Gear We’re Testing: Booster Straps, Blizzard skis and lightweight crampons

Gear We’re Testing: Booster Straps, Blizzard skis and lightweight crampons

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.


Booster Strap World Cup

Stock power straps are adequate for some people, but others demand elevated drive and control in their skiing.

“Booster’s dynamic power bands replace a boot’s stock strap, cinching the upper cuff ultra-tight for a stiffer flex which generates increased power…” Read more.


Blizzard Cochise Skis

“Bomber.” “Wild like a mustang in the chunder.” “Blasts like a missile.”

“The always-popular Cochise returns with some upgrades in the form of new molds and materials. Inside of the ski…” Read more.


Pro Guiding Tech 250 Crampon

Basically a half-crampon, the Tech 250 is designed specifically for ski mountaineering.

“Cut from a single piece of steel, the crampon has five points instead of the normal ten, and screws into the tech inserts of your boots…” Read more.


Faction Candide Thovex 2.0 Skis

A symmetrical sidecut also translates to optimal switch skiing and playful performance.

“The CT 2.0—pro model of Candide Thovex—is a stellar option for playful skiers who delight over opportunities to pop, press, smear, butter and carve…” Read more.

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