Black Diamond Link 90 Ski
Black Diamond Link 90 Ski

Those big lines that weigh heavy on your mind all winter don’t come easy. They’re the kind of lines that require patience, careful planning, long approaches, and commitment. When going for lines like these, look no further than the Black Diamond Link 90 Ski to get you both up and down. Its light,…

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Black Diamond Link 95 Ski
Black Diamond Link 95 Ski

Those 120 underfoot boards you tour on may be great for the uber deep days, but they’re only weighing you down when you have to put in a few extra miles to get to the goods. The Black Diamond Link 95 Ski is a mid-fat board with a lightweight construction that doesn’t sacrifice and ounce of…

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Black Diamond Prime Alpine Touring Boot – Men’s
Black Diamond Prime Alpine Touring Boot – Men’s

There’s only so much time before the freshies get hammered, so strap on the Black Diamond Prime Men’s Alpine Touring Boot and set the skinner while everyone else is drinking their second cup of coffee. Designed to cover serious ground, the Prime is the lightest boot in Black Diamond’s lineup,…

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Black Diamond Quadrant Alpine Touring Boot – Men’s
Black Diamond Quadrant Alpine Touring Boot – Men’s

Having a featherweight touring boot is awesome, but what’s the point if you get to the top and find yourself paralyzed with fear because you’re afraid your 32-flex tin-foil boots will collapse if you have the audacity to try and make a turn’ If you’re looking for a little more beef, check out…

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Black Diamond Shiva Mx 110 Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s
Black Diamond Shiva Mx 110 Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s

For women who refuse to compromise downhill performance in a touring-capable boot, the Black Diamond Shiva MX 110 Alpine Touring Boot offers big-mountain confidence with full backcountry touring capability. Although it is the women’s-specific version of the Factor Mx 130, it is by no means the…

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Black Diamond Swift Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s
Black Diamond Swift Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s

Holding down the top ladies’ spot in Black Diamond’s lightweight Alpine Tour Series, the Swift Women’s Alpine Touring Boot is made to help you cover serious ground and put tracks in steep, deep, and technical lines from California to Chamonix. Made of light Triax plastic, a single boot weighs…

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Dalbello Sports Lupo T.I. I.D. Ski Touring Boot
Dalbello Sports Lupo T.I. I.D. Ski Touring Boot

Coming out with totally new stuff every year isn’t Dalbello’s M. O., because it’d rather work on perfecting what it has than trying to reinvent an already awesome wheel. Case in point: the new(ish) Lupo T. I. I. D. Men’s Ski Boot, which is a refined version of the SP I. D. made with lighter…

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Dalbello Sports Sherpa I.D. Alpine Touring Boot
Dalbello Sports Sherpa I.D. Alpine Touring Boot

The Dalbello Sherpa I. D. Men’s Alpine Touring Boot doesn’t have a dyed mohawk, but it owns all of the downhill chops you’d expect from a boot developed under the guidance of freeskiing pioneer, Glen Plake along with a healthy dose of uphill DNA snipped from Plake’s mountaineering genes….

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Dalbello Sports Sherpa T.I. I.D. Alpine Touring Boot
Dalbello Sports Sherpa T.I. I.D. Alpine Touring Boot

You’ve bootpacked for hours in stiff race boots just for one really deep run, and even lumbered up skintracks with burly frame bindings that killed the descent but just about murdered your legs on the way up. When you finally realize enough is enough and decide to get a boot that will work with…

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DPS Skis Cassiar 95 Tour1 Ski
DPS Skis Cassiar 95 Tour1 Ski

In ski construction, “light” has traditionally been a synonym for “cheap,” “entry-level,” or “backcountry,” but DPS never saw it that way. From the beginning, the company focused on making its skis light, not as an end unto itself but because cutting weight meant increasing quickness, boosting…

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DPS Skis Wailer 112RP2 Tour1 Ski
DPS Skis Wailer 112RP2 Tour1 Ski

DPS’ M. O. is to pick a killer shape and camber profile, then build several skis with different cores and laminates so you can choose the one with the characteristics that best suit you. The Wailer 112 RP2 Tour1 Aki, for example, is a quiver-of-one pow ski with a solid amount of tip rocker,…

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DPS Skis Wailer 99 Tour1 Ski
DPS Skis Wailer 99 Tour1 Ski

DPS has the reputation of being a backcountry-first company, but that’s not entirely accurate. It’s always valued lightness, but that’s been taken to mean, “touring performance,” which wasn’t really DPS’ intention. Lightweight skis, the company will tell you, are just as useful in bounds as out,…

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