Review| Mountain Sledder Magazine
Many sledders are already familiar with SPOT, which is best known for its S.O.S. personal locator device, the SPOT Gen 3. Well, the company has recently released SPOT X—a new, 2-way satellite messenger device. We were lucky enough to have the chance to try one out early on. So here’s our SPOT X review!
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.
One other factor of the Motorfist Alpha Boot that impressed me is the size. The boots are low-profile, which is great because they don’t get caught up in footwells or feel clunky. And they feel quite light! I don’t want a bunch of weight dragging me down when I’m frantically hopping around trying desperately not to pile my sled into an old-growth Doug fir, so that’s a big plus for me.
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.
The production value of this year’s 2017 snow bike and sled films is catching up with the riding, which has been pushing the limits of our sport on-screen for years. We have young guns pushing their ability to the brink. There are veterans finding new places to explore and new ways to get there. And we’re seeing more variety of terrain, riding styles and locations than ever before.