The Intuition Power Wrap Liner for men is a responsive, comfortable, and stiff liner that works well with medium-body boots and those that are a little too big to begin with. For those whose boots are already a little tight, this liner could make it too snug to wear. The room in the toe box area, heat molding, and snug fit makes this a great upgrade for your ski boots.
The Yakima TimberLine Raised Rail Tower System is a strong, easy-to-install, and quiet apparatus that has a high compatibility with various bars and widths, making this a versatile and functional purchase. The high price may deter some, but for a high-quality, low profile, and solid tower system, this is a great choice.
The Smith Code MIPS Helmet is a breathable, adjustable, and protective helmet, that does a great job of combining ventilation with safety. The Koroyd and MIPS allow for protection and temperature control, while the functional features like the easy-to-use magnetic buckle and BOA system make this a good option for any level of skier or snowboarder, as long as you don’t care about the faulty audio integration system.
The POC Cornea Goggles are stylish, protective, and have technical properties to ensure high visibility in multiple conditions. The high price point makes it an investment, since the comfort, anti-scratch properties, and peripheral vision provided make this a great choice for any level of skier or snowboarder.
The Thule Traverse Foot Pack – 2 Pair is an easy-to-use, quiet, and durable apparatus that will prove to be long-lasting if you install it correctly. The higher price and effort it takes to get it onto your car will be worth it due to the longevity of the product, the stylish look, and the reliability.
The Smith Vantage Helmet for women is an adjustable, breathable, and comfortable option for those who want full customization over the fit and temperature of their helmet while skiing or snowboarding. The price and questions about durability may deter some, but the multiple positive reviews and ample ventilation will make this helmet a great option for skiers and snowboarders.
The Scarpa Maestrale RS Alpine Touring Boot offers a relatively lightweight feel going uphill with a sturdy ride going downhill, making them an admired boot for many backcountry skiers looking for reliability both in and out of bounds and in all types of snow. This boot offers an impressive range of motion and customizable fit, with well-loved liners that offer warmth and comfort throughout the day, and a sturdy sole that bootpacks as well as it skis. Although some durability issues have been raised on the shell and the walk-mode function, Scarpa has set out to address these issues, and many users have stayed loyal throughout, still preferring the ease and sturdiness of the Maestrale RS.
The Mammut Refillable Airbag System Cartridge is a convenient, easy-to-fill, and high-quality option. The challenges in finding refill points depends on your location, and may be difficult to find in Europe, but the standard fitting allows for a higher chance of finding a refill point. Overall, the high-quality build and versatility make this a good option.
Yakima’s JetStream Base Rack Bars are a sleek, aerodynamic way to carry all your gear on top of your car, SUV or pick-up. The extruded aluminum construction is lightweight and sturdy, and the teardrop shape is aerodynamic. Installation is quick if you are familiar with roof mount systems, and they are compatible with a range of tower mounts and accessories.
Yakima CoreBar Base Rack Bars are roof mounted bars that securely carry your bicycles, kayak, cargo box or whatever else you need to haul on your roof. They are aerodynamic and quieter than other roof racks, but you may hear more noise than you might hope, especially over 35 to 45 miles per hour. The rack bars are sturdy, durable and relatively easy to install.