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Best touring gloves on the market? I think so.   I have notoriously cold hands. They are always the first to go on a tour in sub 30ºF temps. The problem is that on long tours your hands tend to go from hot to cold to freezing. The CAMP G-Comp Warm gloves provide all the answers for winter touring.  For Hot Hands: I wasn't sure what this big loop was since these gloves were new to me but sure enough they are a mitt-keeper, or whatever you call that loop that goes around your kid's wrist so they don't lose...

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Best Ski for Alpine Power. These skis are beasts. I started off the 15/16 Winter on the 182s with Adrenalin Bindings and really enjoyed them since they worked with both my alpine and touring boots. The definitely skied differently than my Watea 106s which were a more traditional camber / construction (read heavier and less rocker). They skied completely different - the Watea being more of an alpine carver while the Ranger skiing loose and floating over crud. They ski about 5cm shorter than their length on the groomers due to the Freeski Rocker. However, in the backcountry and resort 'crud'...

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Fischer's smooth entry into lightweight alpine touring boots. March 2017 update at the bottom. Finally, true touring boots that shave off a ton of weight and boast tour-centric features. For the past two seasons I've exclusively skied in the Transalp TS Lite boot which served its purpose as I was transitioning from an alpine background. That boot still has a place in my quiver but for 75% of the touring I do, something lighter would have been more desirable.  Weight While sock weight on this boot is around 980g, my 29.5s weigh in at 1200g. This is fine though since...

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Light. Nimble. Tough.  The Fischer Transalp 80 is a mini version of the Hannibal series. It shares all the same technologies - Carbon Stringers, AirTec Ti, Tour Rocker, Aeroshape, Paulonia Wood Core, Extruded Bases, and Sandwich Construction. All of these features allow for an amazing downhill ski for it's weight.    Where do these skis fit in my Quiver? I needed a ski that was a step up from my AlpAttack Race Ski but smaller and lighter than my Hannibal 100s. This is the ski I take when I'm focusing on SkiMo training or longer tours. It's not nearly as light as my race skis and...

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