Gear Reviews | Mountain Sledder Magazine
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.
Some key improvements include an increased 70m search strip width, which can improve search times. Also, the interface on both transceivers has been completely redesigned to help simplifying searching technique in a rescue scenario. Combined, these improvements should drastically affect search and rescue times.
Opinions on monosuits are fairly polarized. People seem to either love them or hate them. But those in the latter camp are usually just that: haters who have never actually tried one. Those that have can agree that monosuits are pretty great, but the fact remains that not all are created equal. It’s time to take a look at TOBE Privus monosuit to see how it stacks up.
Highmark—perhaps the most prolific avalanche airbag brand in the western Canadian sled scene—has put all its expertise and technical know-how into the Highmark Spire LT, new for Winter 2017.
The Carbon Fiber Altitude helmet is 509’s top-of-the-line dome protector for 2016/17 and is available in enough color options to match up to any outerwear you may already own. As expected from a premier line of helmets, the Altitude is lightweight and strong; weighing in at just 2.9 pounds, the Carbon Fiber helmet meets or exceeds DOT and ECE 2205 certification standards.