11/4/2015
 
These are small, light, simple, robust, and release at a reasonable value. I raced half-ish of last season with them and took them touring a few times combined with some Dynafit Radical toes. I had one lateral release in a race, stopping clumsily on icy chop. My technique sucks, and so did that hill, so I'm not calling it pre-release (and I ski with toes unlocked). I trust these skimo racing or mountianeering with lighter/shorter skis. Mind the heel gap, when mounting, as it's non-standard, and enjoy.
11/4/2015
 
I wound up getting one of these over the off-season to replace my jerry-rigged race ski carry on a BD Bandit pack. The weight savings is significant, while not being too much heavier than the tiny, race-only RC 20. I fret less about weight on my back than weight on my feet, within reason. The compartments are a little unintuitive, and the zippers can be fickle. That aside, the light weight and easy race-ready diagonal ski carry, plus easy-access crampon pocket have me excited for the upcoming ski season....
11/4/2015
 
These and Metolius FS Minis are my go-to lightweight climbing biners these days. The Nano is a touch lighter than the FS mini while also being bigger and easier to clip/unclip. I pare down my rack to single nanos + 8mm dyneema slings in the smallest quantity I can get away with for big alpine stuff. The weight and bulk reduction really adds up. Neat that they come in colors now - maybe soon it will be time to upgrade my racking biners!
11/4/2015
 
I've struggled to find an ideal mounting for this bottle, due more to deficiencies in packs (or my own creativity) than any specific fault I can find with CAMP's design. My only design-related complaint is that an enclosed approach with a little closed-cell-foam insulation would give more margin for freezing weather and longer duration. Even insulated bottles (I have a Polar one, which fits) get icy a little faster than I would like. The gel pocket is a nice touch.
11/4/2015
 
I have an older pair of these skis. These are the same weight, dimensions, and camber/rocker as my older pair, so the formula seems to be the same. They've been a solid first race ski the past season (8 races + practice laps in and out of bounds). Not astonishingly light by race standards, but night-and-day difference even from other light, short touring skis. Don't knock them for weight though - they're comparable to or lighter than other mainstream skimo offerings, only bested by the fairly exotic stuff. ...