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.
The new Smith I/O7 offers some improvements over the original I/O goggle, but it’s also pricier.
The FlyLow Lab Coat, one of our favorite freeride jackets, got a makeover. Version 2.0 is still a favorite, but you’ll want to check out exactly what changed and what stayed the same.
The Arc’teryx Caden sets the standard for freeride-oriented shells that offer a full set of features, great breathability, and outstanding protection in harsh conditions.
The Black Diamond Sharp End is a versatile alpine shell that offers great weather protection, durability and packability.
The Patagonia Knifeblade kit breathes better than any hard shell and water-resistant soft-shell piece we’ve tested.
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.