Outerwear

Oakley Cottage Jacket

Oakley Cottage Jacket

The Oakley Cottage jacket is the best price-point ski jacket we’ve tested, and its feature set and comfortable fit might have you choosing it over far more expensive options.

Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT

Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT

The Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT is a super durable 3-layer shell with a very interesting waterproof membrane like nothing we’ve seen before.

Mountain Equipment Centurion & Tupilak: Gore-Tex Pro vs Polartec NeoShell

Mountain Equipment Centurion & Tupilak: Gore-Tex Pro vs Polartec NeoShell

Gore-Tex Pro or Polartec Neoshell? It’s the biggest question in technical outerwear. So we reviewed two jackets from Mountain Equipment, the Centurion (Neoshell) and the Tupilak (Gore Pro). Same jacket, different fabrics, real answers.

Marmot Alpha Pro Jacket

Marmot Alpha Pro Jacket

The Marmot Alpha Pro uses Polartech’s newest insulation. It’s a revolutionary fabric designed for high activity levels in cold, dry climates.

SCOTT Komati Jacket

SCOTT Komati Jacket

The Scott Komati Jacket is a very good year-round, lightweight insulator that performs exactly as advertised.

Mammut Biwak Down Jacket

Mammut Biwak Down Jacket

A lean alpine fit and well-designed features make the Mammut Biwak a good choice for those heading into the alpine or the backcountry in cold temps.

Bolle Sharp Helmet

Bolle Sharp Helmet

The Bolle Sharp helmet is lightweight and highly adjustable, but its venting system could stand to be refined.

The North Face Back to Berkeley Boot SE

The North Face Back to Berkeley Boot SE

The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Boot SE has a unique felted-wool upper that gives the boot a vintage look while incorporating modern materials and construction. It’s a great balance of tech and style.

Patagonia Primo Down Jacket

Patagonia Primo Down Jacket

The Patagonia Primo Down Jacket is durable, light, and built for the coldest, crappiest, windiest weather.

Flylow Lab Coat

Flylow Lab Coat

If you’re looking for a relaxed fit, waterproof / breathable jacket for resort riding AND backcountry use, the Flylow Lab Coat is one of the best we’ve seen.

2013-2014 Anon M1 Goggle

2013-2014 Anon M1 Goggle

We’ve spilled a lot of ink on the Anon M1 and M2 goggles, because they’re that good. Here is an update on the M1, with more information on lens options.

The North Face Radium Jacket

The North Face Radium Jacket

The fabric of the North Face Radium breathes better than almost any other insulator on the market.

Smith Vantage Helmet

Smith Vantage Helmet

Smith Optics deserves very high praise for the Vantage. We know of no helmet on the market that has a better set of features.

Helly Hansen Legendary Pants

Helly Hansen Legendary Pants

Helly Hansen’s Legendary pants are relatively inexpensive and pretty warm, but there are some fabric issues we need to talk about.

CAMP Pulse Helmet

CAMP Pulse Helmet

Blister’s Iris Neary updates her review of the CAMP Pulse, one of the few combo climbing/skiing helmets on the market.

2013-2014 Anon M2 Goggle

2013-2014 Anon M2 Goggle

UPDATE: With more time in the M2, we can still say that Anon has combined awesome optics with great engineering to create the easiest-to-use interchangeable goggle we’ve ever tested.

Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Jacket

Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Jacket

If you’re looking for a breathable, warm, lightweight shell with some great features, the Odin Mountain deserves your attention.

Mountain Equipment Dark Days Hooded Jacket

Mountain Equipment Dark Days Hooded Jacket

Hoodies rule. (So do elbow patches.) And the Mountain Equipment Dark Days Hooded Jacket rules in the *Very Warm Hoody* category.

Pret Effect Helmet

Pret Effect Helmet

“The Pret Effect is a well-designed, comfortable helmet that has a variety of smart features—including innovative magnetic buckles. I think it’s one of the best helmets I’ve used.”

Helly Hansen Verglas Hooded Down Insulator

Helly Hansen Verglas Hooded Down Insulator

Warm, lightweight, durable. For reviewer Julia Van Raalte, those three words pretty much sum up the Verglas Hooded Down Insulator.