Alpine Touring Gear

Recent Alpine Touring Product Reviews

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Line Skis Mastermind

Great short, light skis for skinning and riding most conditions. These skis came to me via Craigslist. They had been purchased and mounted with touring bindings in 2014 and never ridden for two years. I drove across the state to swoop up this deal. These are the first brand-new skis I have purchased. I got them in 172cm, which is a little short for me but that was sort of the plan since I am a moderate skier and I intend to carry them places.  Dimensions: 115/85/112 (@172cm) More specs: http://www.skis.com/Line-Mastermind-Skis-2014/314376P,default,pd.html… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Compactor Poles Pole
$84 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Traverse Pole Pole
$52 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Line Skis Pin Ski Poles Pole
$48
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Dynafit TLT Radical ST Binding
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Armada Magic J Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dynastar Cham 97 Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dynafit Mercury TF Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Volkl Mantra Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Convert Ski Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ski Logik Ullr's Chariot Ski
$750 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond AMPerage Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Blizzard Titan Atlas Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol SOUL 7 Ski
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Expedition 3 Pole
$32 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins Climbing Skin
$104 - $174
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Whippet Pole
$100 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marker F10 Tour Binding
$349
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain TF-X Boot Boot
$400
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Blizzard Zero G 95 Ski
$700
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
G3 Onyx Binding
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Volkl Attiva Aurora Ski
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dalbello Sherpa 2/8 I.D. Boot
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Guardian WTR 16 Binding
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Atomic Tracker 16 Binding
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asnes Combi Combat Ski
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Rocker2 108 Ski
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
K2 Kung Fujas Ski
$750 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marker Duke Binding
$495 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol BC 65 Ski
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Deploy TR-3 Pole
$160
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marker Griffon 13 Binding Binding
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins Climbing Skin
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Line Skis Mastermind Ski
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Armada JJ Ski
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Atomic Sugar Daddy
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Aspect Ski Ski
$629 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Marker Baron Binding
$445 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Atomic Blog Ski
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Prime Boot
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
K2 Shuksan Ski
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
K2 CoomBack/GotBack Skins Climbing Skin
$190 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
G3 Expedition Skins Climbing Skin
$99 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker Binding
$180 MSRP

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