We found a signifiant flaw with the pre-production version of the Swix Sonic R1 Full Carbon Ski Pole, but it appears that Swix has fixed the issue.
The Dakine Poacher 45L works well year-round, and it comes with some thoughtful, well-designed features.
In our first look at the Trek Superfly 8, we talk about fit and initial impressions of this XC hardtail.
The Volkl Mantra is an iconic, all-mountain ski that everybody knows—or at least thinks they know. Here’s our take.
If you only read one thing on Blister, read this. Let’s make sure this amazing kid gets to Whistler.
Winter is back, and we’re all very thankful. And those who were at Taos this Thanksgiving are supremely thankful.
Elastic Travel? Release Values? Forward Pressure? DIN settings? Tech bindings vs. Alpine bindings? If you’ve never heard of these things, or aren’t sure what they are, this article is for you.
Blister’s Iris Neary updates her review of the CAMP Pulse, one of the few combo climbing/skiing helmets on the market.
A climbing harness built into a pair of shorts? We take a look at Mammut’s Realization Short.
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.
The Ogio Baja 70 Hydration Pack does exactly what it’s intended to do: carry your essential ride supplies comfortably and securely.
In a conversation about the Armada TSTw, you’ve got to discuss the Armada VJJ. See which one is the better fit for you.
In the fourth and final installment of the Blister ‘Best Of’ Awards, we end by breaking rules, paying homage, and issuing a challenge.
3 days, 3 feet of snow. We grabbed the new Bibby. Check out our update on its performance in trees and deep pow.
What are the best skis we’ve tested? More answers in part 3 of the Blister ‘Best Of’ Awards.
Let’s talk ski poles. Actually, let’s talk about really outstanding, adjustable-length, carbon fiber ski poles.
The Mammut Nordwand is a great option for hard red-point attempts, as well as mixed and ice climbs.
Intended for both skiers and snowboarders, the PowderKeg 32 offers a lot of storage for a pack this size, and it lets you carry your skis or your board however you want.
What are the best skis out there? More answers in part 2 of the Blister ‘Best Of’ Awards.
If you’re looking for a breathable, warm, lightweight shell with some great features, the Odin Mountain deserves your attention.