DPS Skis Zelda T106 Ski - Women's
The Women's Zelda 106 Tour1 Ski is DPS' best option for backcountry skiing in the widest range of snow conditions. Its 106mm waist width ensures proper flotation when you're skiing the goods on a mid-winter powder day, and a narrow turn radius assures solid edge hold when you're making hop turns down icy couloirs.
DPS shaped the Zelda with a rocker tip and tail to help you navigate powdery fields with ease, while camber underfoot ensures excellent edge control in corn and on hardpack. The ski's Tour1 construction includes a superlight balsa core, a speedy World Cup race base, a stiff carbon/glass laminate, sharp yet narrow Rockwell edges, and a textured top that prevents snow buildup from weighing you down.
Osprey Packs Kresta 20L Backpack - Women's
Arguably, there's nothing more rejuvenating than spending a day out on the skin track or boot-packing within the lift-accessed areas of the ski resort. And since more than half the battle is terrain, know that you can trust the Osprey Kresta 20 Backpack to carry your avalanche gear and necessities—without getting the way of having fun.
Specifically, the Kresta 20 is fashioned with a women-specific, Light Wire suspension system that when combined with the padded help belt and stabilization straps, provide a comfortable and pressure-free haul. Additionally, the thermoformed, contoured back panel sheds snow easily, and ultimately reduces the build-up of frozen precipitation. A dual-position, deployable helmet net makes carrying your melon-protector easy (when it's not in use).
Not to mention, the Kresta boasts a horizontal snowboarding carrying feature, or if you're of the dual-planked nature, it also touts an A-frame or diagonal ski carrying design. More importantly, the Kresta has a J-shaped avalanche gear compartment, complete with dry pocket, so you're able to access your safety gear in a flash and separate other sensitive items from wet skins or damp clothing. And, last but not least, a back panel entry system enables you to access snacks or extra layers quickly, and all of the Kresta's zipper pulls, as well as buckles, are glove and mitten friendly.
La Sportiva Sparkle 2.0 Alpine Touring Boot - Women's
Sure, you don't have much trouble smoking everyone in your group on daily dawn patrols and all-day backcountry missions, but if your boot can't stand up to your aggressive skiing style, what use does it serve? For women who like ripping the descent as hard as they charge up the skintrack, the La Sportiva Sparkle 2.0 provides the optimal balance of lightweight functionality and expert downhill performance.
The reshaped shell now accommodates a far wider variety of feet and has a beefed up flex. Four Pegasus buckles with an optional power strap allow you to dial in your fit so you can capitalize on every ounce of that stiff flex in techy couloirs and wide-open powder fields. 60-degree cuff rotation and a comfortable EZ Thermo heat-moldable liner keep feet moving comfortably on long days, and the three preset forward lean positions can be selected according to your preference. The bottom line is that this boot is perhaps the stiffest, most responsive boot in the lightest, fastest package you can get—oh, and by the way, your friends might appreciate a head start on both ends.
Hey it's brad from back country skiing canada calm and today we're going to talk about the last sport team of specter 2.0 alpine touring boot this. Replaces the original spectrum boot which we reviewed a few years back that can be found over here this is still the. Lightest 4 buckle boots on the market it weighs in at 1400 45 grams or about. Three pounds three ounces that's four half pair size 27 and a half sizing. Comes in from 25 all the way to 35 sorry 31.5 in half sizes the boot is a little. But stiffer this year it's got a 115 flex rating which is about five percent stiffer than previous version the shell. Is made of grille made and the cuff is p back so that's what makes this boot so light again it's four buckles so it's a pretty light boot considering it's a four buckle boot it's also now compatible with alpine bindings tech. Bindings and tr2 bindings so that's a new feature as well what is the same on. This boot is the low profile Pegasus. Buckles really simple easy cam device to use they don't pop out when you're using the boot takes a little bit of getting used to using them because they are so innovative but once you get used to using them they're pretty easy to use. On a day-to-day basis thermo moldable. Easy liner is the same as well and also the 60-degree cuff rotation so a really huge range of motion in walk mode and. What i love about the less marked eva's in the original version in this version is you don't have to unbuckle the boot to get that range of motion i keep the boot totally buckled up i might open this one up just to get the blood flow again but in fully buckled mode you can. Get that sixty degrees which is pretty incredible the sole on the 2.0 is a. Vibrant sole it's got the harder the. Harder sole in the yellow locations and the softer soul in the black location so that you can grip on a rock better and not wear down the tip and toe what is. New is well in the 2.0 version is a roomier toe box the last sport team has always had a really roomy toe box this time it's even roomier I've had to put an insert in to take up some of that room because it was just so much room for me but nice feature because you can. Wheel the toes keep them warm the pivot point as well it used to be removable with an allen key now it's built-in it's fixed which is great because i did lose the pivot point once at a lodge which was not the most opportune time so now that's a solid feature which is great color scheme is. New as well I'm digging it i think it's. A great color scheme for the boot nice and vibrant and lots of fun to wear it's also 5% stiffer as i said before. And you can definitely feel that when. Ski touring and it's a nice feature price on this is 779 canadian 679 us so. It's a pretty reasonably priced boot considering it's such a lightweight boot and it's got all these great features and yet it still skis the hill so I've. Ski turret in this the previous version the last 14 is spectre original promote. Two and a half three years i think now on the version 2.0 and it's a I'd say better than the last version they've they've improved some features but you can tour in this you can ski the hill and it kind of does it also it's one of my favorite boots that I've ever toured in or skied in period the women's. Version is the sparkle and it's got a nice color colorway as well if you're. Looking for a really light boot and you. Don't want to compromise anything on the down you want a good fit you want huge. Flex range you want a lightweight boot and optimal performance then I'd highly recommend the last sportive spectre and the last 14 of spectre 2.0 which is the new version so highly recommend this boot check it out if you're in the market for an 80 boot that you also wanna ski the resort and occasionally for more bug reviews go to. Backcountry ski in canada calm and everything else back country you'll find it there as well thanks.
Deuter Guide SL 40+8L Backpack - Women's
Designed as the perfect ski mountaineering pack for female athletes, the Deuter Guide 40+ SL Backpack combines every feature needed for technical climbing and skiing. The Variflex hip belt pivots with your body's movements, allowing you to maintain balance while swinging ice tools or making fresh tracks. Wide ski slots make it easy to carry your shred sticks, and the side-access zipper allows you to grab your puffy without dumping everything out in the snow.
Don't be fooled into thinking this pack can only handle winter adventures—with its breathable back panel and versatile design, it's also well-suited to summer ascents and climbing missions. Its supportive X-frame supports and stabilizes your load, whether you're carrying climbing gear or ski setups, and ergonomic mesh helps keep you from overheating when summer temps soar. And when the day's plan call for a light load, you can remove the X-frame and hipbelt to streamline things. Deuter also threw in a sitting mat that gives you a dry spot to sit when you're enjoying the view from the peak, as well as an SOS label with emergency tips.
Hi I'm scott park with deuter usa here. Hanging out the guys at tahoe bounce sports I'm here to show you guys what's. New for f12 and one new pax is gonna be the guide light 28 + sl stands for. Slim line that's gonna work for our are more women specific backpacks and as well. Those smaller men the need a nice alpine. Backpack this backpack is equipped with. Technical tool attachments this is gonna. Be able to capture those tools like the. Do not have a hammer and four more of. Those tools that you need that secure. Closure there also has ski carry abilities 130 millimeters in the tail. Right here is what'll go up to along with this pack just like the other guy that you guys are familiar with we do have a removable bivy pad on the inside. Take a look on the inside you simply. Pull this tab up i won't take it out but you do have the ability to access the. Bivi pad right in there this pack being the light is going to be a pack that. Uses a lighter suspension on the back we. Still, have the deuter air or daughter air contact alpine back system but. Instead of aluminum stays we actually. Use delrin who hydration compatible and. Fixed hip belts with the canted sl. Feature right in here thank you for. Checking this out and I'm scott park. From deuter.
K2 Talkback 96 Ski - Women's
As the widest ski in K2's women's backcountry-specific ski lineup, the Talkback 96 Ski lives for dreamlike days of fluffy goodness, but can handle steep, technical lines with more supportive snow—all in a sub six-pound package that will have you zipping up the skintrack lap after lap.
K2 shaved some weight off the Talkback 96 this season, but without the expense of its downhill performance. A Titanal spine and carbon reinforcement keep this ski stiff and powerful, but without taking away from its nimbleness, while a paulownia wood core is to thank for its efficient weight on the climbs and the fun, poppy feel on the descent. Complete with a snow-shedding topsheet to ensure you aren't weighed down by five extra pounds of powder, you just might track out a whole backcountry bowl before you even feel tired.
DAKINE Mission Pro 18L Backpack - Women's
Whether shredding a powder day at the resort or bootpacking for glory turns in the backcountry, the Dakine Mission Pro 18L Backpack can help you be prepared along the way, from lunch break to full-on rescue. The Mission Pro's women's-specific design is built to conform with smaller torsos, so it'll fit better than the average pack. The vertical board and diagonal ski carry utility lets you rig up your planks and gain vert hands free, and the specifically designed avy-tool pocket lets you keep your most important gear organized and close at hand. The fleece-lined google pocket lets you keep your eyewear fresh and fog-free for the descent. Plus, the Mission Pro is compatible with Dakine's DK Impact Spine Protector (sold separately) which absorbs shock form unexpected impacts you could possibly encounter while sending the line.
Scarpa F1 Alpine Touring Boot - Women's
With an updated liner and integrated RECCO technology, the Scarpa Women's F1 Alpine Touring Boot is now more equipped than ever to tackle long slogs, steep ascents, and any terrain you point your tips at when it's time to descend. A BOA dial and single buckle let you milk every ounce of power transmission from the 95 flex, and really lock down the fit, with a generous 102-millimeter last to keep the balance between lasting comfort and optimal performance. In walk mode, the F1 boasts a flexible 62-degree range of motion, with an easy, reliable lever as your ticket to going from skintrack-setting speed machine to hop-turning down a tight chute.
The F1's shell is constructed from strong, lightweight Grilamid with an over-injected carbon insert to further stiffen the boot and improve the overall power transmission and responsiveness to the ski. Inside the shell, the updated, women-specific Intuition liner is sculpted at the cuff to aptly accommodate the shape of a woman's calf, and can be fully thermo-molded for a blend of performance fit and comfort. The collar strap boasts integrated RECCO technology, a search system that's widely used by mountain rescue in emergencies, and a Vibram UFO EVO sole offers dependable traction on rocky terrain or icy bootpacks.
Hey it's brad from back country skiing in canada calm and today we're here whitewater skiers are to talk to you about the 2016-17 scarpa f1 alpine. Touring boot the scarpa f1 replaces last. Year's f1 evo boot they had some issues. With the auto lock mechanism on the back, so they've taken that out and this year they are bringing to market just the scarp f1 no more evil so this is a. Dedicated super light turn boot it's only. Got one buckle as you can see and the boa system down on the forefront it weighs in at twelve hundred and thirty grams or two pounds 11 ounces and that's for half pair size 27 this is a 27 and a. Half boot here the reason it's so light is it uses a plenum id shell and cuff. With a carbon core technology and this carbon core provides the torsional rigidity you need in a boot that's this light so as i mentioned before there is. Only one top buckle here so this is a velcro buckle you do that up nice and. Tight and then you've got the buckle on the side to fasten things and cinch things down and then on the forefoot you. Have the alien inspired boa system and. This encloses the whole forefoot of the shell and gives you a nice secure fit in this area and then up top we've got a power strap as well one more accessible power strap at the top so the f1 has a. 95 flex so it's not the stiffest boot on the market it's a pretty soft boot but that's okay cuz it's a dedicated touring boot it's not really meant to ski the resort with but you can do it in a pinch it's built on 102 millimeters last and it's got a 20 and 22 degree forward lean. It's also got 62 degrees range of motion. So that's a really good range of motion forward and back most touring boots just have most of the range of motion to the back of the boot this has an equal forward and back i can't show it to you here because it's not mounted on a ski but it's got an incredibly good range of. Motion on the skin track you'll love this boot and the walk mechanisms on the back here, so we pop that down flex the. Boot and it's locked in super stiff now all metal ski walk mode here pop it open. And you're back in touring mode so it's really simple to operate the bottom side of the boot we've got a by room ufo evo. Salts are really good for scrambling up peaks walking around the resort lots of good grip inside we've got a tuition intuition pro flex evil lion. Intuition canadian company makes the best liners in the market and this line is no exception keeps you super warm but it's also light as well and very comfortable so the f1 comes in twenty. Four and a half to thirty-one incising and those are half sizes only I've been. Skiing the scarp f1 for the last few months got in advance of retail sales and been loving this boot on the skin track it's super light and it's got such a great range of motion that it feels like you're wearing running shoes when you're going up the hill I've been skiing this with my vocal bmt 109s. That's my touring ski and then at the hill I've also been testing this on my vocal vworker tannaz which are 112 underfoot that's a big ski to drive with such a small light boot it did an okay. Job if you need a nap in chi can do it can definitely ski the resort's not made for that it's made for touring because it's so light it's got such a great range of motion on it so that's the scarpa f1 alpine touring boot new. For 2016-17 replacing the scarf f1 evo's. And i highly recommend it gives it a look. If you're in the market for some touring boots and for everything else back country go-to back country ski in canada calm thanks a lot.
Fischer My Ranger Free 90 Alpine Touring Boot - Women's
The Fischer Women's My Ranger Free 90 Alpine Touring Boot is designed for anything from enjoying groomed runs all season, exploring in-bounds bootpacks to get some fresh turns, or getting into the backcountry before work. Its forgiving 90 flex is soft enough for lighter or intermediate to advanced lady shredders, and the 99-millimeter last provides comfort without sacrificing a performance-oriented fit. The walk mode delivers efficiency on steep skintracks or when you're walking across the parking lot at the resort to the chairlift, and the high-traction GripWalk soles give you confidence-inspiring grip on icy bootpacks. Complete with a Primaloft liner for all-day warmth and comfort, there's no place on the mountain that you can't go.
Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour Ski Boot - Women's
Designed for aggressive backcountry skiing, the Women's Hoji Pro Tour Ski Boot balances a light weight with a progressive performance for riders who value downhill riding as much as easy skinning. Its wide last creates an incredibly comfortable fit for skiers who like to layer socks, or women with wider feet, but regardless of your foot shape, the straps, inverse buckles, and various micro-adjustments will ensure a secure fit. Dynafit's remarkable Hoji Lock system that quickly switches the boot from walk mode to ski mode with a quick flip of a switch. Recent updates include a narrower toebox with the TLT inserts set closer to the front in order to maximize the boot's walking efficiency, and it eases your ability to step into tech bindings a lot easier than before.
I'm here at the spl ward section this is. The new touring boot from dena fit really lightweight super lightweight touring boot apparently very. Comfortable to wear when you're touring but has that alpine flex that stiff flex. You need once you get to the top of the mountain you switch down to the alpine section and you want to ski down hard and fast this boot could be for you so a. Very new system called the home key lock system boots called hoji and it. Looks really neat as well Dina fit you know been around for a long I'm a really innovative boot. Company making a comeback with touring boots at the moment, and they've won an award here it is spurt it's really nice to see that look forward too hopefully. Trying this boot out this winter.
Scarpa Vibram Mountain Plus Sole - Women's
Replace or upgrade your old worn-out soles on your alpine ski boots with the Scarpa Women's Vibram Mountain Plus Sole. This sole features a co-injected steel plate for a more powerful and reliable connection than most soles, and the rubber heel has a special lug design to give you an excellent grip on any terrain. Scarpa designed this sole specifically for snowy situations because it reduces snow buildup so well. This sole is compatible with all of the AT and Quick Step-In system bindings on the market.
La Sportiva Gara Aero LS Ski - Women's
La Sportiva teamed up with Ski Trab to produce the ultralight, vert-devouring Women's Gara Aero LS Ski. Built to the specifications of gram-counting rando racers, the Gara Aero sports an feather light weight that will fly up the mountain and progressive shape that will inspire confidence once you rips skins and point 'em down the mountain.
Ski Trab built this ski in Italy with its ultralight 14-layer technology. The technology utilizes 14 different layers, including carbon, fiberglass, wood, and Aramid, that wrap around the ultralight honeycomb core to reduce vibration and increase rigidity while tipping the scales at feathery 3lb. In the end, all these materials simply mean the Gara Aero will remain nimble on the ascent and stable on the descent. The progressive shape consists of an early rise tip to ease turn initiation in difficult conditions and plenty of camber underfoot to give the ski the ability to carve smooth turns when the terrain and conditions allow for it.