The Scarpa Alien 1.0 Alpine Touring Boot is a versatile, functional, and lightweight option that works well for all-day ski mountaineering for a variety of level skiers. For those who need a relatively user-friendly, protective, and comfortable option, this could be the best choice out of all lightweight and carbon fiber boots on the market.
The Scott Patrol E1 40L Airbag Backpack Kit is a more voluminous than average fan airbag system pack. While the backpack itself has some nice features, the real appeal of this pack is the Alpride E1 fan airbag system, which is also available from other brands such as Osprey and Black Diamond. The pack itself has some significant flaws, but for certain users looking for a specific set of features, this could be a good fit.
The Scarpa Freedom RS Alpine Touring Boot is a versatile, comfortable, and high-quality boot that works well in for uphilling in the resort and sidecountry adventures. Despite being expensive and heavier than other choices, its compatibility, comfort, and ease-of-use make this a good option for those who want a burly and versatile touring boot.
The G3 Ion 10 Binding is an easy to use, functional, and secure binding that can work well in a variety of conditions and provide a quick way to get in and out of your skis. With an innovative technology that is easy for both beginners and advanced skiers to use, this could be a good choice for any level of backcountry skier who wants an efficient, safety-minded, and reliable binding.
The Fischer Travers Carbon Alpine Touring Boot is a durable, protective, and adjustable boot that is made for those who do ultralight touring and mountaineering. Even though these boots are not compatible with every single crampon, this touring boot provides a secure and personalized fit at a minimal weight.
The Backcountry x G3 High Traction Splitboard Skin is an inexpensive and easy to use skin that could work well for many skiers. However, many users have noted that the glue is a huge problem with this product, failing after just a few tours and rendering the skins useless. With a product that has so many reviews about the glue issues, a lack of functionality, and signs of reduced durability, this might not be the best high traction splitboard skin available on the market today.
The La Sportiva Spectre 2.0 Alpine Touring Boot is an adjustable, high-performance, and functional boot that works well in a variety of conditions for all levels of skiers. Despite not being the lightest or stiffest option on the market, this touring boot could be a good choice for those who want a secure and sturdy choice in the short term – even if it is not the most durable in the long run.
The Intuition Pro Tour Liner is an easily-moldable, comfortable, and lightweight option that is well-suited to form to your foot and the shell. Despite not breathing as well and being expensive, this liner is a good choice for those who want a combination of stiffness and flexibility into one, high-quality, and warm liner.
The Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour Ski Boot is without a doubt a high-end boot for experienced skiers. The real question is – will you like the wider fit and the lack of crampon compatibility? If you have the right foot shape and your crampons are compatible with this boot, it is almost flawless; it combines comfort, flexibility, smooth transitions, and good weight transfer into one option. However, if your foot width doesn’t fit comfortably, you need a very stiff boot, your crampons are not compatible, and you can’t afford to spend top dollar on touring boots, then this choice is not for you.
The Kastle TX82 Ski is a lightweight, versatile, and precise ski that is ideally suited for backcountry use. Despite not being as good on compact snow as other options and not great in deep powder, the ability of this ski to perform extremely well in variable backcountry terrain makes this an incredible choice for alpine touring.