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Getting new life out of your rain gear

A rain jacket is a must-have in the Rockies (or anywhere, really) and a good one is often a reasonably substantial purchase - so who doesn’t want to get a little more life out of their tried and true rain gear? Often, when people think that the waterproof/breathable membrane (like Gore Tex) in their rain gear is ‘worn out’, it actually isn’t. It may just be in need of a quick clean and refresh to get back to it’s former glory.

3 easy steps to storage waxing


Alas, it’s approaching that very sad time of year again when we pack away our skiing gear – but what to do with that ski gear to be sure that it’ll be well looked after and ready to go next season? How you treat your cross-country (XC) and back-country (BC) skis when the season ends will make all the difference to how well they’ll treat you at the start of next year as well as the years to come.

What they need is an application of storage wax.

Backcountry skis – Navigating the wilderness

Backcountry Nordic Skis

Backcountry skis, or BC skis, are available in something of a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes, all designed for something just that little bit different from each other. So, how do you choose the best option for your personal backcountry skiing objectives? With a bit of introspection, and a little advice, it’s not as overwhelming as you might think.

Are skin skis right for me?

There has been a lot of talk about skin skis over the last few years, leaving many people confused from the conflicting information they get from friends, family and zealous marketing campaigns. Here are our two cents to help you answer the question, “are skin skis right for me”?