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Arc'teryx Motive Polo - Clothing/Apparel: Reviews

Arc'teryx Motive Polo - Clothing/Apparel: Reviews

They should have called this the Yosemite polo: It travels well from the high country to the Ahwahnee dining room. The fabric's weave gives the moisture-wicking poly/cotton number just enough stretch...

Pow Assault - Gloves: Reviews

Pow Assault - Gloves: Reviews

With goatskin palms, waterproof-breathable fabric, and the perfect amount of insulation, these gloves provide the best of both worlds: warmth and dexterity. powgloves.com

Nidecker Random - Snowboards: Reviews

Nidecker Random - Snowboards: Reviews

STIFF AND STABLEOn paper, the 154 demo model we were sent should've been too short for most of our testers. But this true twin proved to be surprisingly stable at speed. "It felt longer and stronger...

Holden Klein Eco Jacket - Mid-weight Jacket: Reviews

Holden Klein Eco Jacket - Mid-weight Jacket: Reviews

Old-school cool meets new-school green in the lightweight Klein, made in part with recycled polyester. Wear it with just a base layer on mild spring days. Or around town all fall. holdenouterwear.com

Salomon Sick Stick - Snowboards: Reviews

Salomon Sick Stick - Snowboards: Reviews

FOR POWDER AND PARKBy replacing layers of fiberglass and resin with structural bamboo veneers, Salomon has figured out how to make a board that's a bit healthier for the planet—and, of course,...

Columbia Belize II - Clothing/Apparel: Reviews

Columbia Belize II - Clothing/Apparel: Reviews

With a razor-siped, sticky gum-rubber outsole for traction on slick decks, and rustproof hardware to combat corrosive saltwater, this shoe is right at home on a boat in, say, Belize. columbia.com

DC Allegiance - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

DC Allegiance - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

With rigid lateral support and external heel reinforcements, this boot is made for all-mountain pounding. Bonus: The Cold Temperature Rubber on the sole hardens for better traction at temps below 33...

Celsius Climate - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Celsius Climate - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

The all-mountain Climate feels great out of the box and, thanks to a memory-foam footbed, just keeps getting better. And the locking lace loops on the side of the ankle keep the laces below tight. We...

Rudy Project Actyum - Helmets: Reviews

Rudy Project Actyum - Helmets: Reviews

The super-svelte, 8.8-ounce Actyum has two interchang-eable pads, one with a mesh protective net that aligns with the front vents to keep bugs from splattering your noggin. rudyprojectusa.com

Keen Ventura - Clothing/Apparel: Reviews

Keen Ventura - Clothing/Apparel: Reviews

These future classics are a new spin on an old favorite, with a canvas upper for good breathability, a protective toe cap for knock-around durability, and an eco-friendly natural rubber outsole....

Celsius CLS-7 - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Celsius CLS-7 - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Don't be deceived by the classic outer. This boot's cutting-edge inner includes a high-rise back pad, flex hinge, and shock-absorbing heel pad. celsiussnow.com

Rome SDS Marshall - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Rome SDS Marshall - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Because the Marshall has a low-profile sole and footbed, testers agreed it affords the best snow feel. Narrow feet? This boot is probably too wide for you. romesds.com

LAS Bionix - Helmets: Reviews

LAS Bionix - Helmets: Reviews

With a thermo-regulating Outlast liner, this futuristic Italian helmet is a Renaissance performer: great in any weather. trialtir-usa.com

Palmer Honeycomb 164 - Snowboards: Reviews

Palmer Honeycomb 164 - Snowboards: Reviews

1. It's long enough to float in powder and generate white-knuckle speed on groomers, but still light enough for easy spins and big airs through the park and off backcountry booters. "This behemoth...

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