Gear Reviews

2014 Trek Session 9.9

2014 Trek Session 9.9

The Trek Session 9.9 is a well-balanced and playful downhill bike that’s great for attacking technical terrain.

2015 Devinci Spartan Carbon SX

2015 Devinci Spartan Carbon SX

We’re back from Interbike, and of everything we rode, the Devinci Spartan Carbon SX was the best at doing everything pretty well.

2014-2015 Blizzard Bodacious

2014-2015 Blizzard Bodacious

Versatile, stable, forgiving, and damp. The Blizzard Bodacious is an outstanding big-mountain / fatter all-mountain ski.

Trip Report: Broken River Ski Area

Trip Report: Broken River Ski Area

The Broken River club field of Canterbury, New Zealand, is a very friendly place with a remarkably interesting history.

2014-2015 SCOTT Vanisher

2014-2015 SCOTT Vanisher

The new SCOTT Vanisher is a light and playful ski that works best in soft conditions and is a whole lot of fun.

2014-2015 Armada Invictus

2014-2015 Armada Invictus

Unlike anything Armada has made before, the new Invictus is a directional all-mountain ski with a stout, big-mountain feel.

2nd Look: DPS Wailer 105

2nd Look: DPS Wailer 105

We take another look at the new DPS Wailer 105, with comparisons to skis in its class from Moment, Line, Salomon, Blizzard, and more.

Introducing the Moment Blister Pro

Introducing the Moment Blister Pro

We’ve got new details on the Blister Pro, including pricing and how to order this limited-edition ski.

Mons Royale Monsie

Mons Royale Monsie

The Mons Royale Monsie is awesome, so you should get one. And this review contains cute puppies, axes, sexy Hawaiian photo shoots, Looney Tunes onesies, and more, so you should read it.

Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket and Pants

Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket and Pants

The Patagonia Knifeblade kit breathes better than any hard shell and water-resistant soft-shell piece we’ve tested.

2014-2015 Blizzard Cochise

2014-2015 Blizzard Cochise

Blizzard tweaked the Cochise for the 2014-2015 season. Thankfully, this latest version is still one of the best skis in its class.

2014-2015 Volkl Aura

2014-2015 Volkl Aura

The redesigned Volkl Aura is quick, stable, and now more versatile.

2014-2015 Atomic Automatic 109

2014-2015 Atomic Automatic 109

The new Atomic Automatic 109 has a lot of qualities that helped make the original Automatic a popular ski. It’s light and quick, but fares surprisingly well in challenging conditions.

2014-2015 DPS Wailer 105

2014-2015 DPS Wailer 105

For those who prefer substantial and damp skis to light and reactive ones (especially when conditions get firm), the new Wailer 105 Hybrid T2 is a very good all-mountain option, and a big departure for DPS.

Leki Aergonlite 2 Crystal Speedlock Ski Poles

Leki Aergonlite 2 Crystal Speedlock Ski Poles

Leki’s Aergonlite 2 Crystal Speedlock has a narrower grip for smaller hands, and some features that make it a good option for both the resort and the backcountry.

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.