Our 2016 Backcountry Issue is now available on newsstands. Throughout its pages, you’ll find our 2015-16 Heli and Cat Guide—a backcountry directory for those of you looking to claim fresh tracks in the backcountry, this season. In addition to heaps of other backcountry information, we also highlight some of the year’s best gear in a brand-new feature we’re calling “Gear Up,” and the Backcountry Issue version, featuring a smattering of products from Bloom, BCA, K2, and Coville is available below for you. Check it out now and stay tuned to freeskier.com in the coming months for more gear than you can handle.
1. Finn Jacket
Bloom Outerwear | $119.99
The Finn Jacket is lightweight and waterproof, providing versatility of use that’s perfect for a night out on the town, for a warmer day on the hill, or those cold, mid-winter days when you need a layer underneath your shell. The jacket features a media pocket for your phone and is just the right mixture of style and technicality.
BCA | $299.95
North America’s best-selling avalanche transceiver, the Tracker2 offers the industry’s fastest, most precise pinpointing, with triple receive antennae, instantaneous real-time display, and the same easy-to-use interface as the Tracker DTS. An intuitive mechanical search/ transmit switch makes it easy to use right out of the box. Includes Special Mode and multiple burial indicator lights.
3. Pinnacle 130
K2 | $850
Thanks to the innovative K2 Synchro Interlock technology, the K2 Pinnacle 130 combines the power of a high performance alpine boot with the range of motion of a touring boot. The fit and function of molded/lasted PrecisionFit Tour Intuition liners complement the boot’s performance without compromising any warmth or comfort.
4. Slix Closer Long-John
Coville | $34
Designed using POLYGON frictionless stretch fabric from Coville, the Slix Closer Long-John is ideal for all-day, cold-weather active wear. Combining a highly engineered fit with the most comfortable of performance fabrics, the Closer offers warmth, odor-control, moisture management and breathability for both recreational and competitive activity.
5. Slix Influencer Thermal Crew
Coville | $32
Much like the Closer Long-John, the Influencer is designed using POLYGON frictionless stretch fabric from Coville, ideal for being in the mountains all day long. With a modern, light-compression fit, the Influencer’s stay-tucked design offers the most comfortable option for warmth, odor-control, moisture management and breathability in both recreational and competitive activities.