Gear Reviews

Five Ten Team 5.10 (Team Black)

Five Ten Team 5.10 (Team Black)

The new Team 5.10 fixes the one issue with the original version, and is a great, well-rounded shoe for boulder problems and sport climbs.

NRS 0.5mm HydroSkin Pants

NRS 0.5mm HydroSkin Pants

The NRS 0.5mm HydroSkin pants are a very versatile and extremely affordable alternative to dry pants or a drysuit.

Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket

Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket

We’ve been testing both the men’s and women’s Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody, and here is our first review of this lightweight, warm down insulator.

Zoic Ether Shorts & Highland Jersey

Zoic Ether Shorts & Highland Jersey

The Zoic Ether Shorts and Highland Jersey are well designed riding pieces, great for cooler spring conditions.

Oakley Cottage Jacket

Oakley Cottage Jacket

The Oakley Cottage jacket is the best price-point ski jacket we’ve tested, and its feature set and comfortable fit might have you choosing it over far more expensive options.

2nd Look: Kingswood SMB

2nd Look: Kingswood SMB

We sent the Kingswood SMB to Alaska, and once again found it to be a pow ski that also shines in variable conditions.

Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT

Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT

The Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT is a super durable 3-layer shell with a very interesting waterproof membrane like nothing we’ve seen before.

2nd Look: Rossignol Squad 7

2nd Look: Rossignol Squad 7

Time for our 2nd Look at the Rossignol Squad 7, with more comparisons to other skis in its class.

WTB Vigilante Tire

WTB Vigilante Tire

The WTB Vigilante is a solid choice for anyone looking for an an all-around, predictable tire with aggressive tread.

2014-2015 Rossignol Squad 7

2014-2015 Rossignol Squad 7

While the previous version of the Squad 7 was quite fun in a wide range of terrain and conditions, the new Squad 7 is much more of a specialty tool.

2014-2015 Line Supernatural 100

2014-2015 Line Supernatural 100

The Line Supernatural 100 is a very solid new addition to the ~100mm category. Stable, snappy, nimble. Nice.

2013-2014 Wagner Custom Skis

2013-2014 Wagner Custom Skis

We’ve already covered the design process. Time now for Garrett Altmann to review the Wagner Custom skis he competed on for the Freeride World Tour.

2013-2014 Caravan SB 100

2013-2014 Caravan SB 100

The Caravan Skis SB 100′s soft flex makes it a fun, poppy, all-mountain ski that’s great for jibbing around the park.

Mountain Equipment Centurion & Tupilak: Gore-Tex Pro vs Polartec NeoShell

Mountain Equipment Centurion & Tupilak: Gore-Tex Pro vs Polartec NeoShell

Gore-Tex Pro or Polartec Neoshell? It’s the biggest question in technical outerwear. So we reviewed two jackets from Mountain Equipment, the Centurion (Neoshell) and the Tupilak (Gore Pro). Same jacket, different fabrics, real answers.

2014-2015 Dynastar Cham 117

2014-2015 Dynastar Cham 117

The Dynastar Cham 117 is a relatively lightweight pow ski that is most at home in soft conditions and deep conditions.

CAMP Race 290 Crampons

CAMP Race 290 Crampons

We put the CAMP Race 290 through a range of conditions, and found it to be a super lightweight, packable crampon that is perfect for steep, hard-snow climbs.

TREW Vaporizer Pullover

TREW Vaporizer Pullover

If you’re looking for a quality mid-layer with an edgier style and a slightly larger, freeride-inspired fit, the Vaporizer pullover ought to be on your short list.

Astral Rassler Water Shoe

Astral Rassler Water Shoe

The Astral Rassler is an excellent expedition paddling shoe, featuring a slimmer, lower profile design than its competitors.

2013-2014 Spark R&D Magneto Splitboard Bindings

2013-2014 Spark R&D Magneto Splitboard Bindings

Spark R&D’s Magneto binding is the lightest, quickest, and easiest to use splitboard binding we’ve tested to date.

2014-2015 Black Diamond AMPerage

2014-2015 Black Diamond AMPerage

Black Diamond tweaked the AMPerage and positioned it as an outstanding quiver of one. So we put 17 days on it in every condition to see if that’s true.