Justin Nyberg

Smith Vantage: Snow-Sport Helmets Review

The Vantage is a freak for climate control, with no fewer than 14 sealable vents; the front four independently close for more or less A/C on the descent. Its slim profile, good interior air channels...

Deuter Race X Air - Hydration Packs: Review

An aggressively arched suspension with mesh panel lets air cool your back. The pack includes a two-liter reservoir and stows cargo for a long ride. Best for biking. 1.5 lbs; www.deuterusa.com

Garmin Forerunner 110 - sport watches: Reviews

Front of the PackA GPS watch without compromise. The Forerunner 110 measures distance, heart rate (with $50 strap), and real-time pace. The interface is intuitive, uploading to a computer is easy,...

Pro-Tec Riot: Snow-Sport Helmets Review

It doesn't get much simpler than this. The low-profile Riot has a few small air vents, fleece-lined earflaps, a molded (read sturdier) brim, and that's about it. The earflaps detach too easily. A...

Brooks Element - Lightweight Jackets: Reviews

This luxe jacket has a mesh-lined back vent, three pockets, and an MP3 pouch. It's heavy, but the wind- and water-resistant polyester fabric is breathable enough for a cool-weather run. 10.8 oz;...

The North Face Dogfish - Hydration Packs: Review

Aerated foam backing, mesh shoulder straps, and a two-liter reservoir make this a good summer runner, but check the fit: Some testers found the straps set too far apart for their shoulders. 13 oz;...

Polar FT7 - heart-rate monitors: Reviews

Heart MattersA heart-rate monitor should be both intuitive and powerful. This affordable one does well on both counts, automatically telling you what heart-rate zone you should be aiming for and...

Giro Chapter: Snow-Sport Helmets Review

The Chapter might look like it's short on vents—just four small closable ports up top—but the inside has big circulation channels to let cool air flow around. As with the Smith, dialing in...

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