Gear Reviews

Purps Hydro & Fuel
Mike England
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it—this maxim is why I’ve never drunk vitamin water. Pop a pill, down it with a glass of agua—is that so hard? It’s certainly cheaper, healthier, and less wasteful. Read more >>
Feedback Sports Pro-Elite
David Tucker
Unless this was the winter you decided to fat-bike more, it’s probably been a few months since you took your steed for a gallop. Do yourself a favor: before returning to the trail, give ‘er a tune up. Read more >>
Pearl Izumi Select Escape
David Tucker
A lightweight shell is a staple and especially useful in spring. Whether you’re running, biking, hiking, or fishing, having a water-repellent windproof layer will keep you comfortable and safe when the weather turns. Read more >>
Dakine Beretta Jacket
Mio Alt
Charging burly lines demands burly apparel, and the Berreta line from Dakine offers just that. Read more >>
Smith I/O Goggle Women's
Mio Alt
ChromaPop, meet the I/O. Read more >>
Ruffwear Singletrak Pack
McCarthy, Chris
I’m in the mountains a lot, running a trail, bagging a peak, or shooting a grouse. Typically, my dog Seamus is with me, but rarely by my side. His off-trail adventures generally leave him thirsty and me short of water—but not anymore. Read more >>
Salomon Qst Pro 120
Chris McCarthy
As much as I picture myself a hardcore skier—the kind that searches for powder stashes well beyond ski-area boundaries—I know that I’m not there yet. I can handle myself in most situations, but when it comes to going out of bounds, I always let excuses stop me. Read more >>
Ortovox 3+ Transceiver
Pogge, Drew
Digital three-antenna beacons with marking functions are the baseline standard in transceiver tech—and the Read more >>
Toad & Co., Boxcan Shirt
Angie Mangels
Boxcan Sherpa Overshirt Read more >>
FlyLow IQ Pant Review
Tucker, David
Come winter, I wear my ski pants more than any other item of clothing. That means they need to be durable, they need to be comfortable, and they need to be functional. Read more >>
Osprey Kamber 22
Logelin, Michael
If you’re looking for a good Ridge-hiking pack that can also handle hitting the sidecountry, look no further than the Kamber 22 Read more >>
Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket
England, Mike
The down puffy coat—that ubiquitous anorak beloved by outdoor enthusiasts everywhere—has always suffered two major flaws: one, at any temperature above freezing, it’s pretty much a dry-sauna for your torso; and two, the flimsy nylon skin opens up with the slightest of scratches, spewing feathers Read more >>
Lorpen Precision-Fit Ultalight
England, Mike
Two things are paramount in a ski boot: comfort and performance. And the sock you choose to wear affects both significantly. Which is why I’ve switched to the Precision-Fit Ultralight from Lorpen. Read more >>
Madshus Glitterhind BC Review
Chris McCarthy
I was in search of a backcountry ski package that would be as effective on groomers and packed snow as it would be cutting trail through fresh powder. Read more >>
K2 Cinch Tryst Binding Review
Howlett, Destynie
After renting equipment last winter, I was determined to spring for a full setup for the upcoming season. Read more >>
Brooks-Range Alpini Anorak Review
Tucker, David
While winter is a ways off, we still have plenty of cold nights and crisp mornings to endure, neither of which is going to keep me inside. Read more >>
Gregory Packs Salvo 24 Gear Review
Tucker, David
I used to think having a daypack was unnecessary. “I’ll just use my ski pack or my bike pack,” I’d say. Read more >>
IceMule Pro Cooler Review
England, Mike
High-end coolers may be all the rage, but they come at a cost—in both price and portability. Read more >>
Mystery Ranch Marshall Review
Hockett, Corey
Mystery Ranch is at it again with their newest gift to the expedition hunter, the Marshall. Read more >>
RockyMounts TomaHawk Review
Tucker, David
If you’re like me and you drive a small car but love to ride, then you’ve probably been faced with the dilemma of what to do with your bike when it’s time to load the car. Read more >>
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