Gear We’re Testing: Astis mittens, Dakine mid-layers and a BCA backpack

Gear We’re Testing: Astis mittens, Dakine mid-layers and a BCA backpack

Welcome to another roundup of Editor’s Reviews from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear we’re testing. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on the products, below, then visit us again on Monday for more awesome gear coverage.

Astis “Crean” long cuff mittens

On the inside, Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft insulation provides toasty warmth.

“Astis Mittens’ long-cuff mitts turn heads, first and foremost, thanks to beautiful leather, intricate bead- work, fur trim and tassels…” Read more.

Dakine women’s Callahan fleece

The Dakine Women’s Callahan Fleece is versatile, first and foremost.

“The beauty is in the details: Body temperature-regulating poly yarns provide warmth and comfort, and a Polygiene…” Read more.

BCA Float 27 Speed backpack

BCA’s new Float 2.0 airbag system is 30 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than the original.

“This particular model’s 27-liter volume and manageable 5.7-pound weight (with full cylinder) is ideal for day trips…” Read more.

Black Crows Atris Birdie skis

Black Crows’ Atris Birdie is designed to help you conquer variable conditions.

“This new iteration of the Atris Birdie benefits from greater rise in the tip and tail…” Read more.

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