Backcountry Skiing and Ski Mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park
A full color backcountry ski guidebook to Colorado's most popular National Park by AMGA mountain guide Mark Kelly, a long time local and former guide in the park.
STAFF PICK: TUCKER I'm constantly referring to this book for information, and as a journal to keep track of what I've skied and when. It's so useful to have information about all of the major backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering within Rocky Mountain National Park in one book so clearly organized.
M.U.L.E. 100 oz Hydration Pack
An updated classic, designed for max stability on technical terrain. The M.U.L.E.® bike pack combines 12 liters total storage with a 3-liter Crux™ reservoir with Quicklink™. The Air Director™ back panel and ventilated harness keep you cool and comfortable, while the removeable stability belt offers another layer of customized fit. An integrated tool roll, secure zip pockets, and exterior helmet carry serve up versatility and organization. Partially made with post-consumer recycled materials.
Gear Capacity: 9 Liters
Air Director™ Back Panel: Channels air flow to keep you cool
Removeable Stability Belt: For additional fit and stability
Ventilated Harness: Lightweight and breathable
Adjustable Sternum Strap: Offers a range of adjustments for a custom fit and increased stability
Secure Phone Pocket: Keep essentials safe and easy to access
Stretch Overflow Pocket: Quickly stash or shed an extra layer
Magnetic Tube Trap™ Management: Keeps your tube secure and accessible when you need it
Integrated Tool Organization: Keep your CO2 cartridges, patch kits and more right where you can find them
Helmet and Armor Carry: Stow and secure helmet, knee and elbow pads
Elastic Pump Loop
Reflectivity: For low light safety
Made with Sustainable Material
STAFF PICK: NATE The perfect pack for mountain biking or day hiking! I have used the Camelbak M.U.L.E. for years as a very versatile day pack. The pockets are very well thought out, and the "quick hit" front pocket is perfect for quick and easy access to things like your rain jacket or pants without having to dig to the bottom of your pack. It is sized perfectly so that it doesn't feel too big on your back while riding, yet it holds everything you need from food and water to tools and extra tubes.
Heady Stripe Micro Crew Light Cushion
Preparing for a major hike can be heady stuff. Ultra durable, exceedingly comfortable, The men's Heady Stripe will make it in the pack every time.
Performance Fit: No slipping, no bunching, and no blisters.
Fine Gauge Knitting: Unprecedented durability and our unique “put it on, forget it’s on” feel.
Fast Action Wicking: Pulls moisture away from skin. Fast drying.
All Weather Performance: Cool in the summer, warm in the winter.
Naturally Antimicrobial: Repels bacteria and odor.
Guaranteed For Life: No strings. No conditions. For life.
Merino Wool: The ultimate fiber for breathability and comfort in all conditions.
True Seamless™: Undetectable seam fusion for an ultra smooth, invisible feel.
Light Cushion: Light and strong with a thin layer of cushioning along base of foot. Our most versatile construction. Micro Crew Height: A shorter, more concise take on the traditional crew height. Peeks just above the top of a standard hiking boot. 48% Nylon, 45% Merino Wool, 7% Lycra® Spandex
STAFF PICK: NATE The perfect sock for anytime! Whether I'm out mountain biking, hiking, or just kicking around the Shop, the Heady Stripe sock from Darn Tough is my go-to. I use this sock all the time, and they hold up to all the abuse I put them through. It's hard to argue against an unconditional lifetime guarantee too!
Pocket Rocket 2
The next-generation PocketRocket®2 stove takes everything impressive about the iconic original and puts it into an even smaller and lighter high-performance design. Barely noticeable in your pack, it’s fast at camp, boiling 1 liter of water in 3.5 minutes. Precision flame control goes from torch to simmer, while our WindClip®windshield boosts efficiency in breezy conditions. New folding pot supports create an exceptionally tiny packed size, and they now accommodate a wider range of vessels—pair this stove with the MSR Titan®Kettle for the ultimate fast and light kit.
Ultralight: Weighs just 73 g (2.6 oz.)
Fast: Boils 1 liter of water in just 3.5 minutes.
Compact: Folding pot supports pack exceptionally small, fitting into an MSR Titan or Insulated Mug.
Strong: Robust pot supports offer excellent stability.
Wind-Resistant: WindClip™ wind protection and focused burner pushes a persistent, solid flame.
INCLUDES Ultralight, hard-shell carry case.
STAFF PICK: ANDREW The Pocket Rocket is a great lightweight backpacking stove. If you're trying to save weight and take up as little space as possible in your pack, the Pocket Rocket is easily a top contender. I use it all the time to make meals on backpacking trips and on almost every outing to make coffee out in the backcountry.
Pack Run Cap
Ultralight and ultra smart, the BUFF® Pack Run Cap is built to go the distance. Super streamlined, exceptionally light and highly compressible, it’s comfortable for the long-haul, but can easily be folded and rolled to stash in a pocket. The four panel design and stretch materials hug the head for a secure fit that doesn’t bind, while a low profile sweatband provides moisture control without added bulk, and the polyester materials wick away perspiration. The crushable polyurethane brim snaps back to shape and combines with the UPF protective materials for sun protection on long races and extended training days.
Exceptionally lightweight, weighs only one ounce
Packable design with crushable brim that regains its shape for reliable sun protection
4-way stretch fabric for comfort
Upper panel provides UPF 50 protection*
Fastwick fabric side panels wicks away moisture and improves breathability
Low profile sweatband keeps perspiration out of eyes
Adjustable elastic cord at back for a secure fit
Reflective tab on back, logo on front add low-light visibility
STAFF PICK: ZACH I have been a huge fan of the Buff products for years! I wear the Pack Run Cap for trail running and under my bike and climbing helmets daily. It acts as a great sun protector and sweat catcher all in one. Big fan!
Stretch Zion Straight
Modern style meets uncompromising strength with our Stretch Zion Straight for men, because who says you can’t have it all? Not us, and not the hundreds of fans who have named this style a must-have in any adventurer's arsenal.
Made with it's namesake Stretch Zion performance fabric, it’s as strong as it gets. We’re talking PFC-free durable water repellent finish, wrinkle resistance (so it's great for travel), UPF 50+, and abrasion resistance.
But we’re just getting started, because the Stretch Zion Straight also has a convenient dual-entry cargo pocket, the comfort of a ventilated inseam gusset and a streamlined adjustable waistband, and of course, that straight-leg look that’s sure to stand the test of trends.
The original Stretch 'Zion' performance woven
Mesh lined pockets
Ventilated inseam gusset
Angled dual entry cargo pocket
Streamlined adjustable waistband
Roll-up leg snaps
PFC-free DWR (durable water repellent)
Trailshot Pocket-Sized Water Filter
Clean water all day—without the weight. That’s the advantage the TrailShot Microfilter provides. Designed to hide in stash pockets and deploy quickly, this tiny water filter lets you drink directly from sources along the trail for instant hydration, and fill your vessels with clean water. Easy one-handed operation filters one liter in a mere 60 seconds, so you can get back on the trail quickly and moving again. At just 142 g (5 oz.), the TrailShot water filter is the ultimate filter for fast-paced, high-mileage adventurers, like trail runners, hikers, fast-packers and mountain bikers.
Tested: Meets U.S. EPA drinking water standards* and NSF protocol P231 for removal of bacteria (99.9999%), protozoa (99.9%), and particulates.
Pocket-Sized & Light: Like small water bottles, energy chews, mini bike pumps, and tubes, this 142 g (5 oz.) filter disappears in stash pockets.
Instant Hydration: Drink directly from the source—without lying in the dirt—and refill your bottles or hydration reservoir with clean water.
Quick-Deploy: Zero set-up and simple one-handed operation fills 1-liter bottles in 60 seconds.
Simple to Clean: A few shakes helps restore flow rates in the field; no tools required.
Weight: 5 oz Flow: 1 liter per minute Cartridge Life: 2000 Liters
STAFF PICK: ZACH I have been using the MSR Trail Shot for two years now and love it. I use it on long trail runs in RMNP. It is great because it is extremely compact and quick and easy to use. A great answer for bikepacking to spring backcountry ski tours - my go-to water filtration source.
Storm 375 Headlamp
The Storm375 is engineered for epics in all conditions, featuring a robust waterproof/dustproof housing and 375 lumens of bright light. With a new, compact body, the Storm375 is more ergonomic, and the updated user interface includes a secondary switch for easy mode selection. In addition, the updated optical efficiency not only provides brighter light, but also saves battery life that you can now easily track with a six-setting, three-LED battery meter. The Storm375 also has three different colored night vision modes and peripheral white lighting for close-range activities like carefully re-racking for the final summit pitch in the dark. The headlamp has our Brightness Memory feature, which allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to the default, full power setting. The Storm375’s PowerTap Technology enables you to quickly and easily access maximum brightness with the touch of a finger.
PowerTap™ Technology allows instant transitioning between full and dimmed power
Brightness Memory allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to full power
Regulated for constant light output
Compact, low-profile design uses four AAA batteries
Settings include full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red, green and blue night-vision, and lock mode
Multifaceted optical lens design
Waterproof and dustproof: Sealed housing withstands immersion over 1m for 30 minutes (IP67)"
Lumens: 370 Weight With Batteries: 120 g (4.2 oz) Max Distances: High 100 m, Low 8 m Max Burn Time: High 75 H, Low 310 H IPX Rating: IP 67 Batteries: 4 AAA (included)
STAFF PICK: ANDREW
I've been using the Storm 375 Headlamp for years now and still love it! It's easy to use, has lots of features, and never struggles to light my way through the night.
Windburner Personal Stove System
Combining award-winning Reactor®technology with the features solo travelers need most, the WindBurner Stove System is ideal for backcountry adventures and weekend camping alike. Its radiant burner and enclosed, windproof design allow the stove to boil water fast and operate in weather that leaves conventional burners in the cold. The integrated cookware with built-in heat exchanger efficiently transfers heat to the lock-on pot so you can enjoy a quick meal or hot drink after a hike, ride or paddle. The all-in-one system nests inside its pot for easy packing and assembly—leaving more time for you to enjoy your adventure.
Ultra-Efficient:Windproof radiant burner and pressure regulator maintain stove performance in windy and cold conditions; faster boil times & more fuel efficiency than conventional stoves.
Compact Nesting:System perfectly nests components inside the 1.0 L pot, with extra full-sized bowl snapping onto the outside.
Compatible:Fits 1.0 Personal Pot, optional 1.8 Duo pot & other compatible WindBurner cookware. Not for use with WindBurner Stock Pot or Sauce Pot.
Secure:1.0 L pot with handheld design locks onto stove and canister.
Radiant burner with boil-to-simmer control
Pressure regulator for consistent performance
1.0 L hard-anodized aluminum pot with integrated heat exchanger & insulated
cozy with handle
BPA-free drinking/straining lid
0.5 L integrated bowl
Room to nest optional 4-oz MSR®IsoPro™fuel canister (sold separately)
Weight: 5.3 oz Volume: 1 liter Boil Time (1L): 4.5 min
STAFF PICK: TUCKER
MSR is one of those companies that always seems to get it right, and the Windburner is proof. As the name suggests, it boils water quickly in any kind of wind, and can be used to heat up soup or cook pasta. This stove also packs into its own pot with a small fuel canister so it's easy to take out on a backpacking trip or just an early morning hike when I want some instant coffee. Just as quickly as it heats up, it cools off so you can get back on the trail.
Trestles 0 Sleeping Bag
The full-featured Trestles 0 is a reliable, all-purpose synthetic bag that insulates even in sustained cold and damp conditions. Updated style lines and fabric liner keep you comfortable on backpacking, trekking and mountaineering trips.
Regular Length: 6' 0"
Fold-Down Second Zipper Provides added Ventilation and Easy Access, Main Zipper Anti-Snag Slider reduces Snagging
Anatomically 3D Footbox increases the insulation and room for your feet, for more Warmth and Comfort
Spirafil High Loft Insulation for Maximum warmth and durability
Combination Wave Construction Top provides Maximum Loft and Warmth, Blanket Construction Bottom for the best warmth and comfort under body
STAFF PICK: TUCKER The Trestles 0 Bag from Marmot is my go-to bag when I know that it's going to be cold. I like this bag specifically because it's synthetic so it stays warm through anything. It also has a great interior pocket for my cell phone or camera batteries so I can avoid those dying in the cold.
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