Nordic Touring Gear

Recent Nordic Touring Gear Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Alpina Discovery 80

Lightweight and responsive. Enough flex to make for acceptable kick n’ glide, stiff enough to minimize foundering in powder. These are currently my go-to ski for solo outings. They provide a quick escape down local forestry management roads, meadows, snow-covered riverbeds, exploring rolling terrain, and gliding down gentle slopes. I’ve set them up with a Telebry release plate, Voile 3-pin bindings, and cables from Rottefella Chili telemark bindings (love that heel lever) for the descents. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Altai Skis Hok

These are a lightweight, maneuverable way to get off the beaten track and have snowfun. If you can walk, you can Hok :) I’ve had three seasons of Hok experience now, two with the Universal Binding, one with the three-pin binding. I find the Hoks to be superb for exploring. My wife and I enjoy wandering up frozen stream and river beds. The Hok has enough traction to climb up and enough glide to slide down. They offer a maneuverability in tight terrain my cross-country skis struggle in, a bit more… Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Alpina Men's BC 1550

These could be one of the best nnn bc boots out there if not for one major issue, as everyone else has also noticed. It's a shame, really. These are really good boots with just the right balance of flex and support, they're well constructed, have great materials and perform really well on bc skis. But the toe box, oh that stupid toe box. Seems to fold over when flexed, pushing down on the toes just like everyone else has said. I'm sure it could be broken in over time, but during that time would… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Fischer Spider 62

If you're looking for an excellent set of XC skis, I recommend the Fischer Spider 62's. These skis can be used on groomed XC trails and especially off-trails. The full metal edge will give you the grip you need while in the backcountry trails, indeed. Well, here goes, my review of my Fischer Spiders XC skis. I recently picked them up at REI Outfitters in Troy, Michigan. As a matter of fact, I picked them up the day after Michigan was dumped on by the first major snowfall in 2017! When I walked into… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Alpina Women's BC 1550

Exactly the same problem as another reviewer—blisters on big toes. There is a group of four of us that all have these boots and we all have this problem. I wouldn’t recommend these boots. Not only do I have blisters on my big toes but the backs of the boots rub on my heels causing terrible blisters. My friend got the red coloured ones and she says that they are much better. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Fischer Spider 62

Excellent skis for track or light back-country. I've been xc skiing since I was a kid growing up in Michigan—50 years! I love these skis. With full metal edges, they are perfect for skiing on snowmobile tracks or in light powder. They have a nice side cut for easy turning, and are slender enough to use in classic tracks on the golf course as well. I can even skate with them! I let a friend who is fairly new to xc skiing use them once, and she immediately bought a pair. Same thing for my sister. Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Alpina Women's BC 1550

Warm boot, but the toe box collapsed putting pressure on the top of my right toes at each stride. I am currently shopping for a new boot due to the discomfort of these boots in the toe area. Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Alpina Women's BC 1550

Nice looking sturdy XC boot that is well lined and great for cold weather, but with a MAJOR problem. Be sure to try on and talk to an expert before buying these; they possible have a defective design flaw. I am so happy to see another review on this site explaining the EXACT problem I have with these boots. After about five trips; perhaps 4-7 miles, the toe box collapses right at the break where the laces end and the firm toe area starts. I keep trying different socks, snugging up the fit, but no… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Alpina Alaska 75

Good value for money. Good overall boots for rolling in fells. Bought these boots to replace 20-year-old Asolo telemark boots. My usage is around 75% of skiing and 25% of downhill so the flex is perfect for my rolling in nearby fells. Now after <100 km of skiing these boots are breaking in properly. Heel keeps in place quite well after switching to waxed laces instead of cotton ones. Coldest temperature of using these boots has been around -10° Celsius and no frostbites with one liner sock. Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Alpina Discovery 80 reviewed Oct 23, 2019
$325
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Altai Skis Hok reviewed Oct 23, 2019
$225 - $329
user rating: 2 of 5 (6)
Alpina BC 1550 reviewed Jan 3, 2019
$75 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Fischer Spider 62 reviewed Jan 6, 2018
$230 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpina Alaska 75 reviewed Feb 5, 2017
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Siam 7 Pilot CF reviewed Feb 28, 2016
$54
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Snowscape 7 reviewed Feb 18, 2016
$195
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Fischer BCX 6 reviewed Apr 21, 2015
$240 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Atomic Skintec Classic reviewed Apr 3, 2015
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Salomon Vitane Pilot CF reviewed Jan 29, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Rossignol BC X6 reviewed Dec 1, 2014
$198 - $219
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rottefella NNN BC Manual reviewed Nov 30, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Rottefella NNN BC Magnum reviewed Nov 30, 2014
$90 - $124
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpina Alaska NNN BC reviewed Nov 30, 2014
$250
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Madshus Epoch reviewed Nov 30, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Madshus Eon reviewed Nov 30, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Madshus Annum reviewed Nov 30, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fischer SCS Classic reviewed Apr 2, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Rossignol BC X-2 reviewed Mar 20, 2014
$109
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Fischer Desire My Style reviewed Jan 5, 2014
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Active Pilot reviewed Nov 4, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Atomic Sierra reviewed Jan 12, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Alpina Lite Terrain reviewed Jul 26, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol BC 125 Positrack reviewed Nov 22, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol Evo Tour NIS reviewed Oct 18, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpina Woody reviewed Oct 2, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpina Tracker reviewed Oct 2, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Rossignol Evo Glade AR reviewed Oct 2, 2011
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Fischer XC Control reviewed Jan 1, 2011
$149
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fischer Country Crown reviewed Oct 2, 2011
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol BC X5 reviewed Oct 2, 2011
$150 - $200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Alpina T10 reviewed Jan 2, 2017
$100 - $124

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