The Elan Ripstick 94 Ski for women is a versatile, quick, and responsive option that is well-suited for those who enjoy skiing in soft snow and want a lightweight choice. Despite not being the most stable when going high speeds, the skis hold a firm edge in most conditions. This ski performs extremely well in powder and soft snow, provides a bouncy feel, and has a good edge in most conditions.
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.
The DPS Skis Wailer T99 Ski is a lightweight, versatile, and high-quality backcountry ski. This ski is designed for backcountry use, with a great ability to chop through powder, get through difficult snow, and easily turn and change direction. Despite not being the most lively ski and becoming unsteady at high speeds, for those who mostly use their skis for backcountry adventures, this is a high-quality choice.
The Blizzard Zero G 105 Ski is a versatile, lightweight, and functional ski that works well in deep snow, downhill runs, and steep ascents. Despite not being suited for beginners and not the best in hard or icy conditions, the skis work very well in a variety of conditions, built to float on top of the snow and maneuver in many conditions.
The Black Diamond Helio 88 Skis is a versatile, grippy, and lightweight option that is well-suited for advanced skiers who travel in a variety of snow conditions. Despite maybe not being as sturdy as a wider ski while going full speed and holding an edge, the ski is constructed to be stable and sturdy in almost all conditions. These skis are for backcountry skiers who want a wide range of performance capabilities.
The Black Diamond UltraLite Mix STS Climbing Skin is supposed to make your days on the mountain easier – unfortunately, this product does not always deliver. There are many reports of the skins peeling off the skis after only minimal use, the skins not being as sticky as other options, and many issues with durability, glide, and glue performance. Even though the skins are lightweight and transport easily, you should make sure you are comfortable with the reported downsides before purchasing.
The Scarpa F1 Alpine Touring Boot for women is a versatile, lightweight, and stable option for those looking to hit the sweet spot between minimal uphill weight and sufficient downhill power. Despite some reports of the liner being not rigid enough and lacking in support, the proficient uphill and downhill performance, heat-moldable liner, and easy transitions make this a great option for backcountry skiers.
The Alpina BC 1550 Cross Country Backcountry Boot for women is a warm and stylish option. There are some questions about it not being fully waterproof, not having enough structure, and some reviews of rubbing at the toe-box which should be considered.
The Scarpa F1 Alpine Touring Boot strikes a magical balance between downhill performance and lightweight uphill mobility. This, of course, means that it isn’t the best downhill boot, nor is it the best uphill boot, but it will make the majority of backcountry skiers exceedingly happy due to its sportive responsiveness on the down and its lightweight comfort on the up. While the boot is a bit more fiddly than some other options, its strengths far outweigh any weaknesses.
The Smith Mission Helmet is a lightweight, protective, and ventilated option that is well-suited for those who want to adjust and customize their airflow and color choice, and not break the bank. Despite being less durable than other options and showing wear quicker, this helmet is good for those who prioritize functionality and a comfortable fit at an affordable price.