December 17, 2009 by Matt Hart
Backcountry.com’s Gear Lists
sunday i was having a conversation with my buddy steve as we skinned into the crystal mountain backcountry. we are both admitted gear junkies and i was telling him exactly what mountain hardwear athlete / backcountry.com pro skier andrew mclean used for gear. i’ve had a lot of trouble finding the right ski boot and i noted andrew’s choice of the scarpa spirit 4. steve had just brought a ton of slightly used gear to second ascent here in seattle and said “if i had these gear lists a few years ago i wouldn’t have just sold $400 in used gear to second ascent”. using the pro’s gear lists and the amazingly relevant reviews on backcountry.com is the only way to go when deciding on big ticket items that can make or break you trip into the backcountry.