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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Our GoPro MAX 'Big Test' results are in. Three months hard charging on snow and MTBs from our top tester Steve 'Crazy' Leeder, plus some early winter snorkelling at our South Coast office, gave us a very thorough appreciation of the mighty MAX's capabilities. Steve summed it up when he had to hand the test model back. "Since I had to return...
On my last overnight trip into the mountains for the season I had a chance to take out a the Luci Outdoor 2.0 Pro Solar Light, a cool little solar light that also serves as a phone charger. I spend so much time on my phone working or wasting time that it seems to be on low power mode all...
After a hard day out riding save your eyes back working with Carve Anti Blue Light glasses
Anti Blue Light glasses are not what you might expect Snow Action's original Action Man multi-sports gear tester Steve 'Crazy' Leeder to be writing up, but he also spends a lot of time on screens, like most of us. As part of testing a bunch of Carve gear this winter - like the Reverb helmet (best under $100 - check...
The Man Behind The Maps is a fantastic book showcasing the amazing work of "Mr Trail Maps", legendary Ski Artist James Niehues. Almost everybody who skis downunder would know his work, even if they don't realise it. Niehues' hand painted trail maps are what we rely on at Perisher, Hotham, Buller, Falls Creek, Thredbo, Treble Cone, Cardrona, Coronet Peak, The...
Steep couloir testing the ROXA RX Tour ski boots in Tasmania
Not many tougher places than back country Tasmania to on snow (and on a few other surfaces!) test the Roxa RX Tour backcountry ski boots. All the conditions you could encounter in the same day is pretty standard for one of the World's more secret wild snow destinations. Shaun Mittwollen gave them the full workout down there this season .. What...
Skins reglue and storage are top of mind in springtime downunder. Aussie wet snow conditions are notoriously bad for skins - moisture is the enemy of skins glue. So what do you do? Our resident BC Guru Steve Leeder has done more re-glues than you've had freeze dried dinners, he has the downlow on making your skins glow and glue...

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