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.
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Check out the men's edition of our Holiday Gift Guide for 2017 here.
Does your teenage daughter think that you don't understand her? At times, do you fail to listen to your wife? Have you worked tirelessly throughout your adult life just to impress your mother? If you answered ‘yup’ to any of these questions, look no further than our holiday gift guide. Just for you, we hand-picked some awesome gear that’ll make your daughter think you’re “with it” and make your mother smile.
So here's your guide to the holiday season, with insight from three of our lovably stereotypical ski-ployees.
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The Bargain: Flylow Unicorn Mitt
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2020 Armada Trace 98 Description:
Since Armada rolled out the category-shattering Trace 98 a couple years ago, the skis have hit home for intermediate to expert women skiers looking for one ski to do it all. New topsheets freshen the look of the Trace, but these versatile performers ski the same as they always have: quick on the skintrack, snappy on the groomers, surfy in the soft stuff. Part of the reason ladies love the Trace is that they can put a touring binding on it and have an excellent backcountry setup or they can run the skis exclusively in-bounds and be just as happy. Or you might, riddle us this, use the Trace 98 for touring AND resort skiing. And that is kind of the point.
2020 Armada Trace 98 Specs:
|Rocker:||All Mountain Rocker|
|Weight:||2690 grams (per pair for size 156cm) Learn more about ski weights|