Justin Nyberg

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...

Life-Link Guide Shovel - Tools: Reviews

Big. And burly. With its roomy grip, double-pointed aluminum blade, and virtually unbendable shaft, this was our favorite shovel. 40 in extended, 29 in collapsed, 1.8 lbs; life-link.com

First Ascent Igniter: Insulated Jackets Review

TechnicalThe synthetically insulated and DWR-coated Igniter is slim enough to slip beneath a shell on cold mornings at the resort. Worn alone, it held its own into the mid-twenties, and it packs down...

Marmot Trient: Insulated Jackets Review

TechnicalThis waterproof hard shell is stuffed with the same amount of synthetic fill as the Igniter (above), making it a bit warmer (and more windproof) but also, not surprisingly, not quite as...

Poc Receptor Backcountry: Snow-Sport Helmets Review

A top-quality helmet with a (literal) twist. The inner shell rotates on impact, potentially reducing the twisting forces transmitted to your brain. Eight offset vents provide extra protection from...

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