Author archive for Sam Shaheen

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    Lightweight Touring Binding Shootout

    We’ve now covered several of the most interesting lightweight touring bindings for 18/19, and now we’re comparing them to...

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    The North Face Summit L2 FuseForm Fleece ½ Zip Hoodie

    The Summit L2 FuseForm Fleece ½ Zip Hoodie is one of The North Face’s most technical, breathable fleeces. So...

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    18/19 Renoun Z-Line 90

    Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the Renoun Z-Line 90, with comparisons to the Head Monster 88, Blizzard Brahma, Folsom Spar 88, and more...

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    18/19 Folsom Skis Spar 88

    The Folsom Skis Spar 88 reminds us a lot of a ski we really like — the Blizzard Brahma. Check out our initial on-snow impressions to see how they compare.

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    Stio Ralston Canvas Jacket

    The Stio Ralston Canvas Jacket. Good for baling hay, building railroads, and a bunch of other less cool stuff,...

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    2018-2019 ATK Raider 2.0 12 / Hagan Core 12

    The ATK Raider 2.0 12 / Hagan Core 12 manages to be the most fully-featured binding in our Lightweight...

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    2018-2019 Marker Alpinist 12

    Several years ago, Marker created the best-skiing tech binding in the world. Now they’re introducing the much-lighter Alpinist binding...

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    Alpenglow Sports

    Not only is Alpenglow Sports an excellent shop, it is also at the epicenter of Lake Tahoe outdoor culture.

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    Mammut Eisfeld Light SO Hoody and Pants

    The Mammut Eisfeld Light Hoody and Pants’ new fabric technology makes them stand out from the competition, and when...

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    2018-2019 Rossignol Super 7 HD

    After getting a handful of reviewers on it, we think the Rossignol Super 7 HD is a powder ski...

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    Glade Optics Challenger Goggle

    High-quality goggles have become quite expensive, but Glade Optics is aiming to change that with their Challenger goggle. We...

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    18/19 K2 Wayback 106

    Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the Wayback 106, with comparisons to the Salomon MTN Explore 95, Scott Superguide 105, and Dynastar Mythic 97.

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    2018-2019 K2 Wayback 106

    K2 is overhauling their best-selling Wayback series of touring skis, and there is a lot to like about the...

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    18/19 Prior CBC

    We just spent a day on Prior's playful pow ski, the CBC, and have been very surprised by it so far. Check out our initial on-snow impressions.

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    2018-2019 Scarpa Maestrale RS

    We’ve now spent two seasons and around 70 days in the revamped Scarpa Maestrale RS, and are still very,...

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    18/19 K2 Pinnacle 95 Ti

    After a few days on it, we’ve been quite surprised by the K2 Pinnacle 95. Check out our initial on-snow impressions.

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    5 Reasons Why Spring Skiing is the Best Skiing

    We’ve been doing a whole lot of spring skiing this year, and yesterday, one of our editors was arguing...

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    2017-2018 Scott Scrapper 115

    We’ve now spent time on the Scrapper 115 both inside and outside the resort. Check out our thoughts on...

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    Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody

    When we asked our outerwear editor what he thought of the new Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody, he started saying...

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    Deep Dive: Rossignol Soul 7 HD

    We compare the Soul 7 HD to a ton of 105-110mm-wide, all mountain skis, including the Salomon QST 106, Line Sick Day 104, Blizzard Rustler 10, Nordica Enforcer 110, and many more.

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