Gear

Highmark Guide Avalanche Airbag Review

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,…

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…