Gear Box Reviews


Clipskins Review: Gluelessness is Godliness
Clipskins on the snow

Skin glue can be wicked, with a polarity for dog hair and pine needles, and a bent for leaving residue on ski bases. True, these evils have become a fact of life, but now, Clipskins offer salvation from adhesive. Here’s our take.

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Southern Hospitality - The Eagle Nest Outfitter Lounger
The Eagle Nest Outfitter Lounger

Southern Hospitality
The Eagle Nest Outfitter Lounger
$109.95
eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com

After hours of pounding the concrete floor at last year's Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City I needed reprieve. There it was-the Eagle Nest Outfitter Lounger-an oasis of Southern hospitality. "Take a load off, want a micro brew?" asked the Eagle Nest reps. That was an offer I couldn't refuse.

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Osprey Pack

Like its namesake, Osprey's Switch 36 snatches up the full quiver of backcountry tools with bird-of-prey-like tenacity.

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G3 Targa Ascent Binding

With every step, the bellows of your tele boot sap energy, just as your freely articulating AT buddies are breaking trail out front with an efficient hinge binding. Tired? Well G3's got an answer—the Ascent.

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2005 Rossignol BC90

The BC90 light touring ski is a reach into the vault for Rossignol. Well, sort of.

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Wookey Shovel Pack

Though slightly larger than the average koala cub, the 680 cubic inch, foam framed Wookey Shovel Pack throws a unique spin into the small daypack world. Designed as a short outing pack, this high riding pack is ideal for on piste ripping with the occasional dash into the wilds.

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