Gear and Equipment

MEN WOMEN EQUIPMENT

Outerwear for Men

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  1. Optimal backcountry ski and snowboard jackets are highly waterproof, breathable, & durable. The Arc'teryx Rush jacket strategically combines two different GORE-TEX® Pro fabrics to provide durability in high abrasion areas and wearable comfort elsewhere. Available at CAN-SKI
  2. Optimal backcountry pants are durable and waterproof while maintaining breathability and a comfortable fit while skiing. The Stinger Bib pant made with Gore-Tex ® Pro fabric and feature ¾ length side zips to blow off steam during uphill charges and Cordura ® cuffs to prevent damage from boot scuffing. Available at CAN-SKI
  3. The perfect backcountry midlayer should be ultralight, super warm and take up no space in your pack. The Arc'teryx Cerium SL Jacket meets these demands head on. Available at CAN-SKI
  4. Backcountry travel demands a rapid wicking comfortable fitting base layer. The Phase Zip Neck Mid-weight, zip neck base layer appropriate for cooler temperatures, high-output activities. Available at CAN-SKI
  5. As with all outerwear backcountry gloves demand highly waterproof, breathable & durable fabrics. The Arc'teryx Beta AR glove not only has these features but it is anatomically designed for optimal comfort. Available at CAN-SKI
  6. 25-40 liter daypacks with the ability to strap skis or boards to them are the required solution for a backcountry pack. The Quintic 38 is a lightweight pack that also features contoured lumbar support. Available at CAN-SKI
  7. Well-fitting goggles with double anti fog lenses are essential for backcountry skiing. The Oakley Crowbar goggle is one option with interchangeable lenses so pack a spare in case your lens gets damaged or damp then you can put in a fresh lens and keep moving. Available at CAN-SKI

Outerwear for Women

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  1. Finding the right balance of warmth, waterproofing and breathability is the key to the perfect backcountry jacket. The Arc'etryx Sentinel meets these demands by using N70p GORE-TEX® with 3L soft shell construction. This lightly insulated jacket is available at CAN-SKI
  2. The Arc'teryx Sentinel Pant for women is waterproof, breathable, hardwearing, and combines a relaxed fit with clean lines. Storm protection and warmth come from the GORE-TEX® 3L lo-loft softshell fabric. Available at CAN-SKI
  3. The Maeven Hoody delivers the lightweight warmth, moisture wicking properties and stretch performance of Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro. All features that are essential for protection against the cold while travelling in the backcountry. Available at CAN-SKI
  4. Backcountry travel demands a rapid wicking comfortable fitting base layer. The Phase AR Crew LS base layer makes it appropriate for cooler temperatures & high-output activities. Available at CAN-SKI
  5. As with all outerwear backcountry gloves demand highly waterproof, breathable & durable fabrics. The Arc'teryx Beta AR glove not only has these features but it is anatomically designed for optimal comfort. Available at CAN-SKI
  6. Well-fitting goggles with double anti fog lenses are essential for backcountry skiing. The Oakley Crowbar goggle is one option with interchangeable lenses so pack a spare in case your lens gets damaged or damp then you can put in a fresh lens and keep moving. Available at CAN-SKI

Backcountry Safety & Ski Equipment

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  1. Although all the listed safety items are essential having an intuitive accurate transceiver and knowing how to use it is perhaps the most important piece. Triple antenna digital transceivers help lower search times and increase successful rescues. The BCA Tracker 3 is a market leader for recreational backcountry users and is available at CAN-SKI
  2. To pinpoint a buried party member a probe is essential. G3's SpeedTECH avalanche probes are designed for those looking for the strongest, most durable, lightweight avalanche equipment available. Available at CAN-SKI
  3. An avalanche shovel needs to be super strong to cut through avalanche debris in a hurry and lightweight to carry in your pack. G3's AviTECH is the go to for guides, avalanche technicians and backcountry users alike. Available at CAN-SKI
  4. The perfect backcountry ski finds the balance of low weight for uphill performance and stability and floatation on the decent. This has lead designs to a mid fat skis with mild rocker profiles and modern materials to drop the weight while maintaining skier confidence. The Atomic Drifter fits this description perfectly. Available at the Salomon Performance Lab
  5. Backcountry Freeride bindings are focused on providing uncompromised downhill performance while giving skiers the option to freehill to climb. This often leads to a heavier binding that is good for short approaches or sidecountry skiing. The Atomic tracker is a great example of this type of binding and is Available at the Salomon Performance Lab
  6. Backcountry tech bindings offer the best in uphill performance. Pivoting on the toe of the boot allows the skier to not lift the binding with each stride and therefore conserve energy. The G3 Ion not only offers these features but it also has a wide mount point to enhance the downhill performance. Available at the Salomon Performance Lab
  7. Long walks in traditional ski boots can lead to lots of discomfort. Backcountry touring boots help alleviate this by offering enhanced walk modes. Decreasing the boots weight will also lead to greater stamina. The Atomic waymaker has these features and is also tech binding compatible. Available at the Salomon Performance Lab

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