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Bern Weston Helmet - Kit Review
Bern Weston Helmet - Kit Review
If you feel you're always the one falling on your head while skiing, or you're a keen park rider, or simply want good value for money, Alf's review on the Weston is sure to help you out.
Bern Rollins Helmet - Kit Review
Bern Rollins Helmet - Kit Review
Take a look at Alf's review of the Rollins helmet, with Zipmold technology - good value for money? You decide.
Oakley MOD 5 Helmet - Kit Review
Oakley MOD 5 Helmet - Kit Review
The helmet designed to work with any goggle type - what's not to love? Alf gives us the full break down on all features of the helmet.
Salice Xtreme Helmet - Kit Review
Salice Xtreme Helmet - Kit Review
Wanting to make a statement on the slopes this winter? The Salice Xtreme has it covered, according to our latest review from Alf
POC Receptor Bug Adjustable 2.0 Helmet - Kit Review
POC Receptor Bug Adjustable 2.0 Helmet - Kit Review
POC with a difference, but is the difference worth it? Find out now with Alf's latest review
Smith Vantage Helmet - Kit Review
Smith Vantage Helmet - Kit Review
If you're one to get hot on the slopes, this temperature regulating helmet is for you - Check out Alf's latest to see if it's as good as they say it is
The Ski Club's Kit & Equipment Reviews - Full List (UPDATED)
The Ski Club's Kit & Equipment Reviews - Full List (UPDATED)
This winter we are bringing you more online kit and equipment reviews than ever before, with unique online reviews by our gear expert Alf Alderson to supplement those featured in Ski+board magazine.
Giro Union MIPS Helmet - Kit Review
Giro Union MIPS Helmet - Kit Review
''Light, functional and comfortable'' is how Alf's describes the GIRO Union MIPS helmet - What more could you want in a helmet?
Sinner Gallix II Helmet - Kit Review
Sinner Gallix II Helmet - Kit Review
If you're looking for a lightweight helmet, you won't be dissapointed with the Sinner Gallix II - take a look at Alf's latest review to help you make that final decision.
Sinner Crystal Visor Helmet - Kit Review
Sinner Crystal Visor Helmet - Kit Review
Is an air pump fit system more handy than the standard dial system? Here is Alf's latest review of the Sinner Crystal Visor to clear things up.
Bolle Backline Visor Helmet - Kit Review
Bolle Backline Visor Helmet - Kit Review
Alf reviews Bolle's Backline Visor, the one helmet built in with an integrated and interchangeable visor - is it worth the extra money?
Bolle Synergy Helmet - Kit Review
Bolle Synergy Helmet - Kit Review
The slightly cheaper Bolle Helmet, but is it just as good? Alf reveals all with his latest review.
Cebe Contest Visor Helmet - Kit Review
Cebe Contest Visor Helmet - Kit Review
A helmet that won't break the bank while also being easy on the eye. Have a look at Alf's latest review of the Cebe Contest Visor - do you agree?
Manbi Park Helmet - Kit Review
Manbi Park Helmet - Kit Review
If you're looking for a reasonably priced, all-round helmet, look no further. Alf takes a look into why the Manbi Park is definitely worth considering.
Salomon MTN LAB Helmet - Kit Review
Salomon MTN LAB Helmet - Kit Review
The ultimate helmet for those keen ski tourers and freeriders - read up and get informed on Alf's review of the Salomon MTN LAB.
Giro Zone MIPS Helmet - Kit Review
Giro Zone MIPS Helmet - Kit Review
Here's Alf's latest on Giro's top-end helmet - the Zone MIPS, rated as "one of the most comfortable and user-friendly helmets we tested".
Anon Helo 2.0 Helmet - Kit Review
Anon Helo 2.0 Helmet - Kit Review
If it's the most lightweight helmet you're after this season, Alf has the latest in his review on the Anon Helo 2.0
CP Cuma Helmet - Kit Review
CP Cuma Helmet - Kit Review
Alf goes all out testing the Swiss CP Cuma helmet - is it worth the price tag?
POC Auric Helmet - Kit Review
POC Auric Helmet - Kit Review
Looking for a robust, no-nonsense helmet that will see many seasons of service? Have a look at Alf's latest review of the POC Auric.
Picture Creative 3 Helmet - Kit Review
Picture Creative 3 Helmet - Kit Review
With such a variety of helmets to choose from these days, it can get slightly overwhelming. So why not take a look at Alf's latest review of the Picture Creative 3, an eco-friendly helmet, to give you an idea of what is out there.
Berghaus Ramche 2.0 Down Insulated Jacket - Kit Review
Berghaus Ramche 2.0 Down Insulated Jacket - Kit Review
Alf gives us his latest comments on the Berghaus Ramche 2.0 - Is it worth the price tag?
Snow Finel Thermal Jumper - Kit Review
Snow Finel Thermal Jumper - Kit Review
Snow Finel wins it for the Brits, in Alf's opinion - The new Snow Finel thermal jumper comes up trumps in Alf's latest review
Sherpa Lithang Jacket - Kit Review
Sherpa Lithang Jacket - Kit Review
Alf takes a look at a hard shell, all year-round jacket that is definitely worth taking a look at.
Icebreaker Bodyfit Oasis 200 Leggings - Kit Review
Icebreaker Bodyfit Oasis 200 Leggings - Kit Review
The essential to keeping you warm this winter. Alf reviews the Bodyfit Oasis Leggings, to see if they're really as good as they say they are.
Sherpa Nangpala Hooded Down Jacket - Kit Review
Sherpa Nangpala Hooded Down Jacket - Kit Review
Alf reviews the Sherpa Nangpala Down Jacket, featuring Primaloft for the best of both worlds - Will it be as a good as it says?
Icebreaker Descender Long Sleeve Zip Mid Layer - Kit Review
Icebreaker Descender Long Sleeve Zip Mid Layer - Kit Review
With mid-layering becoming more popular by the season, ensure you know you're getting the best on the market. Take a look at Alf's recent review on the Icebreaker Descender.
Haglofs Spitz Jacket - Kit Review
Haglofs Spitz Jacket - Kit Review
Aimed at the more adventurous skier, Alf puts the Haglofs Spitz jacket through its paces in our latest gear review
Outdoor Research Stormtracker Gloves - Kit Review
Outdoor Research Stormtracker Gloves - Kit Review
If you're looking for a pair of gloves that are smartphone compatible then, as our kit expert Alf Alderson suggests - these Stormtrackers might be the pair for you.
Black Diamond Helio Shell Jacket - Kit Review
Black Diamond Helio Shell Jacket - Kit Review
Alf tests one of the lightest shell jackets on the market - the Helio by Black Diamond.
Teva Arrowood Lux Mid Boot - Kit Review
Teva Arrowood Lux Mid Boot - Kit Review
Designed to be fantastically versatile, the Arrowoods work well in both the urban and mountain environment says our kit expert Alf Alderson.
Montane Hi-Q Jacket - Kit Review
Montane Hi-Q Jacket - Kit Review
The Hi-Q jacket is not only good looking but is a very effective mid-layer, according to our kit expert Alf Alderson.
Montane Alpine Pro Jacket - Kit Review
Montane Alpine Pro Jacket - Kit Review
Alf tests the latest ski jacket from Montane in another Ski Club kit and equipment review.
Falke SK4 Ski Sock - Kit Review
Falke SK4 Ski Sock - Kit Review
The Falke SK4s are not the cheapest option, but as Alf suggests, the investment is well worth it to get a comfy and high-performing pair of socks.
Falke Maximum Warm and Wool-Tech Zip Base-Layers - Kit Reviews
Falke Maximum Warm and Wool-Tech Zip Base-Layers - Kit Reviews
Alf puts these figure-hugging base layers through his tough testing regime in our latest Ski Club kit reviews.
Uvex Downhill 2000 VLM Goggles - Kit Reviews
Uvex Downhill 2000 VLM Goggles - Kit Reviews
For our final pair of goggles on test, Alf reviews the extremely comfortable Uvex Downhill 2000 VLM model.
Smith I/O7 Goggles - Kit Review
Smith I/O7 Goggles - Kit Review
Alf has always been a fan of Smith ski goggles - but will their latest offering, the I/O7s, cut the mustard?
Sinner Toxic Goggles - Kit Review
Sinner Toxic Goggles - Kit Review
Alf puts the lightest and best value pair of goggles through their paces in his latest kit review for the Ski Club.
Telic Recovery Shoe - Kit Review
Telic Recovery Shoe - Kit Review
These "recovery shoes" are designed for padding round the hotel or chalet - but do they do a job? Alf Alderson puts them through their paces.
Scott LCG Goggles - Kit Review
Scott LCG Goggles - Kit Review
Alf tests Scott's signature goggle, the LCG, with its award-winning Lens Changer System.
POC Park Mitten - Kit Review
POC Park Mitten - Kit Review
Alf looks into POC's park mitten - developed for park and pipe riders looking for warmth and comfort.
Salomon XT-one Goggles - Kit Review
Salomon XT-one Goggles - Kit Review
Our kit expert Alf Alderson finds that Salomon's latest offering, the XT-one has a great field of vision in his latest kit review.
Salice 619 Flash Goggles - Kit Review
Salice 619 Flash Goggles - Kit Review
Alf tests the bold and bright Salice 619 goggles - one of the most vibrant pair of ski goggles on the market.
Wolffepack Summit - a revolutionary new rucksack for skiers
Wolffepack Summit - a revolutionary new rucksack for skiers
Wolffepack and their founder David Wolffe have designed a new ski backpack and we were amongst the first to see a sample model - so what exactly is it?
POC Lobes and Fovea Goggles - Kit Reviews
POC Lobes and Fovea Goggles - Kit Reviews
POC continue to produce excellent ski gear as Alf Alderson discovers when testing their Lobes and Fovea goggles.
POC Wrist Glove Big - Kit Review
POC Wrist Glove Big - Kit Review
Despite the unusual name, Alf suggests these new gloves from POC have pretty much everything you could need.
Panda Funnel Goggles - Kit Review
Panda Funnel Goggles - Kit Review
Alf puts a pair of goggles from one of the new kids on the ski goggle block - Panda Optics.
Oakley Airbrake and Windjacket Goggles - Kit Reviews
Oakley Airbrake and Windjacket Goggles - Kit Reviews
Alf puts two of Oakley's bit-hitters through their paces, including the low-profile and lightweight Windjacket.
POC Superpalm Comp Glove - Kit Review
POC Superpalm Comp Glove - Kit Review
POC continue to produce some great kit according to Alf as he tests the high-performance Super Palm Comp gloves.
Nike Command and Mazot Goggles - Kit Reviews
Nike Command and Mazot Goggles - Kit Reviews
Alf tests two great pairs of goggles from Nike - including the Command model which features transitions lenses.
Julbo Airflux Goggles - Kit Review
Julbo Airflux Goggles - Kit Review
With a movable lens position, the Julbo Airflux is perfect for backcountry skiers and boarders looking for extra ventilation when climbing uphill, says Alf Alderson.
Odlo Blackcomb Thermal Pant - Kit Review
Odlo Blackcomb Thermal Pant - Kit Review
Alf Alderson tests the warm and eco-friendly Blackcomb thermal trousers - made from 38% recycled polyester.
Giro Balance Goggles - Kit Review
Giro Balance Goggles - Kit Review
With lenses by ZEISS, the Giro Balance goggles have a great field of vision according to our kit expert Alf Alderson.
Dragon NFX2 and X1s Goggles - Kit Reviews
Dragon NFX2 and X1s Goggles - Kit Reviews
Alf tests two of the latest ski goggles from Dragon, their NFX2 and X1s models - the latter of which features transitions lenses.
Odlo Loftone Mid-Layer - Kit Review
Odlo Loftone Mid-Layer - Kit Review
The next piece of kit to undergo scrutiny from Alf is Odlo's multi-functional midlayer - the Primaloft Loftone.
Cebe Feel'in Goggles - Kit Review
Cebe Feel'in Goggles - Kit Review
Alf Alderson tests the latest ski goggles from Cebe - the Feel'in - which offers a wide range of lens options.
Bergans Uranostind Mid-Layer - Kit Review
Bergans Uranostind Mid-Layer - Kit Review
Alf puts the high-tech and very lightweight Uranostind mid-layer from Bergans on test in his latest gear review.
Bolle Y6 OTG Goggles - Kit Review
Bolle Y6 OTG Goggles - Kit Review
If you're looking for a good value pair of goggles to fit over your glasses, then read on as Alf tests Bolle's Y6 OTG goggles.
Bloc Equaliser ER5 Goggles - Kit Review
Bloc Equaliser ER5 Goggles - Kit Review
Alf tests the great value Bloc Equaliser ER5 goggles - which come with two interchangeable lenses.
Bergans Soleie Merino Base Layers - Kit Reviews
Bergans Soleie Merino Base Layers - Kit Reviews
Alf tests both the top and bottom half of the Bergans Soleie base layers - part of their Ultralight series of merino wool garments.
Anon M3 Goggles - Kit Review
Anon M3 Goggles - Kit Review
Our kit expert Alf Alderson reviews Anon's latest offering - the M3 Goggles - which have a fantastic magnetic lens removal system.
Helly Hansen Dry Performance Crew - Kit Review
Helly Hansen Dry Performance Crew - Kit Review
Alf tests the lightweight and breathable Dry Performance Crew from Helly Hansen - a classic when it comes to base layers and thermal tops.
Hardvark J-Plaid Merino Wool Tailored Perfomance Shirt - Kit Review
Hardvark J-Plaid Merino Wool Tailored Perfomance Shirt - Kit Review
As we continue our revamped kit & equipment reviews, Alf tests the latest in high-tech merino wool shirts - the Hardvark J-Plaid
Sungod Classics Sunglasses - Kit Review
Sungod Classics Sunglasses - Kit Review
In our 6th sunglasses review of the summer, Alf Alderson tests the customisable and excellent value Sungod Classics.
Bolle Highwood Sunglasses - Kit Review
Bolle Highwood Sunglasses - Kit Review
Alf Alderson tests the very latest pair of Bolle sunglasses - the Highwood - which are designed specifically for wintersports and to keep out as much sun as possible.
Scott Ascend Sunglasses - Kit Review
Scott Ascend Sunglasses - Kit Review
Our gear expert Alf Alderson reviews the Scott Ascend sunglasses, which combine bold looks with robust design.
Cebe PROGUIDE Sunglasses - Kit Review
Cebe PROGUIDE Sunglasses - Kit Review
In ou latest kit & equipment review, Alf Alderson looks at the bold and excellent value Cebe PROGUIDEs
POC Will Polarised Sunglasses - Kit Review
POC Will Polarised Sunglasses - Kit Review
Our resident gear expert Alf Alderson reviews POC's superlight sunglasses - the Will Polarised
Dragon MountaineerX Sunglasses - Kit Review
Dragon MountaineerX Sunglasses - Kit Review
Gear expert Alf Alderson kicks off our newly revamped Kit & Equipment reviews with a test of the hardy but stylish Dragon MountaineerX sunglasses.
Scott Superguide Carbon free-tour boot - Kit test
Scott Superguide Carbon free-tour boot - Kit test
There's a new kid in town; the Scott Superguide carbon. Think about is as the renowned Scott Cosmos touring boot but on a heavy dose of performance enhancing drugs. The Ski Club's resident Kit & Equipment Expert, Al Morgan, has been lucky enough to test a pair, and here's what he thinks.
Ryft Falcon Goggles - Kit Review
Ryft Falcon Goggles - Kit Review
A new kid on the block in the world of ski goggles, Ryft only came into the market last winter, but with a bold look and a great value product their future looks as bright as their colourful designs.
Learn how to get the best shots with your GoPro this winter!
Learn how to get the best shots with your GoPro this winter!
Tom Ewbank, the Ski Club's video producer, talks us through a few hot tips that will make a BIG difference to your GoPro footage this winter.
Rossignol Alltrack Pro 130 - full test
Rossignol Alltrack Pro 130 - full test
Rossignol makes one if the most awarded freeride skis of the moment - the Soul 7 - but do their freeride boots ride as well? The Ski Club's resident Kit & Equipment Expert, Al Morgan, puts the Alltrack Pro 130 through their paces.

UK news

Warren Miller's Here, There & Everywhere comes to a screen near you
Warren Miller's Here, There & Everywhere comes to a screen near you
The eagerly anticipated Warren Miller film tour returns once again, showcasing the epic - Here, There & Everywhere - and Ski Club Members get 15% off tickets.
Ski Instructor Simon Butler cleared by court in Lyon
Ski Instructor Simon Butler cleared by court in Lyon
Simon Butler, the British instructor given a suspended jail term on a charge of teaching without full qualifications, has been cleared by a court in Lyon.
Review - Mountains on Stage 2016
Review - Mountains on Stage 2016
For the first time, the acclaimed Mountains on Stage festival came to the UK and we were lucky enough to attend the London screening - which was at times spectacular!
It's cheaper to buy your kit in the UK this season
It's cheaper to buy your kit in the UK this season
Thanks to the falling value of the pound and pre-Brexit vote price fixes, you can save up to 25% when buying your kit in the UK this season.