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Ass Armor

Ass Armor To Protect The Butt Draggers

Ass Armor

Ever tried to snowboard and spent more time on your backside than actually on top of the board? Even seasoned riders biff from time to time and butt plant into the hard pack snow or worse yet—ice. Well now there is no need to crawl away in humiliation and pain, as the Ass Armor compression short takes the hit for you.

Billy Goat Technologies Ascent Plates

Billy Goat Ascent Plates

Yesterday, Canadian climber and Outdoor Research athlete Gordon McArthur posted a link to Billy Goat Technologies on his Facebook page, asking fellow climbers what they thought about this new product. A type of snowshoe plate for your crampons that promises to ease the burden of approaches for ice climbing, skiing, or snowboarding? Color me intrigued. 

Google Ski Resort Trail Maps

Google Heavenly Ski Resort Trail Map

Never be lost at a ski resort again or worry about bringing that little paper trail map with you everyday thanks to the latest update from Google Maps. Google added an additional 100 ski resorts, with all their ski runs, to Google Maps, helping you to plan your ski trip in advance or decide where to shred next from the chairlift. Will Google Maps eventually bring about the demise of ski resort smartphone apps?

POC Fornix Helmet Review

POC Fornix Helmet

Photo by Mark Going of Columbia Sportswear

As I had numerous ski adventures planned for this winter, including a big heli-ski trip up to Whistler last month, I figured it was time to buy a new helmet. I had heard good things about the award winning POC Fornix, so decided to purchase one in order to put the snow sports helmet through its paces over the season. 

Wild Things Alpinist Jacket Review

Wild Things Alpinist

Started in 1981 by hard core climbers John Bouchard and Marie-Odile Meunier, Wild Things has more recently focused on technical outerwear for the U.S. Military, law enforcement, and some consumer markets. Last winter, however, the company returned to its roots and completely relaunched the Alpine line consisting of base layers, mid layers, and outer layers, as well as climbing packs and expedition duffels. As the only hardshell in the line, the new Alpinist Jacket has been designed for extreme versatility.


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