Patrick's Articles

Mountain Lab Kneepads Review

The Mountain Lab Kneepads offer great protection. They have a thin, but firm and comfortable padding underneath two, form-fitting hard plastic pieces. REVIEW OVERVIEW 9/10Protection8/10Fit8.5/10Mobility7/10Staying Put8/10Price 8.1 Low profile & good coverage…

TOBE Macer Jacket Review

I tested out the TOBE Macer Jacket last winter for Mountain Sledder, and the jacket surprised me with its versatility, easy mobility and set of features. But is it enough to flip…

Why the Munster Finger Throttle Can Help Regular Schmucks Like You and Me

There are plenty of top-level athletes out there extolling the virtues of the Munster Finger Throttle. But for most of us, it’s hard to relate to riders who are dropping huge cliffs,…

Looking Back, Moving Forward – MSM Issue 15

Mountain sledding has come a long way from its humble beginnings nearly 50 years ago, and Mountain Sledder Issue 15 is in part a celebration of that accomplishment.

What Is the Future of Mountain Snowmobile Technology?

Mountain sleds have come a long way in the last 15 years. In that time, they’ve evolved from glorified trail sleds into specialized, mountain-slaying weapons. But just when sledders might begin to…

TOBE Vivid Mono Suit Review – Long-Term

The TOBE Vivid uses a two-layer Cordura shell with a Sympatex 45,000 mm, 100% waterproof membrane. Now if that sounds like gobbledygook to you, no worries—we’ve got you covered. A rating of…

First Ride! 2020 Ski-Doo Summit Expert

Mountain Sledder had the opportunity to go for a first ride aboard one of the new 2020 Ski-Doo Summit X Expert Package models. Here's our thoughts on the new model.

5 Snowmobile Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with Your Camera Settings

Want to get better at shooting sledding this winter? Well, there are a million tutorials out there on what camera settings to use to get better action shots. But none of them…

Buying a Used Sled — Do’s and Don’ts

Most guys don’t go out and buy a brand new F-350 Super Duty for their first set of wheels. It’s usually more like a rusty Madza 323 with a leaky gas tank,…

5 Reasons Why “Your Sled Sucks” Comments Have Gotta Go

You guys, c'mon, the never-ending negativity is the equivalent of blaring Chinese Democracy on the stereo over and over, on repeat...FOREVER. Even if you thought that album was good at one time (I didn't…