The Poc Nivalis Review: Modern Glacial Cool

The POC Nivalis glasses Glacier glasses are in, just ask Hotdog Hans. Large round reflective lenses, side shields, and 70’s chique. What’s not to like? The Poc Nivalis are a modern take on a mountaineering classic. Read on to see what BlackSheep’s experience with these glasses was like.  Overview Frame Material: Bio Grilamid frame Lens: Clarity Universal Sunny White Cat 3 Color: Hydrogen White Weight: … Continue reading The Poc Nivalis Review: Modern Glacial Cool

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Long-Term Review: Cardiff Snowcraft The Goat  Cardiff snowboards have been steadily building a good reputation in the snowboard industry. Their first offering, The Cardiff Snowcraft Goat was in development for over five years and has been through ten different prototypes. It is a lightweight hard-charging touring machine that we had the opportunity to test for over two full winters. It is the board I chose … Continue reading Review: Cardiff Snowcraft The Goat