For 16 years, G3 has been designing products for backcountry enthusiasts. Performance and ease of travel are the name of their game, and the Manhattan—back in the G3 lineup—is no exception. “It’s definitely made for strong skiers,” asserted one tester. “It’s an efficient carver, it’s stable and grips while you rip, and it’s good in the pow, too. I’m impressed.” Lightweight for its size, G3 plugs this ski as the “ultimate hard-charging touring ski.” While some testers craved more play from this stick, others enjoyed its stiffer flex pattern. The skis “cruised through everything like a champ!” said one.