Gear

TOBE Novo Bib Review – Later, Onsie!

The TOBE Novo Bib features a 2-layer Sympatex Cordura shell that is rated to 45K waterproofness. Yes, you read that right: 45K. You could go kayaking in this thing. And the bib…

CKX 210 Goggle Review with Clear Lens

CKX 210 Goggle Review – The $114 two-ten has a unique foam that seems more like neoprene with a fabric lining to meet the huge smiles generated by 2020’s deep days. REVIEW…

509 Stoke Jacket and Bib Review

The 509 Stoke Jacket and Bib faced a good test on my first ride of 2020, which was a deep one. We experienced three forms of precipitation throughout the day. At the…

Scott DS Shell Dryo Monosuit Review

Overall this monosuit is a stylish looking, quality made, durable, logical choice at its price point. The Scott DS Shell Dryo Monosuit has managed to land on the higher end of style,…

509 Photochromatic Lens Review

In the last year, I have put on a lot of miles wearing a pair of 509 Sinister X5 goggles with Photochromatic lens. What’s special about the Photochromatic lens is that it can…

Highmark Guide Avalanche Airbag Review

The Highmark Guide avalanche airbag answers the call of many sledders for a fully-featured avalanche airbag with more storage volume.

Somewear Global Hotspot Satellite Communicator Review

The device is certainly small and lightweight. It barely registers at a featherweight 114 g. For the sake of comparison amongst devices with similar functionality, the SPOT X device is 198 g…

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,…