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Gear Review- AKU Rock Lite II GTX

  The fine Italian craftsmanship and durability are readily apparent throughout the AKU line. In the Rock Lite II GTX model, the company delivers a multi-terrain, lightweight, breathable hiker with immediate comfort and fit. A perfect balance of ruggedness for hiking over scree, and lightweight construction for moving down the smooth trail this is one…

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Gear Review- Patagonia Ascensionist 35 Backpack

The new Ascensionist line of packs from Patagonia is designed to fit everything you need, and nothing you don’t. The best thing is how it expands to meet your needs. Perfect for a day or two when you want to move fast and light, the Ascensionist 35L is a lightweight, but deceptively rugged due to…

Patagonia Cap 4 onepiece

Gear Review-Patagonia Capilene One-Piece

I got my first Patagonia Union suit about 20 years ago, then it was made with heavyweight, stretch Capilene, and it’s lasted since then, seeing use on only the very coldest of days. The modern version is the new Capilene 4 One Piece, which though not as heavy as my vintage onesie will see a…

RAB Neutrino

Gear Review- Rab Neutrino 400 Sleeping Bag

  I’ve been a big fan of this British company’s garments for several years; they are a perfect fit for all things Wasatch winter- and beyond. I’d never been familiar with their bags however, and they are indeed on par with the garments. The best thing is the 800 fill power fluffed inside a lightweight…

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Scarpa Freedom SL Boots

  Scarpa has been leading the way in recent years in developing versatile ski boots, and with the help of one of the world’s leading ski mountaineers, Chris Davenport lending his insight to the design process, the Freedom SL is the definer of the category. The boot combines high-performance, light weight and wide range of…

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Gear Review- G3 Zen Oxide C3 105

  The advent of fatter skis presented a conundrum in the ski manufacturing community, how to balance the fatter skis with a lighter weight favored by ski tourers who are always looking for ways to shave ounces? The Zen Oxide has always been a popular touring model in the G3 line, and with the new…

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Gear Review- Voile V8 Skis

The boys at Voile claim that this may be their “best ski yet” and they’ve had a lot of winners over the years…The fat 146 mm tip on the V-8 tapers to a 115 waist before blending to a 126 tail in the 186cm length. The big tip offers plenty of floatation in the softer…