Finally, there’s another more freeride-focused outerwear kit made with Polartec NeoShell: the new Temerity jacket and pants from Strafe.
Touring season is upon us, and Arc’teryx’s new hybrid soft shell / hard shell, the Lithic Comp, is a very impressive option.
The Dakine Quinn Jacket is a longer, stylish shell that is a good option for resort and backcountry skiing.
The 3L Freebird is the lightest shell in Burton’s [ak] line and is designed for backcountry freeriding.
Flylow’s new Billie Coat is the perfect blend of function and fashion if you’re looking for a more feminine, freeride-oriented hardshell.
The Stio Environ is a light, very comfortable shell well-suited for use in drier climates.
If you’re after a multi-season shell that’s light, packable, waterproof, and highly breathable, the Outdoor Research Axiom deserves some real consideration.
The Arc’teryx Stikine is an expedition-oriented jacket that offers the strengths of a stand-alone insulator and a hard shell in one.
The Makers and Riders 3-Season Dispatch Rider Weatherproof Trousers are made with Polartec NeoShell, combining technical performance with a stylish look.
If you’re a woman who likes wearing bibs more than ski pants, the TREW Chariot is a cool, comfortable, very durable option.
The Outdoor Research Vanguard is a good resort jacket for those who want the feel of a soft shell and storm protection of a hard shell.
We like everything about the Brooks-Range Mountaineering Mojave jacket; DownTek treated down insulation, a simple design, good warmth, and a fair price.
The competition is stiff in the world of goggles with quick-change lenses, but there’s a lot to like about the Scott LCG—including its price.
The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Touring pants are a versatile, comfortable softshell that work great for touring and other alpine objectives.
The women’s Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody is a lightweight, warm down insulator that just won a Blister ‘Best Of’ Award.
In the next round of Blister’s ‘Best Of’ Awards, we talk about some of the best snowboards out there.
Trew’s new Tempest pants are a stylish, durable addition to their women’s outerwear line.
Best midlayer ever? No, that depends on what you’re doing. Most comfortable, breathable, and versatile midlayer? It might be the Patagonia Nano Air.
The North Face Free Thinker is a burly hard shell that offers excellent protection and plenty of features for resort skiing.