As many parents know, kids stink. No, not figuratively, but literally. Kids have sweatier feet than adults, which can lead to more bacteria buildup, causing an increase in the offensive odors wafting your way from your child’s footwear. Fighting for you and your olfactory bliss is the RFL Jr. OTC sock. Being constructed with 41% Merino Wool, these socks are naturally wicking and od..
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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When you’re heading out for a morning tour, hydration is an essential bring-along. Remember though, it’s skimo we’re talking, so it was only a matter of time before water bottles were subjected to the same light and fast treatment as the rest of your kit. Ultimate Direction’s Body Bottle III shrinks as you drink, hopefully compensating for your aching legs as the day drags on. Its ..
It has been said that spandex is a privilege, not a right. Julbo decided it's right for everyone when they added it to the design of their Ultimate Cover sunglasses. With a removable nose cover as well as removable side shields, all made of spandex, these sunglasses can protect you from high altitude sun rays as well as ripping northern winds. The CustomFit Temple arms are pliable ..
Looking for a really bright headlamp capable of lighting up your nighttime adventures but feel like 2,000+ lumens is slightly overkill? The Gloworm Alpha RF brings a very respectable 1,200 lumens and all the functionality, reliability, and quality that the New Zealand brand is known for, but at a friendlier price and smaller footprint. But by no means should you feel like you’re se..
Turn night into day! The Gloworm X2’s impressive 2,000 lumens will light up just about the whole mountain, allowing you to ski or climb without any visibility limitations. Seriously, it will make other headlamps seem like child’s play! In typical Gloworm style, the durable, aluminum-housed 71g featherweight light connects to a battery pack via one of the included cords. Put the bat..
Ski lover? Perfect. History nerd? Excellent! Throw on your best flannel and spend your apres-ski with "Written in the Snows." Written by epic historian Lowell Skoog, you will explore over a century of ski culture in the Northwest, culminating in today's increasing love for sliding on snow. Early ski resorts are the backbone on which the ski industry was built and Skoog dives into t..
The Karpos Alagna Race Cap is a simple, lightweight polyester layer made to keep your head warm - but not too warm - on cold race days. It's thin enough to fit underneath your helmet without bunching up or becoming uncomfortable. And should you start to run hot, it's easy to stash since it hardly takes up any space in your pack or pocket. Focus on the finish line, not a brain freez..
Ever wondered why Utah brags about such great snow? Is it really because of lake effect? Or perhaps you know that a lingering northwest flow combined with orographic lift is a good thing for Little Cottonwood Canyon, but can’t actually explain what that means. Thankfully for us, renowned meteorologist Jim Steenburgh took the time to answer these questions and many more in “Secrets ..
Lets face it, Ski bases get dirty. Whether its skin glue residue, or late season turns with a lot of dirt in the snowpack, it happens. However, your bases do not have to stay grimy. Easy Cleaner Wipes from Start will strip the gunk from your base, and get your skis back to gliding properly. All you need to do is wipe your base from tip to tail, and watch the junk come right off. If..
Waxing your skis is like flossing. Just like you may or may not fib to your dentist about your daily flossing routine, those skis aren’t getting waxed daily (or monthly) either. Start has a brilliant solution to your lazy base care woes. Start RG Race Liquid Wax is glide wax that can readily be applied in liquid form from straight from the applicator. After letting things sit, you ..
Technical ski descents often require building anchors and using special tools like axes and ice screws. For both of these scenarios, warmth and dexterity are critically important. The CAMP G Tech Evo Glove is a great option for those adventures since it offers a great balance between breathability and waterproof while throwing in reinforced leather on the palms and fingers for dura..
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..
We know what you're thinking. How can the Leki Haute Route Pole be superior to all other poles? Well, it is. Don't believe us? Fine, we'll let the features convince you. With the extended grip, you'll be able to handle all the steeps that you'd typically encounter on the actual Haute Route. Steeps also include the steep stairs to your delicious meal made entirely of raclette. The p..
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..
All good things must come to an end and in this case, it is the CH line of waxes from Swix that have pulled an Irish goodbye. No need to worry however, Swix is still in the bar wax game and one of their offerings is the Performance Speed line. The PS line is the replacement of the CH line bringing better durability and performance. The PS waxes are fluoro free and ready to make you..
SCOTT has been making handsome, reliable, and just generally awesome poles for years and years and years. Every once in a while you may need some parts and pieces to keep them going. Here's how we can help! RC Pro Pole Straps - Comes as a pair, these work Only with the RC Pro Pole. ..
HS could stand for "Han Solo," "Handsome Sonofagun," "Homely Sailer" - the list goes on. Swix thought it should stand for "High Speed" when they came out with their HS liquid wax line. Spray on, let sit for 15 minutes, brush it out and hit the snow. Your future is now, convenience is the name of the game with waxing now that you can ditch the iron and stop dedicating an entire gara..
In a tale as old as backcountry skiing, the ushering in of summer means the ushering out of a trusty and reliable companion - your ski pack. Tired of seasonal specificity and the perennial heartbreak that follows, Ultimate Direction set out to create a pack that could tag along regardless of the season. With the introduction of the All Mountain, Ultimate Direction has solved the ri..
Need replacement Leki pole parts? This is the place. We have spare baskets and lowers if you broke one, lost two, or just want a backup or three. Haute Route basket - Life is a little easier with the Haute Route pole basket (AKA Big Mountain Binding Basket). The shorter straight edge is a great tool for quick adjustment of the heel risers. The long edge makes scraping snow off y..
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 ..
Long used in distance running, “running vests” give an individual the ability to explore the furthest reaches of wilderness due to the extra goodies that can be brought along, without the bulky restrictive feeling of a pack. Because of this, the good folks at La Sportiva created the Course pack, which combines the comfort of a running vest with the simplistic functionality of a ski..
Some consider really cold weather to be "bad," but at Skimo Co, we stand by the saying of "There's no bad weather, just bad gear." So when others are sitting inside next to the fire, grab Ski Trab's K Evo Wool Gloves to keep your paws comfy and score untracked turns. Trab uses their innovative insulation system that combines wool with Loft Soft to create a breathable and warm glove..
Whether you're benighted on Rainier or spending a frigid day in the Tetons, you will be happy you brought the CAMP Hotmitt’N. Lightweight and packability make the Hotmitt’N an easy piece of your kit to bring along. Windproof outer layer with down insulation is designed to keep your digits warm, even on the tallest peaks. When the weather turns for the worst or you're spending the n..
Airbags, contrary to their name, are not made of air, and thus are not known to be the lightest of protective systems. This abundance of extra heft, therefore, has traditionally left many airbags out of the quivers of those seeking to put in the biggest vertical days. Thankfully, the good folks at Arva realized the need and created the Tour 25 UL. This airbag is light on weight but..
Just as Sauron crafted one ring to rule them all, CAMP crafted the Speed Raptor 30 to rule all your pack needs. This intelligently laid out pack borrows the best traits from skimo and freeride-oriented ski packs to create an adventure-ready companion, eagerly awaiting your next ski mountaineering mission. While booting often feels like crawling up the fiery slopes of Mount Doom, th..
The original Ski Raptor Pack from CAMP toed the line nicely between a higher volume freeride pack but with the slick skimo features to make even the baggiest of pant wearing park rats feel like Kilian Jornet. Once again CAMP has outdone themselves with the Ski Raptor 20 Pack, a sleeker lower volume version of the Ski Raptor 30 Pack built for shorter missions. New ventilated back pa..
There are two types of pack-wearing individuals; those who use just one pack for all their backcountry needs and those that have a pack for every subset of touring (e.g., a race pack, mountaineering pack, freeride pack, beer pack, etc…). Never one to take sides, Dynafit, with the reimagined Free 30 W, has created something that everyone can be happy with. Its 30 L volume, quick ski..
The Dynafit FREE 32 Pack seemingly takes from both the lightweight skimo world AND the definitely-not-skimo feature-rich world. Made out of the same, rugged material as the Expedition packs, this new pack is sure to hold up against almost anything that is thrown at it. Along with its burly fabric, it'll hold all of your sharp & pointy bits, including ice axes and razor-sharp sk..
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..
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..
Dawn Patrol? Try Midnight Patrol. When the nights are long, and the approaches are even longer you may have loved your Petzl Swift RL to the end of its days. Or not! Instead of replacing your headlamp just swap out the battery with Petzl’s Accu Swift RL battery. If you tend to head out in colder environments where ice beards and frosted hair are in style this battery will continue ..
Magic-Oh yes they are. The Ski Trab Magico.2 glove boasts an all-leather design that is as luxurious as it is functional. More leather can be found on the palm, thumb, and forefinger for increased durability where you work your gloves the hardest. Inclement weather means nothing to this haven for your hand. A full waterproof membrane lies beneath to keep out melted snow, or worst-c..
Big backcountry adventures are that much better when your gear is fully dialed in and that much worse when they're not! We don't love excessive weight but this tool is anything but excessive when it saves the day. So don't let a loose binding or backed out screw on your boots lead to trouble. Light enough to travel into the backcountry and compact enough to live in your glovebox, t..
Wider skis need wider gear. Wider skins, wider stance, wider skin track, wider scrapers! Wintersteiger's 5mm plexi scraper is what you want when it comes time to get your powder boards ready for that inevitable deep day that we know is just around the corner. The 5mm thick build leads to a smooth motion that won't flex and dig into your bases. A steady hand, a sturdy scraper and a ..
Petzl's latest lighting creation strays away from conventional headlamp design in order to create an even more ergonomic and comfortable option. Be gone front-heavy, stretchy bands! The IKO headlamp increases air circulation during those uphill sprints and balances the weight by utilizing what they're calling the AIRFIT headband. This semi-rigid headband places the lamp upfront and..
Many skiers neglect their ski bases throughout the ski season only giving them the needed maintenance a few times a year, opting for après over ironing and scraping. From the Finnish wax aficionados, Start has created a product that cuts out the most laborious part of waxing. No more ironing or scraping just apply Start SG liquid wax, wait, and brush, easy enough to do at any point..
With a great boot comes great responsibility - to have a great sock! Crazy Idea Energy socks are a lightweight, well-fitted sock for any activity you might find yourself plunging into in the great outdoors. Designed with ski touring and racing in mind, these long compression socks wick moisture away from your skin and will keep your feet comfortable while you're charging uphill. Si..
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..
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 ..
Your performance and positive experience start from the ground up when it comes to skiing, so your socks are the most important piece of clothing if you take this literally. Suddenly, your sock choice takes on new importance. A fantastic option to start your wardrobe off right is Darn Tough's RFL Thermolite sock. Made from thin Thermolite polyester material, these socks feel as war..
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The RFL Thermolite Sock is another great addition to the lightweight and ergonomically designed attire from Darn Tough. This sock maximizes the best properties of synthetic material by implementing hollow fibers that trap air to provide incredible insulation. If you're a "sweat monster" you will appreciate that the Thermolite polyester material is quick drying and magically pu..
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It's never good to have a screw loose, especially in the backcountry. G3 has a minimalist tool with maximum effectiveness that even has the word backcountry right in the name! G3 Backcountry Binding Tool is ready to help you out when things get loose (but not the fun kind). A combination of a #3 Pozidriver on one end and a Torx T20 interface on the other end you can service most bi..
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Ski Trab has conveniently named their gloves to match their skis. So in practice, if your race skis are staying home and you are taking out your Maestro's on a beautiful winter day, you should grab your Maestro.2 gloves to complete your attire. Designed to work well on the up and down the Maestro.2 glove is built with a 3-layer, breathable softshell exterior. They have included 100..
Into racing? Got hot hands? The G Comp Evo glove might just be for you. It's a dexterous, comfortable, and breathable glove well suited for high output winter activity. When the wind picks up, or you have a long descent ahead you can deploy the nylon Windmit'N tucked into a little pocket on the back of your wrist to keep your fingers from taking a temperature nosedive. Speaking of ..
Leki has done it. With an unflinching focus on creating the best adjustable backcountry ski pole, they hit the mark with the Aergonlite 2 Carbon. An aluminum upper and carbon lower make these sticks durable and stiff with an amazing swing weight. Featuring a light and very effective Speed Lock 2 system, you can rail on these poles knowing that they will not fold on you like a clean..
When durability is the name of the game, the FT Leather Glove consistently finds itself on top of the leaderboard (like that one friend who always seems to win at, "Settlers of Catan"). Whether your ski day takes you into the midst of a hurricane or secret pow stash, these gloves will keep your precious little digits dry, safe, and comfortable. When your, "best day ever," turns int..
Do you ever find yourself struggling to fully express just how much you love skiing uphill? Then fear not! The oh-so-fashionable Ski Uphill Beanie from Dynafit will help you share your feelings—and much more. This retro style Pom-Pom beanie is, “cool,” as the kids say nowadays, and it also will keep your noggin' warm when the ambient temperature dips down, and wick the sweat away i..
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