The Future of Waterproof, Breathable Outerwear is PFC-Free
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by Dave Waag
3d ago
PFC-Free GORE-TEX GORE-TEX has been setting the standard for waterproof, breathable outerwear for more than 30 years. Now, they’re designing the future of waterproof, breathable outerwear, and it’s PFC-free. The GORE-TEX fabrics we all know feature a combination of materials laminated to a thin membrane called ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) — read more about the different types of GORE-TEX. PTFE is a fluoropolymer, and it’s waterproof, windproof and breathable. While the membrane itself is inert and of limited environmental concern, its manufacturing process releases harmful PFC (p ..read more
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Blown In 1 – The Latest Industry News and Bits from the Interweb
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by Dave Waag
1w ago
Ski Industry News Updates Norrøna møre octa Zip Hood and møre flex1 Bib-A softshell bib Blown-In — A semi-regular look at the latest ski industry news bits — is a collection of press releases, new products, and interesting stuff circulating on the interweb that catches our attention.  This week’s edition of Blown-In features fresh outerwear news from Norrøna, PHANTOM Glide for Nordic skis, new backcountry gear from HEAD/Tyrolia, a new AT ski boot from Dynafit and Hoji, a chance to win a $7.5K film project grant plus news of a proposed ski resort in British Columbia New Outerwear from ..read more
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The Land of Giants – Matchstick Ski Movie
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by Dave Waag
1w ago
The latest Matchstick Productions ski movie, Land of Giants, features some incredible footage of skiing the Chilkotan Range near Haines, Alaska. This teaser clip of the Haines footage should whet your appetite for skiing . . . or watch the full-length Land of Giants on Red Bull TV The post The Land of Giants – Matchstick Ski Movie appeared first on Off-Piste Magazine ..read more
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Avalanche Safety Basics – Five Red Flags
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by Dave Waag
1w ago
New to backcountry skiing? Looking for basic avalanche safety tips? Short of identifying and avoiding avalanche terrain, staying safe while backcountry skiing begins with understanding hazard basics. Backcountry Access (BCA) has a series of no-frills avalanche safety tips geared toward backcountry skiers of all levels. BCA’s latest avalanche safety video offers five red flags to keep an eye out for while out ski touring. BCA Avalanche Education Series – Five Red Flags  Check out more avalanche safety tips from BCA. BCA founder Bruce Edgerly and expert guests break down key avalanche safet ..read more
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Arcteryx Alpha SV – Alpine Minimalism
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by Dave Waag
3w ago
The Arc’teryx Alpha SV in One Word — Refined Prior to 1998, Arc’teryx was a niche Canadian brand making climbing harnesses and backpacks. When they stepped into the outerwear world 25 years ago, they did so with an all-or-nothing attitude. As a company founded and run by dedicated climbers and skiers, Arc’teryx set out to build a jacket that could stand up to the harsh environment of their Coastal BC home and the demands of ice climbing and mountaineering. Driven by the desire to make a better jacket, the team created the Arc’teryx Alpha SV in 1998, a purpose-built GORE-TEX shell that would ..read more
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Is Skiing Art? Check out Abstract
Off-Piste Magazine | The Backcountry Skier's Magazine
by Dave Waag
3w ago
Skiing is not art, and skiers are not artists. Unless, of course, skiing is art and skiers are artists? Abstract, Faction’s fourth feature film, exhibits pure creativity through a series of freeski sequences—from the vibrant streets of Japan to the powdery pillows of British Columbia to the finely manicured terrain parks of Switzerland and Italy. Each location provides a blank canvas for the team’s artistic expression because nothing screams “artist” like sending large cliffs and grinding the side of buildings. The post Is Skiing Art? Check out Abstract appeared first on Off-Piste Magazine ..read more
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The 2024 Scarpa Maestrale AT Ski Boot
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by Dave Waag
1M ago
The newest Scarpa Maestrale (and Gea) ski boots have many updated details We’ve skied just about every generation of the Scarpa Maestrale Ski Boots — and its predecessor, the Spirit Three. In 2023, we likened the Maestrale to the Toyota Tacoma of alpine touring ski boots — a utilitarian backcountry ski boot that gets more capable with every generation. The new 2024 Maestrale turns up the performance with a lighter, stiffer, and more adjustable design than ever before. All while maintaining a walk-friendly feel on the uptrack. The 2024 Scarpa Maestrale (and the women’s Scarpa Gea) AT ski bo ..read more
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Backcountry Film Festival – Online Stream
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by Dave Waag
2M ago
Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival Presented by Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Backcountry Film Festival captures a range of backcountry adventure, culture and advocacy. You can stream the full two-hour show right at home! Check out the film festival trailer below. Just kick down $20 to support the Winter Wildlands mission, and you can watch the full selection of films from the comfort of your couch. Or check out the Backcountry Film Festival tour schedule and catch it all on the big screen with your favorite ski partners.   2023-24 Backcountry Film Festival from W ..read more
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Ski Goggle Case – Tailgate Industries Niner Goggle Case
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by Dave Waag
2M ago
Pack-Friendly Ski Goggle Case Goggles are essential gear for most backcountry ski tours, but packing them is not so simple. Big hard cases are just that, big and bulky. And a simple goggle bag offers limited protection when goggle are in your backpack. Our favorite low-profile ski goggle case for ski touring use is the Niner from Tailgate Industries in Bend, Oregon. The Niner is a low-profile, semi-hardshell ski goggle case that offers the protection of a hard case without the bulk. The fleece-lined design features a rigid face (made of 100% recycled plastic) and a soft pocket with over ..read more
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Kamase – New Sammy Carlson Ski Video
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by Dave Waag
2M ago
Pushing the Boundaries of Powder Skiing Check out Sammy Carlson’s latest ski video. From Japan to BC to Alaska, Carlson and his ski partners send it again and again.  Sammy Carlson: KAMASE Ski video    The post Kamase – New Sammy Carlson Ski Video appeared first on Off-Piste Magazine ..read more
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