Blister Deep Dive (subscriber content)
We compare the Rossignol Super 7 RD to the Super 7 HD, Armada Norwalk, Moment Governor & Blister Pro, Atomic Bent Chetler, Salomon QST 118, and more...
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...
Flash Reviews (subscriber content)
Here are our initial thoughts on the downhill performance of the new Salomon S-Lab X-Alp.
We put the new Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 head-to-head against the Salomon MTN Lab. So who won?
If you like really playful skis, you’re going to want to read our initial on-snow report of K2’s newest pow ski, the Catamaran.
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.
The Blister Podcast
Is he the most interesting man in the world? Probably. We talk to our good friend Paul Forward about heli skiing, heli guiding, wilderness medicine, and of course, some new gear.
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.
We’ve put 30 more days in the Tecnica Cochise 130 Pro, so here is our long-term update on performance and durability.
The Faction Candide 3.0 is a very strong option if you're looking for a lighter ski that can still be pushed hard.
Atomic’s Backland FR 109 replaced the popular Automatic 109, check out the changes, and the questions we have about the current ski.
For 17/18, Icelantic introduces the new Nomad 105 Lite, which they describe as a “Free-Touring” ski. Check out what that does - and doesn’t - mean.
The 194 cm 4FRNT Devastator lives up to its name, but what sort of blend of playfulness and stability does the 184 Devastator have?
Here is our full review of the K2 Catamaran, and it may be the most playful and intuitive fat pow ski we’ve ever been on.
The new Sego Big Horn 106 has all the makings of a versatile, playful all-mountain ski.
We've got more time on the 16/17 Camox Freebird from Black Crows, which comes back unchanged for 17/18.
We’ve now had the Moment Bibby Tour in a wide range of conditions, and are quite impressed with its all-around performance.
The Volkl 100Eight is a lightweight ski that feels surprisingly at home in most snow conditions.
The Rossignol Super 7 RD is a pow ski that offers a very nice blend of quickness, stability, and pop.
Here are our initial thoughts on the downhill performance of the new Salomon S-Lab X-Alp.
After more time in the Salomon MTN Explore, we've got a durability update.
Salomon waited to make an entry into the ultralight touring boot category, but their first effort looks very promising. Check out our first impressions of the S-Lab X-Alp.
The Fischer Ranger 98 Ti is light, snappy, and energetic. It’s easy to ski, but it also responds very well to solid technique. And it’s a good option for...
The new Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 is gunning to shake up the whole world of ski boots. We've been putting time in it, and here is our initial...
The 2017 Pivot Firebird is the most DH oriented enduro bike we've ever ridden.
Marin's Attack Trail Pro hits a middle ground between trail and enduro bikes that should appeal to a lot of people.
The Five Ten Freerider EPS is a very versatile shoe for those too attached to their bikes to let a bit of bad weather...
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.
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 NOW Recon binding delivers a uniquely powerful AND playful ride.
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.