pack with a chest strap or horizontal loop, the holder will alleviate the need to take on and off your rig just to get to some water or energy drink. The bottle holders weigh just 32 grams (1.1 ounces) and include a bung..
$14.95
Looking for a hydration solution for that coveted 10,000 foot day? The Ultimate Direction Reservoir II is the solution for lugging around that h20! With a wide mouth opening and detachable hose for easy filling, it is easy to keep things clean. Also, if you are concerned about the plastic aftertaste from reservoirs of yesteryear, rest assured, the PEEVA material will keep things ta..
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A well-designed reservoir is worth its weight in water. The Ultimate Direction version is super easy to fill, drink, and clean. That’s about all you can ask of a hydration flask. The top closure folds over to prevent leaking but can be opened fully for cleaning. It can even be turned inside out to scrub away the results of your latest powder-alchemy. All this while the hose remains..
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The replacement filter for the Katadyn BeFree filtration bottle. Good for up to 1000 liters on average (may vary depending on sediment levels), this filter removes 99.9% of protozoa and 99.9999% of bacteria. To clean it, just shake, swish, swoosh, dip, or backflush with some clean water and you're good to go. Screw on, screw off, and screw being limited by the amount of water you c..
$24.95
As you may have heard, we at Skimo Co are fans of the light ‘n fast method and enjoy gear that enables efficient travel through the mountains. Manufacturers are constantly innovating and streamlining, but Katadyn just considerably upped the ante. The Micropur MP1 tablets are not only one of the lightest ways to gain access to the other 71% of Earth, but also one of the easiest ways..
$10.95
Check. That’s the most excitement a lot of folks get out of this sleeping pad. As the lightest and most compact pad that meets the (lengthy) checklist requirements for the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, the Light Mat from CAMP certainly suffices. As a bonus, if you happen to remove it from the bottom of your pack and sleep on it, winter or summer, it’s actually fairly comfortable...
$79.95
The Attivo ski bag will almost surely fit your skis. Ski Trab made it adjustable for different ski sizes, so you don’t have any sad empty-sack. Using a unique set of spiral zippers, the bag can be 171, 186, or 205cm long. It has a nice shoulder strap for easy toting through an airport, and an end-strap for hanging or dragging (dragging not recommended). The Attivo is built with dur..
$49.95
The photo makes it looks more like a purse, but it’s a ski bag! The Movement Alp Tracks ski bag unzips and becomes a full-length case made of ripstop nylon. Slip in your Alp Tracks skis and jet off to whiter pastures. When you’re home, zip it back up into a nice little rectangle and it won’t take up much space. The bag for Movement aficionados. Did we mention this comes free with a..
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Unlike at posh ski resorts, backcountry skiers don't have the luxury of ski valet while relaxing with a martini. So when you gotta carry the sticks yourself, stuff 'em in the Dynafit DNA Ski Bag. Made for race skis, the bag accommodates lengths up to around 175cm and only weighs 443 grams (15.6oz). And don't worry, in typical Dynafit fashion, it's got bright-colored logos so everyo..
$49.95
Traveling with multiple pairs of skis can quite literally be a handful unless you can stash 'em all into one bag! The Fischer Skicase 3 Pair Race Ski Bag happily carries up to 3 skis 190cm in length. It also has handle straps for ease of carrying, compression straps to take up unused volume, and a double zipper to help make accessing your skis easy. If you’ve been searching for a s..
$98.95
Also known as the Wasatch Steep Skiing Bible, the Chuting Gallery by Andrew McLean is a must have resource for aspiring and accomplished adventurers. The author’s irreverent wit will guide you through the gnarliest terrain in the Wasatch Mountain, predominantly around the Salt Lake area. Bring some fitness, avalanche training, and requisite gear to enjoy the best that the Wasatch h..
$16.95
It’s hard to overstate the backcountry skiing terrain of Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Think massive faces, steep couloirs, great tree skiing, terrifying yet enticing avalanche slide paths, and playful pillows. Oh, and it’s all covered in legendary interior BC powder. Thanks to Douglas Sproul, it’s now also hard to overstate the area’s guidebook. Rogers Pass is a complex area but ..
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It turns out, you don't always need to charter a bush plane or helicopter to backcountry ski in Alaska! Resident guide, Joe Stock, shows you how to access the drool-worthy lines of Alaska with your own two feet. Think steep snowy spines, massive faces, huge glaciers, endless chutes, and jaw-dropping scenery. Now in its second iteration, The Alaska Factor covers areas throughout sou..
$25.00
Want to take your skis on vacation but not sure where? Got a burning desire to get really far off the beaten path? Or perhaps you're just looking to daydream of faraway mountain ranges. Regardless, the World Ski Touring Guide provides over 300 pages of international ski touring inspiration choc-full of helpful maps, beta, and photos. However, this isn't just a journey to the expect..
$40.00
If you like skiing or mountaineering and you like books that also have to do with skiing and mountaineering, this should be on your must read list. Packed with over 200 photos, detailed instruction, and diagrams, this book will help you understand everything about everything that has to do with skiing in the backcountry. Written by pacific northwest guide Martin Volken along with S..
$21.95
Often an aspect of planning that's overlooked by eager skiers, you do in fact need to bring more than just skis, boots, and poles on ski trips! Thankfully, Ski Trab didn't forget and designed the Altavia Travel Bag to make packing clothes, toiletries, shoes, and other non-exciting essentials as easy as possible. Aside from the roomy main compartment, 12 zippered pockets allow you t..
$89.95
Molly Absolon has done just about everything that's cool in life. She’s one of those people you aspire to be when you grow up. Luckily for us, she wasn’t just enjoying the outdoors for herself: she is an avid environmental educator, a retired NOLS instructor, and author. Basic Illustrated Alpine Ski Touring covers all the ski touring basics and can be an excellent refresher for vet..
$16.95
NOLS Instructors Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland set out to create a really cool way to teach folks about backcountry skiing, winter camping, and safe winter travel. Nailed it! The effort resulted in Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book which is jam packed with information, tips, and comical illustrations. This book is a fun read for any backcountry enthusiast or newb..
$14.95
The learning curve for ski touring is forever pointed upwards, even after you've mastered kickturns and reading the avalanche bulletin. So if you could attend an advanced ski mountaineering course with the top professionals in the industry for less than $35, you'd be crazy not to! Well, here's your chance. Rob Coppolillo's "The Ski Guide Manual" covers advanced critical concepts su..
$32.95
Referred to by many as "The Bible of Mountaineering," this all-time bestselling guide written by over 40 climbing instructors is the preferred reference when you can't ask Siri how to properly self-arrest on a glacier...
$29.95
Avalanche Essentials, a snow safety guide written by Bruce Temper, breaks down the technical science of avalanches in concise and easy to understand terms without watering down the technical aspects. Supplement or refresh your avy training with this book...
$15.95
This detailed safety guide, written by the former Director of the Utah Avalanche Center, Bruce Tremper, is a must for anyone that spends time out-of-bounds. Complete with a staggering 180 photos and diagrams, this book is not a replacement for an Avy Safety Course, but should be used by everyone to supplement their knowledge of safe travel in dangerous terrain. This revised and ..
$22.95
Allen and Mike are back at it again with a helpful little book about avalanche safety. For a beginner, or an expert, Allen and Mike have disclosed this handy book with illustrations and detailed advice on how to stay safe in avalanche terrain. If you're thinking about going backcountry, consider checking out the helpful skills and techniques Allen and Mike's Avalanche book detail i..
$16.95
Local avalanche classes full? Gathering with strangers during a pandemic sound like a bad idea? Not much of a textbook reader? Lucky for you, our friend, badass (ski) mountaineer, and IFMGA guide, Mark Smiley, has put together an online course that serves as a comprehensive guide to avalanche safety. The course is applicable to all skiers - whether it's your first season in the ..
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Glacier travel can be a very fun and rewarding way to spend your time. However, glacier travel and a lack of education should never go hand in hand. Not designed to be a replacement for any safety courses, but instead a supplement for your knowledge, this book is a wonderful refresher for any questions you may have about getting something out of the deep end of the crevasse...
$19.95
On-the-spot decision making with lightweight, compact, and durable guide books! Beacon Guidebooks is offering up easy-to-digest beta on backcountry terrain in Colorado and Washington. Regional maps accompany aerial photographs and GPS Coordinates designed to provide you pertinent information while keeping wisdom and safety in mind. No guidebook will obviate the need for an avalanch..
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A worthy addition to any coffee table or bookshelf, the "50 Classic Ski Descents of North America" is a stunning visual presentation of the best ski lines this continent has to offer. Authored by celebrated ski mountaineers Art Burrows, Penn Newhard, and Chris Davenport, 'The 50' includes photographs and descriptions of each line, as well as quotes and contributions from many other..
$59.95
Backcountry Skiing Utah: A Guide to the State’s Best Ski Tours offers a delicious taste of each mind-blowing, jaw-dropping zone in Utah. Each zone has enough terrain to make you rethink your life commitments. The best of the best from Logan’s section of the Wasatch all the way down to the Henry mountains which the locals are trying to keep for themselves. SLC-based guide Tyson Brad..
$24.95
If Colorado snow is labeled as gold, this is the ultimate treasure map. The duo of Brittany and Frank Konsella have more big mountain, racing, and mountaineering experience than most people have experience eating. They both have skied all of Colorado’s 14,000ft peaks and fistfuls of other mountains from the top of the state to the bottom. This book has 102 backcountry routes with d..
$21.95
I don’t always go skiing in California, but if I did I would trust Jeremy Benson to tell me where to go. As a sponsored backcountry skier and avid outdoor enthusiast/author he knows the state better than I know my back yard. Whether you are a backcountry amateur or an experienced veteran, this book has it all with 99 routes to serve any craving...
$21.95
Montana is called 'Big Sky Country' for its vast expanses, beautiful vistas, and abundance of mountains. Add snow to those peaks and you can find some of the best ski lines in the west. So many, in fact, that it's hard to know where to start. Thankfully a copy of "Peaks and Couloirs of Southwest Montana" will point you in the right direction. What could easily be described as a tru..
$44.95
Martin Volken, is an IFMGA certified mountain guide and AMGA skimo program examiner from Switzerland, so high altitude snow sports pretty much flow through his blood. Because of his oxygen-rich Swiss mountain blood, it was an eventuality that he would write the comprehensive backcountry guide for his current home state of Washington. Martin expertly breaks down 80 different routes ..
$24.95
If the subject of independent toe pins arises every time you discuss the topic of touring, or if your dreams are filled with skis that have 14-layer Aramid constructions - consider adding this hat to your growing collection of Ski Trab paraphernalia. This "trucker" style cap with a subtle but sweet Ski Trab logo on the front will keep your head covered, the sun out of your eyes, an..
$22.95
99 researched, clearly marked, broken down routes are organized and laid out for your enjoyment in Jared Hargrave's comprehensive guide of Utah's backcountry. Whether you are a thoroughbred local or on your first ski trip to the "Beehive State," this book is full of classic ski and board options...
$21.95
It's no surprise that when Christopher Van Tilburg, MD, decided to write a book about skiing in his home state he went above and beyond to create his finest work yet. With 95 highly detailed, skied (and boarded, if you're into that), and researched routes extending throughout Oregon, Southern Washington, and Northern California, this book is sure to give you enough terrain options ..
$19.95
The title of this book might as well be “Some of North America’s Most Iconic Ski Descents.” Overflowing with high quality photos, hi-res topo maps, and a whopping 250+ descents, Classic Colorado Ski Descents is the guiding compass for skiers looking to explore Colorado. Whether that’s your home state or your looking to explore the West, this book offers an exciting to-do list. Writ..
$24.95
Climbing and Skiing Colorado’s Mountains is a detailed guide book about Colorado written by native Ben Conners and transplant Brian Miller. The impressively detailed list highlights 50 of Colorado’s legendary ski descents. It also includes info on suggested gear, detailed pictures, local beta, and topographical maps throughout the book. Whether you are from Colorado or from a diffe..
$27.95
Sometimes you just need a way of avoiding viewing things above you. This is especially true after spending countless hours craning your neck while belaying, searching for holds, or shot-gunning liquid carbohydrates. Accomplish this avoidance in style while declaring love for your favorite French mountaineering company. This is the official Petzl Logo Hat...
$19.95

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