Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 Splitboard Skins

Grippy in Pink. A Guide’s Review of the Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 Splitboard Skins  When legendary ski skin maker Pomoca  jumped into the splitboard game, I knew I had to try them out. I took the Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 Splitboard Skins on a two week mission to Japan followed by a bunch of storm riding in the Blackcomb backcountry to see how they held … Continue reading Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 Splitboard Skins

Review: Contour Hybrid Splitboard Skins

Review: Contour Hybrid Splitboard Skins Since glue was added to climbing skins skiers have been having issues and complaining about it. It either sticks too well, doesn’t stick enough, clumps, leaves a residue on the base, etc. And while modern glues generally work quite well the majority of the time there is of course still room for improvement. That’s where Contour’s Hybrid adhesive comes into … Continue reading Review: Contour Hybrid Splitboard Skins

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

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

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

2022 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is fast approaching and you aren’t sure what to get your loved ones. Sure, you could head to Chinatown into a small dark shop and pick up a Mogwai for everyone on your nice list but perhaps you should let Gizmo have this year off. The little fella is tired and well, Mogwai aren’t for everyone and tend to sink too far into the … Continue reading 2022 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide

2021 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide

2021 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide You’ve just hopped on a flight to Los Angeles to partake in your ex’s Christmas party before the winter storms hit when you realize you don’t have any Christmas presents for the snowboarders in your life. What are you gonna do? Taking over the Nakatomi Plaza isn’t going to get you anywhere John, but this Gift Guide for snowboarders will … Continue reading 2021 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide

Review: Rab Khroma GTX Jacket

Rab’s new Ski Specific Jacket, the Khroma GTX After decades of making quality mountain apparel, Rab introduced it’s first ski wear line in winter of 2021, called Khroma. At the top of the range stands the Khroma GTX line which uses a mix of new, unique and recycled materials to make ski mountaineering worthy garments. The Rab Khroma GTX jacket blends Gore-Tex Pro Most Breathable … Continue reading Review: Rab Khroma GTX Jacket

Review: Patagonia Macro Puff

The bigger burlier cousin to the Micro Puff, the Patagonia Macro Puff is designed with cold weather activities in mind.  Filled with more than twice the insulation of a Micro Puff, the Patagonia Macro Puff adds warmth without sacrificing weight to make this a good midweight insulation piece. Think gusty ski tour transitions, belaying in the fall or early spring and mild winter camping.  Specs … Continue reading Review: Patagonia Macro Puff

First Look Review: Plum Prems Splitboard

A First Look Review of the Plum Prems Splitboard 164. Known for their ultra-light ski touring bindings, Plum has actually been quietly making some Splitboarding gear since 2014. One of Plum’s best boards, the Prems, has hit the maple shores of Canada and we got a chance to take it up and down a few mountains. Read on for our initial thoughts on this fairly … Continue reading First Look Review: Plum Prems Splitboard