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"
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 -
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.
Here are some overviews that should help you narrow it down!
Last spring Blister Gear Reviews put some miles on theHagan Core 12 binding. Some of their thoughts:
The HAGAN Core bindings have toe-mounted ski brakes. Why? I can think of at least 4 reasons...
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: https://www.wildsnow.com/22367/atk-raider-12-2-review-ski-binding/
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.
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...
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.
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!