Inflatable kayaks provide a forgiving ride for beginners, but can also be used for long self-supported expeditions. The NRS Outlaw II is a versatile IK at a great price point.
The ~105mm underfoot all-mountain category is a crowded one, and the Liberty Helix stands out with great edge hold and more energy & snap than most skis in its class.
It takes a lot to stand out in the category of directional, ~105mm-underfoot skis. See how the Kingswood Archetype fared.
The new Burton Flight Attendant is an impressive, adaptable, freeride board for everyday, all-mountain riding.
Fleece is a staple in any wardrobe. Here are some of our favorite women’s fleeces.
The ZET Kayaks Director is a high-performance creeking machine for big boaters, but needs to be paddled aggressively to perform at its best.
Black Diamond’s Mondo crash pad has been a staple under highball boulder problems for a long time, and the new, redesigned version is the most confidence-inspiring pad we’ve tested.
If you’re after a multi-season shell that’s light, packable, waterproof, and highly breathable, the Outdoor Research Axiom deserves some real consideration.
You may have encountered a rock or two by this point in the season, and base repairs are part of the game. Here’s our step-by-step guide to simple base repairs. (We also threw in a short primer on polymer chemistry, you know, just for good measure.)
The Praxis GPO is not a straightforward ski, but it’s a ski that offers a blend of liveliness and power that we haven’t seen before.
The Fischer Motive 86 Ti provides a very nice blend of performance characteristics while showing no significant shortcomings or compromises.
The Arc’teryx Stikine is an expedition-oriented jacket that offers the strengths of a stand-alone insulator and a hard shell in one.
With excellent sun protection and a lightweight carbon shell, the WRSI Trident is an excellent choice for guides, instructors, and those paddlers who spend their time in deeper rivers. But see our notes re: fit and coverage.
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 Atomic Hawx 120 was one of the best-selling, medium-fit ski boots in the world. We take a look at the latest iteration of it, the Hawx 2.0 120.
We take a 2nd Look at the Moment Belafonte, and put it up against the Line Supernatural 108.
Update: with time now on the 180cm Brahma, we compare it to the 187cm Brahma and the 180cm Blizzard Bonafide.
In this Gear 101 article, we outline the factors that go into answering an important question when buying a new ski: Which length?
The carbon AT Geronimo feels great on the water, but our tests indicate the durability may not be up to par.