The Loka UL is essentially a lighter version of their regular Loka, a large daypack that’s been a mainstay in the line for years. To minimize weight, f-stop did things like punch holes in the hip belt and take away straps and accessories. Without any cameras, the bag weighs just a kilo, or 2.2 pounds—more than a pound lighter than the original.
The point of being in this somewhat precarious spot was to hopefully ski it, of course, but also to test a couple of the latest apparel items from Marmot and Polartec. Given the situation—and no doubt the performance of Marmot’s Nabu Jacket and Isotherm Hoody—I forgot all about what I was wearing.
Too often now, I find myself jamming my rockered skis into racks that makes me feel as if I'm affecting the true profile. But regardless if your skis are rockered or possess full camber, the Rocker Rack keeps your skis nice and aligned in a neutral position free of profile manipulation. To boot, the spreader bars that fit all sorts of skis and boards also act as good hooks and pegs for gear accessories, like packs, skins, helmets, poles, etc.