Gear Reviews

2014-2015 Liberty Helix

2014-2015 Liberty Helix

Jan 28, 2015
5

The ~105mm underfoot all-mountain category is a crowded one, and the Liberty Helix stands out with great edge hold and more energy & snap than most skis in its class.

2014-2015 Kingswood Archetype

2014-2015 Kingswood Archetype

It takes a lot to stand out in the category of directional, ~105mm-underfoot skis. See how the Kingswood Archetype fared.

2014-2015 Burton Flight Attendant

2014-2015 Burton Flight Attendant

The new Burton Flight Attendant is an impressive, adaptable, freeride board for everyday, all-mountain riding.

Women’s Fleeces

Women’s Fleeces

Fleece is a staple in any wardrobe. Here are some of our favorite women’s fleeces.

ZET Kayaks Director

ZET Kayaks Director

The ZET Kayaks Director is a high-performance creeking machine for big boaters, but needs to be paddled aggressively to perform at its best.

Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad

Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad

Black Diamond’s Mondo crash pad has been a staple under highball boulder problems for a long time, and the new, redesigned version is the most confidence-inspiring pad we’ve tested.

Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

If you’re after a multi-season shell that’s light, packable, waterproof, and highly breathable, the Outdoor Research Axiom deserves some real consideration.

2014-2015 Praxis GPO

2014-2015 Praxis GPO

The Praxis GPO is not a straightforward ski, but it’s a ski that offers a blend of liveliness and power that we haven’t seen before.

2014-2015 Fischer Motive 86 Ti

2014-2015 Fischer Motive 86 Ti

The Fischer Motive 86 Ti provides a very nice blend of performance characteristics while showing no significant shortcomings or compromises.

Arc’teryx Stikine Jacket

Arc’teryx Stikine Jacket

The Arc’teryx Stikine is an expedition-oriented jacket that offers the strengths of a stand-alone insulator and a hard shell in one.

WRSI Trident Helmet

WRSI Trident Helmet

With excellent sun protection and a lightweight carbon shell, the WRSI Trident is an excellent choice for guides, instructors, and those paddlers who spend their time in deeper rivers. But see our notes re: fit and coverage.

Makers and Riders 3-Season Dispatch Rider Weatherproof Trouser

Makers and Riders 3-Season Dispatch Rider Weatherproof Trouser

The Makers and Riders 3-Season Dispatch Rider Weatherproof Trousers are made with Polartec NeoShell, combining technical performance with a stylish look.

TREW Chariot Bib

TREW Chariot Bib

If you’re a woman who likes wearing bibs more than ski pants, the TREW Chariot is a cool, comfortable, very durable option.

2014-2015 Atomic Hawx 2.0 120

2014-2015 Atomic Hawx 2.0 120

The Atomic Hawx 120 was one of the best-selling, medium-fit ski boots in the world. We take a look at the latest iteration of it, the Hawx 2.0 120.

2nd Look: Moment Belafonte

2nd Look: Moment Belafonte

We take a 2nd Look at the Moment Belafonte, and put it up against the Line Supernatural 108.

Zoic Hoodoo Trail Shorts

Zoic Hoodoo Trail Shorts

The Zoic Hoodoo are comfortable riding shorts great for lapping gravity-fed trails in the summer and cool rides in the fall.