A Ski for Any Season…the DPS Alchemist Wailer 106

AMGA Instructor Team Member, Mike Soucy Reviews the DPS Alchemist Wailer 106 The “winter” of 2017-18 was an underperformer here in Colorado with erratic temps, meager snowfall, and plenty of disturbingly weak snow at the bottom of our snowpack. I was unaware of this future in November when I gazed daily at my Alchemist Wailer […]

Salomon Shift Review

Are you a ski patroller who needs the ability to access certain terrain with a touring binding, but the majority of your time is spent downhill skiing? Are you a mechanized ski guide and need the option to use skins in an emergency? Or, do you simply want a slick touring binding that transforms into […]

The Goldilocks of Packs – this one is just right!

Product review by Abby Rowe, member since 2012 and Certified Single Pitch Instructor I remember putting on my dad’s suit coat and tie as a child and carrying his brief case around the house with an increased tone of authority in my voice while the tie brushed against my knee caps. As a smaller adult […]

TrainingBeta Power Endurance Program – Review By Albert Alvarez

Power Endurance – TrainingBeta The Power Endurance Program by TrainingBeta is definitely worth the investment and as long as you stick to the program, you’ll see some very noticeable results. There are two very huge advantages that aren’t clearly stated when you purchase the plan. Firstly, you get customer support that is always ready to […]

Voke Tab Review | by Jonathon Spitzer

I recently tried out some Voke Tabs.  These small caffeine pills contain 77 mg of caffeine in one little tab.  An espresso shot contains a similar amount of caffeine.  The tabs are dissolvable and are an easy alternative to coffee when it is unavailable. My only complaint is that I found the taste to be […]

Millet Trilogy Synth’x Down Hoodie Review – By Josh Kling

Every outdoor endeavor from spring to fall and the middle of winter needs some sort of puffy coat.  This is especially true when working high in the San Juan Mountains in the middle of winter.  This past fall, just before winter started, I received a Millet Trilogy Synth’X Down Hoodie. Since the fall this jacket […]

CAMP Storm Helmet Review – By Clint Cook

CAMP Storm Helmet Review I consider myself a climbing helmet snob. I have tried every helmet out there for the last 10 years, and have found only a couple that do well on all categories. Many are very light and comfortable, but not durable. Some are durable but offer less than ideal coverage or poor […]

La Sportiva Pegasus 2.0 Primaloft Jacket review – Michael Soucy

As an avid backcountry skier, ice climber, and mountaineering guide, I generally use two different types of puffy jackets. There’s the big fat down version, which goes on when I stop moving, and there’s the thinner synthetic version, which goes on when I’m moving kind of slowly in really cold temps. Sportiva’s Pegasus 2.0 fits […]

La Sportiva Halo Pant Review by Michael Soucy

La Sportiva launches their apparel into the “freeride touring” category with the Halo Pant. These highly water resistant softshell bottoms arrived at my house bright red and with big old cargo pockets, hardly what I expected coming from the Euro-centric brand. My American Mediums were automatically sized down from their Euro Large; take that into […]

AMGA Guide Rob Coppolillo Reviews the Mammut 9.5 Infinity Dry Rope

First off, full disclosure: I’ve been using Mammut ropes for 20 years, by choice and quite happily—and as long as I’m spilling the beans, Mammut provided this rope for free (to test, of course!). So, two strikes against me in terms of objectivity—but, I must say, I summoned my best journalistic integrity to give the Infinity […]