Gear We’re Testing: Faction skis, K2 boots and Salomon bindings

Gear We’re Testing: Faction skis, K2 boots and Salomon bindings

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.

Faction CT 2.0 Skis

A symmetrical sidecut 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 up a storm across ski slopes of all shapes and sizes…” Read more.

K2 Spyne 120 Heat Boots

Both the shell and liner are heat moldable for the perfect fit.

“K2 partnered with Thermic to develop a low profile, out-of-the-way heated liner that will make the days of cold feet and numb toes a thing of the past…” Read more.

Salomon MTN Bindings

Salomon enters the pin-tech binding world in 2017-18 with the MTN binding.

“It’s mighty lightweight—780 grams per pair with brakes, 595 grams per pair without brakes—and has climbing aids of two, seven and 13 degrees for efficient uphill travel…” Read more.

Ortovox Guardian Jacket

Ortovox incorporates wool into all of its apparel, putting stock in the material’s all-natural durability.

“The Guardian Shell was already a favorite of ours thanks to 20K/20K waterproof, breathable, windproof Toray Dermizax EV Membrane fabric on its exterior…” Read more.

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