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..
Hydrogel Technology is kind of a Maurten thing if you know what I mean. Actually, you probably have no idea what we're talking about. Let's start with their drink mix; providing either 160 or 320 calories per package, this stuff will send carbohydrates to your system like Hall of Fame basketball player Karl Malone (aka "The Mailman"...it's a Utah thing). So, how does Hydrogel Techn..
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..
Sometimes you eat the bar...and only good things happen! Maurten's Solid nutrition bar will make sure the bar doesn't eat you out there on the skin track. Packed with 225 calories and 44g of carbohydrates, this low-fiber mixture will fuel the body and keep your tummy as happy as a moth in a chandelier shop. As always, Maurten has set out to create a simple product that yields incre..
We all hate some flavors: perhaps for you, it's coconut, cilantro, or dill. Not to worry if your palette is sensitive, Maurten's Gel just happens to be flavorless. Created for anyone who wants to perform at their best, these flavorless wonders are next level - packing some scientific revelations from Hydrogel Technology. This walk-on-water nutritional equivalent has carbohydrates t..
Taking a note from nature and using simple, real food makes for top-notch performance nutrition. Spring Energy focuses on using 100% natural ingredients throughout its lineup of gels and other nutrition products. No lab-grown experiments were run to replicate food. The Gel ingredients list harnesses the power of specific foods to match the needs of endurance athletes. Because of th..
If you're debating whether you really need to bring a Voile strap... trust us, you do. To simplify this decision tree even further, Voile has developed their Nano Strap, which is a mere 1/2" wide (1.3 centimeters for the enlightened metric users out there). Featuring the same grippy, soft, slightly stretchy, and weather-resistant Polyurethane as other classic Voile straps, the narr..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Highly aerobic activities, such as backcountry skiing, can be quite sweaty affairs. To replace lost electrolytes and prevent cramping, Nuun created their Sport Tablets. Simple and easy to use, simply pop a tablet in 16oz of water, wait a few minutes, and then enjoy a tasty effervescent drink. With an optimal blend of electrolytes and a hint of sugar backed by research, these tablet..
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..
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..
Nobody wants chapped lips when it's time for a Duck Face selfie! Protect yourself and anyone you may plant a kiss on with Dermatone's Lips and Face Stick. More importantly, you can lather this all over your face to keep from crisping up like that bacon you scarfed down at 4 AM before a big day in the mountains. High adventures require high protection, and the SPF 30 rating is just ..
When the situation calls for sunscreen on the go, the Mineral Sunscreen Stick from Dermatone is an easy choice. To apply, simply pop off the cap and rub the sunscreen on the area that needs protection, no need to get your hands greasy by applying the thick, white paste of yore. The zinc-based formula is easy on your skin and the environment while the SPF 50 rating keeps your skin f..
The HydraPak Stow is a convenient and simple solution for hydrating in the backcountry. The flexible and compressible material allows the Stow to be neatly…stowed in a chest pocket, allowing it to be close at hand when thirst strikes. The easy-open cap guards the leakproof nozzle, eliminating any risk of leaking which is especially welcome in sub-zero temperatures. Unlike its hard ..
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..
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..
If "Universal Bottle Holder" isn't self-explanatory, let us explain. You attach the holder to the shoulder strap of a backpack, put a water bottle in it, and voila! You have easy-to-reach hydration. The universal size fits most hard bottles with the glaring exception of Nalgene, which is just a little to girthy. The holder is lined with a thermal-reflective material to help insulat..
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..
Unless your local skin track is equipped with water fountains every mile you’re going to need to bring water on your run to stave off dehydration. The Dynafit Flask shrinks as you sip, so not only does it get more portable as you go, it also minimizes the sloshing you get with regular water bottles. They also make for easy warm storage in your jacket for really cold days. BPA/PVC f..
HydraPak has been building flexible hydration since 2001. In that time they have refined and developed performance solutions. HydraPack has now created the next revolution with the UtlraFlask Speed. Designed with a compressible, flexible material that will fit most touring and race packs, the shrink-as-you-drink design will keep your shoulder strap bulk to a minimum, collapsing dow..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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. ..
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..
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..
Check. That’s the most excitement a lot of folks get out of this sleeping pad. As a lightweight and 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. But..
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..
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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 ..
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..