Unofficial Gear


Eye of Mine | Gear Review This is a specialty shop for all of your Go Pro needs and POV accesseries.  Before planning a big film shoot, vacation or just needing some new … Read More


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Cloudveil and Unofficial Networks have team us to bring you one smoking deal. Head over to and shop around the site. When you are ready to check out type UnofficialPRO into the Coupon Code … Read More

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C4 Belts | You Never Knew A Belt Could Be So Cool

What’s the most underrated piece of ski gear? It’s the belt. Let’s face it, nobody has ski pants that fit their waist perfectly and are still big enough to go … Read More

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Zoombang Protective Gear | Review

Zoombang’s Spiel: “Zoombang® Protective Gear™ was developed through a collaborative effort with some of the most respected professional trainers, equipment managers and athletes. Our unique Zoombang® viscoelastic polymer is a … Read More


Flylow Quantum Jacket Review

FlyLow Quantum Jacket – Men’s Review A roomy breathable, hard shell that performs in the backcountry skinning, hiking or banging high-speed laps under the lift.  The Quantum jacket is of … Read More


G3 Manhattan 190 | Ski Review

G3 Manhattan 190 Ski Review – Since it hasn’t been snowing very much I have been ripping on the 190 G3 Manhattan.  With really nice early rise in the tip, … Read More

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New Oakley/Milo Collab Goggles

A goggle inspired by Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons in Utah. Two canyons that receive an absurd amount of the greatest snow on earth, and have molded and shaped the … Read More


A Little Wu Banger for your X-mas Wishlist | Unofficial Gear Review

Ever want to design your own skis? That is what Howard Wu wanted to do so he started Wubanger a couple years back and is starting to build a following … Read More

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G3 Highball | Unofficial Gear Review

Review: Elias Littenberg  I’ll be the first to admit, G3 isn’t a brand that immediately pops to mind when I’m trying to figure out what skis to pick up. I’ve … Read More

Bern Helmet

Ski Helmet Law Considered in Nova Scotia Would Be the World’s Toughest | brings us this look at a new ski helmet act under consideration in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Halifax (NS), Canada - When skiers and riders visit Nova Scotia’s three operating alpine ski … Read More

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Can Goggle Technology Progress Skiing?

You may have heard about the hi-tech corner of the ski goggle industry, but “smart” and “digital” goggles are usually overshadowed and written off by actual skiers/snowboarders. A pair of … Read More

Hestra Gloves

Hestra Vertical Cut Freeride Glove | Unofficial Gear Review

Every part of your ski gear is important, especially your gloves. If your hands get too cold you can’t hold your poles, give high fives to your friends or even … Read More

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The Best Fire Starter Money Can’t Buy: PET Balls

Yesterday I decided to try out my new PET balls in the backcountry.  After following the simple instructions I packed one in my pack, and while stopping for a safety … Read More

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RECCO’s Reply to Gear Review written by Unofficial Networks

To see the Recco gear review scroll to the bottom of the post. Dale Atkins from RECCO wrote me: Dear Jake, To borrow your own words, “if you had put … Read More

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Light your Noodle | Black Diamond Spot Headlamp | Gear Review

I am not an owl and neither are you I am willing to bet, so lights are very useful tools to both of us. Headlamps are especially useful because of … Read More

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The North Face Jakson Jacket | Gear Review

Breathable. Warm. Gangsta. What else is needed for a midlayer jacket? Probably not too much, but if it is needed, the Jakson jacket can take care of it. The fleece … Read More

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LifeProof iPhone Case | Ski Bum Test

Sketched out about your new iPhone, how it has no insurance, and how you sure as hell don’t wanna buy a new one if you drop it in the snow, … Read More


Unofficial Gear Review: The North Face Chugach Backpack (Fall ’11)

The North Face Chugach Backpack might be the best side-country/slackcountry pack out there. It’s so good, in fact, I felt obligated to highlight the improvements TNF had made over last … Read More

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Loudmouth Oakmont Houndstooth Ski Pants | Unofficial Gear Review

Loudmouth Golf is a wild company that makes the loudest, wildest, and most interesting clothing I have ever seen. Their main “athlete” is the always colorful John Daly.  Just take … Read More


Unofficial Gear Review: Hestra Kaj & Sverre Pro Model Gloves

For starters, Hestra gloves are solid. They’re well made out of quality materials. The Kaj & Sverre Pro Model (yes, they have a joint pro model) are no exception. They’re … Read More


Unofficial Local Contest: Snow Total Sunday Night, Raymer Plot

We’re getting pretty antsy for winter  here, so we’re going to give away some Unofficial gear. After minutes of brainstorming ideas for this contest, we’ve decided on the following: the … Read More

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White Dot Ragnarok XII: Ski Review

  Whitedot Freeride is a European brand recently expanding to the US market.  They make a wide variety of skis for all disciplines, constructed with the best materials and made … Read More


Built-in Computer for your Goggles | LCD Screen = Speed, Distance & Trail Maps

Snap Fit Micro Optics Display for Ski/Snowboard Goggles – Android based MOD Live features Navigation app pre-loaded with largest resort trail map database in the world. VANCOUVER, British Columbia – … Read More

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Atomic Coax 2012 Ski Review

  174cm length  = 135mm(width at tip)-105mm(width underfoot)-126mm(width at tail) / 21m turning radius 183cm length  = 137mm(width at tip)-105mm(width underfoot)-128mm(width at tail) / 22m turning radius 192cm length  = … Read More

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“We’re Bring Back the Mono!” | Vive Le Mono – First Ever Rockered Mono Ski

Vive le mono! Featuring STP technology. Faction Skis has build the first ever production Monoboard with rocker, parabolic sidecut and STP technology. With this new board you might even stand … Read More

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The North Face Back to Berkeley Boot | Unofficial Gear Review

The phrase “fashion meets function” might be the most overused, clichéd term in out action sports outerwear. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a better way to describe The North Face’s … Read More