Kevin Kennedy

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...

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...

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...

Arbor Wasteland 159 - Snowboards: Reviews

FINE ARTThe Wasteland's topsheet is so beautifully constructed from nine types of sustainably harvested wood that it looks like it could hang in a gallery. But this mid-wide directional twin is made...

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...

Vans Cirro - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Stomp backcountry booters with this Recco-equipped, all-purpose powerhouse. The anti-slip lining in the heel pocket kept us locked securely in place. vanssnow.com

Vans Andreas Wiig - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Two aluminum posts at each lace hook allow for super-tight lacing that kept our testers' feet securely anchored in all conditions. Note: This boot fit our high-arched testers best. vanssnow.com

Specialized Deviant - Helmets: Reviews

Keep your cool without losing your teeth. This comfortable full-face helmet is almost as airy as most XC buckets (21 vents) and delivers a superb fit with its highly adjustable retention system....

Salomon Drift 152 - Snowboards: Reviews

OVERACHIEVERWe had to keep looking down to remind ourselves that this is a 152. The Drift blasted through crud that typically slows up similarly sized boards, plus its rubber sidewalls damped chatter...

Northwave Decade SL2 - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Fine-tune support with the Decade's unique locking lace system. And don't worry about taking them off right away: The liner, with its memory-foam footbed, stayed comfortable when the bar was standing...

Louis Garneau Robota - Helmets: Reviews

The aptly-named Robota hugs the head with an even and snug grip, thanks to the proprietary Spiderlock Elite system. Bonus points for the detachable visor and moisture-wicking liner. louisgarneau.com

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