Type III - Aggressive
25 - 50 days / year
A mix of resort skinning, recreational racing, and backcountry adventures.
Dynafit Speed Radical
I purchased the CAMP Rapid Racing Pack for resort training, racing, and for spring touring in the North East. I used it for a number of days of both inbounds skinning and in the backcountry over the past season. As advertised, this is a lightweight pack, and has a number of useful features for fast tours. The side access crampon pouch is easily accessible, allowing storage of frequently needed items without having to dig through the pack. When not needed, the separator can be unzippered to allow for more r...
I purchased this helmet as the workhorse for my touring and recreational racing in the Northeast. The Alpine Rider was appealing due to it's dual certification and it's relatively light weight. I've used it for most of my uphilling, racing, and the occasional resort skiing for the past few seasons. Compared to other downhill oriented helmets, the Alpine Rider is a nice reduction in weight, though in comparison to mountaineering helmets is on the heavier side. The weight is barely noticeable during tours, a...
I purchased the CAMP water bottle holder to function as my main on-the-move hydration system after mounting frustration with freezing bladder hoses and bulky bottle holders. Since it arrived, I've used it for both uphill training at the local resort to longer tours. The bottle holder serves it's intended purpose fairly well. It is easily transferable to several packs with minimal modification. The one caveat is that the velcro strap at the top requires a horizontal anchor point. For packs which lacked thi...
I purchased these to use as my main touring pant for this season of resort skinning and backcountry trips, with the additional intention of use for some recreational racing. The fit is athletic / Euro, as to be expected with a Dynafit product. I'm 5'9", 165lbs with a 33" waist, and the US small fits perfectly. In the past I have had trouble finding pants that are tight in the waist, yet fit over my rather large thighs, but these seem to do the trick. The upper leg fits snugly, though perhaps a degree loos...