New freeride tech bindings 2018/2019: Salomon Shift VS ultralight reinforced tech bindings. PART 2.

A gear analisis but as well on how to apply it according to our terrain and ski modalities. Last week we dove in the topic of reinforced tech bindings for freeride. As you can remember, this year all the meat is in the grill. On the one side, we have the ultra protagonist Salomon Shift, Read more about New freeride tech bindings 2018/2019: Salomon Shift VS ultralight reinforced tech bindings. PART 2.[…]

New freeride tech bindings 2018/2019: Salomon Shift VS ultralight reinforced tech bindings.

A gear analisis but as well on how to apply it according to our terrain and ski modalities. When the first snow falls take place, when we witness the first touring excursions of the season in instagram, when you get home the catalogue from the main shops and the first flash sales and black friday Read more about New freeride tech bindings 2018/2019: Salomon Shift VS ultralight reinforced tech bindings.[…]

Mountain Hardwear Multi-pitch 16. The minimalist wall backpack redesigned.

Last season I did a cooperation with Mountain Hardwear for testing their Hueco 20 wall backpack. In fact we did not only go through the backpack but as well through the main criterias and tricks that you should consider when choosing a backpack for those long days on the wall. Multi pitch rock climbing backpack: Read more about Mountain Hardwear Multi-pitch 16. The minimalist wall backpack redesigned.[…]

Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS: redesigning the concept of feathered insulated jacket.

If you have been following my adventures through the summer, you have probably seen me constantly with the new Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS jacket. When I saw it for the first time this ISPO, it’s concept, fit and technology made an impact on me. It is incredibly eye catchy with it’s discontinuous panel welded technology. Read more about Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS: redesigning the concept of feathered insulated jacket.[…]

Lifaloft: The new lightweight thermal insulation proposal by Helly Hansen.

Over the last two month I’ve been testing a new fabric. Again, it’s an innovative fabric, and again brought by Helly Hansen. I’ve taken it ski touring, climbing, on alpinism, ice climbing, skiing in the resort and hiking. I have worn it in the Pyrenees, Picos de Europa, in the Norwegian arctic and ranging from Read more about Lifaloft: The new lightweight thermal insulation proposal by Helly Hansen.[…]

ISPO 2018 the good, the bad and the ugly.

And once again, Onthebelay attended the ISPO ready to rock! ISPO is the biggest european outdoor industry gathering and a great chance to see where the industry is heading, check the new products and get to meet small manufacturers that are doing interesting things but that we don’t hear that often about them. Well, and beer, Munich is always a great excuse to get one too many beers. […]

Testing the smartest active down jacket of the season. Helly Hansen Odin Veor.

There’s been a big buzz lately with the new Odin veor Jacket by Helly Hansen. You’ve probably read about the “air conditioned puffy jacket”, the “ultimate airflow jacket”, “the intelligent jacket” and so on. Well, I’ve been testing it intensively over the last two months, mostly on ski touring days, overnights in refuges (non heated), alpinism and just one day of climbing.

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Testing the new P.RIDE airbag technology by ABS.

There is a big buzz around the new airbag system by ABS, the P.RIDE and I’m glad to be putting it to test over the next weeks. The most revolutionary technology of this backpack is the ability to put it in group mode, and tune the group mode according to different situations. Is this all? Well, in my opinion there is a lot more about this backpack. I’ve taken it now a few days touring and a few days freeriding from the lifts. I will keep updating the test as it will go forward. […]

Light and tough. How well does this apply to the backcountry freeski planks?

There is no doubt that touring gear is been taking giant steps on the last seven years. It’s crazy how every other year a new game changer innovation keeps hitting the market. We are getting to the point were planks are excelling both in technical uphills and downhills, all achieved at really reduced weights. However, the truth is that we still have a lot to do, especially in terms of durability. In this article i’m going to review some personal experiences involving plank destruction and my criteria for choosing gear has evolved after those experiences.

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Choosing your rock climbing pants: MH Hardwear AP Pant

There are several climbers that only climb in summer. Completely legit, there is nothing wrong about it and even better, everything works: no t-shirt, climbing in swim trunks, cut-off jeans, sweat pants….

However, if you keep the hook on as to consider crushing big routes on those fresh wintery days, or perhaps you just want to rock that Joshua tree look on your climbing gym, then it’s about time to consider purchasing some proper climbing pant.

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