Sam Moulton

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-...

Black Diamond Whippet Self-Arrest - Poles: Reviews

Black Diamond Whippet Self-Arrest - Poles: Reviews

Chute fiends: This classic self-arrest pole has been redesigned with a non-removable (i.e., more confidence-inspiring) head and a pick cover (5/$10, not included)—so you won't gut yourself in a...

Pro 950 Down Lafuma - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Pro 950 Down Lafuma - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

THREE-SEASON ULTRALIGHTGo hard all day and sleep like the dead all night? We liked this bag for both pursuits. It's light and compressible, thanks to a three-quarter-length zipper, a tapered design,...

Timberland Earthkeepers Oxford - Footwear : Reviews

Timberland Earthkeepers Oxford - Footwear : Reviews

Old-school hiking sole meets simple, leather oxford style in this classic-looking shoe. The organic-cotton-lined insoles mold to your foot, and there's enough shock absorption in the midsoles for...

Patagonia Stretch Latitude - Rain Jackets: Reviews

Patagonia Stretch Latitude - Rain Jackets: Reviews

DRY IN ANY STORMIf you go out when others go home, this is your jacket. It's a tad heavy, but the payoff is uncompromising protection. When a group of five testers ski-toured out of Washington's...

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...

Brunton L5 - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

Brunton L5 - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

The L5 is smart and bright. It automatically switches to power-save mode when 15 percent of its rechargeable 4.5-volt battery remains. And its five-watt bulb can throw an intense beam of light 203...

WRSI Fresh Roy - Helmet: Reviews

WRSI Fresh Roy - Helmet: Reviews

Two sports, one helmet. That's the idea behind WRSI's highly adjustable snow- and kayak-ready Fresh Roy. The only downside: With no vents, it's the least breathable helmet here. Get the optional...

Big Agnes King Solomon - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Big Agnes King Solomon - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

DATE NIGHT, UPGRADEDThe problem: You and your significant other share a love for camping, but your zipped-together sleeping bags and mismatched pad combo are causing a divide. The solution: The King...

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