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    Marker Kingpin Update

    After months of speculation and concern, we’ve just confirmed that the Marker Kingpin will indeed be available for the...

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    Altra Timp

    Want a cushioned shoe that still offers plenty of trail feel and stability? If so, the Altra Timp is...

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    Running Sock Roundup

    If you’re looking for new running socks, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites, with plenty of...

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    DPS’ The Shadow Campaign: “The Space Within”

    Missing deep days? Check out the new video from DPS Cinematic.

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    Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

    The words “game changing” get thrown around a lot, but Patagonia’s newest insulator might actually deserve that description.

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    Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

    Hoka One One completely revamped their most aggressive trail shoe, and the new Speedgoat 2 offers an excellent blend...

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    RECALL: Arc’teryx Procline Boots

    Arc'teryx has announced a voluntary recall for all of their Procline Ski Boots.

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    Strafe Pyramid Jacket

    Strafe’s new Pyramid Jacket features an updated Neoshell membrane, and Strafe says it is equally at home in the...

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    Strafe Recon Jacket and Pants

    The Recon Jacket and Pants are Strafe’s first foray into 4-season softshells, and we’ve been impressed by their performance....

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    17/18 Faction Prodigy 2.0

    Sam Shaheen and I had a chance to get some time on the Prodigy 2.0 at Arapahoe Basin this…

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    2017-2018 Black Diamond Helio 105 Carbon

    Black Diamond says the Helio 105 Carbon “balances playful, soft-snow performance with technical precision,” which sounds a bit contradictory,...

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    Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket

    The Outdoor Research Skyward jacket is a breathable, comfortable choice for backcountry or inbounds skiers.

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    Luke Koppa

    Age: 21 | Vitals: 5’8,” ~155 lbs. | Years Skiing: 9 | Current Residence: Fort Collins, Colorado   Skiing...

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    Arc’teryx Alpha FL Jacket

    While the "FL" stands for Fast & Light," we found the Arc'teryx Alpha FL to be a surprisingly versatile...

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