The Ortovox Windbreaker Review

Breaking wind with the Ortovox Windbreaker  An old German proverb says there’s no bad weather, only bad gear choices. The problem these days is there are so many gear choices to be made between rain layers, insulation layers, breathable layers, layers for skiing, layers for hiking and more. The Ortovox Windbreaker bridges the gap of a solid windbreaker with the moisture management of merino base … Continue reading The Ortovox Windbreaker 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

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

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

Review: Anon MFI Facemasks

A Review of the Anon MFI Tech Balaclava +  MFI Facemask Magnets are amazing. They hold your pockets closed without snaps, keep your iPhone attached to your wireless charger, and can even propel trains. The Anon MFI Tech balaclava seamlessly attaches your facemask to the bottom of your goggles with the power of magnets. Tucking in your buff is now a thing of the past.  … Continue reading Review: Anon MFI Facemasks

Review: Enfuse Shift Bindings

A Guide’s Review of the Enfuse Splitboard Bindings Enfuse’s first offering, the Shift, is a bomb-proof splitboard binding with a unique but straightforward attachment system that’s simple enough for beginners and strong enough for advanced riders. They took the abuse of touring and heli-skiing without a problem and have seen a few new updates for 2022/23 that will make them even better.  Overview Material: 6082 … Continue reading Review: Enfuse Shift Bindings

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