While exploring nature’s mighty splendors, it’s easy to venture out of shouting distance or lose sight of your partners. Backcountry Access solves the problem with the BC Link 2.0 radio. Compatible with any pack with shoulder straps, the BC Link 2.0 has a six-mile usable range and thanks to the upgraded wattage, this upgraded version will reach up to 40 miles if the need arises. Bo..
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Similar to a power meter on a bicycle’s crank arm or a foot pod on a running shoe, the Pomocup lets you measure your skimo effort. Capturing a mind-boggling 1200 data points every second, the Pomocup can be used with or without a smartphone or compatible smartwatch. That means you can choose to geek out during a tour or after. Download the Skilog app or plug it in to your computer ..
It's best to embrace the times at hand and if you have to wear a mask, better make it comfortable to wear. Since our backcountry adventures generally demand higher output than our day-to-day activities, Crazy Idea has come up with a mask that works in both situations. Featuring a removable 3-layer internal filter, this mask will give you the ability to move air when you are exercis..
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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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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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..
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..
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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..
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..
We decided to embrace the times at hand and if you have to wear a mask, you may as well make a statement with it. As a greatly appreciated Skimo Co customer we want you to proudly display your love of all things snow! Just like the Crazy Idea Sport Mask Light featuring a removable 3-layer internal filter, this mask will give you the ability to move air when you are exercising or in..
Not only can Voile ski straps hold a pair of skis together, they also come in handy for various unforseen circumstances. They've been used to hold skins onto skis when glue fails and hold boots onto feet when a buckle fails. They can also lash a broken pole together or be used to attach items to your pack. Many skiers won't leave home without a strap or two or four in their pack ju..
Let's start with what this product isn't. It's not a hard candy in the shape of a battery. It's not a battery-powered defibrillator, capable of saving your life. No, it's something much more important: the Dynafit Batter Life Saver will save the life of the battery in your Instagram device! Use this Social Media Life Saver to keep your phone warm and photo-ready, because if you did..
A field kit assembled by Plum, the tool box features a lightweight driver with multiple bits. Also included is grease, loctite, wax, and a scraper tool. The kit comes in a zipped pouch for easy storage...
DWR treated softshell jackets, pants, skin suits, gloves, and the like get stinky after a while. Throwing them in the wash with normal detergent can easily strip weatherproofing and render a perfectly good garment useless in inclement weather. Use the Nikwax products below to keep your soft goods performing as if they were new. All the garment care products come with easy-to-follow..
Another Voile accessory you can’t live without. This simple slice of plastic has almost as many uses as the world-famous Voile ski straps. Scrape ice off your skis, skins, goggles, boots, or anything else. The scraper has a pointy corner for poking in tight spots like ski/walk lever mechanisms, and a notched corner for edge work. The scraper is beveled on one edge for a perfect scr..
The skin-care products you are mostly likely to find in a skier’s possession involve water-repellency, glide-improvement, glop-reduction, and long-term storage. This skin product, however, isn’t for your climbing skins but rather is formulated for your epidermis. Dermatone Skin Protector protects your mug from the elements, so you can nail that Instagram shot without excess risk of..
Dermatone’s "No-Touch" Sunscreen Stick is the leader in the battle against greasy hands involved in sun protection. It also, of course, battles hard against said sun. At a whopping SPF 50, this moisturizing and fragrance-free sunscreen stick is applied like a glue stick. Except on your face. No need to take your gloves off to top-up your protection. US Ski Team's official sun..
The official lip balm of the US Ski team. Unfortunately the US Skimo team isn't recognized in that group yet but fingers remain crossed. While that one hand has crossed fingers, your other hand you can be applying Dermatone's Medicated Lip Balm, the superior defense against chapped lips. Widely regarded as the "best chapstick ever", the Medicated Lip Balm uses a really dense formul..
If you've ever been unexpectedly forced to spend a long winter night in the elements, you know that the Emergency Bivvy is one piece of gear that should always be in your pack! Reflecting a whopping 90% of your infrared heat and made with tear-resistant material to protect you from wind, rain, and snow, this is one thing you need to throw in the bottom of your pack and never take o..
Old Man Winter can be cruel - whipping winds, driving snow, blazing sun. While we may love most of these weather anomalies as skiers, we still need to protect ourselves from the elements. A great way to cover up all that skin you're showing is with Dermatone's Spot Protection Sunscreen Stick. Easy to use, easy to apply, and easy to carry so you won't need to worry about lugging aro..
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Outside of your avalanche safety gear, this is the one piece of gear that should always be in your pack. Reflecting a whopping 90% of your infrared heat, weighing in at slightly more than a Tic-Tac (pending Tic-Tac weigh in), and packing to smaller than a deck of cards, the ARVA Rescue Blanket is a necessary adventure-buddy that might just save your adventure-behind. If things didn..
Open it, shake it, and let your worries dissolve away as the heat builds up. With a 5-year lifespan, these hand-warmers heat up to 135°F (57°C) and are odorless, battery-free, and have a place in every backcountry skiers backpack. The air-activated formula fits well in most gloves and mittens, and provides several hours of artificial heat. Placing the hand warmer into an overmitt p..
Some of us stop skiing earlier than we should when our hands get cold. For others, quitting starts with feet. After trying sweaty socks, inflexible liners, expensive electronics, and homeopathic remedies, it may be time for a simpler solution. Yaktrax toe warmers are air-activated packets of magic that add just enough heat to get you through a long day. You’ll find even more benefi..