Alpine Touring Gear

Recent Alpine Touring Product Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Scarpa Men's F1

Looking for a lightweight, flexible AT boot which I can fit a wide foot into following some foot surgery. Very accommodating thermal fitting options, including a mold-able outer shell I had to sit out last year's season here in Colorado due to extended recovery following bone spur removal surgery. Nevertheless, I'm back in the saddle so to speak and am looking to expand into the AT realm. Following doing a fair bit of boot research and getting good advice from a Scarpa rep I spoke with I chose the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Volkl Attiva Aurora

"Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman" just like SECRET deodorant used to be! Ha Ha. If you read my intro and thought "Oh no, he's reviewing women's deodorant", you'll be sadly mistaken. In fact, I'm reviewing a pair of alpine (downhill) skis. Full disclosure: I'm a 6'1" and ~230lb adult man who proudly and confidently rides this pair of Volkl women's skis. I'll start with a little backstory for context: in the fall of 2014, I was not yet an alpine skier. I had attempted to ski on ONE… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Rossignol BC 65

Very good all purpose skis that will work back country and in track. I've had these for like eight years and use them four or five times a year. We like to hit some trails about 10 miles from the house and Yellowstone Cooke City area mostly. These work well in powder out in Yellowstone or in track when we have been there. Good skis, can't go wrong. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Atomic Sugar Daddy

The journey to find the elusive "one ski to rule them all" continues. About me I am an intermediate skier who skis the winters away on the groomed runs then take my skis to the mountains in the summer after the avy danger has mostly passed.  Tech specs 126-99-117 Regular camber 183 length The story When I saw these on Craigslist three hours away with Fritschi touring bindings on them for $150 I got in the car and drove. Does anything depreciate as quickly as skis? This setup would have been $1200… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond AMPerage

Super playful skis. Stable, will never let you down. Those skis have been following me for five years now. Big mountain, backcountry skiing, skins, name it. They are stable and durable, very playful skis. I am able to go on powder as much as groomed resort skiing (great on ice too!). The only downside from my experience is that the aesthetic coating of the ski peels off on the ends where I clip my skins. But other than that, great product. Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
G3 Expedition Skins

Decent traction but a bit less glide than other brands. Tip metal loops need RIVETING to stay attached! Tail clips are fine. My G3 Expedition skins are 10 years old but still work OK even though getting worn down a bit and needing seasonal re-applications of glue. My gripe is that the metal loops (which must be sized for your wide or narrow ski tips) tend to let go when the self-glued skin that doubles back to hold them lets go. I had to rivet my loops in place. Newer style "tip pockets" may be… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Dynafit TLT Radical ST

Very good bindings. Low price and good quality. Recommended 100%. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Marker F10 Tour

Light-ish frame style tour binding for the rest of us. My first tour bindings. I ski 80% in bounds so solid downhill performance is important to me and I also need to watch my weight because I also go on dawn patrol and up mountains on occasion. I had heard that these rattle, but saw none of that.  Marker makes several frame-style tour bindings and I was not ready to shell out the coin for bindings that release at 12 and weigh more than the skis they are attached to. Plus I don't need that much… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Dalbello Sherpa 2/8 I.D.

Where have these been all my life? These are my first brand new boots and the first I have bought online. I must admit I was worried about the fit but I was very impressed after they arrived. These are also my first touring boots. I own two other pairs of downhill-only boots. These were on super clearance. They may be discontinued. My skiing style: As the boots say, I am 80/20, meaning I ski 80% in the resort and 20% off-piste. I am a blue-black skier trying to become better at diamond runs. Rainier… Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Volkl Attiva Aurora added Oct 6, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Atomic Sugar Daddy added Jul 6, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Blizzard Zero G 95 added Mar 13, 2015
$700
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Armada Magic J added Aug 22, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Rocker2 108 added Aug 22, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Armada JJ added Aug 22, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Line Skis Mastermind added Nov 24, 2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Atomic Blog added Nov 11, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dalbello Sherpa 2/8 I.D. added Oct 11, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol SOUL 7 added Sep 29, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marker Griffon 13 Binding added Sep 26, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Deploy TR-3 added Sep 25, 2013
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Guardian WTR 16 added Sep 19, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Convert Ski added Sep 6, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dynastar Cham 97 added Dec 27, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins added Nov 20, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Atomic Tracker 16 added Nov 14, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dynafit Mercury TF added Sep 21, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol BC 65 added Mar 20, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Dynafit TLT Radical ST added Dec 5, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Volkl Mantra added Nov 9, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Line Skis Pin Ski Poles added Nov 4, 2011
$48
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond AMPerage added Oct 10, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Compactor Poles added Aug 25, 2011
$84 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
K2 Kung Fujas added Jun 5, 2011
$750 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Blizzard Titan Atlas added May 24, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ski Logik Ullr's Chariot added Oct 21, 2010
$750 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Prime added Sep 20, 2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marker F10 Tour added Jul 21, 2010
$349
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
K2 CoomBack/GotBack Skins added Jul 16, 2010
$190 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain TF-X Boot added Jul 7, 2010
$400
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Aspect Ski added Jun 30, 2010
$629 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
K2 Shuksan added Jun 17, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Marker Baron added Jun 4, 2010
$379
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marker Duke added Jun 4, 2010
$495 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Scarpa F1 added May 27, 2010
$486 - $700
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
G3 Expedition Skins added May 27, 2010
$99 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Ascension STS Climbing Skins added May 21, 2010
$104 - $174
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Whippet added May 21, 2010
$100 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
G3 Onyx added May 21, 2010
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker added May 21, 2010
$180 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Traverse Pole added Apr 3, 2009
$52 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Expedition 3 added Dec 17, 2007
$36 - $109
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asnes Combi Combat added Nov 21, 2007

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