Tagged: backcountry

Native Eyewear Upslope Goggle Review

  Native Eyewear Lens Features The Native Eyewear Upslope Goggles feature SnowTuned lenses that are a double spherical lens (double>single layered lenses for barrier and more resistant to fogging).  The spherical lens allows for...

Smith Quantum Helmet with MIPS Review

  Helmets need to keep your noggin warm, vent or breathe when you heat up, integrate with your goggles, and fit well. Yet the #1 feature we should all consider is what they can...

Black Diamond Razor Carbon

Black Diamond Razor Carbon Ski Poles

The Black Diamond Razor Carbon Ski Poles have been a great surprise this season. A set of carbon poles is something I never really considered a must have, but now that I’ve tested the...

Marker F10

Marker Tour F10 Review

Initial Impressions The Marker Tour F10 is a solid binding that gives you the confidence and performance on the downhill that you expect from a Marker binding, in a lighter weight option than its’...

Dakine Kodiak Glove

Dakine Kodiak Glove Review

First thoughts This is a very cool and rugged looking piece of must-have outdoor snow gear.  There is an all black version available, but I am super happy with my Bourbon colored Dakine Kodiak...

GSI outdoors Mini Espresso

GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Review

GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Ok, I’m all about roughing it when it comes to camping or hiking in the backcountry, but sometimes it would be nice to indulge in the finer things. And by...

Marmot Zion Jacket Review

Waterproof and breathable has been marketed for many years now, but you know just as well as I do that waterproof and breathable haven’t really gotten along all that well in the past.  For...