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Gear Review: TOBE Privus Monosuit

February 7, 2017 |

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.Read More

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

Springtime Snowmobile Glacier Camping via Steel Powder Ponies

September 22, 2016 |

When you’re selecting gear to spend the night—especially for glacier camping, where everything is cold and wet—there are two rules to follow: cotton kills and light is right.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