Genuine Guide Gear, also known as G3, have been manufacturing some of the world’s finest backcountry mountain equipment since 1995. They started out with their own take on the humble yet essential avalanche probe, and since then they’ve consistently developed their line, adding shovels and other avalanche safety gear, skis, splitboards, climbing skins, touring bindings and more.
From Canada to the world
Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, G3 have become a global force in the backcountry ski and splitboard scene, revered as much for the durable quality of their gear as their dedication to constant product research and development. Their team of engineers, who are all avid snowsport enthusiasts themselves, work closely with amazing skiers and splitboarders like Chad Sayers and Joey Vosburgh to continually test, refine and improve their products each and every season.
This constant quest for solutions to common problems and a thirst to develop new products keeps G3 at the very top of their game and trusted by demanding backcountry tourers the world over. It’s not all hard work though, and the team at G3 like to maintain the fun factor wherever they can, getting a real buzz from being able to introduce more and more new skiers and boarders to the joys of the backcountry in a safe and responsible way.
Ultimately, G3 products are built from the ground up with the backcountry – and your enjoyment of it – firmly in mind.
G3 at Freeze
We’ve got our fair share of touring fanatics here at Freeze and the frequently harsh conditions of the Scottish hills are the ideal testing ground for G3’s gear… when there’s snow… so we’re familiar with it, we ride it, and we love it. Their skins in particular are always something we’d highly recommend and prove to be big sellers in the shop and online.
Stocking G3 is really a no-brainer. We’re proud to offer a packed range of their bindings, probes, shovels, snow analysis kit, ski poles, crampons and straps to help you make the most of your precious time in the powder.
Need any help to choose?
If you’re just getting into it, or looking to upgrade your kit, choosing new backcountry ski and split-board gear can be a tricky business. There’s a lot to think about. That’s why we’ve put together a bunch of helpful information to give you the lowdown on what to look for. Check out our Gear Guides page, where you’ll find an Avalanche Safety Gear Guide and a Climbing Skins Buy and Care Guide, along with heaps of other handy stuff.
If you’d rather speak to a real human being, that’s cool too. Just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.