In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
The Blackout Shift
Since becoming part of Amer Sports two years ago, joining Salomon and Atomic, Armada has maintained its unique brand identity. 2020 Armada skis and gear continue to do so (seriously...they've got an edgeless urban rail ski in the lineup...), but with one major exception.
The Shift binding, released this season by Salomon and Atomic, gets tagged with an Armada logo and painted all-black for 2020. So for next season, customers get the industry's most popular binding with three color options—and a slew of skis that would be great matches. In the Armada lineup, the Tracer series (which gets a new core for 2020) and the ARV JJ 116 Ultralite are prime skis to be paired with a Shift.
Fresh topsheets for the ARV and ARW lines.
ARV JJ 116 ... Continue Reading
2019 Armada Trace 108 Description:
Returning for 2019 with just a topsheet update, the Armada Trace series seamlessly blends a back-country machine with a ski that is a fun ride in any resort. The use of Armada's Hybrid Ultra-Lite Core keeps things light on the way up, if the back-country is more of your scene. On the other hand an AR75 gives you a sidewall stretching down most of the ski, that lets you lay down those GS turns on the not so deep days. No matter where you find yourself on the mountain, this ski has a tendency to feel right at home. From the skin track to last chair, the Trace 108 will not disappoint. Get on one yourself and see what a fast, light ski can do.
2019 Armada Trace 108 Specs: