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Gear Review: Highmark Spire LT Vest Avalanche Airbag

February 5, 2017 |

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.

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Gear Review: FXR Attack Lite Glove

February 1, 2017 |

A thin glove is what you need for riding in the mountains. Sure, those wool-stuffed leather gauntlets that go all the way up to your elbow are nice when you’re gassing up at -30°C in Edmonton.Read More

Gear Review: 509 Carbon Fiber Altitude helmet with Fidlock

January 31, 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.Read More

Gear Review: FXR XPE Layerwear

January 6, 2017 |

FXR XPE Layerwear review and photos by Eliisa Tennant   Merino or Bust They say that ignorance is bliss. I say that ignorance means freezing your butt off on the mountain. I had heard the rumblings around the outdoor enthusiast community about a superpower fabric. People spoke reverently when discussing the … Read More

2017 Avalanche Airbag Buyer’s Guide

October 14, 2016 |

by Darla Biggins | Avalanche Airbag Review Avalanche Airbags are everywhere. And they should be. It warms the cockles of my heart to see just about every snowmobiler in the backcountry wearing a pack like it’s as standard issue as a transceiver, probe and shovel. But the field of packs is diversifying – … Read More

Glacier Camping via Steel Powder Ponies

September 22, 2016 |

Photos and text by Colin Wallace Pushing further back into the mountains means carrying more gear; reliable gear that better not let you down. When you’re selecting gear to spend the night there are two rules to follow: cotton kills and light is right. Last spring I spent a couple … Read More

SLP MoHawk Ski Review

August 10, 2016 |

All-around badass sledder Jay Mentaberry reviews the new Mowhawk Ski from SLP. These days it really is hard to beat the factory OEM ski, especially on a Ski-Doo.  However, I have found one that I do prefer –  the MoHawk by Starting Line Products. Skis are a crucial part of … Read More

Gear Review: CFR iRack

April 1, 2016 |

For some of us, sledding started as a way to escape the hustle and bustle of ski hills and feel the freedom of backcountry snowboarding by way of untouched powder in places that only a sled could access. Heli-boarding is too structured, cat-boarding is too slow and both are too … Read More

Can You Hear me? A Guide to Backcountry Radios

March 6, 2016 | 1

Communication has always been an important factor to safety in the mountains. These days there have never been more options to connect with the outside universe, yet the perfect one-stop device, that can assist in all scenarios, does not exist.  A rider wishing to increase their connectivity must make choices … Read More

Gear Review: C&A Pro XCS Crossover Ski

February 15, 2016 |

The XSC is a sturdily built set of skis, weighing in at a solid 7.9lbs. They look and feel tough, with a robust outer edge that looks like it can shake off a hit from a tree or rock. The profile has a thick, 1″ deep centre keel for aggressive trail handling, matched with two shallower outer keels along the edges.Read More