Smith I/O Goggles Review
Eyeballs are fickle things. Whether you got to dissect a cow’s eye in grade-ten biology or not, you’re probably aware there is a lot going on in there, no matter how clumsy or shaky your fifteen year old hands were with that scalpel. We’re visual creatures, our lives and perceptions of our immediate surroundings typically [...]
Fjallraven Keb Series Winter Jacket Review
I was recently humiliated at a potluck where the host (who was a bit of a jerk) derided my mispronunciation of “Adidas.” Apparently I’ve been saying it incorrectly all along. After retaliating by hiding several essential kitchen items and at least two sets of his car keys, I packed into my new Fjallraven jacket and [...]
ThirtyTwo Jones MTB Review
Whenever I get to do a gear review like these Jeremy Jones ThirtyTwo Boots I find myself struggling for a clever opening. With boots I default to dumb stuff, clichéd stuff like “These boots are made for walking,” even though I’m almost certain the young folk have never heard of Nancy Sinatra, much less her [...]
2016 Olive Exodus Splitboard Review
The first thing that grabbed my attention when the Olive Exodus arrived was the top-sheet. BLAM! Skull. With mountains. And a tip to tail beard. In this biz, that is what’s known as an unholy trifecta. It is both rare and awesome. I’m uncertain as to when skulls started to make their appearance in the [...]
Building Tent Pads High Atop the Sourdough Traverse
After the California gold-rush of the 1849’s, it seemed as though fortune seeking prospectors had made their way into every nook, cranny and outcrop the American West had to offer. Known as “sourdoughs” (seasoned miners that knew a thing or two about bush-craft and DIY baking) many were drawn north when news of significant strikes [...]
Valhalla Mountain Lodge Delivers!
This season has been challenging to say the least. Photographers, writers, riders and resorts have all struggled to keep a stiff upper lip as traditionally snow-laden zones have struggled to retain a snowpack or heartbeat. Sub-par conditions have been the norm while sub-zero temperatures appeared to be a thing of the past. In turn, these [...]