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 […]

American Mountain Guide Mike Soucy tests the Patagonia Crag Daddy Pack 45L

    I have been using the Patagonia Crag Daddy Pack 45L  for ~20 days of rock guiding and personal climbing in the Front Range of Colorado. I’ve used it for approaching multipitch climbs as well as carrying large loads of toproping equipment to the base of the crag. Approaches have been up to two hours long, […]

Smith I/07 Ski Goggle Review

Mike Soucy, IFMGA Licensed Mountain Guide, reviews the Smith I/07 Ski Goggles.  This winter season (2014/15), I wore the Smith I/07 Ski Goggles ($200–285) for roughly 30 days of skiing, including backcountry touring, inbounds, and mechanized, in Colorado and Alaska. My pair featured the black frame, with the option to use either the Ignitor Mirror […]