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: Patagonia Altvia Shorts

Review: Patagonia Altvia Shorts Purveyors of outdoor gear since 1973, Patagonia is traditionally known for its climbing and skiing gear. This spring saw the introduction of a hiking line called Altvia. We got the chance to test out the Patagonia Altvia Shorts this summer and found them to be a lightweight, strong and versatile.    Overview Material: Made of 86% recycled polyester/14% spandex dobby with four-way … Continue reading Review: Patagonia Altvia Shorts

Scarpa Rapid Upper

Review: Scarpa Rapid Shoes

Review: Scarpa Rapid  Scarpa has made big moves in the trail running and approach shoe market the last few years. Their Ultra Spin garnered awards and Scarpa has continued to add more offerings. This year Scarpa introduced their all-mountain trail shoe, the Rapid. We put it to the test in the snow, rain, rock, and dirt. Read on to find out whether we thought it … Continue reading Review: Scarpa Rapid Shoes

The Norrona Tamok Gore-Tex Pro Jacket on teh Summit of Journeyman

Review: Norrona Tamok Gore-Tex Pro Jacket

The Norrona Tamok Gore-Tex Pro Jacket The Norrona Tamok Gore-Tex Pro Jacket stands out in a crowded field of expensive jackets. Well not literally, as the colors we tested were quite drab, but functionally! What makes it so great? Well there’s not really 1 thing that makes the Tamok stand out,. Rather it’s all the little things, the sturdy but elegant design, the great fit, … Continue reading Review: Norrona Tamok Gore-Tex Pro Jacket

Review: La Sportiva TX Guide

La Sportiva TX Guide, if the shoe fits you’re going to like them. But you better have a narrow foot! Whether you climb big walls, boulders, or something in between, one thing all climbers can agree on is that we need reliable approach shoes. You want a good fit, grippy soles, durability, comfort, not bulky or heavy, and the list goes on. To say this … Continue reading Review: La Sportiva TX Guide

Skiers Christmas Gift Guide 2020

BlackSheep Adventure Sports’ Skiers Christmas Gift Guide 2020 Instead of the usual format, with separate stocking stuffer and under-the-tree gifts guides, the Skiers Christmas Gift Guide 2020 will be an all-in-one special. The further down the list, the more expensive and significant the gift. So, if you’re in need of some ideas for the backcountry skier in your life, look no further! 1. First Aid … Continue reading Skiers Christmas Gift Guide 2020

2020 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide

You’ve driven out to the farm and come home with the perfect Christmas Tree. The tinsel is up, the lights are lit and you’ve even managed to get that damned squirrel out but there’s still one problem. You have no idea what to put underneath. Don’t stress, BlackSheep has you and the Griswold’s covered with our 2020 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide. Filled with amazing gear … Continue reading 2020 Snowboarder’s Christmas Gift Guide

First Look: The G7 POD – The World’s Lightest Climbing Ledge

The G7 POD is a really light and durable portaledge. But more than that, it’s a fully insulated sleeping system too! Walls, walls and more walls… “Walls are meant for Climbing” reads The North Face t-shirt on the guy climbing a few routes away from me at the local sport crag. This was a couple of years ago, and a few weeks before I climbed … Continue reading First Look: The G7 POD – The World’s Lightest Climbing Ledge

Skiers’ Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Black Sheep Adventure Sports’ Annual Skiers’ Gift Guide We sat our crack team of backcountry equipment experts down and came up with five great Christmas gift ideas to help you with your shopping. Some of these products are really cool and new while others are innovative or just fun. But all of them would make a great gift for a backcountry enthusiast. Mammut Barryvox S … Continue reading Skiers’ Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Skiers’ Stocking Stuffers 2019

Black Sheep Adventure Sports’ second annual guide to stocking stuffers for ski touring, ski mountaineering and split-boarding and fanatics. If you’re looking for some ideas on what to get that backcountry skier or split-boarder in your life then you’re in the place. We’ve put together a short list of some cool gear that’s sure to get the job done! 1. Salomon S/Access Ski Socks: Socks … Continue reading Skiers’ Stocking Stuffers 2019