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    H2O Gear Kodiak, 174cm

    The 2012-2013 H2O Kodiak dominates in powder, but it can still be a very good tool for strong skiers...

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    2012-2013 Coreupt Slasher

    The 2012-2013 Coreupt Slasher is most at home in soft, forgiving snow, but is good in the air and...

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    2015-2016 Nordica Helldorado

    The Nordica Helldorado—like the Nordica Patron—is an excellent ski in consistent conditions. Issues arose for us, however, the more...

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    2013-2014 Armada VJJ

    After a full season on the Armada VJJ, BLISTER reviewer Lexi Dowdall has found her new favorite, all-mountain ski.

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    Alta – Parting Shots

    As Alta's season came to a close, it was difficult to say which was better: the parties, or the...

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    TREW Cosmic Jacket

    Unsurprisingly, the Cosmic jacket measures up to the burliness, versatility, and stylishness we've come to expect from Trew. So...

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    Nativ Snowsurf

    The Nativ Snowsurf squashed-tail design gives these boards a fun skate- and surf-like feel, but comes at the cost...

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    Arva Rescuer 27 Backpack

    The Arva Rescuer 27 is a comfortable, well-organized, rescue-oriented pack designed for quick access to avy gear. The only...

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    Hestra XCR Short Glove

    The Hestra XCR Short glove offers excellent fit, comfort, and breathability, and will hold up to all but the...

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    2011-2012 Dynafit Gaia

    With a good balance of weight and stability, the 2011-2012 Dynafit Gaia AT boot makes touring a breeze without...

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    2012-2013 Nitro Team Gullwing

    The 2011-2012 Nitro Team Gullwing is a loose, playful board with amazing pop, but it can get a little...

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    2013-2014 Surface One Time

    The 2012-2013 Surface One Time is stiff when you need it to be, quick and nimble when you don't,...

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    2nd Look: 2012-2013 Rossignol Squad 7

    Here's another look at the excellent Rossignol Squad 7 with comparisons to the Rossi S7, Super 7, Moment Bibby...

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    2nd Look: 2012-2013 Blizzard GunSmoke

    Finally, some disagreement around here. The 2012-2013 Blizzard GunSmoke has drawn some contrasting opinions. Andrew Gregovich loved it, but...

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    2016-2017 Nordica La Niña

    At 185cm, the women's-specific Nordica La Niña is extremely versatile considering its size, and enough fun to make Julia...

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    2014-2015 RMU Apostle

    The RMU Apostle is versatile, maneuverable, and unlikely to disappoint.

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    2nd Look: 2012-2013 Line Pandora

    The Line Pandora once again impresses us as a women's-specific, true all-mountain ski that offers a remarkable combination of...

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    Arc’teryx Micon pant

    The Arc'teryx Micon pant has a perfect freeride cut, offers complete waterproof protection, and is at home in a...

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    2013-2014 Blizzard Bodacious

    From Niseko, Japan, to Juneau, Alaska, the Blizzard Bodacious proved to be a relatively forgiving ski that is awfully...

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    2011-2012 K2 Happy Hour

    The K2 snowboarding team designed every aspect of this lightweight, playful, and stable board. The Happy hour is unusual...

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