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Gear & Gadgets

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 49 #3

You’ve reached the summit, the sun’s gone, the wind’s picked up… You know that cold, clammy feeling, especially on your lower back, whether it’s after a huffy-puffy skin uphill or you’ve just hoofed it up from the lower parking lot with all your gear. So do designers at Elemental Layer, and with fast-wicking, water-repellent fabric, … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 48.4

Gear & Gadgets APPLE AIRPODS PRO   Don’t crank the volume in a noisy gondola, at the gym or on a long flight, cancel the background clutter with a tap on Apple’s AirPods Pro with Active Noise Cancellation or “anti noise,” an inverted-phase waveform invented in the ’80s to prevent ear damage in U.S. military … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 48 #3

Magic armour! Auclair’s Race Fusion ($225) glove might make gate bashing almost comfortable. Lining the back of the hand and fingers of its newest race glove is a layer of D3O. Most of the time the material is soft and flexible. But hit it and it instantly stiffens to absorb and dissipate impact energy. Auclair … More »

Backcountry Gear 2020 – Gear & Gadgets

Backcountry Gear 2020 – Gear & Gadgets Helly Hansen’s Odin Mountain 3L Shell Jacket ($600) and Bib Pant ($475) offer minimum build and maximum features from a helmet-, backpack- and harness-compatible design to ergonomically correct pockets, all in Helly Tech Professional 3-layer, water/windproof breathable fabric. The durable pant’s three thigh-high pockets put everything in its … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 48 #1

SEIRUS MAGNEMASK   It’s the magnetic seams that are the key design element in making the Seirus Magnemask unique. A snug fit that allows good breathability and non-interference with goggles is expected in a mask, but when you do slow down your speed and are able to expose your face to the elements, simply pull … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 47 #4

1. Mountain Hardwear’s Exposure/2 Gore-Tex Pro jacket ($750) and pant ($600) are top-of-the-line gear for the most serious weather and conditions: skiing, climbing or a combo of the two. The company’s most durable, multi-featured outdoor outfit can handle Mother Nature at her worst, leaving its owner inside Gore-Tex dry. In men’s and women’s and four … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 47.3

1. Made for changing mountain weather, Oakley’s Prizm React technology in its new rimless-design Fall Line XL goggle ($375) allows you to change your lens without, well, changing your lens. From sun to snow, morning to alpenglow, even a finger inside a mitten can touch a discreet button on the frame to control the amount … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

Gear & Gadgets

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 49 #3

You’ve reached the summit, the sun’s gone, the wind’s picked up… You know that cold, clammy feeling, especially on your lower back, whether it’s after a huffy-puffy skin uphill or you’ve just hoofed it up from the lower parking lot with all your gear. So do designers at Elemental Layer, and with fast-wicking, water-repellent fabric, … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 48.4

Gear & Gadgets APPLE AIRPODS PRO   Don’t crank the volume in a noisy gondola, at the gym or on a long flight, cancel the background clutter with a tap on Apple’s AirPods Pro with Active Noise Cancellation or “anti noise,” an inverted-phase waveform invented in the ’80s to prevent ear damage in U.S. military … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 48 #3

Magic armour! Auclair’s Race Fusion ($225) glove might make gate bashing almost comfortable. Lining the back of the hand and fingers of its newest race glove is a layer of D3O. Most of the time the material is soft and flexible. But hit it and it instantly stiffens to absorb and dissipate impact energy. Auclair … More »

Backcountry Gear 2020 – Gear & Gadgets

Backcountry Gear 2020 – Gear & Gadgets Helly Hansen’s Odin Mountain 3L Shell Jacket ($600) and Bib Pant ($475) offer minimum build and maximum features from a helmet-, backpack- and harness-compatible design to ergonomically correct pockets, all in Helly Tech Professional 3-layer, water/windproof breathable fabric. The durable pant’s three thigh-high pockets put everything in its … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 48 #1

SEIRUS MAGNEMASK   It’s the magnetic seams that are the key design element in making the Seirus Magnemask unique. A snug fit that allows good breathability and non-interference with goggles is expected in a mask, but when you do slow down your speed and are able to expose your face to the elements, simply pull … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 47 #4

1. Mountain Hardwear’s Exposure/2 Gore-Tex Pro jacket ($750) and pant ($600) are top-of-the-line gear for the most serious weather and conditions: skiing, climbing or a combo of the two. The company’s most durable, multi-featured outdoor outfit can handle Mother Nature at her worst, leaving its owner inside Gore-Tex dry. In men’s and women’s and four … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 47.3

1. Made for changing mountain weather, Oakley’s Prizm React technology in its new rimless-design Fall Line XL goggle ($375) allows you to change your lens without, well, changing your lens. From sun to snow, morning to alpenglow, even a finger inside a mitten can touch a discreet button on the frame to control the amount … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

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