Category: Snow

REVIEW: Orsden Slope Jacket

Orsden is new on the scene and we had a chance to test out their debut Slope Jacket. The name “Orsden” comes from a French mythological snow bear. “Our mythical snow bear possesses a unique combination of toughness and playfulness...

Review: Meier “The Doc” All Mountain Downhill Skis

This Glenwood Springs based Colorado Ski Company has named their “The Doc” ski after Glenwood cemetery’s most famous resident. Just like their namesake, Doc Holiday, you can bet on these skis and you will win in the end. Functionality  ★★★★★...

Review: Liberty Origin Skis

Supposedly started with some big winnings from the craps tables in Vegas, Liberty has gone on to win accolades around the world for their bamboo core creations and other innovations. The Liberty series, started in 2016 and is a Big...

Review: Caravan SB 100 Skis

The Caravan tent at the SIA Demo Days at Copper Mountain was set away from the big area of manufacturers’ spaces and located with just a couple other tents over by the lift. With what we’ve seen of his skis,...

Review: Burton Starsha Mittens for Women

Colorful, light-weight, and performance perfect, Burton’s Starsha Mittens are a girl’s best friend on blue-bird days, and can even become your go-to gloves for those sub-0 dead-of-winter days if coupled with a thin liner. Perfect for ski gals sticking to...

Review: Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket

Patagonia is known for its innovative, durable, and eco-conscious products. The Powslayer is no exception. This jacket doesn’t need bells and whistles to perform since it relies heavily on great materials and simplistic design concepts to keep backcountry skiers warm...

Review: Icelantic 2017 Sabre 99 Skis

Icelantic is known as arguably Colorado’s most successful new ski company. Their popping graphics and wide- waisted skis can be seen at every mountain these days. What they were thinking with this new Sabre line is the question. Functionality Icelantic...

Review: Showers Pass Bamboo-Merino Henley Shirt

Who says you have to hide your base layers? Though base layers often get buried beneath mid and outer layers, Showers Pass Bamboo-Merino Henley is sharp enough to wear as an everyday shirt. Here’s how it measures up. Functionality The...

Review: Volkl 100Eight All Mountain Skis

Functionality The 100 Eights have a super thin edge that will fool you with its stability. The raised ridge down the center adds plenty of stability and control. The thin edges reduce the weight to make this a ski you...

Review: Tani’s Thermaluxe Thermal Set

Tani USA’s silky soft Thermaluxe base layers feel good on the outside, and you’ll feel warm and fuzzy on the inside knowing that they’re made of environmentally friendly material consisting of – get this – recycled coffee bean shells. Functionality ★★★★★...

Review: Cotopaxi Kumari Ski Jacket

For this test, I took the Kumari out on the slopes in Utah (Alta and Snowbird) as well as in Colorado (Copper Mountain). Conditions varied from mid 50s spring-like slush to near 0, icy wind. A few months later, I took fly...

Review: Spy Bravo Snow Goggles

Luckily, not for me but for this review, the day I took the Spy Bravos out for a test drive was cloudy, with flat light and occasional teases of sunshine. Functionality ★★★★★ These goggles are very extremely comfortable as they are...

Review: POC Fornix Ski and Board Helmet

The POC Fornix helmet was not only comfortable and functional, it matched my jacket perfectly. At least that’s what I was told; I am slightly color-blind. Most folks I know who wear helmets claim they would feel naked without them...

Review: SkiLogik Howitzer BC Skis

The SkiLogik Howitzer BC skis cut through the crud, floated on the powder, and were stable on the flats. Yes, it was a widely variable day on the mountain. SkiLogik is based out of Breckenridge, Colorado and makes skis using Black Locust...

Review: Vasque Arrowhead Ultradry Boot

Functionality ★★★★★ Whether you’re an Arctic adventurer or backyard winter explorer the Vasque Arrowhead Ultradry boot will not only keep your feet ultra dry but also ultra warm. There is nothing worse than wet socks on a cold day. Fortunately,...

Review: Thule’s First Rolling Snowboard Bag

Whether you fly in or live close, getting your gear safely to the slope is required. Doing it in style is a plus. Thule’s new RoundTrip Double Snowboard Roller and Backpack make it all happen. Functionality ★★★★ The 900D polyester tarpaulin...

Review: Anon Optics’ Women’s Galena

  Anon is known for turning out stylish, fashion functional gear that will last many seasons and ensure that you ride safely. Their Galena helmet is no except with its active ventilation, removable liner, and overall light weight frame that...

Review: RMU CRM Skis

Functionality ★★★★★ Rocky Mountain Underground is known for their craftsmanship and dedication to turning out skis that are not only exceptional pieces of gear, but are also works of art. The Apostle, perhaps their most well-known model, is aggressive, slick, and...