There are a dizzying number of options when it comes to choosing a boat. A basic understanding of boat designs and how those designs impact performance can go a long way toward ensuring you find the right one.
From Active Placement to Usable Range, all you wanted to know about cams, defined.
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.
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.
With the number of lens choices increasing, it can be difficult to know which to choose. Here’s a rundown of how Smith Optics lenses perform, how they differ, and which ones might work best for you.
Time to talk socks. Our reviewers weigh in on what they actually wear on the mountain—and why. Plus, two bits of conventional wisdom when it comes to socks and snowsports.
Making your bike lighter doesn’t necessarily make it better. Knowing where to cut weight—and where not to—will save you money and get you a safer, better ride.
Getting a ski boot to fit properly and to perform well takes some work and some know how. BLISTER’s Boot Fitting 201 article will help you get there.
Ski boots are tricky, and getting the right boot and the proper fit can be even trickier. Our Boot Fitting series ought to make the process less confusing and less painful.
Roof, hitch, strap-on? There are a several different styles of bike racks, and each has its pros and cons—some of which aren’t immediately apparent. So before you waste your money, check out BLISTER’s guide to choosing the right rack.
Sticker shock of a new bike got you down? Here’s our list of the best used bikes from years past that have stood the test of time.
If you’re even considering buying a used bike, here’s what you need to know to get the most bike for your buck (and not end up with a piece of crap).
GORE-TEX or eVent? 2-layer or 3-layer construction? If you think waterproof/breathable gear is all the same, you need to read this.
Base repairs are part of the game; those mountains are made of rock, after all. A good repair simply requires a little technique and practice, so here’s our step-by-step guide to simple base repairs. (We also threw in a short primer on polymer chemistry, you know, just for good measure.)
There’s been a lot of hype around Blizzard’s Flipcore technology. Problem is, the ski industry’s been so busy throwing awards at it that nobody’s bothered to explain it. Here’s our crack at it.
Free your heel, and your mind will follow. At least, that’s what they tell us. Assuming they’re right, then BLISTER’s Telemark 101 piece will help guide you down the path to enlightenment.
Here’s a Do It Yourself project that will leave you psyched on your new $700 Tecnica boots (or bummed that you just messed them up). DIY’ers, read and proceed…with caution.
Before you can turn pro and star in ski flicks, you’re going to need to get your own setup. Here’s a guide to getting you out of the rental shop and into your own gear.
Okay, here it is: Pretty much everything you ever needed to know about Rocker, including a brief history and a glossary of relevant terms. Class is in session.
Sure, fat, rockered skis are all the rage, but are they right for you? Before you say No, you might want to think first about your safety.