12/5/2013
 
I have used a pair of these holders and the bottle with tube for over a year now both for training and races. Holders. Pros. The holders are easy to mount on most packs using whatever straps present themselves. If there are no mounting points available, duck tape, cord and zip ties get it rigged up easily too. The material is durable and they should last for years. I have never really bothered using the bungee cord retainers but 24oz bottles stay in no problem even with the occasional crash. Cons. The ...
12/3/2013
 
Jonathan, Most entertaining gear review ever? Possibly. I almost spit up my lunch laughing! Great statement on a situation where reality and meeting the spirit of the rules gets ridiculous. While I guess the current rule is better than when bear claws were OK, what next, ISMF avy beacons that have a battery, blinking light, certain dimensions and nothing more to them? The possibilities seem endless.
12/3/2013
 
I have used Pomoca skins and CAMP skins for racing for just over a year now and am really impressed with Pomoca skins. The two main reasons are better skin glue and MUCH better water repellency. Buying the material by the CM is a BRILLIANT idea both for reducing waste and for value. I cut my skins a foot shy of the back of my 161 long PDGs and have experienced no noticeable increase in slippage on uphills. The reason I mention this is that for $70 and a few rivets and bungee I can make a great pair of rac...
12/3/2013
 
These are the only race-specific bindings I have owned so I cant compare them to other bindings. However, here are some additional thoughts to the excellent reviews above. Price. Pretty darn expensive. They are very well designed so you get what you pay for but it seems some other brands or Dynafit models are comparable bindings for less and those may be worth considering. For non-front of the pack racers you may get more for your money with the Dynafit Speed Superlight. However, the light weight is prett...
12/3/2013
 
I purchased this boot for my wife since it appears to be the lightest women-specific boot that comes in a 22.5 mondo size. The lighter and smaller you are the more the weight on your feet matters. I know a few women whose husbands convinced them to buy burly backcountry rigs and ended up thinking (rightly so) that backcountry skiing is a lot of suffering for just a little fun. This boot with appropriate skis and bindings should change all that and I doubt anyone will notice much of a performance difference....