Review| Mountain Sledder Magazine
Traditionally, 509 films have featured a combination of athlete segments and footage partitioned into separate riding trips. But for 509 Volume 13, they’ve gone out with the goal of riding every month of the year, and the footage is shown sequentially. It’s a neat concept, loosely called, “Chasing the Endless Season.”
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!
If you have a taste for the finer (read: more expensive) things in life—and have the bankroll to satisfy your appetite—then you’re probably going to love the Klim F5 Helmet. Here’s why.
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.