Snow Sports

02
Dec
2012
jloomis

Smith Phenom Turbo Fan Snow Goggles Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Smith Phenom Turbo Fan Snow Goggles

Features:

From Smith Optics, "Combining our fog-fighting, Turbo Fan technology and our new, 5X Anti-Fog inner lens into the ever-stylish Phenom, the best of both worlds is now at your fingertips. The Phenom Turbo Fan is technology and style at their finest."

05
Jul
2012
jloomis

Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO Review

Product Rating: 
5
Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO

Features:

From Hillsound, "Hilsound's Trail CramponPRO is a proven winter traction device for snow and ice traveling over diverse terrain and in severe weather conditions. The integral design of the Pro version has taken the known benefits of traditional ice crampons and combined those elements with an ease of use and flexible mobility to surpass the comfort of traditional crampons. Although it resembles the shape of ice climbing crampons, this Pro version is designed for walking and hiking under extreme winter conditions, not for technical ice climbing."

14
May
2012
jloomis

Hillsound Trail Crampon Review

Product Rating: 
5
Hillsound Trail Crampons

Features:

The Hillsound Trail Crampon is guaranteed to handle diverse winter terrain and extreme weather conditions. It features a flexible foot plate and come in five different sizes to accommodate feet from women's size 5 to men's size 15. The lightweight design of the Hillsound Trail Crampon allows a snug fit that won't move around or cause foot cramping. The elastomer harness is very pliable and can withstand temperatures down to -76°F (-60°C).

12
Apr
2012
jloomis

Conform'able Pack Pro Set Battery Heated Insoles Review

Product Rating: 
4
Conform'able Pack Pro Set Foot Warming System w/Winter Insoles

Features:

The Pack PRO set foot warming system by Conform'able consists of two pro batteries good for 8 hours of heat on the low setting. This battery-heated insole set includes two heating elements, charger (with adapters), and Custom H insole covers for attaching the heating elements to the insoles of your choice. Volcano H insoles with the heating elements pre-installed are also available along with other accessories such as extension cords and velcro straps. The rechargeable lithium-ion PRO batteries feature three heating levels with LED indicator. The heated insoles can also be used to dry your boots while charging (allow 6-7 hours versus 3-4 without drying option). The Comform'able foot warming system is great for keeping toes comfortable during any cold weather activity from skiing to ice climbing.

09
Apr
2012
jloomis

Hillsound Armadillo Gaiters Review

Product Rating: 
5
Hillsound Armadillo Gaiters

Features:

The Hillsound Armadillo Gaiters are lightweight, contour-fitting gaiters for any rugged adventurer. They feature a waterproof, breathable, stretch membrane that is designed for all day comfort. The easy to use YKK® zipper makes them easy to get on and off and the field replaceable instep strap ensures unforeseen mishaps won't dampen your plans. There is also a waterproof padded zipper placket which eliminates pressure points and makes the Armadillo gaiters completely waterproof.

05
Apr
2012
jloomis

5th Element LK Pro Ski Boards Review

Product Rating: 
3
5th Element LK Pro Ski Boards

Features:

The 5th Element LK Pro Ski Boards are similar to regular skis, but smaller. Their small size makes them very maneuverable and great for beginners to advanced skiers wanting to try something new. The wood core design of the LK Pro Ski Boards provides stability and the full wrap stainless steel edge gives fantastic edge grip. Features adjustable (up to 35.5 cm boot sole) non-releasable bindings, tip protectors, and easy clip on leashes.

31
Jan
2012
jloomis

Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Max Electric Boots Review

Product Rating: 
4
Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Max Electric Boot

Features:

The Men's Bugaboot® Max Electric boots by Columbia Sportswear represent their most advanced, technical offering for cold weather boots. Technologies include: battery-powered heat on-demand, Omni-Heat® thermal reflective lining, Techlite® heel shell, TPU shank for cushioning and support, waterproof uppers, and Omni-Grip® sole. The on-demand battery heat has three settings: low, which operates up to 4 hours at approximately 113°F, medium, which operates up to 3 hours at approximately 122°F, and high, which operates for up to 2 hours at approximately 140°F. The Columbia Bugaboot® Max Electric boots are perfect for snowmobiling, serious trekking, and cold weather work environments.

22
Jan
2012
jloomis

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes Review

Product Rating: 
5
MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

Features:

The Lightning™ Ascent snowshoes are MSR's most aggressive snowshoes designed for all-terrain adventures. Features include 360° Traction™ frames, aggressive steel cross members, Pivot™ crampons, and Ergo™ televators. The MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes are built to explore mountain terrain with the Ergo™ Televators, which reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps. The televators engage with a simple flick of a pole grip. Optional 5" modular flotation tails are available. Frame color available in black or yellow. The MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes have a lifetime warranty and are made in the USA.

08
Jan
2012
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Marmot Expedition Mitt Review

Product Rating: 
5
Marmot Expedition Mitt

Features:

Carefully layered Primaloft One® insulation gives the Marmot Expedition Mitts uncompromising warmth on snow adventures to high, cold places. The Expedition Mitts feature: Marmot MemBrain®, a waterproof/breathable fabric; DriClime® bi-component wicking lining for breathability and excellent moisture transfer; reinforced palm for durability; gauntlet quickdraw with easy to use one-handed drawcords; SuperFabric® brand material external shell; nose wipe, a soft fabric to wipe your runny nose; safety leash to keep glove attached to wrist when removed from hand; wrist strap for adjustability and better fit.

21
Nov
2011
jloomis

Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters Review

Product Rating: 
5
Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters

Features:

Tough as a crocodile, Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters keep snow out of your boots when snowshoeing, climbing mountains, cross-country skiing, or just plain snow hiking. They feature waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex®/Taslan® nylon uppers and Cordura® lowers for durability. The Crocodile gaiters seal around your legs with a full length strip of 2 inch hook and loop closure. The tops cinch tight with 3/4 inch webbing and cam buckle. These gaiters also feature hook and loop shear tab at the bottom of front closure, double-riveted boot lace hook, and field-replaceable urethane-coated nylon instep strap.

11
Nov
2011
jloomis

Manzella Sprint Reflect Glove Liners Review

Product Rating: 
4
Manzella Sprint Reflect Glove Liners

Features:

The Manzella Sprint Reflect Glove Liners are made with moisture wicking stretch polyester for all day comfort. Great for any aerobic activity on it's own or as a liner in heavier gloves. Control Trax Grip® on the palms and fingers provides increased grip. The reflective Manzella logo on the back of the gloves increases visibility.

15
Jul
2011
jloomis

CAMP USA Stalker Universal Crampon Review

Product Rating: 
5
CAMP USA Stalker Universal Crampon

Features:

Stalker Universal Crampons by C.A.M.P. USA are designed for general mountaineering and glacier travel. The universal bindings and thermoplastic heel and toe harnesses wrap around almost any hiking or mountaineering boot. The Stalker crampons are secured with a strong nylon strap with pull tab for ease of use. They are easily adjustable without tools. Included are Vibram® anti-balling plates to reduce snow build-up underneath your feet and a carry case for easy packing and storage.

05
Jul
2011
jloomis

Scarpa Summit GTX Mountaineering Boots Review

Product Rating: 
5
Scarpa Summit GTX Mountaineering Boots

Features:

The Scarpa Summit GTX are four-season mountaineering boots designed for ice and mixed climbing. The Summit GTX's heel and toe welts fit all crampon styles. They are fully insulated and feature an adjustable padded tongue. The articulated, padded ankle section provide flexibility without compromising support.

13
Jun
2011
jloomis

SMC Capra Ice Axe Review

Product Rating: 
5
SMC Capra Ice Axe

Features:

SMC's Capra ice axe is the culmination of two years of extensive design and testing around the globe. It is one of the lightest ice axes in this category at just over 16 ounces for the 65 cm model. The new full-sized head is designed to fit more naturally in the user's hand for increased comfort during extended use. It's assembled with SMC's patented insulating connection, reducing vibration and associated fatigue. Another feature is the Carpa's unique handle, designed to be easy to grasp for positive placement in self-arrest.

11
Jun
2011
jloomis

Homemade Glissading Sled aka "Glissade Diaper Sled"

Product Rating: 
4
Glissade Diaper Sled

The original idea for the Glissade Diaper Sled came from jmjula4. It's a sled that wraps around a climber like a diaper to protect their clothing and backpack while provided a faster, more efficient glissade down the mountain. See full post for instructions with pictures on how to make your very own Glissade Diaper Sled.

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