Kevin Kennedy

Ride UL Concept 161 - Snowboards: Reviews

LIGHT AND NIMBLERide engineers whittled away every bit of fat from this board by using tricks like a topsheet made with fabric-like material, which slices the weight of a typical topsheet in half....

Dakine Outtabounds - Daypack: Reviews

CHAMELEONWhen worn alone, the Outtabounds' detachable 728-cubic-inch yo-yo pack was perfect for riding lifts. Insert it into the main pack and you have a 2,300-cubic-inch combo with stable support,...

Ride Contraband - Snowboard Bindings: Reviews

With a unique V-strap system that uses only one ratchet at the heel, the Contraband is a cinch to tighten. And the toe strap may look like a big rubber band, but it's more secure than it appears....

Salsa Cycles Mamasita - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

A BIG-WHEELED RACERThere's only one problem with a bike this beautiful: You may hesitate to inflict the first scratch. Fortunately, the feeling passes. We fell in love with the Mamasita's exquisite...

K2 Gyrator 162 - Snowboards: Reviews

POWDER KINGThe Gyrator strikes a nostalgic chord with its graphics, but there's nothing retro about the ride. Reverse-camber construction (the deck has a concave bow) enables the Gyrator to float...

Burton Audex iPod Boundary Pack - Daypack: Reviews

THE PLAYERInstead of carrying your iPod in your jacket, stow it safely in the padded compartment of this 1,281-cubic-inch pack. The controls and phone jack mount on the ergonomic shoulder straps, and...

Flow Team - Snowboard Bindings: Reviews

With shock-absorbing base pads, stainless-steel cables, and a time-tested all-mountain design, the Team remains one of the most durable and quickest-securing systems we've ever tested. A redesigned...

Lib Tech Skate Banana 156 - Snowboards: Reviews

REBEL DESIGNLib Tech has abandoned traditional geometry and camber design to create a new rocker shape. The result? The Skate Banana has tremendous edge hold and is controlled directly under your...

Bakoda Light Speed - Daypack: Reviews

FEATHERWEIGHTAt just two pounds, the Light Speed makes good on its name while delivering ample space (915 cubic inches) for a day of sidecountry stashes and booter building. Plus, it withstood a...

Rome United - Snowboard Bindings: Reviews

By using different materials in different parts of the binding, EVA padding in the baseplate and gel-infused ankle straps, the United pulls off a nifty trick: It's soft enough to take the sting out...

Thule Ranger - Car Racks: Reviews

Tired of storing a rooftop box that hogs garage space like a boat? This soft-sided carrier manages a vanishing act when not in use, thanks to a hybrid design that employs individual molded supports....

Burton X8 160 - Snowboards: Reviews

ULTRA-RESPONSIVEIn the X8, Burton brings the baseless binding back—with major improvements. Thanks to a cushioned platform, you get the main benefit (incredible feel) without the usual drawback...

Gnu Altered Genetics - Snowboards: Reviews

1. The AG is one highly engineered board, but all that technology disappears when you hop on it, and this directional twin-shape was our favorite all-mountain board. 2. Heavily reverse-cambered...

Burton Fix - Snowboards: Reviews

LAP THE PARKThe Fix's reinforced edges are designed specifically to stand up to wear and tear in the park, while its soft flex allows for easy spins and takeoffs. The Fix also features Burton's new...

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