Goggles – I like them for resort skiing, but wish I could get back all hours in life I’ve spent waiting for people to clear their gogg’s, only to have them instantly fog up again. I prefer well-vented sunglasses and case-hardened corneas.
Thermos’ – Great for saving fuel on expeditions, but pack-hogging dead-weight anchors for day trips.
Ski Crampons – Backcountry crutches. Learn to skin and you’ll be way better off in the long run.
Helmets – I like them for technical skiing, resorts, kiting or alpine climbing, but not general BC skiing. If anything, I think they instill a false sense of confidence.
Other items that must go:
- – water purifiers
- – ice axes, especially those with classic picks.
- – big lunches.
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Category: 02 Gear