Blister Deep Dive (subscriber content)
We put the Black Crows Atris up against the Blizzard Cochise, Rossi Soul 7, Faction Candide 3.0, Moment Meridian, J Skis The Metal, ON3P Kartel & Wren 108, and more….
We compare the Armada ARV 106 to the ON3P Kartel 108, K2 Marksman, and Line Sir Francis Bacon.
With comparisons to the Liberty Origin 96 and 116, Rossi Soul 7 HD, Salomon QST 106, Faction Candide 3.0, Black Crows Atris, DPS Foundation 106, J Skis The Metal, and more.
Updated: 1.01.17 - We compare the Enforcer to the J Skis Masterblaster, Blizzard Bonafide, Rossignol Experience 100, Volkl Mantra, Line Supernatural 100, and more...
Updated: 1.06.17: We compare the 181 and 187 cm Masterblaster to eight other skis.
We’ve detailed the performance of each of the bindings in our roundup, so in this final installment, we sum up the strengths and weaknesses of each binding.
Paul Forward and Jonathan Ellsworth compare the QST 118 to the Salomon Rocker2 122, Rossignol Super 7 HD and Super 7 RD, Atomic Bent Chetler, Moment Bibby Pro, Blizzard Spur, and more...
We compare the Monster 108 to the Blizzard Cochise, Armada Invictus 108, Moment Belafonte, Line Supernatural 108, ON3P Wrenegade 108, J Ski The Metal, Liberty Variant 113, and more...
See how the ON3P Kartel 108 compares to the K2 Marksman, Line Sir Francis Bacon, ON3P Jeffrey 114, J Skis The Metal, and more...
Become a Blister Member to see how The Metal stacks up agains the new Rossignol Soul 7 HD, Line Supernatural 108, and others...
Flash Reviews (subscriber content)
Here are our initial thoughts on the all new DPS pow ski.
We subjected the Masterblaster to some pretty deep conditions this week at Mt Bachelor.
So far we've been impressed with Salomon's narrower touring ski.
Brian Lindahl and Jonathan Ellsworth weigh in on the redesigned 4FRNT Raven.
Here are our initial impressions of the Meridian's on-snow performance.
After two days on the QST 106, here are some of our initial thoughts about the ski.
We just got the Kastle BMX 105 HP on snow, and here are our initial impressions of its performance.
We just got our hands on Yeti's new SB 5.5c, and so far we've been surprised.
It's hot outside, so we're cooling off by thinking about our time on this fun, fat fish.
The Blister Podcast
What are "custom" skis, how does the process work, and who should consider them? We sat down with Wagner, Parlor, and Folsom Custom Skis to discuss.
We discuss the most intriguing, the most head scratching, and the most bizarre new products for next season that we saw at the SIA tradeshow.
Warner and I discuss his background; the business of ski racing and ski academies; the thorny issue of sponsorships and athletes skiing on equipment that isn’t a good match for them; and Kitzbuhel.
Accidents happen when you're far away from help. Do you know how to respond? Too many of us don't, and that is irresponsible and dangerous. This conversation will drive that point home, and clue you in on some steps...
From Bend, we announce the release of a new special-edition Blister Pro, then talk to Blister reviewers David Steele and Andrew Forward about growing up in Alaska; speed flying; Glacier National Park; funny & painful ski touring missions, Super...
We talk to Semi-Rad.com's Brendan Leonard about creativity and the process of creating: How to stop procrastinating and get started; why - and why not - to attempt something new; and what it takes to keep going.
We stopped by Armada HQ in Park City to talk to Andy Hytjan and Logan Imlach about Armada’s past, present, and future; Armada’s stacked team; and a number of skis in the Armada line, including the JJ, the Edollo,...
We talk to our bike editor, Noah Bodman, right from the showroom floor about the highlights and lowlights of Interbike.
Our reviewers discuss the most surprising and the most impressive gear we just tested in New Zealand.
This week marks the Centennial of the National Parks Service, so we sat down with James Kaiser, author of best-selling guides to the parks, to talk about their history, significance, and future.
Majesty’s Werewolf CLT is a very pretty, and very light touring ski.
We looked at the G3 ION 12 in our Touring Binding Shootout, but after nearly two years on the ION 12, we’ve got our long-term review.
The Salomon QST 99 is a strong ski for its weight, and it performs quite well in powder and soft snow.
The 7th annual SIA Blister Awards, Part II: Bigger, Longer, Angrier, Funnier (?), with 30% more palm trees.
The 112mm-wide Mountain Jay from Parlor Skis could make for a very capable 1-ski quiver. See why.
We put the Black Crows Atris up against the Blizzard Cochise, Rossi Soul 7, Faction Candide 3.0, Moment Meridian, J Skis The Metal, ON3P Kartel & Wren 108, and...
We've just concluded a rather extensive review period on the Black Crows Atris, and we've been A/B-ing it against a pretty big group of all-mountain skis. Check out our...
New for 17/18, the Enforcer Pro is not only the widest Enforcer in the lineup, it is the widest ski in Nordica's entire line. Check out our rocker profile...
The Confession was new for 16/17, and it's coming back unchanged for 17/18. Check out our initial review of this directional pow ski.
G3's Scala skin is purpose built for powder touring on rockered skis, so how does it compare to regular skins?
ON3P changed up the very good Jeffrey 114 this year, so how does the new Kartel 116 compare?
Very interesting. Rossignol departs from their regular 2-year production cycle to update the Soul 7 HD after a single season.
The Salomon QST 106 is a very versatile 50/50 resort/touring ski and may be one of the best skis at this width we've used in powder.
The new Enforcer 110 looks like a very solid, very intriguing addition to the expanding Enforcer lineup.
The Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 is one of the lightest alpine boots in the world. But how does it ski? Check out our long-term, in-depth review.
We take a 2nd Look at the Pandora 110, weighing in on its performance as an everyday, all-mountain ski.
The KICKR SNAP is a very capable cycling trainer that offers a smooth and stable ride for a reasonable price.
The 6D ATB-1T Helmet has some very unique safety technology, but how does it perform on the trail?
We weigh in on the Turner RFX V4.0, and compare it to other bikes in the “versatile trail bike” category.
After 10 months of riding on ENVE's M60 Forty HV wheels, we've got a long-term update.
The Bryton Rider 330 bike computer is a great way to record your rides accurately and save some battery life on your phone.
Winter riding is a battle to have fun while fighting off the discomfort that comes with riding a bike in the cold and wet,...
The Race Face Turbine is an innovative dropper post that solves most of the problems that come with many other droppers. But it’s not...
If you're looking for a stiff, efficient shoe for longer trail rides or cyclocross races, the Pearl Izumi X-Project 2.0 is a great option.
For the price, the NOBL TR38 wheels are easily some of the best we've ridden.
The WTB Convict is a very promising DH tire, but needs a few tweaks to unleash its full potential.
The Surly Karate Monkey was the cheapest, and the simplest bike we rode at Interbike, but was it the most fun?
After almost two years in the Giro Terraduro we've got a long term durability update.
Maxxis quietly updated the Minion SS, and the new tire is one of our top choices for drier conditions.
We were impressed with the 29" wheeled Devinci Django 29, now it's time to weigh in on its smaller wheeled sibling.
Danny Macaskill's new signature shoe from Five Ten is comfortable on and off the bike.
We challenge anyone to ride the Transition Scout and not have fun on it.
Featured Blister Shop
Smith brought their Chromapop lens technology to their snow goggles, so how do these new tints fit into their...
Tubless tire sealant can get expensive, especially when you’re swapping out tires often, so our bike editor gives the...
Ski touring is increasingly popular, but the expanding range of "AT" boots and bindings and new standards is increasingly...
Mank? Upside down snow? Slarving? There are a whole lot of ways to talk about snow and the different...
There's no such thing as a "beginner's ski," but there are skis that are good for beginners. Here's what...
Topic of The Week
Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, challenges Utah's leadership to change their policies, or else...
So what properties give a ski good edge hold on ice? What should you be looking for? And how...
Are directional skis going away? And why does there seem to be such an emphasis these days on skis...
Innovation, classics, and the problem of making new products.
Last week Vincent Gagnier caused the collective Ski Media to lose its mind. But how insane was this trick,...
Here are some of the most intriguing products we saw (from Salomon, DPS, Black Diamond, and Mystery Ranch) on...
When you drop more than 5 feet of snow on thousands of acres of feature-filled terrain, things get really,...
We've rounded up some of the most interesting new products we found at Interbike 2016.
We headed to Canterbury, NZ, to test new ski equipment and to explore this exquisite place.
We’re heading north again, this time to Whistler for our annual bike review trip.
Climbing / Backpacking
Petzl's Aquila harness is everything you need to climb year round, and nothing you don’t.
The Arc'teryx Acrux FL GTX is a radical departure from traditional approach shoes.
The Arc'teryx FL-365 is a great option for climbers looking for a comfortable harness that can hold a lot of gear.
The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody is one of the most versatile soft shells we've used.
The Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody is an excellent, if somewhat specialized softshell.
While the Petzl Sum'Tec ice axe performs very well, we were left with a few questions.
Mammut's Multipitch Chalk Bag is much more useful than your average chalk bag.
Patagonia just made half a sleeping bag. Turns out, it’s one of the most versatile bags we’ve used.
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 is a super lightweight, super versatile, 4-season shelter that is well-suited to harsh environments.
It’s easy to find a comfortable & heavy tent, or a cramped superlight tent. But the NEMO Hornet 2P tent is both livable AND...
The Mystery Ranch Pitch 40 is one of the most durable, comfortable climbing packs we've used, but that comes with a sacrifice in versatility.
The Stone Glacier Cirque 6200 is the best lightweight, big-load-hauling backpack we’ve used.
The Kelty TN2 is a pretty packable, affordable option for anyone looking for a roomy two-person tent.
The Thule Versant 60L is a mid-sized pack with a simple pocket layout and some useful features, though we’d love to see a couple...
The Black Diamond Mission 75 is a lightweight, versatile, big load hauler that climbs very well.
The Tenaya RA is a true "all-around shoe," but where does it truly shine?
The Rossignol One Magtek is a softer, playful one-board-quiver.
We were huge fans of the original Amplid UNW8, so how does the updated board perform?
Karakoram’s Prime Connect swaps easily between boards and can be use inbounds and in the backcountry.
The G3 carbon Scapegoat is our top choice for deep, human-powered pow days.
The Amplid Milligram is one of the lightest and most responsive splitboards we've ever been on
The Fitwell Backcountry is a snowboard mountaineering boot that's optimized for steep climbs and descents.
The Never Summer Aura is a playful, responsive women's all-mountain board.
The Burton Modified Fish is a powder-oriented snowboard that is actually surprisingly versatile.
Spark R&D builds on their previous success with the Arc.
The Deeluxe Independent BC is a well-designed splitboarding / backcountry boot that performs well on both the ascent and descent.
The Karakoram Prime Carbon is the highest-performing splitboard binding we've used so far.
With the Helix, Ride brings asymmetrical sidecut to a freestyle twin board.
The Amplid UNW8 delivers a stiff, responsive, and surprisingly durable ride that makes it a great one board quiver.
The Remind Solution Liner is a very affordable (and comfortable) way to revive old snowboard boots.
The Ride Berzerker is an aggressive all-mountain board that prefers high-speed charging over a slower, more playful approach to terrain.
It's been a staple in Burton's boot line for years, but the latest version of the Ion may be the best yet.