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Award-winning Hagan Skis

August 19, 2020 3 min read

2020/8/19 Update: Just received word that three of our new products received awards from  Backcountry Magazine.

Hagan backcountry skis win a ton of awards. Which is especially impressive given we don't submit our skis to many reviews. Here's a sampling: BOOST 99 – Backline Magazine Test Winner (First Place), Backcountry Magazine Editors Choice award. BOOST 94 – Montagnes Magazine "Very Clear First Place" CORE 89 – World Ski Test "First Place"

Hagan Boost 99 Awards Graphic


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Ski touring gear for kids

August 18, 2020 2 min read

I get asked a lot: What gear do you recommend for kids? Especially this year as it looks like there will be high demand for junior alpine ski touring gear as people want to get away from the resorts. Especially if they are closed!!

Here is my answer - 

We now have the Pure 8 Junior binding. The Pure 8 Junior is very light. (About a tenth the weight of the Z02 Junior, and less than half the weight of the somewhat comparable Dynafit Rotation.) So a very good option -
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Having a hard time deciding which Hagan Ski is best for you?

February 03, 2020 3 min read

Hagan Ski Mountaineering has the most extensive and comprehensive line of gear focused entirely on backcountry ski touring. That wide selection can make it hard to decide on the skis and bindings appropriate for you - for your experience, ability, fitness and pursuits. 

Hagan Core and Boost series alpine touring skis

Here are some overviews that should help you narrow it down!

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Blister Gear Reviews - Love for the Hagan Core 12 Binding

November 19, 2018 1 min read

Last spring Blister Gear Reviews put some miles on theHagan Core 12 binding. Some of their thoughts:

  • I felt more confident skiing hard downhill on it than on any other binding in this test.
  • The only binding in this test with independently adjustable vertical and lateral release values in the heel.
  • The heel risers of this binding are easily the best in the group.
  • Its overall performance makes it my favorite binding of the group.
That's just a sampling. Intrigued? Read on.
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4 advantages of the toe-mounted brakes on HAGAN Core AT bindings.

October 23, 2017 1 min read

The HAGAN Core bindings have toe-mounted ski brakes. Why? I can think of at least 4 reasons...

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Wildsnow reviews the Hagan Core/ATK Raider 12 2.0 Binding

April 19, 2017 3 min read

Wildsnow tested and positively reviewed the ATK Raider 12 2.0 all mountain touring binding, which Hagan is making available in the U.S. and worldwide as the Hagan Core binding. 

There is a lot more effort and expense to "making available" than simply changing the colors — including insurance (a huge expense), distribution, warranty and service support — but that is a subject for another blog post. 

Read Lou's Wildsnow review here:

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Announcing the Hagan Core freeride ski touring binding!

April 19, 2017 3 min read

The Hagan Core binding is an entirely new binding from Hagan, designed in conjunction with ATK and a significant improvement on the ATK Raider 12. The Hagan Core is a high performance Freeride and All Mountain touring binding. While specifically designed with our Core series skis in mind (with colors that match beautifully), the Core will also work superbly with our Boost freeride skis and Ride tour classic skis.

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What glue should be used when mounting Hagan bindings?

April 12, 2017 1 min read 2 Comments

The purpose of using glue isn't to retain the screws, it is to seal out water. So binding glue doesn't need to be super strong, but should be cold temperature resistant and waterproof. 
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2 Zone Composite vacuum climbing skins - the best vacuum skins.

January 11, 2017 3 min read

Hagan's 2 Zone Composite climbing skin are the most advanced climbing skins in the world, and a Hagan exclusive. Hagan’s composite vacuum skin combines performance and easy handling in one product. The 2 Zone Composite innovation increases the power of the vacuum adhesion along the edges and lowers it in the middle. This makes the climbing skin easier to use, lighter and gives it a distinct look...
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Lighten UP with the award winning Hagan Y-Ride

December 16, 2016 2 min read

Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice!

You can't ski it if you can't get to it. Hagan used its expertise manufacturing super-light race skis to create an all-mountain ski with unmatched surface area to weight ratio, allowing skiers to get to higher and deeper lines with energy to spare. 

The all new Y-Ride replaces the initial and ground-breaking Y-Series model, the Y-Flow. The Y-shape is retained with dimensions revised to optimize performance... 


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The new, seventh generation Hagan Race ski.

November 27, 2016 3 min read

The previous generation X-Race was one of the best race skis available anywhere — and was without a doubt the best value. So how did we make it better?

The 2017 Race is completely reinvented.

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The Hagan ZR receives "ease of entry" mention in Backcountry Magazine

August 07, 2016 1 min read

Backcountry Magazine praises the Hagan ZR binding for ease of entry and "Zero complaints ... in the turns department," remarkable for its lack of mass. I.e., It is very light!

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