The Arcade Belt Review

Stretch Armstrong for your Waist: An Arcade Belts review   If you are going skiing and not wearing bibs you are tempting the fate of a snowy butt. It’s inevitable that you’re going to fill your pants with powder at some point. Enter Arcade Belts. Stretchy, stylish and totally functional when wet, they are the best way to keep from filling your britches with the white … Continue reading The Arcade Belt Review

The Poc Nivalis Review: Modern Glacial Cool

The POC Nivalis glasses Glacier glasses are in, just ask Hotdog Hans. Large round reflective lenses, side shields, and 70’s chique. What’s not to like? The Poc Nivalis are a modern take on a mountaineering classic. Read on to see what BlackSheep’s experience with these glasses was like.  Overview Frame Material: Bio Grilamid frame Lens: Clarity Universal Sunny White Cat 3 Color: Hydrogen White Weight: … Continue reading The Poc Nivalis Review: Modern Glacial Cool

Lightweight Chameleons: The Julbo Density Review

Julbo Density Sunglasses Julbo has been making sunglasses since 1888 with the guiding principle of innovation. Their innovation is no more evident than in the Julbo Density Sunglasses. Fantastic photochromic lenses with a wide field of view on glasses that weight less than a carabiner. In a world obsessed with lightweight functionality, what more could you ask for? Overview Frame Material: Rilsan Lens: Reactiv 3-1 … Continue reading Lightweight Chameleons: The Julbo Density Review

2023 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide

2023 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide Every year brings new hopes, not just on the slopes, but under the Christmas tree as well. Start this winter off right for your special shredder with some gear essentials, or perhaps, some gear splurges. All the good boys and girls read our Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide. Leave the coal to Krampus lovers and give the gift of shred. Le … Continue reading 2023 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide

The Hestra Ergo Grip Active Wool Terry Glove

The Hestra Ergo Grip Wool Terry Gloves Review.  We’re all looking for that perfect glove for ski touring and in the case of the Hestra Ergo Grip Active Wool Terry, I may have found it. Cool enough on the skin track, warm on transitions and dextrous enough for rope work. How do these thin ski gloves known for their contrasting color index finger patch fair … Continue reading The Hestra Ergo Grip Active Wool Terry Glove

OR Aspire Super Stretch Jacket

A Guide’s Review of the OR Aspire Super Stretch Jacket Gore-Tex is not known for its flexibility. On the contrary, it’s known to be stiff and crinkly. Enter the Outdoor Research Aspire Super Stretch jacket. Lightweight and waterproof, its four way stretch panel and Torso Flow make this simple looking jacket into a surprise performer.  Overview Material: Gore-Tex Paclite.  Weight: 411 grams Size Tested: XL  … Continue reading OR Aspire Super Stretch Jacket

ThirtyTwo TM-2 Jones Boot Review

A Guide’s Review of the ThirtyTwo TM-2 Jones Boot Not everyone needs a super stiff and gnarly splitboard boot.  Enter the ThirtyTwo TM-2 Jones boot. With a medium stiff flex, two lacing options and a walk mode that disappears when riding,  the ThirtyTwo TM-2 Jones is an excellent snowboard boot, never mind just a splitboard boot. If they’re good enough for Jeremy they’ve got to … Continue reading ThirtyTwo TM-2 Jones Boot Review

The Art of Shralpinism. Lessons from the Mountains: A Review

The More You Know: A review of the Art of Shralpinism. Lessons from the Mountains From racing gates, riding massive heli-board lines to popularizing and making Splitboarding more accessible, snowboarding has a lot to thank Jeremy Jones for.  With The Art of Shralpinism. Lessons from the Mountains we get a personal insight into Jeremy’s journey to becoming the Shralpinist we all love. The book is … Continue reading The Art of Shralpinism. Lessons from the Mountains: A Review

Lé Bent Premecau Jacket Review

The Lé Bent Premecau: to hood or not, that is the question Lé Bent is a relatively unknown country in Canada so when the opportunity to check out the Premecau Wool Insulated Hybrid jacket and Wool Insulated Hooded Jacket came along we jumped on it. They blend street fashion with mountain proven materials into warm but slightly heavy mid layers.    Overview Shell Material: 97% Recycled … Continue reading Lé Bent Premecau Jacket Review