Justin Nyberg

Sugoi Helium - Lightweight Jackets: Reviews

Perfectly tailored, ultralight, rustle-free, and, if you opt for the shield-your-eyes neon-green color, unbelievably car-repellent. Translation: It's our favorite do-it-all shell. 3.3 oz; sugoi.com

Helly Hansen Mission Down: Insulated Jackets Review

Puff DaddyWe were impressed by how well the Mission's pit zips regulated temperature on a mild midwinter trip to British Columbia, but there was plenty of stuffing (500-fill down) for the most frigid...

Benchmade Salmon - Knives & Tools: Reviews

If you think catch-and-release is too prissy, unholster this seven-inch stainless-steel blade. With a retractable blade guard (which means less handle to get in the way when you're slicing), this...

GoLite El Diablo R.B. - Insulated Jackets: Reviews

The only true skiing-compatible puffy here (removable powder skirt, hood, music port), the Diablo is lined with heat-reflective metal, like a space blanket, for warmth without the Michelin Man bulk....

SmartWool Stagecoach - Base Layers: Reviews

Good for Backcountry This mostly wool-and-nylon button- front was a midlayer before the term "midlayer" existed. Ski with it over a base layer, then wear it with a T-shirt to the bar. smartwool.com

Suunto t3 - Heart-Rate Monitors: Reviews

Along with having every other feature you can imagine (PC connectivity, workout logs, and more), the t3 can detect over- or under-training and help you adjust on the fly. It's the sleekest model here...

Merrell Burst - Lightweight Jackets: Reviews

Perforated side panels let out steam nicely, while a hem drawstring, an extra-tall collar, and soft chin padding help seal out the chill. 5.9 oz; merrell.comBonus: Low-key style is coffee-shop...

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