Gear Reviews

2014-2015 Nordica OMW

2014-2015 Nordica OMW

The new 181cm Nordica OMW is a versatile park ski, and we’ll tell you exactly how it stacks up to some of the most popular skis in the category.

Astral Brewer Water Shoe

Astral Brewer Water Shoe

The redesigned Brewer has proven to be a simple, lightweight paddling shoe that offers just as much comfort as it does grip with Astral’s new G.14 rubber outsole.

2014-2015 Dalbello KR 2 Kryzma I.D.

2014-2015 Dalbello KR 2 Kryzma I.D.

If you are an aggressive female skier looking for a high-performance alpine boot, the Dalbello Kryzma is well worth considering.

Alpinestars Alps Kevlar Knee Guard

Alpinestars Alps Kevlar Knee Guard

The Alpinestars Alps Kevlar is a reasonably priced, middle-of-the-road option between heavy duty plastic knee/shinguards, and lightweight, flexible knee pads.

Blister Gear Giveaway

Blister Gear Giveaway

Win one of two helmets from POC in our latest Giveaway.

Adidas Terrex Solo

Adidas Terrex Solo

The Adidas Terrex Solo is a cushy, comfortable shoe that occupies a position between light/breathable and stocky/durable approach shoes.

Preview: Yeti SB5c

Preview: Yeti SB5c

Yeti debuts a 2015 trail bike with a unique suspension design. Promising features and unanswered questions abound.

SCARPA Instinct VS

SCARPA Instinct VS

For bouldering or technical face climbing, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better shoe than the SCARPA Instinct VS.

SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 2

SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 2

SRAM’s new X1 is lighter, cleaner, and shifts better than 2×10 systems, and it’s currently the most affordable 11-speed drivetrain available.

SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 1

SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 1

SRAM’s new X1 group isn’t just another 1×11 drivetrain, it’s a system poised to impact the whole industry. Here’s why.

2nd Look: La Sportiva TC Pro

2nd Look: La Sportiva TC Pro

Joe Mills evaluates the La Sportiva TC Pro in its native environment—technical trad climbing and big days.

Bike Racks 101

Bike Racks 101

Roof, hitch, or strap-on bike rack? Each style has its pros and cons, some of which aren’t obvious. So before you waste your money, check out the Blister guide to choosing the right rack.

Cold Cold World Chernobyl Backpack

Cold Cold World Chernobyl Backpack

The Cold Cold World Chernobyl is a fully customizable, well-built pack. And more than three years of testing have proven it to be really damn durable, too.

2014-2015 K2 Annex 98

2014-2015 K2 Annex 98

The K2 Annex 98 is an all-mountain ski that’s really two different skis under the same topsheet.

OluKai Nohea Mesh

OluKai Nohea Mesh

What’s better than flip flops? Nothing. Except maybe these.

Arc’teryx Stinger Pant

Arc’teryx Stinger Pant

It’s always winter somewhere. So if you could use a pair of ski pants with an excellent, simple design and outstanding waterproofing and breathability, you need to check out the Arc’teryx Stinger.

WTB Vigilante Tire

WTB Vigilante Tire

We’ve now tested the WTB Vigilante with reinforced “AM” casing. How does it compare to the lighter, standard version?

La Sportiva Women’s Solution

La Sportiva Women’s Solution

La Sportiva has made a “women’s” Solution. It’s very good. But it’s not just a narrower Solution. And it’s also not just for women…

WTB Frequency Team i25 Rims

WTB Frequency Team i25 Rims

WTB’s Frequency Team i25 rims are reasonably priced, build up well, and work great as a tubeless setup.

Oakley Elevate Goggle

Oakley Elevate Goggle

If you’re someone with a small-to-medium sized face and have trouble finding goggles with good peripheral vision, the Oakley Elevate could be a great fit for you.