When you spend your winter skiing off a sailboat in Iceland, you’re going to have to fix your gear every now and then. Skier and sailor Vidar Kristinsson does exactly that. He is committed to keeping his gear working, both out of sheer necessity, and because he feels it’s rewarding to figure out how to fix the problem himself. Patagonia wants you to do the same with your own stuff, and their new Extended Play initiative has that covered.
Back in Novemer, Dynafit announced the release of an all-new ski touring boot designed by brand ambassador and all-around badass Eric Hjorleifson. The first thought that came to mind was “did Hoji finally make that elusive boot so we can all ski like a ninja and send huge cliff drops in BC?” Well, not exactly. It is not another freeride boot, but rather something better: the most comfortable, warm, and efficient touring boot Dynafit has ever made. And three months later, we're just as stoked
Here’s a scenario. You and your friends are enjoying an epic pow day somewhere deep in the backcountry, and suddenly that cliff drop goes horribly wrong. With a severe injury, you need immediate medical attention, but that 911 call your buddy is placing just won’t go through. The problem? Your group wasn’t carrying a satellite phone, and there is no cell service. Let’s face it. Sat phones are incredibly expensive, heavy to pack, and oftentimes very unreliable. To combat that problem, Somewear
In the world of sports, skiing and snowboarding are unique in the sense that–with a little bit of luck and injury avoidance–you can theoretically practice them from the moment you learn to walk until the moment you can no longer stand. While other sports can inflict massive tolls on the human body, the pure feeling of gliding on untouched snow is something akin to floating weightless through the world. In many ways, the gift of teaching someone to ski or snowboard isn't a momentary lesson in