Another vote for the Wellgo MG-ones; no troubles so far.
I was considering the AvaLung, but after seeing the video, I don't think I'd have the prescence of mind to put the thing in my mouth and ride it out.
I'd probably be too busy trying to ski to safety while screaming like a little girl.
Maybe you have the presence when you (hopefully don't) get in a situation like this and you could mount the mouth piece. I wouldn't argue that just by the fact the skier in the vid wasn't able to use it, it is useless somewhat. It's the same with all other avalanche safety items. They don't work everytime, but often.
I think the number one item you should bring is your mind/experience.
Couldn't watch the whole vid. Anyhow, lucky him.
Looking for a new touring softshell pant for next winter, I came across the MEC Fusion Pants. It's made of the shoeller fabric which works flawlessly in terms of breathability. The Pants I use mainly is made of that and I don't want to go for some hardshell, because good breathability is what I need.
Unfortunately I can't try them on, so my question goes out to those who are familiar with the sizing of MEC pants.
Normally I wear size 32 to 33. For touring I wear a pair of long john's underneath. Hence my focus is on size 32 or 34.
So what is the fit of MEC pants? Loose, snug or something in between?
Sharon and Lee, your TR is stunning as always. They're always a good watch and my to-ride-list gets longer and longer everytime I check them out. They nicely represent BC's backcountry biking (as well as the TRs across the border, like this one) for me as an European beholder.
Thanks for sharing!
And yay! for the New Order soundtrack, nice pick for the cloudy segments!
Top 10: Name the Knolly to Claim the Knolly contest entries
or Knolly Onion.
Syntace doesn't even register in mountain biking - they make … and weird adjustable stems?
They are quite popular in the high-alpine-trial-mtb-scene (lot of hike-a-bike) and their bars and stems come with lots of those mail-order bikes as oem.
For the idea itself: Usability may be a plus but at least it isn't a proper thru-axle like on proper DH-Rigs, but it's questionable if the stiffness, which this system effects will be distinctive for the average rider.