Though not named after our store, the La Sportiva Skimo gloves fit right in. They are designed for alpine touring and work great in the dead of winter. The gloves feature a light layer of Polartec Alpha insulation, the most breathable kind. This allows yo..
The Laser Speed Light is another beautifully designed piece of kit from Petzl. It’s an ice screw comprised of a durable steel drill, a stout anodized aluminum tube, a compact aluminum hanger, and a foldable lever. The “LSL” represents a minimal weight imp..
Weighing 25% less than classic Camalots, the Black Diamond Ultralights are the best cams for light ‘n fast technical ascents. Use them for protection while climbing and as an emergency anchor on the descent. The lobes have been exquisitely machined to sav..
$99.95 From $82.96
Dynafit’s Mercury 2 Jacket is considered core to their line of apparel. That means they are especially proud of the design that features a comfortable brushed lining woven into a weather-protectant shell. As they should be, the Mercury is a nice, lightwei..
$229.95 From $148.46
The Voile Hyper V8 is one of the most fun-filled fat skis out there. Surfy and floaty even in heavy powder, it inspires the confidence to really let it run. The Voile hybrid rocker keeps the ski nimble in tight spaces or while ripping through the aspens. ..
The Wailer 112 started a new comparison category for us called “excess fat”. Sure, DPS made the touring version of its iconic resort ski light enough to carry uphill. But skiing back down on it is cheating, pure and simple. The rockered profile perfectly ..
Ladies, if you’re a glutton for powder, please meet the Yvette Tour1. The ever-popular Wailer/Yvette shape can now be safely carried uphill and ripped back down on the deepest of days. DPS used it’s Tour1 layup, including the carbon and glass laminates, t..
Wearing lightweight race gloves in the backcountry has spoiled us since the dexterity is unmatched. However, rare is the mid-winter day warm enough to wear a thin glove exclusively. The Dynafit Borax Mitten allows you to enjoy your dexterous gloves while ..
The streamlined Mercury 2 Pant is now even more appropriate for active ski touring. The brushed lining is woven into the shell to give a sleek feel. This, coupled with an updated mix of materials, enables the pants to be several ounces lighter than the or..
A unique blend of 88% nylon and 12% elastane gives the Mercury Softshell weather resistance and breathability without the use of an expensive membrane. Dynafit wove the light, highly-elastic fabric into an athletic cut softshell that is perfect for aerobi..
The Edelrid Mega Jul belay device is the big sister of the Micro Jul. Designed to work with bigger diameter ropes.the Mega Jul is a versatile belay and rappel device made of solid stainless steel for durability.The assisited braking thub loop (green ..
Amply lined with soft and breathable fleece, the Karpos Express 300 is the go-to pant for frigid skimo adventures. Run cold? Ambitious expedition? Midnight powder skiing in a January storm? The Express 300 has you covered. Literally. Touting one of the mo..
Sometimes a thin sheath of nylon isn’t enough. If you want serious backup protection for your skimo gloves, check out the Crazy Idea Over Gloves. They pack up small but contain a healthy amount of insulation to stave off frostbite. Just slip them on and t..
Karpos’ has a long tradition in fashion-centric Italy, and once you wear the Express 300, you’ll realize why the company’s reputation is so strong. The pants sport a DWR finish from top to bottom that will readily repel dirt and water, meaning you’ll be c..
$249.95 From $162.47
We like simple gear because it’s easier to use with cold hands, in a daze of calorie-debt, in the middle of a storm, or under the light of a headlamp. Plus, with no moving parts, there is almost nothing to break. Petzl’s Reverso 4 is a classic example of ..
Millet categorizes the Touring Shield Pant as an "action shell" for a reason. Built with Polartec® Powershield Light and Stretch three layer fabric, the pants are cut ergonomically and have articulated knees to move with your body. And since they are spec..
If terms like ultra-light, hot-forged, twin, single, and half rope get your wheels turning then we advise you to keep reading. If that did nothing for you then we suggest you look here for more inspiration. Weighing in at a scant 54g, the Petzl Verso is o..
The CAMP Tempest Mitt greatly widens the array of acceptable ski-conditions. A packable, insulated mitt with a DRYZONE membrane keeps your hands dry and toasty when the mercury plummets. The membrane is a weather-stopping fabric that’ll shield your hands ..
Advance your ski adventures with the Crazy Idea Advanced pants. Built for both uphill and downhill skiing, the pants are constructed with Polartec Windbloc® fabric, meaning they can handle both harsh approaches and extreme descents. The material is stretc..
The Crazy Idea Tropical Mitt packs in so much insulation that your hands feel like they are in the tropics. Designed for brutal cold weather or hands that simply run cold, the Tropical Mitt is different from the other overmitts in a few ways. First, it ha..
Skinny rope fans often struggle to find a suitable rappel device to match their favorite cord. The ultralight Nano 8 from Mammut is the new default choice. Weighing only 40 grams, the miniature eight-plate features a unique shape designed to help you achi..
Many skiers take pride in owning a ski-quiver. Fewer take pride in their quiver of ski-touring pants. The Millet Extreme Rutor Shield pant is a defense against ski-pant quivers. It’s the right choice for 90% or more of the conditions you will encounter wh..
The age-old Nordic saying “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing” rings true for anybody that spends times in the mountains. The Karpos Schiara pant is here to make sure bad weather is a thing of the past. Now you don’t have to be confined to bluebir..
The Race Beanies from Ski Trab are lightweight polyester hats that fit under a helmet and breathe well enough to race in. Woven with fun Italian colors, the Trab caps demonstrate your love of both fashion and function. The beanies have a sleek feel and ar..
$34.95 From $24.42
When your equipment is literally a life line, it’s good to know you can count on your gear. The Karpos Mountain Jacket is a workhorse designed for daily life in the mountains. It’s efficiently constructed to be weatherproof and durable without sacrificing..
Exceptionally comfortable, the Pierra Menta Beanie is perfect for under your helmet during cold races and aerobic tours in the dead of winter. The lightweight stretch knit keeps cold out but vents off any excess heat and perspiration quickly.
Now that the Powder Keg has installed a tradition of technical skimo races in North America, it’s time to drop the excuses and grab the fixed rope. Best to grab it with the Pilot Ascenders from CAMP, since you don’t want to burn through your glove if you ..
You can probably ski on water with these. If you want to avoid penetrating said water, skin track, or deep powder, check out the DPS Lotus 124 Tour1. We won’t carry them uphill for you, but apparently they aren’t too bad to lug up there, and reportedly th..
When diverse sports like skiing progress, the gear often lags behind the trends and is outdated by the time it’s introduced. Luckily, there are a few companies like Karpos that have their ear to the ground and are interested in the progression of ski-moun..
$259.95 From $169.96
The quality and attention to detail that Karpos presents is almost unmatched, which is why the versatile Mountain pant is one of the mainstays of their lineup. Sporting a top-to-bottom DWR finish, the Mountain pant will repel water, dirt, and other contam..
$259.95 From $168.97
Due to its high cost, it is wise to use Polartec® NeoShell® fabric in only strategic places. That is exactly what Millet did with the LTK Hybrid Neo jacket. The most breathable shell material on the market is used on the hood and shoulders to offer protec..
CAMP’s HMS Nitro Lock is among the lightest locking carabiners in the world and yet remains very strong and functional. The Nitro was shaped specifically to enable smooth Munter-hitching your way down a rope. With the huge, wide-open body there is plenty ..
The Crazy Idea Fast Cut Thermo headband is a simple piece of Vuelta, a soft, moisture-wicking, bacteria-resisting fabric. If you’re lazy about washing your head gear, the “bacteriostatic” treatment should delay the onset of “stink”. The band is designed f..
$19.95 From $14.32
The TLT 3L is a hard shell that is so light, packable, and breathable that you might actually want to use it when moving efficiently. 3L stands for 3-layer, which is a specific subtype of proprietary Dynashell™ fabric. The three layers can be thought of a..
You know the days. The days that other protection just won’t do and you need a balaklava. The Xtrem edition from ARVA is a good choice for those days, with Windshield inserts and a mesh breathing panel to accommodate your high exertion. Made with Thermoli..
Zip on and off this superlight hard shell pant in a hurry. The TLT 3L is the perfect extra pant layer for keeping at the bottom of you pack. It’s so light and packable that it won’t hold you back, and if you actually need to use it, it still won’t you bac..
When the king of high-tech outdoor apparel designs a jacket specifically for ski mountaineering, you can rest assured that it’s going to work. The Arc’Teryx Procline Comp Jacket is mostly comprised of Gore Windstopper fabric, a breathable yet wind-stoppin..
What is a SKUBE you ask? It's what you get when you cross-breed a SKully and a neck tUBE. With a simple drawstring attached, the flexible SKUBE can either vent heat or store it. In other words, it's a perfect system for back country skiing when your are h..
Can’t decide between wire-gate or key-lock closure? The patented KeyWire design is the best of both worlds. CAMP combined the benefits of a smooth-action wire gate with the safety of a keylock nose. They also used a curved I-Beam construction to make it l..
The Karpos Lastei Vest capitalizes on the secrets of physiology and Italian design. If your core stays warm, your extremities are magically less likely to get cold as well. If you use the right materials, you won’t get bogged down with sweat or bulk. If y..
Useful gear weighing less than 30g (28g, to be exact) is trying to earn a spot in your backpack. Petzl’s Ange S (S for Small), is the perfect companion for technical ascents, descents, side-scents, and impromptu zip-lines in the field. Built to perfection..
As maybe the only socks designed for ski mountaineering, the Crazy Compression socks are a treat to ski and climb with. Labeled for left and right feet, the perfectly formed leg tubes are zoned to provide protection from blisters when skinning. The compre..
A vest is ideal when just a bit of extra core-warmth is needed or when you’ve been hitting the weights too hard and your biceps no longer fit in sleeves. The Extreme Rutor Alpha Compo vest is one of the best we have seen for ski touring. The 80g of Polart..
The Women’s Mezzalama is lined with Polartec Alpha, making it the lightest and most breathable insulated Dynafit jacket. This is perfect for a backup later for races, tours, or ski mountaineering. If the weather stays nice and you don’t need the protectio..
The Camp Mach Express is an ultralight quickdraw for fast alpine missions one skis or otherwise. The Camp Nano takes hold of the gear end and is small, compact, and easy to place in tight quarters. The Photon Wire carabiner is large and in charge of handl..
Full disclosure: here at Skimo Co, we chose the previous version of the Mezzalama jacket as our (now world-famous) shop jackets, so of course we are somewhat partial to it. Each and every member of our team has one, and we ski, run, eat, sleep, love, show..
A performance ski sock made for a women’s foot. The RFL’s are thin, ultralight Merino wool socks that work great in close-fitting ski boots. RFL stands for Real-F’in-Light, meaning these are the lightest, thinnest socks in Darn Tough’s Vertical ski line. ..
$23.95 From $19.16
Named after one of the “big three” skimo races, the Mezzalama Jacket from Dynafit was designed for it. In other words, long, cold races and/or training sessions. Of course, any kind of skiing can be considered training, so feel free to just keep it your p..