Gear Reviews

Patagonia Black Hole Snow Roller Ski Bag

Patagonia Black Hole Snow Roller Ski Bag

The Patagonia Black Hole Snow Roller is a lightweight ski bag, and one of the very best out there.

Trip Report: Paddling Norway

Trip Report: Paddling Norway

If you like whitewater, you’ll love Norway. This trip report / photo gallery is designed to help you plan your own trip.

Mystery Ranch Terraplane

Mystery Ranch Terraplane

Aug 24, 2014

The Mystery Ranch Terraplane has an incredibly comfortable suspension system and excels at carrying heavy loads.

La Sportiva Testarossa

La Sportiva Testarossa

We’ve now put more than a year in the same pair of La Sportiva Testarossas. Here’s our Update.

Preview: 2014-2015 LINE Magnum Opus

Preview: 2014-2015 LINE Magnum Opus

Eric Pollard has created a new version of his super playful, surprisingly versatile pro model. Meet the LINE Magnum Opus.

Blister Gear Giveaway

Blister Gear Giveaway

It’s camping season, so we’re giving away a unique, comfortable, DriDown sleeping bag from Sierra Designs.

Preview: 2014-2015 Dynastar Powertrack 89

Preview: 2014-2015 Dynastar Powertrack 89

The new Dynastar Powertrack 89 is an intriguing hybrid design that raises all sorts of questions.

2014 Transition Covert 29

2014 Transition Covert 29

If your local trails feature sit-and-spin climbs and fast, ripping descents, you’ll get along well with the Transition Covert 29.

2014 Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL Rally Edition

2014 Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL Rally Edition

The Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL Rally Edition is a versatile, adjustable All Mountain ride with a good build.

Preview: 2014-2015 Volkl Aura

Preview: 2014-2015 Volkl Aura

The popular Volkl Aura has been completely overhauled for the 2014-2015 season.

MHM Fifty-Two 80

MHM Fifty-Two 80

Aug 15, 2014

With impressive durability, a useful set of features, and a very comfortable suspension system, the MHM Fifty-Two 80 is an excellent high-volume backpack.

Preview: 2014-2015 Armada Invictus

Preview: 2014-2015 Armada Invictus

Aug 14, 2014
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Armada built its brand making fun, playful skis like the JJ. But with the new Invictus, Armada is looking to dominate a different category, too: the directional charger.

Preview: 2014-2015 Blizzard Bodacious

Preview: 2014-2015 Blizzard Bodacious

The Blizzard Bodacious is the best-looking ski of the 14/15 season, and it’s not just its looks that have us all excited.

2014 GT Fury Expert

2014 GT Fury Expert

One of the better all-around DH bikes we’ve tested, the GT Fury Expert is great at plowing over rough terrain, but it’s also poppy and playful.

Race Face Ambush 3/4 Jersey & Shorts

Race Face Ambush 3/4 Jersey & Shorts

The Race Face Ambush shorts are tough and have big, functional pockets, while the jersey is cut well and has a very useful built-in feature.

2014 Knolly Podium

2014 Knolly Podium

The Knolly Bikes Podium can handle challenging, technical terrain while also providing a whole bunch of pop. If you’re into skying through jump lines, don’t pass it up.

Metolius Monster 8.9 Single Rope

Metolius Monster 8.9 Single Rope

As a lightweight, 8.9mm rope that’s also quite durable, the Metolius Monster 8.9 is an attractive option for long, multi-pitch climbs and redpoint attempts.

2014 Specialized S-Works Demo 8

2014 Specialized S-Works Demo 8

Other bikes are better for lapping jumps in the bike park, but when it comes to hurtling down steep, rough trails, the Specialized S-Works Demo 8 is very hard to beat.

Race Face Nano Pullover Jacket

Race Face Nano Pullover Jacket

The Race Face Nano Pullover is a lightweight, packable shell with a biking-specific fit. If the weather changes quickly where you ride, it’s great to have in your pack.

2014-2015 Armada Al Dente

2014-2015 Armada Al Dente

Henrik Harlaut’s pro model, the Armada Al Dente, stands in a class of its own as the widest, most jib-oriented park ski we’ve ever tested.