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Volkl Attiva Aurora

rated 4.5 of 5 stars "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

Rossignol BC 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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

Black Diamond AMPerage

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Shred Slam Cap NoSeason

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight, all-season helmet featuring the latest in safety technology. This helmet has the best fitting system I have ever worn. Warm when needed with excellent ventilation. I was lucky enough to score a Shred Slam Cap NoSeason helmet early in the ski season in order to give it a through testing. I had been hoping for some time to get the chance to check out a helmet that featured the latest in helmet safety. This multi-sport helmet is certified to meet the latest US and EU regulations for… Full review

G3 Expedition Skins

rated 3 of 5 stars 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

Smith Men's Vantage Helmet

rated 5 of 5 stars Best helmet on the market in my opinion! The Vantage was designed for hard-core skiers/riders; it features an amazing ventilation system, BOA on the fly adjustment system, and Koroyd aerocore construction which makes it one of the lightest snow helmets on the market. Testing I purchased this helmet at the beginning of the 2016-17 ski season and have now used it for 22 days of skiing in conditions that vary from extremely cold (-15 degrees) to temps just below freezing. On a couple of occasions I've… Full review

Meindl Nordic 3-Pin Backcountry Leather Ski Boots

rated 5 of 5 stars Telemarking is not dead and neither are these boots. Incredible value for money, these boots have lasted me over 30 years. Not much of my gear has done as well as these boots. But after 30 years I am ready for an upgrade. I bought these beautiful Meindl duckbill 3-pin or 75mm boots in the 1980s. They cost a lot of money back then. Pulled them out again this year for a short cross-country / back-country adventure and they still impressed. I never dreamed that they would last 30 (+) years, but they… Full review

Line Skis Mastermind

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Blizzard Zero G 95

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light and stiff tails, hold an edge like crazy. Only skied one day on them. So solid. Grip a solid surface at any speed. Would love to ski them on some pow. So light they are easy turn in tele or alpine. Full review

La Sportiva RSR Helmet added Mar 18, 2019
$101
La Sportiva Super Maximo LS added Feb 7, 2019
$638
Meier Heritage Tour added Jan 24, 2019
$895 MSRP
Black Diamond Ascension Splitboard STS added Jan 16, 2019
$127
Black Diamond Traverse Ski Poles added Jan 16, 2019
$80
MSR DynaLock Ascent Carbon Backcountry Poles added Nov 29, 2018
$112 - $149
Volkl VTA 88 Skins added Oct 10, 2018
$167
Volkl BMT 90 Skins added Oct 10, 2018
$143
Volkl BMT 122 added Oct 10, 2018
$959
Volkl VTA 88 Lite added Oct 10, 2018
$639
Volkl VTA 98 Skins added Oct 10, 2018
$167
Volkl BMT 90 added Oct 10, 2018
$959
Volkl BMT 109 Skins added Oct 10, 2018
$120
Volkl VTA 108 added Oct 10, 2018
$559 - $699
Volkl VTA 108 Skins added Oct 10, 2018
Volkl BMT 122 Skins added Oct 10, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Volkl Attiva Aurora added Oct 6, 2018
La Sportiva Gara Aero LS added Oct 5, 2018
$899
G3 SEEKr 110 added Oct 5, 2018
$622
La Sportiva Maestro LS added Oct 5, 2018
$707
G3 Scala LT Climbing Skins added Oct 5, 2018
$147
G3 FINDr 94 added Oct 5, 2018
$599
La Sportiva Maximo LS added Oct 5, 2018
$432 - $561
La Sportiva Vapor Float added Oct 5, 2018
$700 - $974
Black Diamond Traverse WR 2 Ski Poles added Oct 5, 2018
$75 - $99
G3 SEEKr 100 added Oct 5, 2018
$599
G3 Alpinist+ Glide Climbing Skins added Oct 5, 2018
$142 - $199
G3 Alpinist+ Grip Climbing Skins added Oct 5, 2018
$142 - $199
Black Diamond GlideLite Splitboard Mix STS Skins added Oct 5, 2018
$142
Black Diamond GlideLite 147 Snow Trekkers added Oct 5, 2018
$470
Black Diamond Carbon Compactor Ski Poles added Oct 5, 2018
$115
La Sportiva Maestro LS Skins added Oct 5, 2018
$134
Black Diamond GlideLite 127 Snow Trekkers added Oct 5, 2018
$337
G3 Alpinist+ Universal Climbing Skins added Oct 5, 2018
$134 - $189
La Sportiva Maximo LS Skins added Oct 5, 2018
$149
G3 ROAMr 108 added Oct 5, 2018
Scarpa NTN Freeride Binding added Oct 5, 2018
G3 Skin Tip Loop - Double Bar added Oct 5, 2018
Black Diamond Route 95 added Apr 12, 2018
$441 - $629
Black Diamond Boundary Pro 100 added Apr 11, 2018
$525 - $561
Black Diamond Route 88 added Aug 26, 2017
$450 - $599
Black Diamond Boundary Pro 115 added Aug 26, 2017
$546 - $779
Black Diamond Route 105 added Aug 26, 2017
$487 - $649
Black Diamond Boundary Pro 107 added Aug 26, 2017
$525 - $749
Black Diamond Helio Fixed Length Carbon Ski Pole added Jun 8, 2017
$300
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Shred Slam Cap NoSeason added Mar 30, 2017
$170 MSRP
Black Diamond UltraLite Mix STS Skins added Mar 9, 2017
$135 - $184
G3 FINDr 102 added Oct 16, 2016
$614
G3 ROAMr 100 added Oct 16, 2016
$472
G3 Synapse 109 added Oct 16, 2016
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