Gear Reviews

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    2017-2018 Blizzard Spur

    After spending a lot of time on the new Blizzard Spur in it’s ideal environment — deep, Japanese powder...

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    2018-2019 Union Ultra FC Snowboard Binding

    The Union Ultra FC is one of the highest performing, most responsive snowboard bindings we’ve ever used. Check out...

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    2018-2019 Line Tom Wallisch Pro

    With such an iconic freestyler's name attached to it, we had high expectations for the Line Tom Wallisch Pro....

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    DPS Phantom Permanent Base Glide Treatment

    DPS' new permanent base glide treatment, Phantom, has the potential to revolutionize snowsports — if it works as advertised....

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    2018-2019 Dynastar Legend X106

    As the most recent iteration of the “Legend” series, the new Dynastar Legend X106 offers an interesting combination of...

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    2018-2019 Black Diamond Boundary Pro 115

    The Black Diamond Boundary Pro 115 looks like a strong contender in the versatile ~115mm powder ski category. Check...

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    Testing in Telluride

    We’re heading to Telluride to test out a *bunch* of new 18/19 gear, and you should meet up with...

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    Giro Axis Goggle

    We've been impressed by the Giro Axis Goggle's combination of quality optics, easy lens swapping, and value.

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    2017 Sram GX Eagle Drivetrain

    After ~1,000 miles and ~150,000 ft of climbing, we have a long-term update on Sram’s GX Eagle Drivetrain.

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    2017-2018 Line Blend

    The Line Blend might just be the most playful / surfy park ski we’ve ever reviewed, and you can...

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    2017-2018 Atomic Backland FR 109

    We’ve now had two reviewers on the Atomic Backland FR 109 in two different lengths — and they’ve both...

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    K2 Ender Snowboard Boot

    We’ve been very impressed by K2’s Ender snowboard boot, and would recommend it to a wide variety of riders.

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    8th Annual Blister Awards — OR / SIA

    In part 2 of our OR / SIA awards, we reveal our famed Swagger Award, Most Intriguing Outerwear &...

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    2018 Sterling Evolution Helix Rope

    Sterling recently updated one of our favorite all-around ropes, the Helix, with their new DryXP treatment, and we weigh...

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    2018-2019 Nordica Santa Ana 110

    Nordica's Santa Ana 110 looks like a very intriguing option in the women’s versatile powder ski category, and you...

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    2017-2018 Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 110 W

    We’ve been impressed by the men’s Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 and 120, and now we weigh in on...

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    2017-2018 Liberty Genome

    While the rest of the ski world moves towards moderation and all-mountain versatility, Liberty keeps a foot planted in...

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    Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

    After using the Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody in a broader range of conditions, and in much colder temperatures, we...

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    2017-2018 Blizzard Black Pearl 98

    We’ve been very impressed by the Blizzard Black Pearl 98, and think it will suit a wide variety of...

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    Salomon MTN Carbon S3 Pole

    The Salomon MTN Carbon S3 poles have a few notable features that make them stand out, and are worth...

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