MOUNTAIN LIFE - Blue Mountains | Summer 2018

112 ML BLUE SUMMER 2018 SUMMER GEAR GUIDE BLU WAVE CARBON RACE 12.6 This board is made for speed. If you’re looking for a high-performance racing SUP, Blu Wave's Carbon Race 12.6 is a proven winner, and the board of choice for many of Canada’s top SUP racers. Check it out in action at this years Side Launch SUP Challenge in Collingwood, August 11 and 12. MSRP $2399. GRASS STICKS BAMBOO SUP PADDLE Built tough for high-volume rivers but lightweight enough for a long day of touring or surfing, the hand-sanded bamboo shaft lets you paddle longer. Bamboo's natural medium/ stiff flex allows you to feel the reaction of the water. This makes braces, draws and other strokes feel like second nature while putting less stress on your body. Blades available in three sizes and three colours of fiberglass and carbon fiber. HYDRAPAK EXPEDITION 8L Ideal for car-camping or base camp, the collapsible Expedition 8L has a wide-mouth Plug-N-Play cap for easy pouring, a flexible handle for effortless carrying and hanging and a freestanding design with dual baffles for stability. Backcountry water-filter compatible; BPA- and PVC-free. GARMONT TIKAL As an alternative to sandals, Tikals are designed to keep your feet comfortable in warmer weather and can be worn without socks. Ideal for trail walks, travel, and everyday use. Foot bed features a cotton top sheet and internal coconut fibers that naturally inhibits growth of bacteria and provides natural wicking . TRANGIA 27-1 UL COOKSET Swedish-made Trangia 27-1 offers an efficient cook system for the soloist or two. Weighing just 690g (nested dimensions 18.5 x 10cm) this is a small but powerful set. Consists of two 1-litre aluminum saucepans, an 18cm frying pan, windshields, and burner (fuel alcohol). Big plus: with no valve or pump to fail, the burner is more reliable than your average stove. MAVEN C.2 BINOCULAR Keep this lightweight and comfortable binocular handy for closer looks at wildlife and unexpected natural features. The C.2 is small enough to be out of the way when you don’t need it, and extra low-dispersion (ED) glass ensures a crisp view when the moment strikes. These binos are waterproof, fog-proof, nitrogen purged, and all lenses are fully multi- coated and scratch- and oil-resistant. COSTA POLARIZED BAFFIN RECYCLED SUNGLASSES With frames made from 100% recycled fishing nets, Costa’s new Untangled Collection presents a tangible solution to help reduce plastic pollution. The Baffin is named for the coldwater current that ushers discarded fishing nets across marine ecosystems. The frames are designed to be fully recyclable, providing an end-of- life solution .