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An Ortovox transceiver recall has been issued for the brand’s Ortovox 3+ avalanche transceiver running version 2.1 software. All other Ortovox transceivers—and 3+ models running different software versions—are unaffected. The recall will officially begin May 25, 2018, and there is no cost to Ortovox 3+ owners, including any for shipping. …
Satellite communication device manufacturer, SPOT, has announced the release of a new two-way satellite messaging device called SPOT X. The product is first-and-foremost a text communications device, but it also provides key SOS, tracking and “Check In” features found on its well-known SPOT GEN3 device.
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.
Every mountain sledder should carry some sort of a wood saw. The most common reason—but not only—is to extract your snowmobile from a difficult entanglement with a tree. With that said, here’s our review of the Mountain Lab Backcountry Chainsaw.
The 509 Evolve Jacket and Bib use a proprietary weatherproof fabric they call “5TECH”. For maximum mobility, the jacket and bib have been tailored for an aggressive riding posture—they are shaped for the position you’ll be in while riding, not while putting out the vibe at the pump.