Gear Reviews

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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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    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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    TREW Eagle Pant

    The Eagle pant has the bomber construction and durability we've come to expect from Trew, with a slightly narrower...

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    2nd Look: 2012-2013 Rossignol Squad 7

    Here's another look at the excellent Rossignol Squad 7 with comparisons to the Rossi S7, Super 7, Moment Bibby...

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    2nd Look: Rossignol S3 W

    The women's version of the Rossignol S3 (the S3 W) is not only light and agile in pow, but...

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    2nd Look: 2012-2013 Blizzard GunSmoke

    Finally, some disagreement around here. The 2012-2013 Blizzard GunSmoke has drawn some contrasting opinions. Andrew Gregovich loved it, but...

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    2016-2017 Nordica La Niña

    At 185cm, the women's-specific Nordica La Niña is extremely versatile considering its size, and enough fun to make Julia...

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    2014-2015 RMU Apostle

    The RMU Apostle is versatile, maneuverable, and unlikely to disappoint.

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    2nd Look: 2012-2013 Line Pandora

    The Line Pandora once again impresses us as a women's-specific, true all-mountain ski that offers a remarkable combination of...

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    Arc’teryx Micon pant

    The Arc'teryx Micon pant has a perfect freeride cut, offers complete waterproof protection, and is at home in a...

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    2013-2014 Blizzard Bodacious

    From Niseko, Japan, to Juneau, Alaska, the Blizzard Bodacious proved to be a relatively forgiving ski that is awfully...

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    2nd Look: 2012-2013 Black Diamond Element

    At 115 underfoot, the women's-specific 2012-2013 Black Diamond Element shines in powder, but it also rips groomers and (with...

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    2011-2012 K2 Happy Hour

    The K2 snowboarding team designed every aspect of this lightweight, playful, and stable board. The Happy hour is unusual...

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    2nd Look: 2012-2013 Blizzard Dakota

    Julia Van Raalte put the 12/13 Blizzard Dakota to the test in Niseko, Japan. Now, Emily Cleveland weighs in...

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