In our 2nd Look of the La Sportiva Solution, we examine its performance on boulders and steep sport climbs.
Coalition Snow is a new company designing skis by women, for women. So far, we’ve been very impressed by their powder ski, the Abyss.
When our reviewers aren’t out testing bikes, what do their own builds look like, and why? It’s reviewer Tom Collier’s turn.
The Moment Tallac is a purpose-built touring ski that won’t wear you out on the way up, while providing a solid ride on the way down.
The Race Face Next SL Crankset leads its class in weight, and delivers stiffness and durability to match.
Great safety features at a great value: the Giro Feature MIPS helmet comes MIPS equipped – and for less than 100 dollars.
Fly Racing’s Ripa Convert Jersey and Warpath Shorts offer simple functionality at a reasonable price.
If you want a well-featured, versatile alpine pack that won’t break the bank, check out the redesigned Black Diamond Speed 30.
The updated Patagonia PowSlayer kit might be some of the best freeride-oriented outerwear for resort and backcountry use.
The Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26 is being replaced with a 27.5″ wheeled version, but the 26″ model is still worth consideration.
Update: the La Sportiva Spectre has stood as one of the most adjustable and best values in AT boots—and it’s been updated to provide a better fit.
With a low profile and excellent grip, the Astral Brewess is perfect for women who want a minimalist river shoe.
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly vest that uses wool for insulation, check out the Ortovox SwissWool Light Tec.
Black Diamond’s Dawn Patrol Shell is an impressively water-resistant and breathable soft shell that will make you second guess the need to always grab your hard shell.
When our reviewers aren’t out testing bikes, what do their own builds look like, and why?
The Giro Terraduro is a SPD-compatible, all-mountain shoe that pedals very well, though durability has been an issue.
Most pads are too hot or bulky to pedal in. The Leatt 3FD Airflex Knee and Elbow Guards challenge that assumption.
If you’re looking for a ski that will allow you to Trick or Charge, the ON3P Jeffrey 114 is as good as anything we’ve been on.
The MT5 delivers a tremendous amount of controllable power at a reasonable price for a high-end brake.
The Mountain Hardware Phantom Hooded Down Jacket will keep you very warm in cold and damp conditions.