Gear Reviews | Mountain Sledder Magazine
One look at the MLine Sled Deck will tell you that it’s a quality product. The finish is excellent and it looks bomber. But this wouldn’t be much of a review if all we did was look at it. We wanted to find out how the deck holds up and performs under regular use, so we spent three years hauling sleds and all kinds of other stuff around with it.
You have a relaxing weekend planned with your wife when the phone rings and a voice says, “Hey, you want to come down and try out the new Polaris 850 RMK?” What do you do?
If you’re anything like me, you drop everything, ditch your plans and leave tire marks in the driveway. After all, it’s not every day you get an offer to put some miles on a sled that isn’t even in production yet.
Every mountain sledder should carry some sort of saw, for a couple of reasons. Here’s our review of the Mountain Lab Backcountry Chainsaw.
Small size won’t take up much storage space
Light – do we need to tell you why this is good?
Can be sharpened using a chainsaw file
Comes in a handy little pouch that keeps it all neat and tidy
One other factor of the Motorfist Alpha Boot that impressed me is the size. The boots are low-profile, which is great because they don’t get caught up in footwells or feel clunky. And they feel quite light! I don’t want a bunch of weight dragging me down when I’m frantically hopping around trying desperately not to pile my sled into an old-growth Doug fir, so that’s a big plus for me.
The Elevation Dry-Link is called a monosuit, but it isn’t really. It’s two pieces (jacket and bibs) that zip fully together to form one. And from what I’ve seen so far with one day under my belt (haha), you kind of get the best of both worlds.
There are a variety of different styles of TOBE jackets available for 2018. Between the uninsulated jackets, the insulated jackets and the selection of mono suits available, we were starting to get a little confused! So when Greg from TOBE stopped by our office, we asked him to stand in front of the camera to help clarify the lineup for us and our readers.