Kerry posted an image about Mountain Hardwear Trango 4 Tent 4-Person 4-Season on November 13, 2009
Inside of the Trango 4
I'm a 25 year old with a passion for adventure. I grew up among the big mountains of Alaska, went to college in New England, and am now living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where I'm living the dream.
Inside of the Trango 4
I've been using this probe for four seasons now with no complaints. It's a solid length, it's lightweight, and it can be put together in just seconds.
Probably my favorite powder ski yet. I had never skied anywhere near that big previously, so I had no idea what to expect, especially being a small guy. I on threw a pair of Marker Griffons and put them to the test.
At first, I was reluctant to take them out unless it was a major powder day. Soon, I realized that they are fun in almost any condition. They're extremely soft...and can pretty much pop off anything with the tails. The more I skied them, the more I realized you could just look where you want to ski, and you ski it. No questions asked. It was the first time I could drop cliffs and launch rollers in deep power without feeling like I'd be thrown "over the handlebars".
Obviously, they aren't going to handle well on crud and hardpack, but they can definitely hold their own ripping down the groomers to get back to the lift.
The EP's are landing pads for your feet. Go get yourself a pair!
The Carolina is a great boat. I've gone on several multi-day trips in Resurrection Bay outside of Seward, Alaska with it. It feels great in the water and holds plenty of gear. I like to attach a deck bag in front of the cockpit for convenience.
Does anyone have tips for cleaning it? Both the inside and outside?
Great ski to play around on if you're sticking to the groomers. Holds a solid edge, turns on a dime, and speed is not a question. If you're not ripping hard on the corduroy, I wouldn't recommend it.
Great all around ski for everyday in bounds skiing. It was my go-to ski for non-powder days. It rips hard on groomers and charges through crud. For it's width, it's pretty fast edge to edge and has some nice 'pop' to it.
I bought this rack about five years ago. It is pretty sturdy overall and gets the job done, but I find it to be more of a hassle than it's worth. The front rear must be removed and the mount has to be adjusted for each individual bike fork, meaning that if you use many different bikes, it has to be adjusted every time. It is not compatible with thru-axle forks.
I prefer the Yakima Kind Cobra rack over the Viper.
The trekkers are alright for the occasional, low-angle tour. I do not recommend these for long tours, or anything technical with steep switch-backs.
They can be fully adjusted for boot size and generally stay on pretty well, although I had a problem with the heel strap breaking...I replaced it with a strap from some old crampons and it works better than the original setup.
With the additional height and lateral movement between the boot, device, and binding, it's almost impossible to get a good edge when traversing.
They can get the job done when needed, but I do not recommend them if you plan on touring frequently.
Good features, bad fit. I'm about 5'6" and 140lbs. The pack is too long for me. Other than the bad sizing, the pack has pretty decent features overall. It has an outer pocket for snow tools, a large main compartment, and a nice zippered top pocket. The compression straps can make it pretty small when not packing heavy, and there is a lot of adjustment in the shoulder straps. My favorite feature is the back access to the main compartment. Very convenient when you have skis strapped on.
Overall, not a bad pack, but make sure it fits right. They really need to have more than one size.
I received the Jalapeno gloves as a gift last winter. I love them, but can only wear them on the coldest days. They are very warm- sometimes too warm! The wrist strap is a great feature...no more dropping your gloves in the snow or worrying about them falling of the chairlift. Can't beat 'em!
Warm jacket. Perfect for throwing in your backpack during long tours. I love to put this on under my shell after the ascent to warm back up while preparing for the ski down. I find that it's horrible to wear along when it's snowing or wet out, once the jacket gets at all wet, it will ice up.
Awesome jacket for around town when you're not in the mountains.