In our first Blister Symposium, the shockingly funny and incendiary topic is … tires. See whether you agree or disagree with our reviewers, then join the fray.
With more time in spring conditions, reviewer Lexi Dowdall weighs in on where the Atomic Elysian excels.
The Kokatat Gore-Tex Meridian Women’s Dry Suit comes with a hefty price tag, but you pay for what you get: excellent features, top-notch performance, and a lifetime warranty.
The Blizzard Scout looks a whole lot like its popular big brother, the Cochise. But these are definitely not the same ski. Choose wisely.
Ultimately, all AT boots are built with one of two priorities: the Up or the Down. For those more focused on the down, the Black Diamond Shiva boot is a very good choice.
The Scott Off-Grid Goggle offers solid optics, an excellent field of vision, and a variety of tint options that we’ll break down, too.
The Dakine Impreza is a spring-weight glove with a seemingly obvious but rare design feature. If you need a spring glove, add this to your short list.
The Nordica Hell & Back combines proven designs with smart modern updates to create a ski that handles very well. There are a lot of skiers out there who ought to check it out.
If you’re already dreaming of deep winter pow, then you ought to consider adding the Epic Planks Crop Duster to your quiver. It’s an easy, intuitive ski that is going to make a lot of people very happy in soft snow.
The stiffness, camber profile, and stability of the Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro Split prove that “hard-charging splitboard” is not an oxymoron.
There’s a lot of information and nuance out there when it comes to cams. Here are some things to consider when standing in front of a wall of cams at your local shop.
For biking, running, skiing, touring, or all of the above, the Icebreaker Blast jacket is a great first line of defense from the elements.
If the words “avalanche ripcord” don’t get your attention with the Voile Light Rail splitboard binding, then “low cost,” “high quality,” and “bombproof” should.
The Liquidlogic Stomper 80 strikes a great balance of volume and maneuverability, but above all is fun. Creekers, take note.
In place of a splitboard, the MTN Approach System uses collapsible skis for the ascent. After more winter testing, here’s an update from reviewer Jed Doane.
The Salomon Quest 105 is a very good Do-Everything ski with that distinctive Salomon “feel.” We’ll explain. And geek out about mount points. And make comparisons to the Rocker2 108…
The outerwear industry is seeing its first serious paradigm shift since the 1970s. Gore Tex made “Waterproof” king, but new technologies are threatening old hierarchies. This is a Must Read.
We couldn’t imagine interchangeable-lens design getting any easier than the M1, but then Anon created the M2. (And the optics are also outstanding.)
While some of you were breaking out your bikes and running shoes, some of us were out skiing pow. Alta’s open for one final 3-day weekend, and the conditions are fantastic. Get up here.
StepChild Snowboards says that they have “More Heart Than Brains,” but their FTW is evidence that they have a good bit of both. It’s a playful board that holds up well all over the mountain.