The Hestra Ergo Grip Active Wool Terry Glove

The Hestra Ergo Grip Wool Terry Gloves Review.  We’re all looking for that perfect glove for ski touring and in the case of the Hestra Ergo Grip Active Wool Terry, I may have found it. Cool enough on the skin track, warm on transitions and dextrous enough for rope work. How do these thin ski gloves known for their contrasting color index finger patch fair … Continue reading The Hestra Ergo Grip Active Wool Terry Glove

OR Aspire Super Stretch Jacket

A Guide’s Review of the OR Aspire Super Stretch Jacket Gore-Tex is not known for its flexibility. On the contrary, it’s known to be stiff and crinkly. Enter the Outdoor Research Aspire Super Stretch jacket. Lightweight and waterproof, its four way stretch panel and Torso Flow make this simple looking jacket into a surprise performer.  Overview Material: Gore-Tex Paclite.  Weight: 411 grams Size Tested: XL  … Continue reading OR Aspire Super Stretch Jacket

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

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

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

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

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

a photo of the norda 001 trail running shoes

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