Long-Term Test: Altra Superior 2.0

The perfect running shoe is an elusive thing. There have been many that were good, some have even crossed over into the category of great. But the perfect shoe I have not found. While there is no real possibility of the Superior 2.0 falling into the perfect category, I have to admit that at this moment it is among my favorite shoes – but it has … Continue reading Long-Term Test: Altra Superior 2.0


A huge part of being a product developer is the repetitive process. You start by looking at the field – what is out there, how does it work, what can you do differently that will make it (whatever ‘it’ may be) better. From there you set parameters for where you want to go, you narrow the definition of what you will do, and then start … Continue reading Revisions

Ultimate Direction Signature Series 3.0 Overview

NOTE: This article is being written by the individual that was responsible for the design and development of the Signature Series 3.0 products at Ultimate Direction. This piece is intended to share information about the range of products, the thoughts behind them, and the process of how they were developed. It is not a product review, and is not intended to give a critical evaluation … Continue reading Ultimate Direction Signature Series 3.0 Overview

Dynafit TLT Speed Radical 2015/16

For those who see brakes on backcountry ski bindings as needless weight, the TLT Speed Radical is a solid choice. While the market is getting more and more crowded with a range of backcountry bindings, if you’re not looking for freeride capabilities, and you’re not weighing everything before it goes into your pack (which you’ve already weighed and cut extraneous features off of) there are … Continue reading Dynafit TLT Speed Radical 2015/16

La Sportiva RST 2.0

Light, nimble, fun. The La Sportiva RST 2.0 are a straight-forward pair of skis that are great at what they do well; and for the couple areas where they come up short, this isn’t the ski you would be looking for, anyway. One thing that unquestionably got my attention about these skis is their weight – particularly the fact that my pair came in well under the listed weight of … Continue reading La Sportiva RST 2.0