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Gregory 2016 Everyday Collection

Gregory 2016 Everyday Collection

Some really exciting stuff coming out of Gregory Mountain Products right now. I’ve been helping as they plan their first push into the US lifestyle market, and everything I have seen has been really, really impressive. The huge advantage Gregory has over upstart lifestyle brands is history — not just from a marketing sense, but from a technical perspective. Over the...
TREW Gear 2015 Collection

TREW Gear 2015 Collection

My good friends at TREW went through a radical transition this season, going from being a vendor–supplying brick-and-mortar and online retailers–to an online-only direct sales model that offers better value to the customer.  
Gregory Mountain Products - Spring 2016

Gregory Mountain Products – Spring 2016

I finally received a copy of the newest Gregory catalog, and just like every one we’ve done before it turned out superbly. I’m really excited about the redesign of the Ventilated packs, and can’t wait to see all of this incredible gear in person.
Gregory Mountain Products - Spring 2015 Catalog

Gregory Mountain Products – Spring 2015 Catalog

Just finished working on this with the amazing team at Gregory. I think it turned out pretty well, but I’ll leave that up to you to decide. Gregory Mountain Products has been making some of the best backpacks and travel bags around since the 1970’s, and the technology and attention to detail they give to...
10 Reasons Not To Visit Montana, Ever

10 Reasons Not To Visit Montana, Ever

Boy, am I a sucker for the opportunity to write sarcastic link-bait on Backcountry.com. This week we go after Montana, and some tongue-in-cheek reasons why you might not want to travel there. Now, you might think that the title and source alone would ring satirical alarm bells in the average bipedal, semi-literate mammal, but some of the comments...
The Best Ski Town Bars

The Best Ski Town Bars

 Backcountry.com asked me to dive into their recent online poll and pull out the best dive bars in ski towns across America. Being a dive bar aficionado, I of course complied with gusto. Apparently the fact that we left out Montana was a sore subject, albeit only with Montanans. If you find yourself in any...
Moment Skis 2014/2015 Catalog

Moment Skis 2014/2015 Catalog

Another year, another month of abuse. While it always seems being chained to a desk in the Nevada-based Moment Skis dungeon is a brutal punishment at the time, the results are never less than awesome. Much credit in this endeavor goes to the incredible (and incredibly patient) graphic designer extraordinaire Max Louis Miller, and of...
How To: Make A Shot Ski

How To: Make A Shot Ski

Despite the common assumption that all you need are skis, glue, shot glasses, and half a brain, constructing a shot ski that will stand up to the abuse of drunken skiers actually takes time, skill, and some extra tools. Backcountry.com consulted me for this project and I was more than happy to oblige. Enjoy and...
How To: Lighten Your Touring Setup

How To: Lighten Your Touring Setup

Yet another “How To” article on Backcountry.com, this one concerning the bane of all out-of-shape backcountry skiers: heavy gear. While the tone of this piece is definitely sales-centered, I can testify personally to the effectiveness of a tech binding setup for touring. Tech bindings make a huge difference on the way up, compared to Fritschi,...
TREW Gear Winter 2014/2015 Catalog

TREW Gear Winter 2014/2015 Catalog

  Latest installment of the best outerwear in the industry, TREW. The new additions are some of the top items on my wish list, especially the Jackorak (calling dibs on the olive green right now). Sorry, but you can’t touch until September. Then again, neither can I…  
How To: Not Be A Beater

How To: Not Be A Beater

Backcountry.com just posted an article I wrote back in November, before there was any snow on the ground at all. In it, I provide a few tips on how to go skiing without looking or acting like an utter fool. By no means is it an exhaustive list, but by all means, it is tongue-in-cheek....
How To: Choose The Right Ski Touring Pack

How To: Choose The Right Ski Touring Pack

Another ‘How To:’ article of mine has surfaced on the Backcountry.com Explore blog. This one involves a basic guide to selecting winter packs. Hope you enjoy it! “Any touring pack worth a damn will have a separate compartment or compartments designed to stow your shovel and probe away from your other gear, one that can...