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    2017-2018 Black Diamond Helio 116 Carbon

    The Black Diamond Helio 116 has become one of our all-time favorite powder touring skis. Check out our review...

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    Deep Dive: Moment Wildcat Tour

    We compare several powder-oriented touring skis, including the Moment Wildcat Tour (aka Bibby Tour), Head Kore 117, Volkl BMT 122, DPS Tour1 Lotus 124, Black Diamond Helio 116 Carbon, and more...

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    2018-2019 Salomon MTN Explore 95

    The Salomon MTN Explore 95 is a touring ski that puts a premium on power and performance rather than...

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    2018-2019 Fischer Ranger Free 130

    Next year, Fischer is entering the lightweight touring / resort boot market with their Ranger Free series. We’ve been...

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    Deep Dive: DPS Alchemist Wailer 106

    We compare the Alchemist Wailer 106 to the Salomon QST 106, Volkl 100Eight, Head Kore 105, Foundation Wailer 106, and Black Diamond Boundary Pro 107.

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    DPS Phantom Permanent Base Glide Treatment

    We've now had 4 reviewers on DPS' new permanent base glide treatment, Phantom, so it's time for an update.

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    Deep Dive: Nordica Enforcer Pro

    We compare the Nordica Enforcer Pro to the Volkl Confession, Moment Blister Pro, Rossignol Super 7 RD, ON3P Billy Goat, and more...

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    2017-2018 Nordica Enforcer Pro

    After spending time on the Nordica Enforcer Pro in everything from spring groomers to deep Alaskan powder, you can...

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    17/18 Faction Prime 4.0

    After skiing Faction's new pow touring ski in deep snow in both Japan and Alaska, you can now check out our initial performance impressions.

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  • Paul Forward on the Volkl Confession at Alyeska Resort

    Deep Dive: Volkl Confession

    We compare the Volkl Confession to other directional pow skis, including the Nordica Enforcer Pro, Moment Blister Pro, Head Kore 117, Blizzard Bodacious, and ON3P Billy Goat.

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    2017-2018 Scarpa Alien RS

    The new Scarpa Alien RS has the potential to represent a significant step forward in the category of lightweight...

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    2017-2018 Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Boot

    The new Salomon S/Lab X-Alp builds on the success of the Arc’teryx Procline with a more ski-focused design.

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    2017-2018 Dynafit TLT7 Performance

    The Dynafit TLT7 is the latest AT boot in one of the most distinguished product lines in ski touring,...

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    2017-2018 ON3P Wrenegade 108

    The ON3P Wrenegade 108 is said to be a maneuverable “big gun.” So just how big of a gun...

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    Volkl Universal Vacuum Skins

    Volkl's "glue-free" skins are wonderfully easy to use, but we've experienced some significant issues with these pre-cut climbing skins.

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    2nd Look: HEAD Kore 117

    Here's our 2nd Look at the HEAD Kore 117, with time on the ski now in Alaska and Mt...

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    2017-2018 HEAD Raptor 140 RS

    The HEAD Raptor 140 RS is one of our favorite ski boots we've ever used, and shouldn't be ruled...

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    17/18 DPS Alchemist Wailer 112

    We've been surprised so far by the versatility of the DPS Wailer A 112.

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    Arctic Oven Igloo Tent

    If you're looking for ways to spend extended periods of time in the wilderness for ski touring, fishing, surfing,...

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    2017-2018 Liberty Schuster Pro

    The Liberty Schuster Pro is a fun and versatile powder ski that shouldn’t be overlooked by skiers looking for...

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