[this article is sponsored by evo.com] Specs Fabic: 3L 4-way stretch Stromshell Intuitive Fabric High Performance DWR coating Membrane: 20k Waterproofing/ 20k Breathibility Pockets: 6 Insulation: No insulation Fully Taped Seams Helmet compatible hood Weight: 1 lb 8.9 oz Price: On sale for $254.97 at Evo.com: Flylow Vixen Jacket Tester: The tester is 5’ 9” 135 lb and is wearing […]
Specifications: Shell Material: 1.3 oz 20 Denier 100% Nylon ripstop Insulation Material: 60 g FullRange™ 100% Polyester stretch insulation Lining Material: 2 oz 50 Denier 100% Nylon plain weave Fit: Slim fit Layer Type: Mid Layer, Outer Layer Weight: 12.4 oz Pick up a Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie at evo.com: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie *** The Patagonia Nano – Air hoodie was carefully designed […]
The Look Pivot has been a favorite amongst ski racers, mogul skiers, freeriders, and park rats for quite some time now.It was one of the first releasable ski bindings developed and hasn’t changed much since the 1990s.Similar to modern snowshoes, ski bindings initially consisted of a cable that held the boot in place.At that time, a skier had a 1% chance of injuring himself in a day and 10% of skiers got injured within one season.There was a design push for a safer binding and in 1948 Jean Beyl, a sporting goods manufacturer out of Never’s France invented the first binding with elastic travel.
The Kingpin consists of a tech toe with a lock-out function for touring and a pinless alpine-like heel on a track with a ski/walk level. The heel has two risers, 7 deg and 13 deg as well as a flat tour option. It comes standard with 100 or 125 mm breaks and you can buy a breakless heel pad separately.
Smith Optics has been making snow goggles for over 50 years. In 2007 they released the world’s first rimless interchangeable goggle, the I/O. Seven years later, they re-designed it once more, giving birth I/O7. The idea behind I/O7 was to make a high quality, easy to use, and reliable goggle. It employs an efficient minimalist design that reduces weight and moving parts. The I/O7 is a medium/large fit, filling the gap between the smaller I/O and the larger I/OX. Even though I have a smaller face, I found the I/O7 more comfortable than the I/O because it has less curvature. Another thing to note is that the goggles come up high, which reduces gaper gap, […]
Getting properly fitted in the Dalbello Lupo changed my skiing and unlike my friends who complained about painful ski boots, I couldn’t wait to put mine on. Made from Dalbello’s KR2 mold, the Lupo is a descendant of the original three-piece Flexon design, which in my opinion has many advantages over the traditional overlap boot. In an overlap design, the flex is In a three-piece design the flex is governed by bending of the tongue, which results in a more progressive flex, (softer at first, stiffer as you keep flexing) that’s […]
Flylow started ten years ago when two college friends recognized a need for technical outerwear to fill the gap between mountaineering and ski outerwear. They created gear that was light for the ascend and durable for downhill charging. Ten years later, Flylow is based in Lake Tahoe and still true to their independent, mountain-raised roots. The Billie Coat and Nina Pant are Flylow’s three layer hard-shell outerwear options designed specifically for women. 20k/20k waterproof fabric (20K waterproofing means “if you put a square tube with inner dimensions of 1” x 1” over a piece of said fabric, you could fill it with water to a […]
112 RP. The RPC is 3 mm wider, with a lower tip and tail profile, and a larger turn radius than the RP. The C stands for charger. I skied my RPC somewhere around 100 days, most of which were on lift accessed terrain of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the surrounding backcountry. These skis were unique because they excelled in a wide variety of terrain. At 2037 grams per ski for the 186 cm length, these are insanely light, yet have the stability and dampness you would normally see in a metal ski, I have yet to hit the speed limit on these. Due to their ridiculously low weight, the RPCs are also extremely fun in the trees. With a low swing weight it was easy to get them from edge to edge quickly and […]