The WTB Volt Team saddle is a good all-purpose seat that comes in multiple widths.
Next up in our 29’er fork series: the DT Swiss OPM O.D.L. 120 is a lightweight, progressive fork that handles big hits well.
Tailgate pads are a good way to transport your bike, but they’re not ideal. So our bike editor presents this easy, inexpensive, DIY option.
The 29" RockShox Reba RL is a lightweight fork that falls on the less expensive end of the spectrum.
The Leatt DBX 4.5 neck brace offers a high level of protection at a good price.
We're pitting 5 of the top 29'er trail forks on the market against each other.
The Devinci Troy is an excellent all-around trail bike that manages to walk the fine line between maneuverability and stability.
The TRP Slate brakes offer a great finish and modulation, and we've swapped out brake pads to see if we could boost their stopping...
The Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail is a stiff, stable, adaptable trail bike that delivers an extremely impressive ride.
Roof, hitch, or strap-on bike rack? Each style has its pros and cons, some of which aren’t obvious. So before you waste your money,...
Josh Bryceland is back on top, still very much being himself, and doing things on a bike that few have done before.
The 2015 Race Face SixC Carbon Cinch Cranks are very impressive on multiple fronts.
The MRP Wave narrow / wide chainring features a unique design that offers some durability and performance benefits.
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.
At less than 1800 grams per ski, the Blizzard Zero G 108 is the most powerful and predictable lightweight touring skis we’ve used.
The new Vantage 100 seems to be exactly what Atomic set out to design: a strong, relatively light all-mountain ski.
The Dynafit Vulcan set the current standard for high-performance AT boots. So before we discuss some new challengers, here is our very detailed review...
Down in New Zealand, the G3 Synapse 109 is proving to be a lightweight ski that shines in good conditions.
The Douchebag is one of the lightest roller ski bags we’ve seen, and it is by far the most compressible / stowable bag we’ve...
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...
Topic of The Week
Aaron Gwin’s recent string of remarkable feats prompted a debate about the present and the past of downhill...
There are a ton of new products and new standards that are supposed to make our riding experience better....
“Flow” is certainly in these days, and flow trails seem to be coming at the expense of more technical...
Tire choices are a hotly contested issue, and there are quite a few generally held “truths” out there. So...
Featured Blister Shop
Roof, hitch, or strap-on bike rack? Each style has its pros and cons, some of which aren’t obvious. So...
Want to maximize performance and comfort on your bike? Here's how.
Should you go tubeless? Definitely. Is going tubeless a huge and messy hassle? It doesn't have to be. Our...
With the number of available lenses increasing, it's difficult to know which to choose. Here’s a rundown of how...
It's time to get back on snow. We leave tomorrow.
Rocklands, South Africa is every boulderer's dream - it’s like Hueco Tanks, Joe’s Valley, and Bishop all mixed together,...
The 10th Annual Fears, Tears, and Beers Enduro was a great time, and if you like fun, beer, or...
Ever wondered about skiing in Glacier? This past weekend, our associate editor chased David Steele on a "spicy" ski...
Indian Creek, Utah, has a wildness about it that's found in few other places. It's also home to the...
Climbing / Backpacking
The MSR AC Bivy is a lightweight, spacious, and highly packable bivy bag.
The Petzl Contact 9.8 has proven to be an excellent mid-diameter, multi-use rope.
The Black Diamond Mission 75 is a lightweight, versatile, big load hauler that climbs very well.
The Scarpa Furia is an excellent all-around shoe for bouldering and hard sport climbing, and strikes a good balance between sensitivity and power.
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.
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.