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    2017-2018 Rossignol XV Sushi LF

    While it’s not the hard charger you'd expect from Xavier De La Rue, the new XV Sushi LF is...

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    Patagonia Black Hole 32L Backpack

    With a water resistant, durable fabric and an easy-access design, Patagonia’s Black Hole 32L Backpack is a great option...

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    Pearl Izumi Launch Shorts and Summit Gloves

    From the trail to the bike park, we’ve been impressed by the versatility of Pearl Izumi’s recently updated Launch...

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    2017 Sterling Fusion Nano IX Rope

    Sterling’s revamped Fusion Nano IX rope put up some impressive numbers in lab tests, so we took it out...

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    Dakine Sawtooth Jacket and Stoker Bibs

    Style or functionality? When it comes to ski outerwear, you often have to choose one, but Dakine’s Sawtooth Jacket...

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    Brooks Range Mountaineering Alpha Softshell

    The Brooks Range Alpha Softshell is a unique piece that has become one of our favorite layers for climbing....

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    2018 Zerode Taniwha

    As a trail-oriented bike with no derailleur, no cassette, and a hefty price tag, the Zerode Taniwha is certainly...

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    3-Ski Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices (17/18)

    It was time to update our ski-quiver selections, so we’ve asked some of our reviewers to talk about how...

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    Fox Float DPX2 Rear Shock

    If you like the sound of a lighter, more pedal-friendly shock that will improve the downhill performance of your...

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    Dakine Drafter 14L Pack

    The Dakine Drafter 14L is a breathable and comfortable solution for carrying gear on long bike rides (especially for...

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    2018 Cannondale Trigger

    It’s been a while since we’ve been particularly excited about a Cannondale, but their new Trail bike, the Trigger,...

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    Evolv Shaman (2016)

    Evolv recently updated Chris Sharma’s signature sport-climbing shoe, the Shaman. So how different is the new version, and is...

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    Mons Royale Redwood 3/4 Raglan T

    If you like merino wool but always thought it was too warm for really hot bike rides, the Mons...

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    Patagonia Descensionist Jacket and Pants

    The Patagonia Descensionist Jacket and Pants are one of our new favorite kits for all-around backcountry touring — check...

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    Fred Beckey, Climber, 1923-2017

    Climbing pioneer, Fred Beckey, died yesterday at the age of 94. Our climbing editor, Dave Alie, reflects on his...

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    2017-2018 Folsom Custom Skis Primary

    The Folsom Primary has proven to be a super-versatile ski, but we're not done with the Primary just yet....

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    Patagonia Descensionist 40L Pack

    Based on Patagonia’s mountaineering-oriented Ascensionist packs, the new Descensionist 40L features a similarly minimalist profile, some ski-specific features, and...

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    2017-2018 Blizzard Spur

    The new Spur is now very different. Guess which ski it reminds us of most, then take a look...

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    2017 Santa Cruz Hightower

    We've put about 1000 miles on one of the most popular trail bikes on the planet. So we weigh...

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    2018 Patrol 672

    The Patrol 672 is a new budget-oriented Trail bike, so how how much “bang” do you actually get for...

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