Category Archives: Equipment

Utah Start-Up Produces Electrically-Heated Down Jacket

Salt Lake City, UT – A few weeks ago we told you about an electrically heated jacket and gloves from Gyde Supply.  No sooner did we publish that review than our phones started ringing to tell us about a down-filled alternative. We tested the down jacket, down vest and gloves introduced by Utah-based startup Ravean and … Continue reading Utah Start-Up Produces Electrically-Heated Down Jacket

Patagonia’s New PowSlayer Is As Adept at Going Up As It Is Going Down

Salt Lake City, UT – If you’re found on the skin track as often as you’re on the chair, then Patagonia’s new PowSlayer system is worth a closer look. At $699 for the jacket and $599 for the bibs for both men’s and women’s models, PowSlayer performance doesn’t come cheaply. But we’ve tested both pieces … Continue reading Patagonia’s New PowSlayer Is As Adept at Going Up As It Is Going Down

New Electrically Heated Skiwear Marries Fashion and Technology

Greensboro, NC – Smart phones, tablets, 4K 3D televisions — we live in a technological world. Over the past decade or two, technical fabrics have even revolutionized skiwear, and that new Gore-Tex shell you’re sporting this winter already has little in common with your father’s 1980s-era Columbia Bugaboo. One company, though, is bringing technology to skiwear … Continue reading New Electrically Heated Skiwear Marries Fashion and Technology

Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide

Salt Lake City, UT – Face it: as if airline travel these days isn’t enough of a hassle, traveling with skis or a snowboard has become an absolute pain. As a result, many travelers who used to bring their own gear now rent when they arrive at their destination. That, however, can be costly, and the … Continue reading Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide

Rock Out with Armada’s New Metallica Collection

Park City, UT – Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica have teamed with ski and outerwear manufacturer Armada to create their own limited edition signature ski line for the 2015-16 season. The Armada x Metallica collaboration, the result of close design work between the band and the ski brand, includes two models … Continue reading Rock Out with Armada’s New Metallica Collection

With the Cloud Layering System from Sierra Designs, There’s No Reason to Leave Weather Protection at Home

Salt Lake City, UT – With the passing of Labor Day summer’s now over, and a fall hike in the mountains is a terrific way to prepare for the upcoming ski season, both physically and mentally. The transition into autumn, however, brings with it an increase in weather fronts accompanied by both precipitation and a … Continue reading With the Cloud Layering System from Sierra Designs, There’s No Reason to Leave Weather Protection at Home