gear| Mountain Sledder Magazine
Every mountain sledder should carry some sort of saw, for a couple of reasons. Here’s our review of the Mountain Lab Backcountry Chainsaw.
Small size won’t take up much storage space
Light – do we need to tell you why this is good?
Can be sharpened using a chainsaw file
Comes in a handy little pouch that keeps it all neat and tidy
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.
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.
What about your emergency kit? There is a pile of info on these online and I encourage you to do a search. Being prepared and as comfortable as possible in an emergency situation can make a big difference in the final outcome. A few of my must-haves besides the obvious are a bivy sack, small cook stove, flares and two-way reliable communication that can reach the outside world.
The iPhone 8 does bring a few new features to the table that will help sledders capture better sledding footage, so it’s worth taking a look at what’s new.
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.