2/21/2014
 
Using the Alien 1.0 boots is life changing. When you hear about increased ankle mobility and increased freedom of movement blah blah blah it sounds like hyperbolic marketing tripe - but the 1.0 is the real deal. when I put them on it is hard to tell the difference from my trail running shoes. at 800g these babies are super lite. However, it's when you first get moving on skis that you really feel the difference. Zero ankle/shin resistance is a liberating feeling. It is hard to explain the immediate affect ...
2/21/2014
 
I am tough man to please when it comes to gloves. Between climbing, skiing, and the rest of life I chew through a few pairs of gloves every winter. I am always on the search for the do it all glove that finds the right balance between durability, warmth, and sensitivity for a wide range of activities - but can also be surprised when I find a niche glove that excels for one activity. The CAMP G-Comp Windglove is one such exceptional niche glove in my mind. The glove is soft on the skin, very breathable, suit...
2/21/2014
 
One ski to rule them all? Well... not really, but it ain't far off! This is the race ski that has changed my mind about race skis! I'd long been a die hard skitrabber (committed to the cause) but became acquainted with Movement skis last winter at a European Worldcup Race and was immediately pleased with the quality of their goods - seemingly a little ahead of the rest of the market. The Goldfish-X totally delivers in a small niche for a rando race ski that could also hold its own not only in the uphill, b...
2/21/2014
 
In the past few years I have become a convert to the vest-style packs coming out on the market - I love the close to the body supportive feel and freedom of movement. Last winter I was even using one of my trail vests ghetto-rigged for ski season. The CAMP Skin pack hits the sweet spot for me - fully decked with skimo features found on other larger packs (ski carry, crampon pocked, numerous shoulder /front pockets), but still the low-profile fit that distributes weight over your back/ chest well and feels m...