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

A Guide’s Review of the Norrona Lyngen Flex1 Pants

Review: Norrona Lyngen Flex1 Pants I’ve been wearing various hard shells as my main ski pants for years, but I’ve been a little soft shell curious for at least the last two. This past winter I had the chance to test out the Norrona Lyngen Flex1 for the entire season. I found these slim-fitting softshell pants excelled at touring just as well as they did … Continue reading A Guide’s Review of the Norrona Lyngen Flex1 Pants

A Guide’s Review of the Ortovox Traverse 40

A Guide’s Review of the Ortovox Traverse 40 Ortovox continues its winning backpack streak with the Traverse 40. A capable and comfortable 40L trekking pack with all the necessities. Side pockets, a kangaroo pocket, a floating lid, load lifters, hip pockets that close with one hand, and a back pad that looks like it’s part of a sci-fi outfit. Read on to see what we … Continue reading A Guide’s Review of the Ortovox Traverse 40

A Guide’s Review of the Theragun Prime

A Guide’s Review of the Theragun Prime Self Care is in, I just want to keep adventuring in the mountains for the foreseeable future and I’ve found a new tool in the fight: The Theragun Prime from Therabody. I’m no stranger to sore muscles but the Theragun Prime has become an essential tool in keeping me traversing, summiting, and searching out the best loam the … Continue reading A Guide’s Review of the Theragun Prime

Long Term Review: Injinji Socks

Review: Injinji Socks The Injinji Run Lightweight No-Show and Mini-Crew socks are my daily choice while guiding hiking trips in the Alps.  They’re all I wear and have effectively stopped me from getting blisters with over 1000km hiked every summer since I began wearing them.  Overview Material: 27% CoolMax® 68% Nylon, 5% Lycra®  Number of Toes per sock: Five per foot Number of Toes per … Continue reading Long Term Review: Injinji Socks

A Guide’s Review of the G3 Pivot Trek Pole

A Guide’s review of the G3 Pivot Trek Poles G3 has taken their years of ski pole know-how and adapted it to make my favorite trekking poles of the last two years. The G3 Pivot Trek is a sturdy three-piece collapsible all-season trekking pole with a slick magnetic closure system that will satisfy all but the weight watchers of the hiking world.  Overview Material: Aluminum … Continue reading A Guide’s Review of the G3 Pivot Trek Pole

The Mammut Trion Nordwand 15 and teh Dent Blanche

Review: Mammut Trion Nordwand Pro 15

A Guide’s review of the Mammut Trion Nordwand 15 Vest-style packs have become significantly more popular in the last couple of years, and for good reason. They’re light, stay close to the body, and hold the essentials in a balanced position. On days when I want to move fast and don’t need to carry lots, they are a superior choice to a traditional pack. The … Continue reading Review: Mammut Trion Nordwand Pro 15

Outdoor Research Vantage Air Cap

Review: Outdoor Research Vantage Air Cap 

Review: Outdoor Research Vantage Air Cap  You know when you get that one item that you love, you wear it out then buy the same thing again and again? I was like that with hats… until I couldn’t replace my trusty friend of three years. It was time to go shopping and at the top of the list this year was the Outdoor Research Vantage … Continue reading Review: Outdoor Research Vantage Air Cap 

Review: Db Hugger Backpack

Db Hugger 30L At BlackSheep we’re on the road a lot. We do a lot of traveling and to do that technical packs aren’t always the best. One of the best packs we’ve found for business meetings and international travel is the DB Hugger. It’s a cavernous 30L pack that holds anything and everything you want it to.       Overview Material: Outer: Polyester 600D Lining: … Continue reading Review: Db Hugger Backpack

Good to Go Risotto in front of a campfire

Review: Good To-Go

Good To-Go Backcountry Meals Good quality nutrition keeps us moving on the trail. Everyone has their opinion on Backcountry meals. Some like dehydrated meals, others freeze-dried, while still others like to cold soak and don’t even bother with warm food on the trail. Good To-Go is the result of award winning chef Jennifer Scism hitting the road and the backcountry and coming back with some … Continue reading Review: Good To-Go