Category: Gear Reviews

Icebreaker Ski+ socks review

The Icebreaker Ski+ sock have an anatomical fit, including separate socks for right and left feet. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Most ski gear is arguably more important than your socks, but do not overlook those tubes you slide over your feet. A good pair of socks is pretty vital to staying comfortable outside in the winter, and, in my opinion,…

MSR Windboiler Stove review

The MSR Windboiler stove system in travel mode. All the pieces conveniently store either inside, or as part of the exterior. (Photo: Ryan Malavolta/Utahoutside.com)

A hot meal in the backcountry can cure almost everything that ails you. Sore feet and cold bones melt away when you’re enjoying spoonfuls of your favorite dish. But before you dine, you must cook…and for that you’ll need a…

Fuel 100 Electro-Bites review

The Apple Cinnamon Electro-Bites are my favorite flavor. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Bars, gels, gummies – there no limit to the different types of food that athletes eat during a long workout. For us outdoorsy types, the small packaging and lack of preperation makes energy food super convenient, usually at the expense…

Black Diamond Liquid Point shell review

LIQUID POINT SHELL

Minimalist, light weight, and protective – these are elements I want when shopping for a backcountry ski shell. So far this season I’ve been touring in the Black Diamond Liquid Point shell. It’s an outer layer made from Gore-Tex Paclite,…

Icebreaker Zone Base Layers Review

zone wide

One of the most important things you can wear when skiing, is a good base layer. This is especially true with backcountry skiing where you are working out, sweating, and stopping a lot. There’s a plethora of material choices out…

Outdoor Gear Holiday Gift Guide 2015

NaKED SNOW

Scenario: the holidays are upon us and you don’t know what gift to get that backcountry skier, snowboarder, or overall outdoorsy person in your life. Gear is never a bad idea, in fact, we all love new gear, perhaps a…