European-style ski mountaineering takes a lot of gear and is taking off in the United States. These 15 essentials will also allow you to do so.
Dynafit TLT-Superlite bindings ($ 550)
175 grams of Dynafit TLT Superlite bindings are about as minimalistic as you’ll find them to be. They come with removable brakes to ease your ride on race day, and the front and heel have adjustable triggers for those really bad biffs.
CAMP G Comp Wind Energy Gloves ($ 100)
Synthetic CAMP G Comp Wind Power Gloves provide warmth with great running characteristics, including a windproof overshirt that stows away when not needed.
Light and Motion Solite 250 EX headlamp ($ 180)
Light and Motion Solite 250 EX Headlamp is versatile and powerful, and it provides four hours of 250 lumen light, illuminating any nighttime powder run or skin trail.
Flash CAMP competition anorak ($ ââ120)
The essential CAMP Flash Competition Anorak is made from a durable, windproof fabric and deploys on the fly from a hip pocket, without removing your backpack.
Dynafit Radical racing suit ($ 250)
New colors and a redesigned leg design to fit running boot buckles highlight Dynafit Radical Racing Suit, which includes plenty of storage pockets for skins, food and accessories.
La Sportiva Syborg Boots ($ 749)
La Sportiva Syborg boots are lightweight (800 grams), versatile shoes that won’t blow your budget for the season. A lever switches from ski mode to walk mode with an impressive 75 degree articulation.
Smith PivLoc Arena Sunglasses ($ 159)
Smith’s PivLoc Arena Sunglasses fit securely, resist fogging and come with interchangeable clear lenses for night missions and racing.
Dynafit Performance Beanie ($ 30)
Dynafit Performance Beanie is made of brushed polyester to provide high heat to the head and fits easily under a helmet.
CAMP Speed ââ2.0 Helmet ($ 120)
One of the lightest lids in the world, CAMP Speed ââ2.0 helmet doesn’t compromise on safety, while the wide vents provide a working chimney for all the heat you generate during a run.
Large POC Retina Glasses ($ 155)
POC Retina Big glasses Deliver a huge field of view with quality optics, just what you need when blasting the corners of the race at the end of the day.
CAMP Alp Racing Harness ($ 50)
The CAMP Alp racing harness offers a bulk-free way to tie up a partner or protect yourself on exposed sections of the course.
Dynafit RC 28 Backpack ($ 140)
The anatomical, low-profile cut and minimalist construction of Dynafit RC 28 backpack doesn’t sacrifice features like an external bottle case and ski carrying system.
Pocoma Pro Racing Skins ($ 150)
Pomoca Pro Race skins are among the lightest and most durable on the market.
Dynafit CEO Skis ($ 700)
Dynafit CEO skis get an upgrade with a new carbon-flex tip to reduce weight and make cornering easier.