Premier Gear: Meidjo Telemark Bindings

The M Equipment Meidjo 2.0 Telemark Binding

For the tele skier who wants it all.

The M-Equipment, brainchild of French mechanical engineer Pierre Mouyade, has delivered version 2.0 of its highly innovative Meidjo binding. Merging a Dynafit-style low-tech toe piece with an NTN-style “duckbutt” second heel, these step-in bindings not only tour extremely efficiently, they tackle the downhill with equal gusto, offering fantastic lateral rigidity (and therefore edge control) and smooth telé-rêsistançe with their adjustable springbox. … Read more >>

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Published:January 27, 2017 View Post

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Premier Gear: Osprey Kresta & Kamber Backcountry Packs

Katie Paulson and Daniel Sohner make thier way up a couloir in Marble, CO

Carry Everything You Need Into the Backcountry

There are several qualifying characteristics that elevate a backcountry ski and snowboard pack from its less winter-oriented cousins. A streamlined design is a must, as is the ability to carry skis, snowboards, and splitboards comfortably. All things being relative, there are quite a few packs on the market that fit this description. Are there any packs that take these features, and distill them … Read more >>

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Published:November 17, 2016 View Post

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Premier Gear: Mountain Hardwear StretchDown

Dynamic Stretch and Durable Warmth

Have you ever tried to move around in a down puffy and thought, “Man, I wish this coat had a little give?” Have you ever bustled through a stand of trees and torn the delicate face material of your puffy and thought, “I wish they made these a little burlier?”

Well. Mountain Hardwear has delivered for you, my friend. Delivered for you in spades.

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Published:October 13, 2016 View Post

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Premier Gear: The Gregory Aspect Series

For the Everyday Adventurer

We all know that life’s adventures take place both on and off the trail. Gregory’s Aspect series takes their thoughtful, purpose-driven design approach and applies it to a set of backpacks that are rugged, sleek, stylish, and ready to conquer the concrete jungle, the airport, and the office.

The Border

Outrageously functional, the Border 25 and 35 surge ahead of the pack in their sheer specialization … Read more >>

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Published:September 23, 2016 View Post

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Premier Gear: 2016 Petzl Reactive Headlamps

Petzl Reactive Headlamps

Intelligent Performance To Light Your Way

It’s been four years since Petzl first wowed the outdoor industry with the NAO, their first headlamp to use Reactive Lighting Technology.

Touted by Petzl–and recognized by Popular Science’s 25th Annual Best of What’s New award–as a highly innovative step forward for lighting athletes’ ways in dynamic, challenging conditions, the NAO and other headlamps in Petzl’s Reactive line quickly became sought after by many … Read more >>

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Published:July 20, 2016 View Post

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Premier Gear: Osprey’s Anti-Gravity Suspension System

Osprey has re-envisioned what suspension can do for a pack with their Atmos AG and Aura AG bags. “AG” stands for anti-gravity, and it truly seems that these packs defy the laws of physics. Like most other backpacking packs, the suspension system used in the Atmos and Aura works to channel the weight of the pack away from your shoulders and back and towards your hips. However, the way in … Read more >>

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Published:May 8, 2016 View Post

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Premier Gear: Mountain Hardwear’s Outdry Packs

BURLY, WATERPROOF, AND READY FOR ANYTHING

Over the past few years, Mountain Hardwear has been hard at work developing and perfecting their proprietary waterproofing technology, OutDry. The result is this year’s line of bomber packs that will keep your gear dry no matter what mother nature throws your way.

Many other packs feature a waterproof membrane underneath the pack’s external panels. Water can work its way between these two Read more >>

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Published:March 2, 2016 View Post

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Premier Gear: Thule Hiking and Backpacking Packs

Technical hiking and backpacking packs from a trusted brand

Thule has built a strong reputation for producing reliable, highly functional and precisely designed products for more than 70 years. While they are known for their roof racks and carrying systems for bikes, skis and boats, Thule has moved in a surprising, but logical direction with their all-new line of technical packs for hiking and backpacking! Thule’s packs are meticulously designed … Read more >>

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Published:April 3, 2015 View Post

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Gear Guide: Sea To Summit Sleeping Mats

Sea To Summit Sleeping Mats: Superior comfort with a lightweight and compact design!

 

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Innovative design features for lightweight comfort

 Sea to Summit has established a reputation as one of the leading manufacturers of outdoor goods. By utilizing innovative materials and intuitive design Sea to Summit has released a steady stream of high-performance products for paddling, camping, travel, and exploration. They have … Read more >>

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