Contributions by Ken Kamada

Contour HD versus GoPro Hero 2

Wearable video cameras have revolutionized outdoor and extreme sports media coverage over the past several years, driven by two dominant players in the emerging field of live action sports cinematography. We take an inside look at at the two leading cameras, breaking down the greatest advantages and limitations of each.

Scarpa NTN & Black Diamond Push Boot Review

Lifelong skier and telemark addict Ken Kamada takes us on a tour of Scarpa’s revolutionary NTN or “New Telemark Norm” ski boot/binding system, as well as a demo review of Black Diamond’s Push boot. The new ski/binding systems take telemark skiing into a new era.

Achieving the Perfect Ski Boot Fit

Finding the right boot is a challenge for any skier. Whether you’re trying to dial in a new pair of boots, or squeeze a few more seasons out of your favorite old pair, this article is a must-read for all serious skiers seeking performance and comfort out of their boots.

First Ascent Downlight Sweater Review

Made by Eddie Bauer, the First Ascent label defiantly takes aim at the high end, performance outerwear market with its slick designs and top grade materials. The Downlight Sweater offers high quality, 800 fill down and fuzzy pocket liners to keep you toasty when you need it most.

2012 Ski Gear Preview – Winter Is Here

Telemark Northwest founder, Ken Kamada, offers an exciting preview of cutting-edge ski and Winter gear for the 2012 snow season. Revolutionary, fat skis, comfy and versatile ski and telemark boots, sharp outerwear and goggles – learn about this season’s home run gear and get equipped for some pow.

Sierra Designs 2011 Herald and Revival Backpacks

Sierra Designs is offering two new backpacks, available in versions for both men and women. The Herald is a versatile, 30L daypack that’s stylishly rugged and thoughtfully designed. The Revival is a 65L, lightweight, roomy backpack that’s perfect for multi-day hikes and climbs. Both packs employ Sierra Designs’ innovative Fulcrum Suspension System.

Staying Warm and Dry with Terramar Baselayers

A great insulation baselayer will keep you warm when it’s freezing, and cool & dry when you’re working hard. For decades, Terramar has been fusing together high quality natural textiles with cutting edge, synthetic fabrics to create comfortable and functional insulation layers.

2012 Rossignol S7 Ski Preview

The 2012 Rossignol S7 excels in almost any condition, be it deep powder, small stashes, hard snow, tight lines or open faces. The only thing it doesn’t do well is cater to pansies.

Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses

Kaenon Polarized employs cutting-edge, patented lens technology in their rugged but stylish line of sport sunglasses, providing unsurpassed optical clarity and sharpness. The young company is taking the eyewear industry by storm.

Release the Fleece, Time to Get Down

The evolution of the down products make for jackets and vests suitable for any occasion; whether on a mountaineering expedition of epic proportions or just out and about town on a chilly day – it’s time to get down.
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Skier, Mountaineer & Gear Maven - Ken's extensive history as a skier and mountaineer, his sharp eye for detail and penchant for research and writing make him an invaluable resource for finding the best outdoor gear.