Gear Reviews

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    2nd Look: 2013-2014 Volkl Shiro

    The Volkl Shiro is a fully rockered, fat powder ski that still handles incredibly well on groomers.

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  • Santa Cruz Nomad

    2010 Santa Cruz Nomad

    The Santa Cruz Nomad has a stiff and sturdy feel and absolutely shreds corners, but the VPP suspension left...

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    2015-2016 Nordica Helldorado

    The Nordica Helldorado—like the Nordica Patron—is an excellent ski in consistent conditions. Issues arose for us, however, the more...

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    2013-2014 Armada VJJ

    After a full season on the Armada VJJ, BLISTER reviewer Lexi Dowdall has found her new favorite, all-mountain ski.

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    Coreupt Steep Ride Jacket

    The Coreupt Steep Ride jacket is a fully waterproof & breathable shell that offers a ton of performance for...

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    Praxis WooTest

    After working with Praxis to design the WooTest, Kevin Bazar reports that he now has the best backcountry ski...

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    TREW Cosmic Jacket

    Unsurprisingly, the Cosmic jacket measures up to the burliness, versatility, and stylishness we've come to expect from Trew. So...

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    Update: 2014-2015 4FRNT Hoji

    After testing the 4FRNT Hoji in Niseko's deep pow, Jason Hutchins gives an update from Alta on the Hoji's...

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    2nd Look: MOMENT Bella

    The MOMENT Bella is a relatively stiff yet extremely playful women's-specific all-mountain ski that performs well in pow, rips...

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    Intuition Dreamliner Boot Liner

    While reviewing the Intuition Dreamliner, John Gwynn makes a few vital mistakes and learns some important lessons about boot...

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    F-Stop Tilopa BC Backpack

    The F-Stop Tilopa BC is a serious bag for serious photogs, and the functionality, comfort, and weatherproofing of the...

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    Nativ Snowsurf

    The Nativ Snowsurf squashed-tail design gives these boards a fun skate- and surf-like feel, but comes at the cost...

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    2013-2014 MOMENT Belafonte, 187cm

    For those of you who worried that a 182cm Belafonte sounded too short, but a 192cm Belafonte sounded like...

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    Arva Rescuer 27 Backpack

    The Arva Rescuer 27 is a comfortable, well-organized, rescue-oriented pack designed for quick access to avy gear. The only...

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    CEP Wintersport Compression Socks

    CEP Wintersport Socks promise a lot, from reducing muscle strain to enhancing performance, but do they deliver? Yes and...

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    Hestra XCR Short Glove

    The Hestra XCR Short glove offers excellent fit, comfort, and breathability, and will hold up to all but the...

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  • FirstAscentHeyburnSlider1

    First Ascent Heyburn 2.0 Jacket

    The light weight, versatility, and great fit of the First Ascent Heyburn 2.0 make it a solid choice for...

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    2011-2012 Dynafit Gaia

    With a good balance of weight and stability, the 2011-2012 Dynafit Gaia AT boot makes touring a breeze without...

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    2012-2013 Nitro Team Gullwing

    The 2011-2012 Nitro Team Gullwing is a loose, playful board with amazing pop, but it can get a little...

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    2013-2014 Surface One Time

    The 2012-2013 Surface One Time is stiff when you need it to be, quick and nimble when you don't,...

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