A Closer Look at the Black Diamond Quadrant and Prime

Black Diamond Quadrant and Prime Efficient Series Boots. Over the last few months, I have been spending quite a bit of time skiing and touring on next year’s Black Diamond Efficient Series ski boots. I have been on the 4-buckle Quadrants since November, and more recently I got my hands on some 3-buckle Primes about […]

The Gondom and 49R Goggle Case From Tailgate Industries

I feel your pain. You’ve been breaking trail through epically deep powder to the top of your line for four hours and now you’re at the top and ready to rip. Problem is, your goggles are so scratched up from being inside your pack that you can’t see squat and are relegated to junior league […]

SkiTrab TR2 Alpine Touring Binding

I’m a very happy Dynafit binding (and sometimes boot) user, but it’s always cool to see new innovations in concept and design being developed. I first heard about the SkiTrab TR1/2 binding about a year ago and this latest video shows a version that looks a bit more fine tuned. It also shows that although […]

Randosteve's Camera Rig

When I meet people who check out TetonAT.com, they often comment how much they love the photographs. Thanks…hopefully I can get some good one’s up here soon! Though I take most of the photos here myself, often some are donated from partners I am skiing with…so I can’t take all the credit. BTW, thanks to […]

New 2010 Black Diamond Efficient Skis and Boots

Randosteve skis on the 2010 Black Diamond Efficiency skis and boots in Antarctica. Photo: Sam Bass. I think it’s pretty interesting when I post pictures of skiing in Antarctica under clear skies and above the big blue ocean…and half the comments are about the equipment I’m using. Well, that was the case about two months […]

Stoic, Backcountry.com's New Clothing Line

If anyone is looking to pickup some new outerwear soon, you might want to check out some of the products from Stoic, Backcountry.com’s new line of clothing. They are making some pretty nice soft and hardshell jackets and pants, lightweight puffies, as well as gloves. I received a couple samples to try out about 3 […]

Black Diamond Split Skins…Two Thumbs Up!

Leave your mark in the snow with Black Diamond Split Skins. I’ve got about 20-25 days on the new Black Diamond Split Skins so far and I’m not sure why anyone would use other types of skins for their ultra-fat skis anymore. For those not up to speed, BD introduced the Split Skin this season. […]

OutDry…The Latest/Greatest in Glove Waterproofing?

There has been a lot of chatter about a new glove waterproofing technology coming out of Italy these days called OutDry, which completely laminates a waterproof membrane to the outer shell of a glove. This is different from other technologies used by GORE and Polartec, in that most other membranes are attached to the shell […]

They're Here…Dynafit DyNA Randonne Boots!!!

So…rumor has it there are only a handful of the new Dynafit DyNA rando racing boots in the states this year (click here for 3D view), but low and behold, since I’ve been back in Jackson (about 3 weeks now) I’ve seen three pairs of them. And not just in a box on the shelf. […]

The EDGR, The Ultimate Ski Waxing Tool?

Consistently flat and sharp scraper edges every time! Okay…now I know some of you are going to think I’m nuts, and I think people that wax their skis a lot might be the only one’s to appreciate this. Upon returning back to work from my extended leave last week, there was one new addition to […]

W.L. Gore/Gore-Tex Question and Answer

Okay folks, I hammered the crew from W.L. Gore with some of the questions you gave me and here’s what their responses were. And while many of the future technologies were kept secret, they say that in the future, they are continuing to focus on developing new products for light-and fast endeavors and increasing durability […]

W.L. Gore and PTFE: The Miracle Material

Just a quick shout out from the east coast and W.L. Gore.  I forgot my camera in all the craziness in my life right now, so I’m limping along with the camera in my Crackberry.  But the one thing that is for sure is that if you thought W.L. Gore only made Gore-Tex fabrics for […]

Dynafit Titan: Hands On AT Boot Review

The red and white hot, Dynafit Titan. There is only one new ski boot wanted to try out this year, the Dynafit Titan, and I was excited when they arrived last week. I did a couple demo runs on Titan at last year’s demo day at Outdoor retailer, and I could tell that the boot […]

Win La Sportiva's, Guess My Time: Grand Teton

Guess my time running up and down the Grand Teton this weekend and win a FREE pair of La Sportiva Sandstone GTX hiking shoes! The Sandstone GTX is a great light hiker with a rugged Vibram sole, leather and mesh uppers, a capped toe for protection, a gusseted tongue and a Gore-Tex insert to keep […]

Video Gear Review: Arc'teryx Fission SL

Check out the Fission SL on Arc’teryx’s newly updated website.

Ortovox S1 Firmware Update Version 1.2.3074

A lot of transceivers come tethered to their harnesses with some bungee cord. Sometime I want more flexibility with it, so I cut the bungee and girth hitch it to the harness…so it can be removed. I think one of the biggest advantages of owning an Ortovox S1 Avalanche Transceiver is the ability to walk […]

Are You A GU-oholic?

No? Well I tend to be…especially during the summer months when it’s harder to carry real food while trail running. In the winter, I’m more apt to stop and chill a bit while refueling, put on a layer, have some hot chocolate…but in the summer, I’d rather keep moving if I’m running. Chewing and breathing […]

Sure Feels Like Christmas!!!

You know winter is on it’s way when you go to the post office to pick up an unexpected package…and it turns out to be new skis for the upcoming season. This sort of thing is bound to perk up anyone’s day and there was no way I was going to let the fact that […]

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009: Day 2

Though I missed the “money shot” of this swainson’s hawk hanging out on the fence post in southwestern Wyoming on the drive home yesterday afternoon, it’s always cool to see a bird of prey up close. At last winter’s Outdoor Retailer, I was able to get some spy photos of the full carbon La Sportiva […]

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009: Day 1

Just a quick blast before another day of roaming the aisles and checking out new products. Fortunately, although it’s summer time, there is still some good stoke to provide for us skiers. Though unnamed at the current time and undergoing the test phase this winter, B and D Ski Gear is trying to enter the […]