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

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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

Review: Ashbury Hornet goggles

Review: Ashbury Hornet Goggles Goggle technology has exploded in recent years; Cylindrical, toric, and spherical lenses, heads up displays, and motorized fans to reduce fog to name a few. Some of these goggles even push past the 400 dollar range. Not everyone can afford, or even want, a pair of goggles at that price. The Ashbury Hornet goggles offer modern magnetic tech, two great cylindrical … Continue reading Review: Ashbury Hornet goggles

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Review: Thermarest Questar

Review: Thermarest Questar -18 Review The Thermarest Questar is a comfortable, warm and easily compressed sleeping bag that ticks all the boxes for just about anything overnight backcountry tips can throw your way.  It contains 650 fill hydrophobic down, has a comfortable Mummy shape and rated to -18C. Add in the ability to attach it to both a sleeping pad or an accompanying down quilt … Continue reading Review: Thermarest Questar

Review: Bern Watts 2.0 Helmet

The originator of the helmet brim, Bern is back with an updated version of the original Watts helmet. The Bern Watts 2.0 helmet brings the classic Watts look and visor, multi-sport functionality, and the addition of Mips at a great price.  Overview Certifications: CPSC, EN1077B, and EN1078 Weight: 350 grams Construction: DSI Vents: 11 Country of Origin: China Who is Bern? Bern is a family-owned … Continue reading Review: Bern Watts 2.0 Helmet

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Review: Ortovox Haute Route 40

Review: Ortovox Haute Route 40 Ortovox has been making packs since 1985, beginning with the Ortovox powder rucksack. Since then their packs have evolved significantly. We’ve been lucky to spend over a season and a half with the Haute Route 40 and found it to be a durable and thoughtfully designed pack deserving of its ISPO award.  Overview: Size: One Size Fits All Capacity: 40L … Continue reading Review: Ortovox Haute Route 40

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Review: Fjallraven Abisko Midsummer

Review: Fjallraven Abisko Midsummer  Known for their hard-wearing heavy-duty gear, Fjallraven has set the style bar for a lot of other outdoor gear companies. Last summer saw Fjallraven introduce the new Abisko Midsummer line, taking their classic G-1000 material and making it lighter for summer use, combining it with some softshell fabrics and adding Fjallraven’s Swedish flair.  We got the chance to try the Abisko … Continue reading Review: Fjallraven Abisko Midsummer

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

Review: Cardiff Snowcraft The Goat

Review: Cardiff Snowcraft The Goat Cardiff snowboards have been steadily building a good reputation in the snowboard industry. Their first offering, The Goat, was in development for over five years and went through ten different prototypes before hitting the market. The Cardiff Snowcraft Goat is a lightweight hard-charging touring machine that we had the opportunity to test for over a full winter. Read on to … Continue reading Review: Cardiff Snowcraft The Goat

Review: Mammut Zinal Guide Pant

 Review: Mammut Zinal Guide Pant Robust, stretchy and exceptionally windproof hiking pants, I took the Mammut Zinal Guide Pant throughout the alps this summer and found them to be a great addition to my hiking gear collection. Mammut describes their Zinal Guide pants as a fully featured trekking pant for longer hiking tours and I have to agree. I put them through their paces on … Continue reading Review: Mammut Zinal Guide Pant