Kevin Kennedy

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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....

Ride FUL - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

A pair of FULs weighs just four pounds. But unlike other light-weight boots, they don't skimp on freestyle flex or overall comfort. Credit the internal heel landing pad and secure harness, which held...

ThirtyTwo Circuit Boa - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

A lot of boot companies use the Boa system, wire laces you ratchet snug, but none better than ThirtyTwo. By moving the tightening wire to the outside of the foot and stabilizing the top with wide...

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...

ThirtyTwo Prime - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

This versatile lace-up has two interchangeable midfoot supports (dubbed the Power Wrap system). Use the stiff version when hiking for fresh, and replace it with the flexible option for park sessions...

UVEX Sports Sport Boss - Helmets: Reviews

A fit system perfectly adjusts the Boss to your head—up, down, and around. And the smart closure on the strap is easy to manage even while you're bouncing about on the trail. Bummer: Why no...

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