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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

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

Gear Review: HMK Action 2 Jacket

February 5, 2016 |

If falling down your ramp after you load your sled or riding in tight trees are your main sources of entertainment, you’re going to need to wrap yourself in something that can sustain these continuous horrible beatings. The first thing I noticed about the HMK Action 2 Jacket is how … Read More

509 Tactical Helmet Review

January 6, 2016 |

They say “only protect the brain you want to keep”, so I better wrap mine up real good, ’cause I only got one out of the deal.   Sledding has become a high fashion sport as of late and we are all guilty of buying that new Skinz bumper or … Read More

Ski-Doo T3: Is bigger really better?

June 25, 2015 |

In 2014/2015 I was lucky enough to ride a Ski-Doo 163” T3 from No Limits Motorsports in Squamish. I was planning on riding my 2014 Ski-Doo 154” XM for the season, but a last minute decision from all the hype of the new design was not to be missed! It … Read More