As a whole, Salomon is known for being friendly to the hard-charging athletes who want to push the boundaries a bit. Built from the ground up as a powerful women’s touring boot, the MTN Explore W is intended to do just that. But feel free to explore the m..
G3 is quietly gaining some impressive expertise with tech bindings. After experiencing moderate success with the uniquely designed Onyx and Ruby bindings, G3 has decided to focus on improving a more familiar design. And improve it they did, with many subt..
Behold the Plum Race Suit, Ladies Edition. Same suit, construction, and features as the men's suit but packed into a cut and color designed from the ground up specifically for women. Wickedly ventilated, built for speed, and slightly camouflaged with a fe..
Salomon’s snowsports heritage is in alpine skiing, which shows in the MTN Explore touring boot. It’s evident in the way the boot skis, encouraging your progression as a skier into bigger terrain or higher speeds. Incorporating a more progressive flex than..
The Rapid is the brother of the world-renowned Rapid Racing pack, except this is built with a higher emphasis on day-to-day use outside of a race course. The Rapid is an excellent pack for everything from racing to long days accessing technical lines. A n..
Now with DIN! The new version of the Dynafit Radical bindings has recently been certified by TÜV to alpine touring standards for release and retention. This was partially accomplished by the toe piece being mounted on a rotating plate, allowing the releas..
An update to the venerable Spectre boots is more than just color. But not much more. La Sportiva stiffened the boots by around 5% with strengthening ribs in the lower shell below the cuff. The impressive walk mode (for 4 buckle boots) stays the same and y..
This La Sportiva ski boots truly sparkles. That is mainly due to the diamond dust in the soles that help it cut through ice and really grip. The Sparkle 2.0 also features upgraded ski performance over the 1.0 version, due to a reinforced lower shell. The ..
Picture says it all. Finally, a suit manly enough for men. This men’s skimo racing suit has a manly theme that highlights the fact that you are male. Can be worn by women.
Flannel & jeans look is perfect for lumber-sexuals and Canadians.
If skiing massive backcountry lines, stomping landings, and etching figure elevens sounds like you, then we encourage you to read on. Following a tradition of excellence, Atomic filled the void in their backcountry boot selection with the show-stopping Ha..
A rather complete lightweight day pack from Mammut. The Spindrift is an ultralight backpack for ski touring that has a number of race-inspired features. The ski attachment system can be operated without removing the pack, and the separate side compartment..
Behold, the Plum Race Suit. Wickedly ventilated and built for speed.
High output activities in warm conditions are where this suit will shine, as sweat wicking and ventilation seem to be prioritized over insulation. Unrestricted freedom of movement, mo..
Dynafit's Radical Racing Suit is a lightweight, form-fitting, speed machine. Designed to reduce drag and keep you comfortable, the suit uses specific ratios of materials in key areas to optimize movement and air flow. Easy access to Dynafit boot buckles a..
The DNA is Dynafit’s new top-of-the-line racing suit; they prefer to call it a second skin. It is built with energy-infusing Nilit® Innergy fabric and is fully featured for getting up, down, and around a race course. In the stomach is a set of pockets for..
$329.95 From $217.53
What good is a junior ski without a junior binding? The Z02 Junior from Hagan has a DIN settings that range from 2 to 7, perfect for those budding backcountry skiers and future skimo racers. Don’t make your kids suffer with heavier bindings while you walt..
When gear from Salomon is labelled “Lab”, it’s safe to assume it’ll have the best-in-class performance for its intended application. The Mountain Lab ski touring boot is no exception. In fact, after amassing a generous number of accolades, the blue boot m..
Named after the “Tour de France of Skimo”, the Pierra Ment’ racing suit is designed to win it. Ergonomically cut with a stretchy nylon / elastane blend, the abrasion-resistant suit features an open-mesh back for maximum ventilation. It’s also the only sui..
$399.95 From $199.95
Built on the same time-tested platform as the Speed 20 pack, the Speed 28 operates under the same philosophy as its lower-volume brethren. Except in this case, Dynafit argues that more volume is better. If you’re doing more touring than racing, you just m..
La Sportiva tried selling racing suits in North America a few years ago. Unfortunately the suits were too awesome for the nascent local market, which couldn’t stomach the nearly $600 price tag. Not a company that accepts failure, La Sportiva has managed t..
$298.95 From $187.76
The Contour Race skins have a 100% mohair plush that is optimized for durability and speed. The special length hairs are carefully spaced on a tough backing that outlasts the competition. Put the number of centimeters you’d like in the Qty field and we wi..
The picture says it all. This is the hippest race suit ever made with leopard skin up top and jeans on the bottom. Made with a sleek Elité fabric, the Skinny Suit by Crazy Idea never has to be taken off. It’s fully function while skiing with boot buckle c..
Finally a bigger Dynafit race pack. As you could guess, the RC28 is 8 liters more voluminous than the RC20. It shares the ultra-fast ski carry system, breathable mesh shoulder straps, and other features with its litter brother. But you can just put more i..
Ultimate Direction packed everything you need for ski touring and mountaineering into the Skimo 28 vest. It is one of the most full-featured packs out there, with access from the top, bottom, side and back. Avalanche gear has a special compartment with pr..
If your skis are Stealthy your race suit should be too. Sneak up on the competition in the Aski Race suit. Hide your skins in two large skin dumps on the outside. Hide you baby kangaroo in the stomach pouch. Two flapped pouches inside will hide what you p..
The term “vanguard” refers to a position at the forefront of development. La Sportiva is positioning the Vanguard pant to serve those at the forefront of ski mountaineering. The focus of the pant design was on comfort and fit, and Sportiva nailed this wit..
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If you have one Crazy Idea pant, you want them all. The Sideral is another comfortable touring and general mountain pant to add to your collection. The breathable Crazy Endurance fabric is hard-wearing enough for regular use while repelling dirt and water..
These bottoms hold the title of “pant of the century”. If someone points out that’s not a real competition, we’ll just say there must have been a bad translation from the original Italian. In any case, the Century Pant from Crazy Idea builds on centuries ..
The Sideral pant for women is a comfortable all-around mountain pant that you will want to ski in every day. Made with Crazy Endurance fabric that is stretchy and breathable, the Sideral pants are great for earning your turns. The fit is athletic and you ..
Strong athletes from around the globe are flocking to skimo racing as a winter pursuit, which means that the specialized gear can become even more specialized. Higher levels of competition necessitate higher levels of performance. The Gara Aero Sprint ski..
Ski Trab has introduced a women’s version of the Gara Aero World Cup. It’s possible that while experimenting with various new flexes for the men’s version, they stumbled upon the perfect flex for female racers. But more likely, Trab knew what they were do..
Made with ultralight Dynex (Dyneema) fabric, the Black Diamond Cirque 30 is a workhorse pack for bigger daily missions. Although less voluminous than the 35, it has enough usable space and extensions to handle just about anything, including the Grand Trav..
A new minimalist jacket in the Pierra Ment’ line from Millet. The Speed version is a soft Vueltex® Knit like the others, but in a trimmer X-Fit cut and a lighter overall package. The thumbhole cuffs and non-slip gripper elastic in the hem hold the jacket ..
The Gara Aero World Cup race ski is the pinnacle of Ski Trab research and development. Using the new Attivo production process, the Gara (Italian for Race) Aero WC consists of 14 layers of lightweight technology. A Hibox 3k carbon fiber filament encases s..
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Now you can get your ol’ reliables by the meter centimeter. Customize your skins with your favorite tip and tail, or attach the STS tip & tails for an inexpensive version of the Black Diamond kits. The BD Ascension nylon skins can take a beating and a..
Voile believes in equal opportunity skiing. Therefore, it’s no surprise that a female-specific version of the Wasatch Speed Project has come to fruition. Although the prototypes were pink, we applaud the decision to make the production WSG green. Either w..
Imagine if you applied the solid lightweight construction and easy skiing rockered tips of Voile skis to an ultralight size geared for skimo racing and speed touring. Well that’s just what Voile did when they started the Wasatch Speed Project. The resulti..
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A Vertical skimo race is very simple: first one to the top wins. No transitions, no skiing. This is a racing classification designed to figure out who is the fittest alpine athlete that knows how to skin uphill. Although not many such races are held state..
The Magma is a high performance ski with race dimensions. If you need a little help on the down, or know the conditions will be especially nasty, slice and dice the course with help from Aski. The ski is built with a Polycell core wrapped CarbonShell tech..
As the successor to the acclaimed Ultimate 65, the Backland UL has some big shoes to fill. That’s big in the sense of reputation, not size. These are skimo racing skis, after all. The new UltraLight, or UL, series features a redesigned tip, with a slimmer..
Turns out big packs don’t have to be heavy. Black Diamond solved the age-old problem by weaving Dynex (Dyneema) into the Cirque 35 pack. The ultralight material is not weak, since it’s the same life-saving material in many of BD’s quickdraws. The new back..
As a reformulated version of the Attack, the Zero G Race ski has a great legacy. It remains a stiff racing plank with a traditional profile and superior edge hold. That’s surprising because Blizzard managed to shave about 100 grams off the weight, making ..
The Viper is Crazy Idea’s Goldilocks mountain pant. Not too snug, not too baggy, it’s just right. Not too much fuzzy backing inside for spring skiing, just enough to keep you warm in the winter. The waist itself is elastic and has an elastic drawstring go..
Only Dynafit could come up with a ski to outdo the DNA. Creatively, it’s called the DNA. In an effort to eliminate confusion, we have dubbed the ski DNA 2.0. Since the original ski was already so good, taking on the challenge of surpassing the DNA was no ..
The PDG 3.0 is a classic example of “trickle-down randonomics,” a newly coined phrase that means the proven tech of an expensive ski can now be found in an affordable one. Using construction techniques from the DNA and Carbonio skis, Dynafit was able to m..
The Pierra Menta race is the Tour de France of skimo. The Dynastar Pierra Menta is one of the most decorated skis at the namesake race. A combination of lightness and impressive skiing often rocketed it to the top of the mountain and podium.
The P.M. r..
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Long have other brands made skimo race skis in their factory. Long have they dabbled with their own models in Europe. Short is the time Fischer predicts it will take to dominate North American podiums. With a weight-to-price ratio that is hard to beat, it..
Based on the world-cup winning X-Race ski, the Hagan Ascent ski sets a new standard in the category of budget skimo racing skis. Using Diamond Edge Cap construction, the Ascent is manufactured to be an ultralight yet durable tool for racing, speed touring..
Hagan has been working diligently for years on shaving weight off its race ski. Having reached practical limits, they’re now focused on making it slay the toughest of conditions. The updated version of the X-Race ski features ABS sidewalls for improved st..
$849.95 From $549.95