Gear Institute Expert Test Menu

XC Ski/Boot/Pole Packages

One Way Sport Premio Skate Package

91

2013

One Way Sport Premio Skate Package

Overall, this is a great high-level skate package. The boots were light and helped promote active ankle flexion while skiing. The skis were responsive and stable. The poles have been on the market since 2004 and have greatly improved with stiffness and weight.

Fischer S-Bound 78 Ski package

91

2012

Fischer S-Bound 78 Ski package

This is a solid ski, boot, binding backcountry combo. Great for a quick afternoon off trail ski tour, and an excellent quiver set-up to have between your Nordic racing skis and full AT backcountry combo.

Madshus Skate Package

85

2012

Madshus Skate Package

The Madshus Skate Package is very solid high-end skate package with a stable ski/boot/binding combo. For me, the poles were the stand out part of the entire set-up.