the red bulletin guide - best equipment for winter adventures
If the boot fits…
Where does the boot hurt? The 1.6kg Salomon QST PRO 130 with custom fit 3D, Twinframe shell and Surelock walk and stand mode won’t hurt anywhere, even after a full day freeriding or on the slopes.
The Jack Wolfskin Mountaineer 48 Alpine Backpack, weighing in at just 1,920g, has lashing points for skis, snowboard and snowshoes, as well as a special compartment for a snow shovel and avalanche probe.
Artificial microfibres aren’t always the best solution. The McNair Merino Mountain Shirt – handmade in Yorkshire from Merino wool – is water- and wind-resistant and extremely warm.
Carve your own path
This is no off-the-peg ski. The Atomic Custom Studio allows you to create a completely individual version of eight different types of ski using your own photos, designs or text.
For those who like their time on the slopes to be high-octane and athletic, the Stöckli Laser GS Ski has total edge grip on the ice and runs smoothly at speed… Time for that black run.
Whether it’s for a park session or a powder adventure, the Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2 Snowboard is always the right partner. It’s equally suited to both rookies and professionals.
Avalanche transceivers come with three antennas as standard. But the third on the Arva AXIO folds out, increasing its range and improving the accuracy and speed in locating it.