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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 »

How to Buy Ski Goggles

What you need to know about buying ski goggles     Here are three main variables to consider when goggle shopping. 1. Lens shape: Lenses are either spherical, curving horizontally and vertically, or cylindrical, only curving horizontally. Spherical has less distortion and glare. Making cylindrical lenses is a simpler process, so they are often less expensive. … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Giro Range MIPS

We’re all different shapes and sizes, that’s why ski boots come in a variety of widths, forefoot heights, heel volumes, and lengths. Ski helmets not so much. Most people can fit in one of the three sizes most models come in, but not everyone has a “normal” shaped dome. For them there is the Giro … More »

Gear & Gadgets December 2016

As a key layer under your shell or on its own breaking trail, Smartwool hit it out of the park with its Propulsion 60 Jacket ($209), also in women’s. Added to a layer of soft, non-itch merino wool is a front panel of nylon and extra insulation, providing a perfect combo of multi-sport warmth, wicking … More »

To Serve & Protect

Is body armour a necessity now as our sport becomes more aggressive?  _by RYAN STUART All-important trends in snowsports come from Europe. Or maybe they trickle down from racing, like helmets did. Born in the backcountry? Think rocker. Or could it be the park? Wherever you think skiing’s next trend will come from, a good … More »

The Christmas Wish List

Whether it’s for yourself or your loved ones, you can’t go wrong with the gift of gear. from December 2014 issue 1.A nylon core for durability, an outer layer of merino wool with its millions of air pockets for warmth and natural odour resistance, and a touch of Lycra for fit… Icebreaker has the combo … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012

GEAR & GADGETS by Ray O’Reilly  Getting ready for ski season can be a lot more fun than wall sits in front of the TV and abusive spinning classes. A Gibbon slackline from Germany (and a couple of trees in your yard or park) is as entertaining as it is excellent at building core … More »

Fall 2010

* Ubiquitous glove creator Swany has yet another head-turning offering hanging in the shop window. The RC-25 i-Finger ($45) is a nifty, lightweight softshell glove that allows you to use your smartphone or iPod touchscreen in order to ignore your chairlift seatmates better. www.swanyamerica.com * Winter temperatures vary as much as your activity level and Columbia is … 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 »

How to Buy Ski Goggles

What you need to know about buying ski goggles     Here are three main variables to consider when goggle shopping. 1. Lens shape: Lenses are either spherical, curving horizontally and vertically, or cylindrical, only curving horizontally. Spherical has less distortion and glare. Making cylindrical lenses is a simpler process, so they are often less expensive. … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Giro Range MIPS

We’re all different shapes and sizes, that’s why ski boots come in a variety of widths, forefoot heights, heel volumes, and lengths. Ski helmets not so much. Most people can fit in one of the three sizes most models come in, but not everyone has a “normal” shaped dome. For them there is the Giro … More »

Gear & Gadgets December 2016

As a key layer under your shell or on its own breaking trail, Smartwool hit it out of the park with its Propulsion 60 Jacket ($209), also in women’s. Added to a layer of soft, non-itch merino wool is a front panel of nylon and extra insulation, providing a perfect combo of multi-sport warmth, wicking … More »

To Serve & Protect

Is body armour a necessity now as our sport becomes more aggressive?  _by RYAN STUART All-important trends in snowsports come from Europe. Or maybe they trickle down from racing, like helmets did. Born in the backcountry? Think rocker. Or could it be the park? Wherever you think skiing’s next trend will come from, a good … More »

The Christmas Wish List

Whether it’s for yourself or your loved ones, you can’t go wrong with the gift of gear. from December 2014 issue 1.A nylon core for durability, an outer layer of merino wool with its millions of air pockets for warmth and natural odour resistance, and a touch of Lycra for fit… Icebreaker has the combo … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012

GEAR & GADGETS by Ray O’Reilly  Getting ready for ski season can be a lot more fun than wall sits in front of the TV and abusive spinning classes. A Gibbon slackline from Germany (and a couple of trees in your yard or park) is as entertaining as it is excellent at building core … More »

Fall 2010

* Ubiquitous glove creator Swany has yet another head-turning offering hanging in the shop window. The RC-25 i-Finger ($45) is a nifty, lightweight softshell glove that allows you to use your smartphone or iPod touchscreen in order to ignore your chairlift seatmates better. www.swanyamerica.com * Winter temperatures vary as much as your activity level and Columbia is … More »

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Just $5.00 an issue!

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