Sam Moulton

G3 Targa Ascent – Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

G3 Targa Ascent Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Testers praised the Targa Ascent's bomber construction, but flat-out raved about its uphill performance: A free-pivot mode offers touring without resistance, which means you'll conserve power...

Thule Raceway - Car Racks: Reviews

Thule Raceway - Car Racks: Reviews

The Trunk Rack, EvolvedI've never been a big fan of trunk-mount racks—the clips and straps loosen and need to be tightened or, worse, scratch your car. The brand-new Raceway is different; it...

Scarpa T-Race – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Scarpa T-Race Backcountry Boots: Reviews

With four buckles and a dual-density shell, Scarpa's top-of-the-line T-Race is basically an alpine boot with a bellow. This year, it's been upgraded to include Scarpa's signature...

Petzl E+Lite - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

We took this mini-lamp everywhere—hiking, paddling, road-tripping—because it weighs an ounce, has several modes (including a red LED for night vision), and, thanks to a highly adjustable...

L.L. Bean Storm Chaser - Footwear : Reviews

L.L. Bean Storm Chaser - Footwear : Reviews

They're waterproof. The outsoles are specifically designed for increased traction on wet surfaces. And they fit and feel like running shoes. In other words, they're like your old clunky duck boots,...

Ground Virtual - Rain Jackets: Reviews

Ground Virtual - Rain Jackets: Reviews

VERSATILE PERFORMER"It's super-comfortable, looks cool, and beat back steady rain for hours," said one tester, summing up the Virtual's virtues. In a category that has never been known for sleek...

Scott Ruston - Soft Shell: Reviews

Scott Ruston - Soft Shell: Reviews

Form and FunctionThe Ruston was the surprise hit of the test. For starters, Scott's designers nailed the details on this highly water-resistant soft shell: The hood is top-notch, and there are good-...

Patagonia Ranger Smith – Footwear: Reviews

Patagonia Ranger Smith – Footwear: Reviews

Thanks to a lugged Vibram sole, the Ranger Smith has the best traction of any boot we tested. But it also has a soft side—a Polartec lining—that keeps toes toasty. patagonia.comBonus: The...

GSI Outdoors 12

GSI Outdoors 12

If you really want to impress, bake a cake, cinnamon rolls, or a lasagna in GSI Outdoors' aluminum 12" Hard Anodized Dutch Oven. gsioutdoors.com

Naxo NX21 – Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Naxo NX21 Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

With an alpine-style toe piece, a DIN of 13, and a heel lock to prevent an inadvertent switch to touring mode, the Naxo is ideal for aggressive big-mountain skiers. In touring mode, a smartly...

Yakima SkyBox LoPro Titanium - Car Racks: Reviews

Yakima SkyBox LoPro Titanium - Car Racks: Reviews

Top BoxIt's pricey, yes, but it's also the Rolls-Royce of rocket boxes. The sleek design helps decrease wind drag and preserve gas mileage, yet its 15 cubic feet of storage still easily fits five...

Garmont Shaman – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Garmont Shaman Backcountry Boots: Reviews

A high cuff and fixed spine make the Shaman every bit as stiff as the best alpine freeride boots on the market. But because it comes with two soles—one ISO alpine and one rockered, ski-...

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