Alpine Touring Gear

Recent Alpine Touring Product Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Rossignol BC 120

Lightweight, responsive, lots of fun :) I’m having a blast with my Rossi BC 120’s. They’re very light and I feel a nimbleness when wearing them. So far I’ve skinned up fireroads and hiking trails and done some time on the ski hill. Flotation in powder has been acceptable. They handle loose snow with ease and are okay on groomers—just a bit twitchy on ice but easily controlled. I’m pretty new to tele so I can’t make much comparison in regards to other skis but I do feel confident free-heeling… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Compactor Ski Poles

Lighter, faster, and easier to use than other poles, yet worries about durability linger. Despite the worries, I really like these poles. Summary: From Black Diamond: "The aluminum compactor pole adjusts between popular pole lengths and uses an internal Kevlar cord to instantly break down to packable size and redeploys in a flash. One, rock solid, point of adjustment means you can keep moving instead of being the one always fiddling with your poles." I trek on my ski poles. Or maybe I should say… Full review

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol BC 120 reviewed Jan 25, 2020
$530
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Compactor Ski Poles reviewed Dec 17, 2019
$84 - $164
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Scarpa F1 reviewed Oct 17, 2019
$550 - $700
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Volkl Attiva Aurora reviewed Oct 6, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol BC 65 reviewed Dec 3, 2017
$370
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Atomic Sugar Daddy reviewed Jul 6, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond AMPerage reviewed Jun 29, 2017
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
G3 Expedition Skins reviewed Mar 14, 2017
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Dynafit TLT Radical ST reviewed Sep 24, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marker F10 Tour reviewed Jul 14, 2016
$349
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dalbello Sherpa 2/8 I.D. reviewed Jul 14, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Line Skis Mastermind reviewed Jul 14, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Blizzard Zero G 95 reviewed Apr 1, 2016
$700
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Marker Baron reviewed Mar 9, 2016
$379
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Volkl Mantra reviewed Nov 30, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marker Griffon 13 Binding reviewed Nov 30, 2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Atomic Blog reviewed Sep 9, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Armada JJ reviewed Aug 22, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Armada Magic J reviewed Aug 22, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Rocker2 108 reviewed Aug 22, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Atomic Tracker 16 reviewed Aug 21, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Guardian WTR 16 reviewed Aug 21, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol SOUL 7 reviewed Jul 21, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Convert Ski reviewed Mar 19, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Deploy TR-3 reviewed Feb 19, 2014
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dynastar Cham 97 reviewed Jan 2, 2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
K2 Shuksan reviewed Dec 22, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
K2 Kung Fujas reviewed Aug 8, 2013
$750 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
G3 Onyx reviewed May 29, 2013
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker reviewed Apr 8, 2013
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Ascension STS Climbing Skins reviewed Mar 14, 2013
$104 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Traverse Pole reviewed Feb 23, 2013
$52 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Whippet reviewed Jan 17, 2013
$100 - $124
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins reviewed Jan 13, 2013
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
K2 CoomBack/GotBack Skins reviewed Jan 7, 2013
$190 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marker Duke reviewed Dec 23, 2012
$495 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Aspect Ski reviewed Dec 14, 2012
$629 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Blizzard Titan Atlas reviewed Dec 13, 2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Prime reviewed Dec 7, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ski Logik Ullr's Chariot reviewed Oct 11, 2012
$750 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Line Skis Pin Ski Poles reviewed Sep 30, 2012
$48
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Expedition 3 reviewed Mar 2, 2012
$65 - $109
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asnes Combi Combat reviewed Nov 21, 2007
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain TF-X Boot reviewed Jan 17, 2013
$400
Leki Worldcup Racing GS Pole
$170
Leki Guide Lite V Pole
$170
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dynafit Mercury TF reviewed Jul 24, 2013

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