With its 106mm waist, 21m radius and progressive shape the Agent 3.0 is an undeniably a descent-oriented backcountry ski, yet still more than capable on the uphill thanks to the combo of the lightweight karuba wood core and full carbon weave.
Weighing in at 1720g, the Agent 3.0 is certainly on the burlier end of the spectrum, yet it was Sam Anthamatten’s weapon of choice for his recent high-mountain adventure following the Patrouille des Glaciers route from Zermatt to Verbier. So it’s clearly got the game – you just need to bring the backcountry beans to back up its ambition.
Lee took the Agent 3.0 for a solid spin in sunny Scotland at this year’s Ski Test and had an absolute riot. “Man this ski is a whole heap of fun. It’s super smooth into the turn, feels nimble and pivoty underfoot yet somehow still really planted and grippy. A crud-smashing, confidence-inspiring free-touring weapon that’s begging to be let loose in the big mountains.”
Perfect for free-touring adventures and in-bounds freeriding, the Agent 3.0 ticks a whole heap of backcountry boxes – a genuine big mountain quiver-killing contender.
- Faction Agent 3.0
- 164, 172, 180, 188
- 21m @ 180
- Weight per ski
- 1720g @ 180