Recent Mountain Bike Reviews
The Thomson Elite Covert may be the best dropper post on the market.
SRAM's X01 DH 7-Speed Drivetrain offers the best available performance, but there are other factors to consider, too.
The redesigned Wolf Tooth narrow/wide chainring is the best option we've tested for 1x drivetrains.
The WTB Riddler is a 27.5" semi-slick tire that rolls fast while still cornering very well.
The SRAM GX 1x11 drivetrain is now the most affordable 1x11 drivetrain available for anyone looking to ditch their front derailleur.
The Wolf Tooth Components GCX 42T cog is an affordable solution for worn out cassettes, and makes 1x11 drivetrains even more compelling.
The Race Face SixC 35 Carbon Bar and Atlas DM 35 Stem offer the best combination of stiffness and vibration damping of any 35mm...
The TRP Slate brakes offer a great finish and modulation but fall short on power.
The 2015 Canfield Jedi handles gnarly, rough trails better than any other bike we've been on.
The Park ATD-1 Adjustable Torque Driver is a handy tool that makes setting precise bolt torques on expensive components easy.
The POC Joint VPD Air Knee Pads are comfortable enough for longer, hot trail rides, while still providing a useful amount of protection.
The THE Industries Arcus is an inexpensive trail helmet that rivals far more expensive competitors.
Update: After a year of riding, the Five Ten Impact VXi is still going strong, and has proven to be far more durable than...
Noah Bodman has been riding the new 27.5" Canfield Jedi in a variety of terrain, take a look. (Review coming soon.)
The Giro CA Ride Overshort 2.0 is a slimmer fitting, good-looking short intended for commuters and road riders, but we've used them mountain biking,...
The WTB High Tail is a saddle designed to reduce tire buzz on long-travel, large-wheeled bikes, but it’s also a viable lightweight option if...
Recent Climbing Reviews
The Outdoor Research Helium II is a minimalist rain jacket that's perfect for sudden storms.
The Sterling Evolution Aero offers a durability boost over its predecessors that makes it the best 9.2mm rope on the market today.
The Sterling Evolution Helix is a top performer in the do-it-all, single rope category, and proves that ropes aren't merely about weight vs. diameter.
The Outdoor Research Cirque is a versatile, multi-season softshell pant.
The Outdoor Research Splitter gloves are a promising alternative to athletic tape for splitter crack climbs.
The Black Diamond B.D.V. pants and hoodie are the best rock climbing soft shells we've tested.
Bosavi has created a rechargeable headlamp with some clever features that optimize it for climbing and trail running.
The Five Ten Team 5.10 Black and La Sportiva Solution are both high performance climbing shoes, but they cater to almost polar opposite conditions...
The Edelrid Corbie is a specialty rope that excels when weight and space are at a premium.
The redesigned Petzl Attache carabiner offers some improvements that optimize it for multi-pitch climbing.
At first glance, the Metolius Fat Cam seems to represent a step backward -- till you understand what exactly it's designed to protect.
In our 2nd Look of the La Sportiva Solution, we examine its performance on boulders and steep sport climbs.
Indian Creek, Utah, has a wildness about it that's found in few other places. It's also home to the greatest concentration of splitter crack...
The Black Diamond Ethos is a comfortable, durable harness that excels at trad and sport climbing.
The Metolius Express Haul Pack is a simple, durable pack that shines where approaches are short and the environment is harsh.
The Black Diamond Stinger is a very well-rounded, affordable crampon for steep water ice & mixed technical climbing.
Recent Ski Reviews
The G3 Zenoxide Carbon Fusion 105 is a very stiff and stable backcountry ski that inspires a ton of confidence in sketchy conditions and...
Parlor Skis is a custom manufacturer in Boston, and their Cardinal 100 has stood up very well against several of the best all-mountain skis...
With the new Bonafide, Blizzard managed to make a very good all mountain ski even better.
Coalition Snow is a new company designing skis by women, for women. So far, we've been very impressed by their powder ski, the Abyss.
The Moment Tallac is a purpose-built touring ski that won't wear you out on the way up, while providing a solid ride on the...
If you're looking for a ski that will allow you to Trick or Charge, the ON3P Jeffrey 114 is as good as anything we've...
Thule's Sonic Alpine Cargo Box looks great, doesn't kill your gas mileage, and will keep your gear clean and dry.
Fischer has created a hybrid ski for use in the resort and out. Check out where we think the Ranger W 98 is most...
In this 2nd Look, we focus on the Aura's groomer and powder performance.
Romp built two custom skis for Blister from the same mold, but with very different designs. Here's our review of the second, freestyle-oriented ski.
The Moment Tahoe is no joke. And when it comes to making big turns at very high speeds, we haven't skied anything that rivals...
DPS has released a line of light, touring-specific skis with their new "Tour1" construction, and we've been putting in some time on the Wailer...
Nordica's new Enforcer is a fantastic all-mountain ski, with a blend of quickness, smoothness, and stability that we haven't seen from a ski in...
Update: we've added a 2nd review of the Spur by Paul Forward, conducted while heli & resort skiing in Alaska.
For an all-mountain charger of this width, the Whitedot Director is the best we’ve tested in deep powder.
The Moment Ghost Train is a weird looking pow ski that may force us to turn the expression “two-faced” into a compliment.
Recent Snowboard Reviews
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.
The Never Summer Raven is a versatile, all-mountain performer that can be pushed hard while offering a forgiving ride.
Last season, K2 made some pretty big changes to the stiff, all-mountain Slayblade. See how the new model compares.
The new Burton Flight Attendant is an impressive, adaptable, freeride board for everyday, all-mountain riding.
Burton describes the Custom X as the "hardest charging" board they make, so we asked new Blister reviewer and FWT rider Colin Boyd to...
In the next round of Blister's 'Best Of' Awards, we talk about some of the best snowboards out there.
We've been talking a lot about ski quivers, here are our one-board quiver selections.
The redesigned Amplid Creamer is a directional, big-mountain board that floats really well.
The Burton Genesis is the most comfortable binding we've ever tested, and pairs especially well with a lighter, all-mountain board.
The Nitro Blacklight is a directional twin that excels on groomers and in the air, the park, or the backcountry.
Spark R&D's Magneto binding is the lightest, quickest, and easiest to use splitboard binding we've tested to date.
The Burton Antler is a snappy, playful, all-mountain board that wants to jump off everything.
The K2 Company binding is a lightweight, easily adjustable binding that's best paired with an all-mountain or stiffer park board.