Gear Box

Published in the November 2011 Issue Column

Klim Powerxross Pullover, Freeride Pant

Klim created the original high-performance, lightweight freeriding pullover in the Powerxross years ago. For 2012 Klim completely redesigned the piece with maximum tree-bashing durability thanks to 500D Cordura overlays on the shoulders and elbows. Integrating Cordura into the exterior of the shell makes it the most durable pullover shell ever. Still boasting unbeatably long-lasting waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex construction and Klim's intelligent ventilation system (full pit zips with a full-length size zipper entry), the all-new Powerxross is sure to keep active riders comfortable and in style all season long.

Powercross features include: Highly breathable Gore-Tex two-layer performance shell technology, maximum visibility with 3M Scotchlite reflective trim, internal comfort liner, YKK zippers throughout and water-resistant zippers in exposed areas. The pullover is available in sizes S-3XL and retails for $279.99 (S-2XL) and $309.99 (3XL).

Moving on to the Freeride Pant, the all-new for 2012 pant simply defines the no-boundaries segment of backcountry sled-shredding. The Freeride Pant brings Gore-Tex three-layer performance shell technology; new implementation of durable Cordura overlay panels on the highest-abrasion zones and the highest-quality in on-the-sled riding gear construction. No compromise is made in the new Freeride-maximum mobility, supreme weather and abrasion toughness and a simple, clean style are ready for your next ride.

Additional Freeride features include Klim's exclusive Seat Dry Tech Construction, 500D Cordura overlays and underlays in high-abrasion areas, high-contrast double stitching, maximum visibility with 3M Scotchlite reflective trim and water-resistant YKK zippers. Available in sizes XS-2XL Regular ($329.99) and S-2XL Tall ($349.99).

Contact Klim (208) 552-7433 or


MotorFist Stomper Boot

Sometimes when the planets are all aligned, amazing things can happen. This time all things were aligned for the MotorFist production team and the perfect snowmobile boot was born. The MotorFist Stomper Boot is that perfect blend of comfort, warmth, durability and style. With an exclusive feature-benefit list as long as you're arms, this boot is leading the way with industry firsts.

First of its kind to feature eVent waterproof and breathable footwear technology and TecTuff breathable leathers, the Stomper is now the most breathable (no-sweat) boot on the market.

Also first with replaceable Goodyear Welt Soles that allow MotorFist customers to extend their boot life by years. The firsts continue with MotorFist's exclusive Hi-Flex design that allows for greater range of motion and wearing comfort for a boot that you won't want to take off when you get back to the trailer.

Durability concerns are answered with our TecTuff Technical Textured leathers for the uppers and ultra tough MotorFist custom formulated sole compounds. Last but not least, since most MotorFist boots will be riding in extreme conditions these boots do battle against low temps with 600 grams of Thinsulate for foot-surrounding warmth and comfort.

Other Stomper Boot features include: debris release, power grip and oil-resisting sole, a molded heel cap and toe cap for strength and durability, multiple leather overlays in high abrasion areas and extra strength no-slip laces.

The boots retail for $199.99.

Contact MotorFist (877) 347-8411 or


AirFrame FreeRide Seat-X Low

 SPG now offers a new extra-low freeride seat designed specifically for the mountain/aggressive freerider. Seats are shorter and lower than OEM seats, allowing the rider extremely fast transitions from side to side along with more flexibility in demanding terrain.

Seats offer Gripper Top seat covers and TIG welded aluminum frames powdercoated flat black. Seats are available for the Polaris IQ/Pro, Arctic Cat M Series and Yamaha Nytro. Note that the Nytro seat requires under-tunnel exhaust. Seat kits are 449.95.

Visit Skinz Protective Gear (320) 243-8771 or


New, Improved Braap Wrap Kits

Braap Wraps snowmobile graphics has launched a new website featuring fresh 2012 wrap kits as well as improved tunnel and tank graphics.

Optional tunnel and tank graphics are cut to an exact fit for various track length machines. After testing and abuse from Summit freerider Calvin Felker, the tunnel and tank pieces feature extra height that finishes on the top of the tunnel instead of on the side. This eliminates the exposed edge of decal that can get damaged by your boots during aggressive backcountry riding.

Contact Braap Wraps (970) 744-4529 or

Speedwerx 1100 ProCross/ProClimb/Z1 Turbo ECU Re-Mapping

This is as simple as it gets for adding serious horsepower to your 1100 ProCross/ProClimb/Z1 Turbo sled. Speedwerx has developed its own software that allows the company to reprogram the stock ECU to adjust fuel, boost limits, timing and waste gate activation/deactivation rpm.

With this software there are no limits to what can be done to unleash the most power from your 1100 ProCross/ProClimb/Z1 Turbo. All of these great features allow Speedwerx to produce up to 290 plus horsepower on the stock 1100 ProCross/ProClimb/Z1 Turbo. ECU boxes sent in will be remapped within one business day for a fast turnaround.

For those who cannot wait, Speedwerx has core boxes on hand ready to be sent out.

ECU mapping is available in two different forms. The single map version allows Speedwerx to put any single map in your box or its multi map function allows the company to run up to four different maps at one time and you can select on the go (real-time) which map you would prefer to run. Both setups look stock and can easily be hidden from your competition. 

The base maps that are available include:

87 octane safe trail map 177 hp w/Speedwerx lightweight muffler

91 octane safe trail map 210 hp w/Speedwerx lightweight muffler

91 octane safe trail map 240 hp w/Speedwerx lightweight muffler

110 plus octane or Speedwerx Meth injection lake race 260 hp w/Speedwerx lightweight muffler

114 plus octane 290 plus hp with Speedwerx waste gate mod

Contact Speedwerx (651) 982-6020 or


Burandt Edition RPM Trailer

Trails West has announced its new Burandt Edition RPM model trailers. Trails West has teamed up with Chris Burandt (X-Games winner and backcountry extreme rider) to offer this exciting new package.

In addition to all the cool features that come standard on RPM model trailers, the Burandt Edition will feature a forced air furnace, PVC laminate flooring, a stereo system with Kicker speakers, fold-down benches, exclusive aluminum wheels, traction blocks on front and rear ramps, enclosed diamond plate cabinets, 12-volt battery and a 110-volt power converter with outlets.

Additionally, RPM Burandt Edition goosenecks will get a Kicker subwoofer with amp and dual batteries.

"Last season was my first experience owning a Trails West trailer," Burandt said. "After a year of 150-plus days of riding and loading sleds hundreds of times, I have to say that I will never own another trailer that doesn't carry the Trails West logo. I have owned several other brands of trailers in the past and in all honesty the quality, construction, layout and fit and finish just didn't hold up to my standards."

Trails West has also announced a new for 2012 34-foot gooseneck RPM. Need room for six sleds? Trails West has the answer with this 34-foot gooseneck. All Trails West RPM models come standard with smooth exterior (no rivets or screws), lined and insulated walls and roof, aluminum wheels, extra large ramps, 78-inch inside height, 7-hook coat rack, a shelf for oil and helmets, and LED lights.

Contact Trails West

(208) 852-2200 or 

  • Like what you read?

    Want to know when we have important news, updates or interviews?

  • Join our newsletter today!

    Sign Up

You Might Also Be Interested In...


Send to your friends!

Welcome to Snowest!

Have a discount code on us.

Discount Code: