Gear

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,…

FXR Boost Lite Monosuit Review

The FXR Boost Lite Monosuit is light and flexible. It features a thin insulation that is perfect for rapidly changing weather conditions in the mountains.

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…

Scott 550 Split Helmet Review

Scott has a great job in redesigning a helmet that the average sledder can afford and ride with confidence knowing they are fully protected. The air intake and ventilation are like nothing…

509 Carbon Altitude Helmet Review

The weight difference between the 509 Carbon Altitude Helmet and the thermoplastic Altitude Helmet is 124 g on a scale. That doesn’t sound like much, but that’s 10% lighter. The weight difference…

509 Freeride 2.0 Glove Review

The inner Hipora Membrane liner is top notch when combined with the omnipresent Thinsulate insulation. I expected there to be some dampness from hand sweat, but all my digits have been kept…

509 Raid Boa Boot Review

The 509 Raid Boa Boot is the lightest, most comfortable boot I’ve ever worn. They have the right balance between flexibility and ankle support for a technical rider. The fit is spot-on…

Fly Racing Zone Snow Goggle Review

Overall, and considering the price, the Zone Snow Goggle is a good deal and will be holding a place in my pack or on my face until they wear out. REVIEW OVERVIEW…

509 Evolve Jacket and Bib Review

If you are a “two-piece” kind of person, then I highly recommend the 509 Evolve Jacket and Bib. When I find something that flat works, I tend to keep it—and the 509…