La Sportiva Akasha Mountain Running Shoes

By Rob Shaul For a couple years years now I’ve recommend Hoka One One running shoes to MTI athletes. Hoka has lead the needed industry running shoe design change away from punishing minimalist footwear toward enthusiastically cushioned running and trail running shoes. I’ve purchased and tried many of the Hoka offerings and earlier this summer […]

Adidas Powerlift 2.0 or 3.0 Weightlifting Shoes

We get asked frequently if it’s worth investing in a pair of weightlifting shoes. Our answer is an emphatic yes!! You’ll feel the difference right away wearing these shoes doing any squatting, Olympic weightlifting movement or overhead pressing movement. We even wear ours for lunging, and sometimes even doing bench presses and rope climbs- because […]

V-Force Weight Vest

  25 lb. V-FORCE Weight Vest This is the weight vest we use at MTI. The weight is positioned high on the front and back of the torso for better carriage, and straps tightly with a buckle and velcro system to minimize movement. The company provides a weight vest trade-in for your old vest (great […]

Crye Precision G3 Combat Uniform

Crye Precision G3 Combat Uniform     We did everything we could to destroy this combat uniform, and it kept on trucking. When tested against it’s competitors – in particular Arcteryx LEAF, the Crye uniform’s performance and durability were second to none. An elastic material in the major joint areas reduces the probabilities of catastrophic […]

Voile Ski Straps

Voile Ski Straps A multi-purpose tool for anywhere you may go, these ski straps serve a variety of purposes for the Mountain Athlete. Secure your skis to your pack, fix the walk/ski mode on your ski boots, or secure a splint to your buddy’s leg when he takes a brutal fall down the mountain. These […]

Patagonia Sun Hoody

Patagonia Sun Hoody When a professional skier and a professional mountain guide both tell you something is awesome, you should probably listen. The Patagonia Sun Hoody provides an extremely light layer for UV protection when the sun is shining against the snow, and serves as a warm base layer when it starts to get chilly. […]

Garmont T8 NFS Combat Boot

Garmont T8 NFS The ultimate ruck-run boot. Our lab rat has put in close to 200 miles on pavement, dirt trail, and boulder fields. Not one blister. The upper material of the boot features flat laces and a wider lacing system, allowing for little movement inside of the boot (the cause of blisters for most). […]

Mystery Ranch Base Frame

Mystery Ranch Base Frame Anyone who has worn a fully combat loaded plate carrier for days on end knows the trapezius and low back discomfort that comes as a result. The Mystery Ranch’s Base Frame redistributes the load of the plate carrier to the hips, similar to a traditional pack. A stiff hip belt (with […]

JetBoil Flash Lite

JetBoil Flash Lite Hot coffee on a brisk morning in the mountains makes getting out of the sleeping bag worth it. The Jetboil Flash Lite Cooking System will boil your water in a little over two minutes to heat up your Mountain House, bring the sweet nectar of java to your lips, or purify your […]

PETZL Reactik Headlamp

PETZL Reactik Headlamp Petzl brings the latest tech in seeing where you’re going at night with the Reactik Headlamp. It automatically adjusts the lumens power to where you’re looking, allowing for up to 12 hours of illumination with white light, and 30 hours with red light. The Reactik technology adjusts the power for max illumination […]