gear review

5 Pieces of Essential Equipment for Backcountry Skiing II | 2014-2015′ Season Highlights

Dynafit Ski Crampons. If you haven’t found a place for ski crampons in your backcountry ski gear collection yet, what are you waiting for? These

Gear Review | Backcountry Access (BCA) Float 42 Airbag

Over the past three months I’ve worked as a ski guide in Kashmir, Alaska, and Greenland. Skiing in such parts of the world requires the

Smith Optics Picks for 2015

For the past several years,  Smith has been a company that I have grown to trust in the backcountry. Whether I’m at home ski touring

The Gearded Lady is Trippin’ Out!

Hey guys! TGL here, back again, to have another go at this blog writing thing. This week, I’m full of wanderlust. It’s “mud-season” here in

May 22, 2014 Hilarious, Other

The Search for the Perfect AT Boot

With just about every major ski boot manufacturer making some form of an AT (alpine touring) boot these days the question remains, is there a

February 24, 2014 Featured, Gear Reviews, Other, Ski, Ski, skiing, snow

The Mountain Hardwear Men’s Compulsion 3L Pant

What happens when you get a pair of ski pants that look like a burly hardshell, but feel like a softshell in use?  You get

Smith Optics Picks for 2014

Smith Optics has been dishing out quality products for skiers and riders since 1965. For the past several years, I’ve tested their annual advances and

ISIS Lume Print Tank Top Review

The ISIS Lume Print Tank Top Has Good Design, Many Uses and Travels Well Investing in the ISIS Lume Print Tank is a good idea

June 12, 2013 Featured, Gear Reviews

Praxis Le Petite Women’s Skis | Gear Review

All photos, unless otherwise noted-Skier: Jillian Raymond, Photos: State of the Backcountry Gear Review by Jillian Raymond- This year was my first year skiing on

May 20, 2013 Gear Reviews, Photos, Ski, Ski, skiing, snow

Praxis Freeride Skis | Gear Review

Praxis Skis is a small ski manufacturer based in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. For the past several years Praxis has grown recognition and gained a reputation

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