Arc’teryx Acrux AR Boot Review
Dec08

Arc’teryx Acrux AR Boot Review

Bottom Line: Among the line up of mountaineering boots on the market the Arc’teryx Acrux AR Mountaineering boot is a solid contender and in many respects comes out on top as first choice. Acrux AR Boot Observations: The first thing you will notice is the sleek, low profile design. All black with a flash of red on the toe and zipper pull tab, the boots are classic Arc’teryx with clean lines, no fuss and attention paid to the smallest...

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Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Review
Oct08

Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Review

Bottom Line: The best GPS device I’ve owned to date. It’s a light, comfortable and feature rich GPS watch for training, everyday use and adventure tracking that won’t break the bank to purchase either. Highly recommended! Observations: A little background first. I’ve been using GPS devices for about 6 years now from stand alone bulky GPS’s, built in Smartphone GPS’s to more recently a Suunto Ambit3...

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Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review
Oct07

Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review

Bottom Line: The Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine is an all mountain trail shoe designed for higher altitude alpine topography. Made for longer days in the mountains with varied conditions requiring durability, stability, traction and foot protection, this is a superb technical alpine running shoe. Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Observations: Personally I am a huge fan of the S-LAB line of shoes that Salomon makes and the XA Alpine running shoe is...

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My Experience at the SheJumps Alpine Finishing School
Sep05

My Experience at the SheJumps Alpine Finishing School

The long, cold, beautiful winter of 2016/17 was coming to a close. It was early April and I was in the process of putting my skis away for the season, when I got the invitation to join a group of ladies at the all women’s SheJumps Alpine Finishing School sponsored by Arc’teryx. This would entail one full week at the fly-in Selkirk Lodge, fully catered meals and the privilege of learning advanced alpine skills from some of the...

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Mammut Kento HS Jacket Review
Jun09

Mammut Kento HS Jacket Review

Bottom Line: The Mammut Kento HS Hooded Jacket is a hardshell jacket perfect for a range of outdoor pursuits were protection from the wind and rain is necessary. Lightweight and small packing size makes this a perfect jacket to stow in the bottom of your pack and leave there for when you’ll need it. Observations: Recently I had the opportunity to use and test out the Mammut Kento HS jacket during a few coastal hikes in Ireland...

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