In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
One trend we noticed at this year's Outdoor Retailer? Ski companies are lovin' the "lightweight freeride" ski—those mid-fat pow-lovers that can rip resort off-piste or heli lines but are light enough to be touring options. The lineup of 2020 Icelantic skis has one of those: the new Natural 111. Oh, and as usual, they absolutely crush the topsheet game.
Read our review of the all-new 2020 Icelantic Riveter 95
Icelantic rounds out its women's collection for next season by adding a new ski: the Riveter 85 and 95. It's more or less the love-child of the Maiden and the Oracle, with a thinner profile and more flex than the latter. Poplar in the core makes for strength on piste or in variable snow, making the Riveter the women's equivalent of the Pioneer.
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By: Matt McDonald
Looking for the women's edition of our Skier's Gift Guide? Just click here.
Don't be stressed this gift-buying season. Why not? Because the skier in your life isn't.
He's calling in sick, hoarding credit card points and dreaming up escapades from Hokkaido to Zermatt. Yet for all his talk about ski equipment, epic days, and possible cat skiing trips, he'll probably suffer from a common affliction: the inability to decide.
This makes your path clear. Be his superhero and decide for him. How, you ask? By using our state-of-the-art ski-buying matrix, born from algorithms doodled on ski lodge napkins, espresso-fueled graphic design hauls, and lots—we mean lots—of gear testing.
Shopping for the powder chasin' rad dad? The Nordica Enforcer 110 will give him all the float and ... Continue Reading
2020 Icelantic Natural 101 Description:
The Natural 101 absolutely crushed sales in its first year last winter and is back this year with just an updated topsheet graphic. An ultra lightweight Ochrama wood core and a versatile 101mm waist width make this the perfect tool for backcountry adventures. Healthy tip rocker and a slightly rockered tail combined with 5mm of camber make this ski slash and pivot with ease, while still holding a solid edge when you need it. The Natural 101 is a lightweight backcountry bomber and, in true Icelantic fashion, it might have the industry's best topsheet graphic of 2020.
2020 Icelantic Natural 101 Specs:
|Weight:||3410 grams (per pair for size 178cm) Learn more about ski weights|