21|22 MEDIA AWARDS

By Sam Sandiford. 6th January 2022.

2122 Media Awards

OUR 21|22 COLLECTION SCOOPS 32 MEDIA AWARDS WITH BIG WINS ACROSS EVERY SERIES

We are proud to unveil the results of the 21|22 media tests, which brought a mammoth 32 awards for Faction from the industry's leading media outlets, across every ski series in our collection. Read on for the full scoop of awards and the standout skis as picked by the experts.

Faction 21|22 ski awards, by ski series.

Agent series


AGENT SERIES

Uphill great. Downhill better. The Agent Series are our modern lightweight touring skis made for days escaping the crowd in search of untouched goods. The Agent Series is our most awarded ski collection for the second year in a row, with no fewer than 12 awards in the 21|22 media tests.

Agent 1.0X

Agent 1.0X

Skieur Magazine Test 2022: Tester's Choice

Agent 2.0

Agent 2.0

Montagnes Magazine - Test Select 2022



"A lightweight touring/freeride machine that's ready to kick some ass."

Agent 3.0 / Freeskier Magazine


Agent 2.0X

Agent 2.0X

Fall Line Gear Guide 2022: Fall Line "Editor's Choice"
Skieur Magazine Test 2022: "Tester's Choice"

Agent 3.0

Agent 3.0

Backcountry Magazine "Buyer's Guide Select"
Freeskier Magazine "Editor's Pick" & #1 Overall Rank
Forecast Ski Magazine "Buyer's Guide Select"
Blister Gear Review "Buyer's Guide Select"

Agent 3.0X

Agent 3.0X

Backline Gear Test 2021

Agent 4.0

Agent 4.0

Outside Magazine "Buyer's Guide Select"
Mountain Media “Best in Test"



"The Agent 4.0 POW Collab sets a new standard for lower-carbon-cost ingredients and greener manufacturing."

Agent 4.0 POW Collab / Freeskier Magazine


Agent 4.0 POW COLLAB

Agent 4.0 POW COLLAB

Freeskier Magazine "Editor's Pick"

Candide Thovex Signature series


CANDIDE THOVEX SIGNATURE SERIES

The Candide Thovex Signature skis are responsive, high performance, twin tip machines. The results are in and the proof is in the product; these award-winning skis are designed for those who demand the very best from their equipment, just like the legend himself.



"The all-conquering rippin' and flippin' CT 2.0X returns this winter with a new construction that's guaranteed to make it more relevant and popular than ever."

CT 2.0X / Fall Line Gear Guide


Candide Thovex 1.0

CT 1.0

Fall Line Gear Guide 2022: Fall Line "Editor's Choice"

Candide Thovex 2.0x

CT 2.0X

Fall Line Gear Guide 2022: Fall Line "Editor's Choice"

Dictator Series


DICTATOR SERIES

A standout player in the all-mountain & freeride categories. Following hot on the heels of the Agent Series, the Dictator models picked up 10 prestigious awards in this year's media tests. Power, stability, unrivalled maneuverability; it's all part of the Dictators' magic.

Dictator 2.0

DICTATOR 2.0


Forecast Ski Magazine Buyer's Guide Select
SKI Buyer's Guide Select: Best All-Mountain Skis

Dictator 2.0X

DICTATOR 2.0X


Mountain Magazine "Editor's Choice"
SKI Buyer's Guide Select: Best All-Mountain Skis

Dictator 3.0

Dictator 3.0


Freeskier Magazine "Editor's Pick"
Mountain Magazine "Editor's Choice"

Dictator 3.0X

Dictator 3.0X


Fall Line Gear Guide 2022: Fall Line "Editor's Choice"
Mountain Magazine "Editor's Choice"



"Absolute charger. The most rock-n-roll ski on the mountain."

Dictator 3.0 / Freeskier Magazine


Dictator 1.0 FG

Dictator 1.0 FG

Skieur Magazine Test 2022: "Tester's Choice"

Prodigy Series


PRODIGY SERIES

The Prodigy Series represents everything that Faction is about: freedom of expression. The 21|22 Prodigies have amassed a plethora of awards across 5 different models this season; a testament to their confidence-inspiring performance and playful handling.

Prodigy 1.0

Prodigy 1.0

Newschoolers "Tested"

Prodigy 1.0X

Prodigy 1.0X

Newschoolers "Best of Test"

Prodigy 2.0

Prodigy 2.0

Newschoolers "Tested"

Prodigy 2.0X

Prodigy 2.0X

Forecast Ski Magazine "Buyer's Guide Select"
Mountain Magazine "Editor's Choice"



"From the park, to a cheeky pow day, or fast-paced groomer, the Prodigy kept me excited in all conditions."

Prodigy 3.0 / Forecast Ski Magazine


Prodigy 3.0

Prodigy 3.0

Ski Canada Magazine "Buyer's Guide Select"
Skieur Magazine Test 2022: "Tester's Choice"

Prodigy 3.0X

Prodigy 3.0X

Freeskier Magazine "Editor's Pick"

La Machine


LA MACHINE

Our lightweight deep powder freeride ski La Machine was created for the very deepest days, but also designed to be light enough to tour to secret powder stashes. The prestigious Blister Gear Review describes La Machine as “one of the standout powder skis of last season."



"From deep, low-intensity pow to thick maritime goo, this ski performs remarkably well."

La Machine / Blister Gear Review


La Machine

La Machine

Blister Gear Review "Buyer's Guide Select"