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

Rocky Talkie Review

Rugged Communications. A Rocky Talkie Review.  In the backcountry it’s always important to be able to communicate. Whether finding the right line in the trees, letting your partner know you are ready to take their photo on a jump or just staying in contact while riding the resort in bad weather. The Rocky Talkie has proven itself to be a reliable and rugged communication device … Continue reading Rocky Talkie Review

100% Norvik Sunglasses Review

A Guide’s Review of the 100% Norvik Sunglasses A durable frame, 55% polarization and a spare pair of lenses make the 100% Norvik Sunglasses great all around mountain shades that buck the current trend of giant mono-lenses. Hiking, biking, heliboarding and Aprés, the Norviks have you covered in style. Overview Material: Frame TR90  Weight: 33 grams UV Protection: 100% UV protection (UV400) Bonuses: Clear Lenses, … Continue reading 100% Norvik Sunglasses Review

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Norda 001 Review

A Guide’s Review of the Norda 001 Nearly indestructible uppers with tried and true rubber mean the Canadian designed Norda 001 shoe. Throw in a distinctly Canadian outsole and a plethora of distinct colorways and you have a contender for the best premium trail shoe around.     Overview Material: bio-based Dyneema, Vibram SLE midsole, Vibram Litebase + Megagrip Weight: 268 grams for size US 8.5 (claimed) … Continue reading Norda 001 Review

Hiker wearing Fjällräven Barents Pro shorts in Chamonix

Fjällräven Barents Pro Shorts Review

A Guide’s Review of the Fjällräven Barents Pro Shorts Built to take abuse on the trail, pockets to carry everything you could ever want and still look good at the bar, these are Fjällräven Barents Pro Shorts. Long lasting G-1000 material combined with a traditional cargo pocket style means these shorts will be in your gear collection for a long time. Overview Material: G-1000  Weight: … Continue reading Fjällräven Barents Pro Shorts Review

Salewa Wildfire 2 Review

in Corrina D’Ampezzo, the Salewa Wildfire 2 Review The Salewa Wildfire 2 blurs the line between hiking and approach shoes with grippy outsoles and a durable yet breathable upper. We’ve tested these shoes hiking in the Coast Mountains, in the Alps, and as well as a few surprise mountain biking days to see just what they’re made of.  Overview Material: recycled synthetic upper with a … Continue reading Salewa Wildfire 2 Review

Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel and Recovery Mix Review

Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel and Recovery Mix Review Electrolytes. They’re what’s for during and after your mission in the mountains. Colorado-born Tailwind Nutrition makes great-tasting sports drink mixes to help keep you performing for short and long adventures. Easily adjusted to match your flavor-strength preference, they have a wide range of protein, caffeine, and sodium levels to match your adventure needs.  Overview Weight per Pack: … Continue reading Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel and Recovery Mix Review

Ibex Wool Aire Review

A Guide’s Review of the Ibex Wool Aire Hoodie The Ibex Wool Aire continues Ibex’ innovative use of Merino wool. A combination of a lightweight shell and blended Merino insulation makes the Wool Aire water resistant, lightweight, warm and packable for year round mountain adventures where you may meet cold and damp conditions.   Overview Shell: 100% Nylon Insulation: 80% Merino Wool, 20% Polyester Weight: 330 … Continue reading Ibex Wool Aire Review