Reviews

Glove Review: 686 Fracture

Intended Purpose: These women's gloves are designed to be a pipe glove for spring conditions. But I disagree, they offer a warmer fit than I think pipe gloves should be. I consider them an all around glove that could be used on cold days and warmer days. Location: I've been wearing these gloves during the early season at Mammoth Mountain and on my Colorado and Utah trips. Conditions: I used these gloves on cold...

20 Dec 9:14 AM 0 Read More...

Goggle Review: Smith I/O

Intended Purpose: Interchangeable ease meets stylish functionality for the mountain. The I/O goggles are popular for good reason, good visibility with great functionality. Location: I rode the goggles mostly at Mammoth during early season and Copper, Colorado for the Grand Prix. Conditions: Since these goggles arrived for early season, I've ridden them on a majority of sunny days with a couple overcast flat lig...

18 Dec 3:51 PM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Arbor Blacklist

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Mostly hardpacked conditions with some soft spots. Setup: I rode the Arbor Blacklist with my Union Team, Flux GU15 and GNU B-Famous bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 154cm. First Impression: Very fun and playful mid-wide park board without being a noodle Weight: Average. Flex: The Blacklist is on the softer side of the scale but not as soft as the Draf...

15 Dec 10:49 AM 4 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 GNU B-Famous

Location: Mammoth Mountain, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the GNU B-Famous on the Arbor Wasteland with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Mounted the bindings up, then grabbed my boots to make sure they fit in the bindings and adjusted the straps to work with my boots. It didn't take longer than 10 minutes to get them set up and properly fit to my boots. ...

14 Dec 9:11 AM 12 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Flux GU15

Location: Mammoth Mountain, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the Flux GU15 on the Arbor Wasteland with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Pretty average time to set up the bindings. Adjusted the binding straps to fit my boots better but that didn't take more than a couple minutes. Fit: I rode the women's small GU15 bindings which fit women's 7-9 size. My si...

13 Dec 9:24 AM 0 Read More...

Review: Coal V-Neck Gator

Intended Purpose: The Coal V-Neck Gator is a two sided micro tech fleece designed to be lightweight and bandana style for the mountain. Appearance: I received the V-Neck Gator in the purple colorway which is entirely purple with the coal branding all over. I like the bright color but there are other options that aren't as bright. Best Used for: The V-neck Gator is designed to be a bandana style gaitor for neck ...

06 Dec 10:20 AM 2 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Arbor Poparazzi

Location: Mammoth, CA + Boreal, CA + Northstar, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked snow. Setup: I rode the Arbor Poparazzi with Union Atlas Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 152cm. First Impression: Camber isn't dead - it feels too good to get back on it. Weight: Average Flex: On the softer side longitudinally with some stiffer flex underfoot so you still get good stability o...

30 Nov 7:22 AM 0 Read More...

Review: Aerial 7 Neo Headphones

Intended Purpose: Feel your music while blocking out the rest of the world. Good for the mountain or whatever else you need them for. The Neo ear buds have a built in microphone so you can use them for phone calls. Sound: Pretty clear sound but I'm no sound expert. They work, they play my songs as they should sound and I can take phone calls without sounding like I'm in a windstorm. The ear buds do block out other...

23 Nov 7:10 AM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Zion Wonk

Location: Mammoth, CA and Boreal, CA Snow Conditions: Mostly hardpacked conditions with some soft spots. Setup: I rode the Zion Wonk with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 152cm. First Impression: The Wonk's full of fun without paying a ton. Weight: Average. Flex: The Wonk is built for all mountain jibbing so it's on the softer flexing side of the spectrum but it's not a noodl...

17 Nov 7:25 AM 3 Read More...

Review: Dakine Carry-on Roller

Intended Purpose: The carry-on roller matches its name. It's built for traveling by plane, easy to carry on and quick to roll through the airport with. It's compact and lightweight with enough room for your travel needs. It comes in women's designs and men's designs so you don't have to sport the basic black carry-on this year (and blend in). Size: The Dakine carry-on roller is 36L with 2200 cu. in. of space. It'...

14 Nov 8:02 AM 2 Read More...