Combin must be German for “speed,” because the new Colltex skins nail the light ‘n fast concept that we hold so dear. Building on the formulas that have made the brand a regional favorite, the Combin skin features supple material with the grip of a much h..
$234.95 From $165.97
With enough versatility to satisfy guides and pole-enthusiasts, the Speed Vario is light enough that even racers will jump for joy. This Dynafit stick does it all and does it well, the epitome of a high-performance ski touring pole. The EVA grip is ergono..
The Carbonio version of the TLT7 is the new high-end model featuring a carbon-fiber cuff-stiffener. Dynafit switched to lower cost Titantex fiber on the Performance version, leaving an opening for a new boot with full-carbon performance. The Carbonio boot..
Colltex has taken mohair to the extreme. They did this by naming their 100% mohair skins “Colltex Extreme” and by coloring the skins red which is the fastest color (at least in cars). If that isn’t enough to scare you off then you will be extremely please..
$229.95 From $173.71
When we saw the design drawings and early prototypes for the new GT binding, we knew Kreuzspitze was onto something good. As is their style, the small Italian machine shop quietly worked to refine the binding while paying no attention to marketing and ass..
The Millet Touring Intense is an ultralight technical jacket for high-performance touring and skimo racing. The sporty fit matches female ergonomics, allowing you to move freely while skinning and skiing. The stretch top has two large chest pockets for st..
Welcome Fischer to the skimo boot club. And what an entrance! The Travers Carbon is a compelling ski boot that weighs barely a kilo. It has the torsional stiffness of an alpine boot, due to the placement of a carbon fiber sheath in the sole. It has an inc..
The Women’s Touring Intense Pant from Millet is designed for high-level ski touring and competition. Like the matching Jacket, the technical pant is a close sporty fit with stretch fabric and a desire to move up and down mountains fast. Millet added stirr..
The Plum 170 binding is the 150 with a built-in 20mm adjustment plate. If you plan on using more than one boot with your setup, this is the version for you. The re-designed toe pieces feature smooth-operating lock levers that have clear stops for skiing a..
Feel free to open the throttle a little further with the Salomon Mountain (MTN) Lab helmet. The ‘Lab is certified to both alpine skiing and mountaineering standards, so you are better protected if you sketch out. Plus, Salomon was listening to its backcou..
Black Diamond’s line of Helio bindings is exciting and the 180 represents an impressive amount of innovation and versatility, all while staying below the 200g benchmark. First, choose your release value: 6, 8, or 10. Next, feel how simple it is to enter a..
As the upper half of a skimo racing suit, the Falls Jacket is designed to keep you organized and encourage movement. The two-piece suit is made with PowerKler, the same thermo-sensitive fabric found in the amazing Crazy idea one-pieces. It purportedly ref..
$169.95 From $118.43
If you like strong, lightweight backcountry ski poles with lots of amenities, G3 nails it for you. The Via Carbon is an adjustable pole that is durable enough for big adventures and handy enough for daily touring. With a Quick Flick utility tab on the han..
La Sportiva is turning things upside down. This time, we are talking about ski walk/mode levers. The new Speedfire™ closure system incorporates a rear lever that latches at the top instead of the more-familiar bottom where it can become packed with snow w..
Also known as the Pomoca Climb Pro, these 100% mohair skins give you natural glide. However unlike untreated mohair that can get waterlogged, the Pomocas feature an EverDry treatment that helps prevent glomming and a waterproof membrane to keep moisture o..
$209.95 From $188.96
Mohair skins from the mohair experts. As the first company to use mohair to make climbing skins, Contour knows their way around the barn. Coupled with attachments that know their way around your ski, the trim-to-fit Guide Cut skins are hard to beat. The f..
$109.95 From $87.96
Together with the Jacket, the Falls Pant is a high-performance racing and training suit that will keep you energized when skiing up and downhill. That’s both due to the magic PowerKler fabric and the overall efficient design. The fabric-makers claim the f..
$169.95 From $113.47
What better way to commemorate SCARPA’s 80th anniversary than by giving their crown jewel a Ferrari-red paint job? The F1 boot has proven time and again that it deserves to be painted red. The lightweight nylon shell, Pebax tongue, and a 62° range-of-moti..
Dynafit calls the Superlite 2.0 a revolution instead of an evolution. If you like brakes then you might be inclined to agree, since the new version is the first race-weight binding with an (optional) integrated brake. It maintains the fully adjustable lat..
This 4-way stretch training pant is designed for those with a devotion to uphill skiing. The La Sportiva Devotion Pant is built with high performance fabric that is lightweight, breathable, and makes you feel fast. It is adorned with an adjustable waist, ..
The F1 is back! This time with a standard ski/walk mode switch. When the first edition of this boot was recalled due to over-innovation, we had a hard time getting all the boots back from customers (in fact some still have them). That’s because the F1 wal..
$698.95 From $471.11
Suggestive of a good match with the Maestro skis, the poles with the same name are similarly designed to be reliable tools in the high mountains. Built with tough Ergal aluminum, the single shaft poles have no moving parts and are built to just work. The ..
$74.95 From $47.52
The La Sportiva Devotion is a high-performance training pant for uphill skiing. It features a 4-way stretch fabric that provides a tight-yet-flexible fit. The cuffs are reinforced with scuff guards and has zips to get them over your ski boots. The rear ba..
The white version of the Superlite 2.0 is nearly identical to the black, but with lower release values. This makes it great for lighter skiers that don’t need double-digit release values. The lateral release is adjustable between 5-10, while the forward r..
The S-Glide skins have very little room to improve. Pomoca is trying to one-up themselves anyway. The Tipon formula has a thinner backing material and an innovative “non-glue” adhesive. The result is a skin that is lighter, much more packable, and easy to..
Atomic pulled out all the stops for the new Backland series of touring boots. This figurative expression not only refers to pipe-organ knobs, but also to financial constraints, production impediments, and reasons that may stop you from buying them. This i..
Similar to the jacket, the Dynafit PDG Pant offers race level efficiency without the unwanted coolness associated with full body lycra. Smooth Dynastretch on the exterior and softer fleece on the interior make for comfortable tours with race level efficie..
$229.95 From $131.47
The perfect gift for your ski partner, the ARVA Axio Beacon might give them the best chance of finding you if you’re buried in an avalanche. Other beacons rely on a very short third antenna which is limited by the depth of the housing. This renders the an..
Colltex invented the adhesive climbing skin in the sixties, and they continue to produce amazing skins that are chosen by guides and companies such as Atomic, Movement, and Ski Trab. The Mix formula is a workhorse blend of 65% mohair and 35% nylon that ge..
$224.95 From $179.96
Maintaining Salomon’s X-Alp series theme, the X-Alp Carbon Boot is built for moving fast in technical terrain. This demands a lot from a ski boot, which the X-Alp Carbon proudly delivers. While the suspiciously similar Procline is geared more towards clim..
The legendary TLT has earned a higher number. While it’s a mathematical axiom that 7 > 6, in terms of weight the opposite is true. Dynafit moved away from the removable tongue system towards a streamlined design that sheds a couple hundred grams per bo..
We aren’t entirely sure if the Alagna pant (pronounced uh-LAHN-ya) is supposed to be the ideal training pant for racers, the snug pant for backcountry skiers, or the “quiver of one” pant for light ‘n fast skiers. What we do know is that it’s awesome and t..
Dynafit’s 7th iteration of the TLT boot is the best one yet. The TLT7 Expedition is simple, lightweight, and skis well. Just what you want in a backcountry boot, with nothing you don’t. The women’s edition has a cush liner and equal performance to the gen..
If you like moving fast in the mountains then the Karpos’ Alagna (pronounced uh-LAHN-ya) jacket should be the staple of your ski-top quiver. The Alagna features advanced body-mapping construction where multiple Thermodrytex and Dualfit fabrics have been s..
$199.95 From $159.96
Ladies, welcome to the future of ski touring. The Fischer My Travers is a long-awaited women’s boot that skis like an alpine boot and yet walks like a running shoe. The My Travers brings the same beloved design, shape, and performance of the men’s Travers..
Warm, stretchy, comfortable, and high-performance; what’s not to like? The Alagna is the staple high-speed touring pant from Karpos; popular for good reason. Thermodrytex Double, the mainstay fabric in the Alagna, is very breathable and sports a DWR finis..
The Atomic Hybrid skins are the bees knees. Using Contour’s magic hybrid glue formula, the skins stay stuck to your skis but are easy to peel off and pull apart from each other. The glue formula is actually two layers, one stronger glue that adheres to th..
Here’s what happened: the recalled F1 Evo boots were melted down, fed to an improved boot making machine, and spit out into boxes. You can now have your boots back, which were the only ones that fit, we know! The improved F1 is virtually the same boot as ..
$698.95 From $498.21
True to their fashion, Marker is entering a new market (tech-bindings) with great fanfare. The Alpinist binding is focused on weight, ski-ability, and a user-friendly nature that is robust and foolproof. The heel piece sits flush against the heel of your ..
If you like comfortable ski-touring pants from companies focused on sustainability, Ortovox’s Tofana may be the champion. The cut is athletic and it offers just enough room for layering to the conditions while still staying streamlined to avoid crampons a..
The Micro Beacon is the smallest and lightest way to get past gear check at a skimo race. For the 2016/17 season and beyond, the ISMF is requiring three antennas in all avalanche transceivers. This is good news because folks may no longer make a big safet..
Designed for ski mountaineering, the Pierra Menta II jacket is built for superb freedom of movement while maintaining a comfortable body-climate. A hybrid construction featuring Millet XCS 100 softshell, Airtastic super breathable stretch material, and Po..
Designed by Dynafit with efficiency in mind, the Race Pro Pack is one of the lightest and most streamlined backpacks around. But weight doesn't matter unless it’s easy to use under pressure with a sky-high heart rate and cold hands. Luckily, Dynafit deliv..
Marker had something impressive brewing in their secret lab: introducing the Marker Alpinist binding. The Alpinist brings release characteristics reserved for heavier bindings to the sub-250g category. The heel piece incorporates a spring-loaded track tha..
Built to keep up with the modern skimo woman, The Millet Pierra Menta II jacket confronts past industry-shortcomings of fast and light touring jackets for women. Make no mistake, this is one of the only jackets of its category to feature proper external s..
Atomic did not forget about the fairer sex when developing its new line of alpine touring boots. The Women's Backland is packed with most of the same technology as the carbon version, but with a softer flex and better colors. The boots ascend like a dream..
The Pierra Ment’ Hoodie is specifically designed for efficient ski mountaineering. Four way stretch material, external pockets for skins, and a balaclava-style hood will have you up and down the mountain quickly and comfortably. The full-zip hoodie from M..
Movement’s skis are admirable performers in dangerous terrain. But without the proper skin to get you there, said terrain is even more dangerous. Colltex’s track record and favoritism among alpinists made Movement’s choice of skin-manufacturer simple. The..
$169.95 From $134.76