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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

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

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Review: Spark R&D Fixie Clip

Spark Fixie Clip This season we saw at least 3 new splitboard clip designs, including the new Spark R&D Fixie Clip, all aimed to improve on the Voile hook and the K clips. Some have camming hooks to squeeze the board halves together but are be prone to rattling while other clips are needlessly complex. The new clips from Spark use a straightforward, passive design … Continue reading Review: Spark R&D Fixie Clip

Review: Rab Khroma GTX Jacket

Rab’s new Ski Specific Jacket, the Khroma GTX After decades of making quality mountain apparel, Rab introduced it’s first ski wear line in winter of 2021, called Khroma. At the top of the range stands the Khroma GTX line which uses a mix of new, unique and recycled materials to make ski mountaineering worthy garments. The Rab Khroma GTX jacket blends Gore-Tex Pro Most Breathable … Continue reading Review: Rab Khroma GTX Jacket

First Look Review: Plum Prems Splitboard

A First Look Review of the Plum Prems Splitboard 164. Known for their ultra-light ski touring bindings, Plum has actually been quietly making some Splitboarding gear since 2014. One of Plum’s best boards, the Prems, has hit the maple shores of Canada and we got a chance to take it up and down a few mountains. Read on for our initial thoughts on this fairly … Continue reading First Look Review: Plum Prems Splitboard

Comparison Review: Spark Dyno DH vs. Phantom Alpha

Splitboarding has become exponentially more popular over the last few years. As skiing and snowboarding have grown, so have the crowds at resorts and snowboarders have sought ways to get into the mountains yet maintain the feeling of being secluded. When Jeremy Jones released his Deeper movie a turning point was made. Every year since snowboarders have flocked en-masse to the backcountry.  For some the … Continue reading Comparison Review: Spark Dyno DH vs. Phantom Alpha